Board 2017

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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.

Richard Fisher

Representing: Dairy Processing
Term Concludes: October 2018

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.

Rohan Kile

Representing: Other Crop Processing
Term Concludes: October 2018

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.

Greg Bullock

Representing: Vegetable Processing
Term Concludes: October 2018

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.

Mark Kable

Representing: Fresh Vegetables
Term Concludes: October 2018

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.

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.

Terry Brient

Executive Officer

Jim Wilson

Representing: Plantation Forestry
Term Concludes: October 2018

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.

Nicola Morris

Representing: Other (Business Development)
Term Concludes: October 2017

CEO Tasmanian Irrigation Mar 2016, Director Tas Tafe July 2016

Nicola has returned to Tasmania to lead Tas Irrigation following an international agribusiness career which saw her lead dairy business in China, South America and previously in Tasmania.
She has a passion for the development of agriculture in its widest sense and in encouraging people to view agriculture as a worthy career option.

Keith Rice

Representing: Primary Production
Term Concludes: October 2018

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

Jo Tubb

Representing: Processed Vegetables
Term Concludes: October 2017

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.

Dean Hart

Representing: Freight and Logistics
Term Concludes: October 2018