Board Committees: Executive & Budget, Convenor: Professional Development sub committee.
Mike specialises in succession planning, project management, community and workshop facilitation and people management. His training activities concentrate on making people work more effectively together in a farming and rural environment. He has recently completed a degree in MSc (Strategic Foresight).
Board Committees: Compliance, Financial Reporting & Audit.
Bill's experience has been gained throughout the entire food chain. This has embraced many industry sectors and enterprises, involving large-scale production of fruit, vegetable and milk, into numerous products for national and international markets.
Board Committees: Executive & Budget, Compliance, Financial Reporting & Audit (Chair).
Robert is a graduate of La Trobe University and University of Melbourne, after which he has worked as an Agricultural Consultant from Cootamundra NSW since 1978. He commenced his own consultancy business in 1987, evolving into Rural Management Strategies with offices in Cootamundra and Wagga Wagga. Three younger employed consultants are now partners in this business.
Board Committees: Advocacy & Communications.
Greg has been an active member of AIAST (formerly AIAS) for over 30 years.
He has gained significant experience in research and business management, governance and strategy through engagement on several Boards and in senior management positions in Australia and Asia. He is currently Executive Director and CEO of the Plant Health Australia Limited.
David is a consultant and farmer and was previously General Manager, Plant Science, with Queensland Department of Employment Economic Development and Innovation, (Department of Primary Industries). He worked for DPI for over 37 years, initially as an Extension Agronomist and ultimately as an RD&E manager. He currently holds positions of Board Member, Cotton Catchments Communities Cooperative Research Centre, and is an Executive Member of the Basin Sustainability Alliance, a group representing agriculture and business interests aiming to ensure the sustainability of soil and water resources in the face of mining and coal seam gas extraction.
Board Committees: Building Membership & Events Subcommittee.
Richard Routley is Principle Agronomist with the Crop and Food Science business unit of Agri-Science Qld (part of DEEDI & formerly QDPI&F). In this role he leads a research and extension team who work to improve the productivity and profitability of Qld dryland cropping and mixed farming systems. Prior to joining QDPI&F in 2000, Richard worked in a number of advisory and training roles in the private sector.
Board Committees: Membership
Don has been involved for 40 years’ in the investigation and management of natural resource management issues at landscape and regional scale .
Board Committees: Communications
Karen is a lecturer and researcher at the University of Tasmania in the School of Agricultural Science and Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA). She teaches plant pathology and crop protection to undergraduate students and is completing a Graduate Diploma in university teaching and learning.
Kelly is a meat science researcher and also runs a broadacre mixed cropping and sheep farm in the Western Australian wheatbelt with her husband. Kelly has been an active member of the AIAST since she was a postgraduate student. Kelly is a 2012 Nuffield Scholar and her topic is ‘The way forward for the Australian Lamb Industry- maintaining our share of the ‘lamb meat pie’.
Chaseley has 15 years experience in the agricultural sector in a variety of roles. After starting out at a Brisbane-based agribusiness consultancy firm following university, she spent 10 years with peak industry body Cotton Australia. During this time she was a Regional Services Manager in NSW and Qld, the Qld Policy and Legislation Manager and the Program Manager for BMP, the cotton industry’s environmental management program.
Sharon Casey is our admin manager based in Canberra. Sharon has worked as Executive Officer of the Friends of the National Museum, General Manager for Canberra Youth Theatre, Volunteer & Administration Manager for the National Folk Festival and Office Manager for the Centre for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching at UWS Macarthur. She has 20 years experience in event management and non profit associations and enjoys the challenges of working for organisations held together by their purpose, the passion of their members and a few paperclips and rubber bands.
Gordon is a Brisbane-based rural writer and media consultant. He trained as a journalist in New Zealand and spent 24 years working for Queensland Country Life and as Rural Editor at The Courier-Mail.
He set up the specialist rural communications company, Agri-Prose, in 2000 and combines freelance writing with managing communications for a mix of clients in the rural sector.
A multi-award winner, Gordon is immediate past president of the Australian Council of Agricultural Journalists. Contact Gordon on 07 3856 3614 or 0409 473343. Email: email@example.com