Board 2015

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Rosie Mackinnon

Representing: Primary Production
Term Concludes: October 2017

Retired rural business owner, Member of Tasmanian Women in Agriculture 

After a 35 year career in education Rosie developed a successful agricultural business involving production, processing and direct marketing of premium garlic. Currently she is developing a consultancy business in project management.

Keith Rice

Representing: Primary Production
Term Concludes: October 2016

Chief Executive - Primary Employers Tasmania  and Poppy Growers Tasmania

Keith has 45 years of knowledge and experience in workplace relations. For the last 30 years he has also provided  advice and support to the poppy industry  from the farmers perspective

Rohan Kile

Representing: Other Crop Processing
Term Concludes: October 2016

Head of Crop Supply Controlled Substances Division - Sun Pharmaceuticals Australia P/L

Having gained a degree in Agricultural Science at UTAS Rohan has worked in Agribusiness as a commercial agronomist for 7 years involved in research and development with one of Tasmania's leading poppy companies for 3 years and managed field operations for GSK/Sun Pharma for the past 12 years.

Graeme Palmer

Representing: Agribusiness Services
Term Concludes: October 2017

Executive Director, Business Development Lead - Serve-Ag Pty Ltd

Graeme began with Serve-Ag P/L 38 years ago.
He joined the board in 2001 as an Agribusiness Director and felt he could contribute by providing pre and post farm gate knowledge in agronomy.

Peter Hardman

Representing: Vegetable Processing
Term Concludes: October 2017

I have worked in Agriculture all my life and have a board range of skills.
My roles have included management and technical expertise in potatoes and vegetables.

Greg Bott

Representing: Other (Rural Banking)
Term Concludes: October 2017

State Manager Tasmania - Rabobank Australia Ltd

Greg Bott has a banking career spanning nearly 40 years. His present role is State Manager for Rabobank’s operations in Tasmania. He has been directly involved in lending to the rural sector in Tasmania for 30 years, originally on the North West Coast, and state-wide since 1996.
Greg is a Board Member of Dairy Tas. He has a degree in Agricultural Economics and an Associate Diploma in Business (Banking & Finance).
Greg is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Banking & Finance, an Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Jim Wilson

Representing: Plantation Forestry
Term Concludes: October 2016

Plantation Operations and Services Manager - Forico Pty Limited

Jim is a professional and ambitious forest manager with a strong background in rural industries, specialising in plantation forestry. Jim is passionate about the future prosperity of Tasmania in a global marketplace.

Richard Fisher

Representing: Dairy Processing
Term Concludes: October 2016

Senior Project Manager/Regional Manager Tasmania – Process Partners

As the former Chief Operating Officer of the recently constructed Tasmanian Dairy Products processing facility, Richard has extensive knowledge of the Tasmanian Dairy Industry, both at the processing and farm gate level.

Anthony Houston

Representing: Agri-Business Marketing
Term Concludes: October 2017

Chairman - Houston's Farms

Anthony Houston is Chairman of Houston’s Farm, a privately owned Tasmanian company growing, processing and marketing fresh salads to supermarkets throughout Australia.
His expertise and experience in retail marketing and innovation as well as the broader experience in Agri-Business brings a valuable and exciting addition to the TAPG Board.

Mark Kable

Representing: Fresh Vegetables
Term Concludes: October 2016

Director - Harvest Moon

After graduating from Hawkesbury Agricultural College in 1987, Mark has spent the last 28 years in the horticultural industry. For the last 25 years he has been the Agricultural Director, Harvest Moon at Forth.
Travelling extensively he has the industry issues at hand and the practical knowledge and knowhow to address the necessary changes for the advancement of the Tasmanian Agriculture landscape.

Allan Barr

Representing: Discretionary (Regulatory Affairs)
Term Concludes: October 2017

General Manager Tasmanian Operation - Ruralco

Graduating from Lincoln Agricultural College, Christchurch New Zealand, Allan’s agribusiness career spans over 30 years in both Australia and New Zealand.  Allan is an experienced Executive, General and Operational Manager, having served as a Ruralco Executive for 2 years.

Greg Bullock

Representing: Vegetable Processing
Term Concludes: October 2016

Agriculture Manager - McCain Foods (Aust) Pty Ltd

Greg Bullock is the Tasmania Agriculture Manager for McCain Foods (Aust) Pty Ltd. Greg has a long association with the process vegetable industry dealing in crop production, agronomy extension and scheduling. Greg also brings experience previously working as a consultant and project manager.