Elected Directors

Mr Mark McLean

Mr Mark McLean is Managing Director/ Co-owner of Riverhaven Enterprises Pty LTD, a family agricultural company operating 1000 sow pig farm, including irrigated horticultural crops located in South Australia. Mr McLean has extensive experience in agribusiness, holding many roles within the …

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Dr Brian Luxford

Dr Luxford has been employed at Rivalea, the largest Australian pork producer, since 1988 and currently manages the company’s Research and Innovation, Demand Planning and Quality Assurance. The position covers technical support, research, and management across all sectors of the …

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Mr David Plant

Mr Plant is General Manager of Monogastric production and a member of the Executive Board for Milne AgriGroup. He is responsible for budgeting, profitability and strategic development of the pig and chicken businesses and works closely with the marketing team …

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Mr Rod Hamann

Mr Hamann is CEO of Sunpork Farms – South. He retains Directorships for Auspork Limited, Big River Pork Abattoir and PorkScan Pty Ltd. Mr Hamann also sits as a member of the SA government appointed Pig Industry Advisory Group, the …

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Ms Edwina Beveridge

Ms Beveridge CA is a pork producer from Young, NSW. She has significant industry involvement through the NSW Farmers Pork Committee, representing other farmers as an APL Delegate, and as a member of the NSW Primary Industries Ministerial Advisory Committee. She …

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Specialist Directors

Ms Gail Owen

OAM, FAICD Ms Owen is an experienced chairperson and board member, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and an Order of Australia medal recipient. Ms Owen is a partner with HWL Ebsworth Lawyers, where her principal areas of practice …

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Dr Gerard Davis

BSc, Ph.D, MBA, GAICD Dr Gerard Davis is an executive with extensive experience in agribusiness, biotech and agtech and a demonstrated ability to derive value from commercialising technology in companies ranging from start-ups to multi-national global leaders. Dr Davis has experience …

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Mr Andrew Baxter


B.Bus (Mktg), FAMI, FAICD Mr Baxter has successfully led major professional services firms for the past 11 years, most recently as the Chairman of Publicis Communications, one of the largest communications agency groups in the country. Mr Baxter also has over …

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Mr Geoffrey Starr

B.A. Hons, Business Studies, Marketing Major, GAICD Mr Starr has an impressive pedigree with a background in marketing and the food industry and brings a wealth of knowledge to APL. Most recently, Mr Starr was Chief Executive of George Weston Foods. …

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