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Andrew Bishop

Andrew Bishop

Chair

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

Board Committees: Division & Events (Chair), National Conference & Sponsorship (Chair), Policy Development (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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Chaseley Ross

Chaseley Ross

Company Secretary

(BAgEcon, MAICD)

Email: chaseley@rcragri.com

Board Committees: Nominations (Chair), Finance Audit & Risk, Division & Events, Awards.

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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David Hamilton

David Hamilton

Director

(B Agr Sc (Qld); MS (Agronomy) (Texas A&M); FAICD; MAIST; JP)

Email: w.davidh@bigpond.net.au

Board Committees: Accreditation (Chair), National Conference & Sponsorship, Ethics, Policy Development

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). 

 

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Daniel Tan

Daniel Tan

Director

Board Committees: Membership & Communications (Chair), Finance Audit & Risk, Division & Events, Policy Development

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: Nominations, Accreditation, Membership & Communications

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.

 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

Non-Executive Director

Board Committees: Membership & Communications, National Conference & Sponsorship, Policy Development

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Geoff Missen

Geoff Missen

Non-Executive Director

Email: gmissen@mbapartnership.com.au

Board Committees: Non-Executive Director, Finance Audit & Risk (Chair), Nominations, Accreditation

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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Turlough Guerin

Turlough Guerin

Non-Executive Director

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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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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