Brian Bartlett AM (Dec)
Brian was the first President of the ARA serving the association in that role from 1976 to 1992. In the early days of the Association he successfully led representations to government to abolish restrictions on the export of meat meal. Brian also led negotiations with shipping
companies to introduce competitive and uniform shipping rates.
Brian’s later initiatives as President of the Association were to establish the ARA’s biennial Symposia and the ARA’s accreditation workshops. He also prepared the first edition of the ARA Code of Practice for Hygienic Rendering.
In 2004 Brian was inducted as a member of the Order of Australia (AM) for his work on the development of grain export markets, services to the Australian Renderers Association and support of nutritional research.
The Association sadly advises the passing of Brian on 14 March 2016