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Andrew Bishop

Andrew Bishop

Chair

Email: andrew.bishop@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

Board Committees: Chair, Executive, CAP Project, Division & Events (Chair), National Conference Working Group (Chair), Advocacy & Policy (Chair)

Andrew is employed by the Tasmanian Government as that State’s Chief Plant Health Manager. He has responsibility for the operation of the plant biosecurity system in Tasmania including policy, legislative and regulatory development and plant biosecurity emergency response.

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Turlough Guerin

Turlough Guerin

Vice Chair

Board Committees: Vice Chair, CAP Project, Communications, National Conference, Ethics 

Dr. Turlough Guerin has 20 years’ experience in corporate environmental management and major projects in the energy, resources, communications technology and construction sectors. Companies he has worked for include First Solar, Telstra, Shell, Rio Tinto, Chevron, and Kaiser Engineers.

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Chaseley Ross

Chaseley Ross

Company Secretary

(BAgEcon, MAICD)

Email: chaseley@rcragri.com

Board Committees: Company Secretary, Executive, Nomination (Chair), Finance Audit & Risk, Division & Events

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.

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Geoff Missen

Geoff Missen

Treasurer

Email: gmissen@mbapartnership.com.au

Board Committees: Special Director, Finance Audit & Risk (Chair), Executive, Nomination

Geoff is a Chartered Accountant and business strategist with over 25 years’ experience in private practice. He is a partner at The MBA Partnership, a chartered accounting and wealth management business located in Southport, Queensland. He works closely with his clients in the agricultural sector, assisting them in meeting their financial goals and helping them grow their businesses.

He is an active board member in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.

Qualifications

Fellow, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (FCA)
Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD)
Family Business Australia Adviser

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Daniel Tan

Daniel Tan

Director

Board Committees: Membership (Chair), Awards (Chair), Division & Events, Finance Audit & Risk, Advocacy & Policy

Dr Daniel Tan is an Associate Professor of Agronomy at the University of Sydney. He graduated from the University of Queensland with a BAppSc (Hort Tech) (Hons 1) in 1991 and a PhD in 1999. In 1993, he was a senior executive at Keppel Land International Ltd in Singapore and led the project management of the US$150 million Sedona Hotel projects in Yangon and Mandalay, Myanmar. In 2003, he accepted a lectureship in agronomy in the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment (FAE). He was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2010 and to Associate Professor in 2015. Daniel is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture and he was nominated a Director for the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology in 2015.

 

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David Wells

David Wells

Director

Board Committees: Finance Audit & Risk, Nomination, Membership, Communications, National Conference 

David is a serial entrepreneur and Investor with vast experience in developing and assisting new business start-ups and working with and advising established businesses in value adding products and services and developing new markets.

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Virginia Shaw

Virginia Shaw

Director

Board Committees: Special Director, Communications, National Conference, Advocacy & Policy

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Guy Coleman

Guy Coleman

Director

Board Committees: Membership

Guy Coleman BSc (Agricultural Science), BEnvSys (Hons 1)

Growing up in Perth, Kalgoorlie and with a broadacre farm in Esperance, Guy came to appreciate the importance of agriculture from a young age.

Following a Science degree in Anatomy and Agriculture at the University of Western Australia, Guy declined a position in Medicine to complete an Honours thesis in drones and mapping at the University of Sydney in 2016. He has worked as a research technician in weed science worked in Australia, the U.S and England.

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Shaun Coffey

Shaun Coffey

Director

Board Committees: Communications (Chair), Awards

Shaun Coffey is an agricultural scientist with a broad work experience in Australis an overseas. He is a former Chief of Division for CSIRO Livestock Industries and CEO of Industrial Research Ltd in New Zealand. Shaun is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and a Companion of the Royal Society of New Zealand. He has current business interests in NZ, the UK, Indonesia and Australia.

 

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David Cussons

David Cussons

Communications Consultant

Email: david@cussonsmedia.com.au

With more than a decade of experience in the media, David brings a wide range of skills and knowledge in media, agriculture and science to CussonsMedia clients. Working in both Queensland and Western Australia for a number of years as a journalist and media professional has given him a very strong network across both states.

 

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Doug Wiles

Doug Wiles

Secretariat - The Association Specialists

Email: admin@aginstitute.com.au

Doug graduated from Macquarie University with a Bachelor of Social Science majoring in Social Policy & Politics. Through his experience volunteering oversees, Doug has a working knowledge in associations and charity organisations. Doug joined The Association Specialists in July 2010.

Thalia Child, Alicia Child & Jasmin Papikian also assist Doug in Marketing, Events and Membership related tasks.

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