Twenty-seven year old Emma Hallyburton, Genetics Australia – Total Livestock Genetics Despatch Manager, has been awarded the 2023 National Herd Improvement Association of Australia (NHIA) Young Achiever Award, sponsored by Gardiner Foundation.
Emma was nominated by Ruth Barber, Total Livestock Genetics Operations Manager, who sees her as a leader and great team player.
“Emma manages the largest genetic inventory in Australia and is the one who ensures those semen tanks go out the door and are delivered on time,” says Ruth. “Working with her 7 strong team, her dedication to the role has ensured that this aspect of the business is striving to always fulfil the requirements of private and semen companies alike. She is well respected within the industry for her pleasant nature, accuracy and completing the tasks at hand.”
As part of the award Victoria’s Gardiner Foundation has sponsored Emma to attend the Marcus Oldham Rural Leadership Program.
Emma believes completing the Marcus Oldham Rural Leadership Program will assist her in leading her team to get the best out of them for their own development as well as the business.
“I love my role, particularly the dealing with many different people and also being out in the paddock and seeing the end product of our work. Winning the NHIA Young Achiever Award has provided me with a great opportunity to develop my skills and focus on areas that will help me develop in the role and in the business. I’ll be able to better support my team, with that effect flowing through to our customers,” says Emma.
Sara Merckel, NHIA CEO says: “It was a great group of nominations, and there were definitely some standouts in the interviews. Emma was chosen as we believed Emma is already in a role where the Marcus Oldham Rural Leadership Program is going to lift her confidence very quickly and she will be able to utilise skills from the course straight away. Something she made clear she is really looking for to excel and step forward in her career”.
Emma will attend the Rural Leadership Program at Marcus Oldham College in Geelong in May 2023.
Pictured L-R are Allan Cameron, CEO Gardiner Foundation, Emma Hallyburton and NHIA CEO, Sara Merckel