About

Board

Elected Directors

Mr Mark McLean

Mr Mclean is currently Managing Director/Co-owner of Riverhaven Enterprises & Top Multiplier Pty Ltd, family agricultural companies operating 2000 sows on 2 independent 1000 sow pig farms. The Riverhaven properties include irrigated horticultural crops and both farms are located in …

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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, Logistics and Quality Assurance.  The position covers technical support, research, and management across all sectors of …

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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 Executive GM of Sunpork Farms.  He retains Directorships for Big River Pork Abattoir and PorkScan Pty Ltd. Mr Hamann is also a committee member of Pork SA and a member of their Pig Industry Fund Sub-Committee, charged …

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Ms Edwina Beveridge

B.Comm, Former CA, GAICD

Ms Beveridge commenced her career as an accountant but her agricultural background drew her back to the agricultural industry.  Ms Beveridge is a Director of Blantyre Farms Pty Limited which carries on a mixed farming enterprise including a 2,200 sow …

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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 are …

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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 consulting to a …

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Mr Andrew Baxter

B.Bus (Mktg), FAMI CPM, FAICD

APL Chair

Mr Baxter is the Chair of Tjapukai, Chair of Commtract, as well as a Senior Advisor at KMPG, a Senior Advisor at BGH Capital and the Adjunct Professor of Marketing at the University of Sydney.  Prior to this he successfully …

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Mr Geoffrey Starr

G.A. Hons, Business Studies, Marketing Major, GAICD

Mr Starr has over 36 years’ experience in the food industry, 15 at CEO level.  Most recently, Mr Starr was Chief Executive of George Weston Foods.  He is also a past Chairman and Board member of the Australian Food and …

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