It is with great sadness that I write to inform our members of the passing of Marion Gibbins, our immediate past CEO of the AASMB, on 6 October 2016.
This is a great loss for the AASMB and the entire Wool Industry. Marion made a huge contribution to the restructure of the AASMB in her 3 years as CEO, her knowledge, Business skills and work ethic were second to none.
The Merino Industry was Marion’s life from an early age, growing up on her family’s Gringegalgona Merino Stud and Wool growing property in the Balmoral District, Victoria. Marion was also involved and made huge contributions to the Victorian Stud Merino Breeders Association, The Balmoral Sire Evaluation Group, The Australian Woolgrowers Association, The Australian Sheep & Wool Show at Bendigo, Horsham Agricultural Show and Wool Market Linkages Ltd just to name a few!
Marion will be greatly missed by all that knew her and had personal involvement with the many associations and groups she was involved in - Her knowledge of our Industry was immense.
We send our deepest sympathy to her Family and close friends.