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					         australian rural leadership program                                                                                                                    DIRECTORY COURSE 11 2004-05

                                                                 THIS IS A DIRECTORY OF THE PARTICIPANTS IN THE ELEVENTH

                                                                 INTAKE OF THE AUSTRALIAN RURAL LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

                                                                 A unique opportunity for selected rural and regional leaders to undertake a program of personal growth and develop
                                                                 the skills, knowledge and networks needed to be effective in regional, state, national and international arenas.

                                                                 Comprising professional and personal leadership skills development, examination of key national and international
                                                                 issues and interaction with leaders in government, industry and the community.

                                                                                                                                                                                               Cover photograph: Course 11 in the Kimberley - May 2004

Sylvia Admans                   Jennifer Alexander               Giles Butler                      David Capel                    Tim Collins                    Tom Collins                   Steve Craig                     Jim Donaldson
Bendigo VIC                     Bendigo VIC                      Tamworth, NSW                     Longreach QLD                  Carmel WA                      Fortitude Valley QLD          Katherine NT                    Canberra ACT
Sponsor: News Limited,          Sponsor: DAFF, Natural           Sponsor: NSW Department           Sponsor: Telstra Country       Sponsor: Cooperative Bulk      Sponsor: The Harvest          Sponsor: DAFF, Indigenous       Sponsor: DAFF,
Rural Women’s Scholarship       Resource Management              of Agriculture,                   Wide / National Farmers        Handling, Cooperative Bulk     Company / Horticulture        Leader Scholarship              Departmental Scholarship
                                Scholarship                      Departmental Scholarship          Federation, NFF Farm           Handling                       Australia, Horticulture
Sylvia is the CEO for the                                                                                                                                                                      Steve is the Station            Jim is a policy adviser
                                                                                                   Organisations Leader                                          Leaders Scholarship
Foundation for Rural &          Jenny is Catchment               Giles is a Research                                              Tim has worked in                                            Manager of Mistake              and analyst in the field
Regional Renewal (FRRR),        Manager at the North             Agronomist with NSW                                              agriculture for close to       Tom runs new business         Creek Station in the            of natural resource
a unique philanthropic          Central Catchment                Department of Primary             David manages and jointly      ten years having acted as      development for The           Northern Territory. He is       management, agriculture,
organisation whose focus        Management Authority,            Industries based in               owns a sheep and cattle        General Manager Logistics      Harvest Company, a            a Board Member of the           forestry and the
is benefiting rural and         a natural resource               Tamworth. His research            producing enterprise in        for the Ricegrowers            leading fresh fruit and       Northern Territory Pastoral     environment. He is
regional communities            management organisation          is focused on identifying         Western Queensland. He         Cooperative from 1996-         vegetable marketer            Lands Board, Katherine          currently the manager of
through partnerships with       that reflects the                farming system                    is involved in agri-politics   2000 and more recently         specialising in value         Pastoral Industry Advisory      the Science, Information
business, governments and       expectations and priorities      solutions that improve            and is a State Councillor      performing senior              chain management and          Committee.                      and Vegetation Section
philanthropy.                   of the community. She            the profitability and             of AgForce and is Vice         management for CBH Ltd         the commercialisation                                         of the Natural Resource
                                                                                                                                                                                               Steve is also an Executive
                                has a passion for the            sustainability of agriculture     President of the AgForce       in WA. He is presently         of new products that                                          Management Business
Sylvia holds a Bachelor of                                                                                                                                                                     Committee Member of
                                Australian environment and       in Central and Northern           Sheep and Wool Board.          the General Manager of         have significant point-of-                                    Unit of Department of
Arts, Graduate Diploma of                                                                                                                                                                      the Victoria River District
                                is committed to working          NSW. Giles contributes            David has been AgForce’s       Bulkwest Logistics, a wholly   difference with a consumer                                    Agriculture Fisheries and
Librarianship and Graduate                                                                                                                                                                     Conservation Association
                                with industry groups,            to a range of farming             representative to NFF’s        owned subsidiary of CBH        benefit.                                                      Forestry.
Diploma of Executive                                                                                                                                                                           and Committee member of
                                government agencies and          system, barley and research       Environment Committee.         Ltd. Tim is a graduate of
Business Administration.                                                                                                                                         Tom graduated from Bond       the Kununurra Bushman’s         Jim has a Masters in Public
                                communities to increase          advisory committees.              David is a Board member        the Royal Military College
Sylvia is a member of the                                                                                                                                        University with a Bachelor    Rodeo Association.              Policy, is a past Chair of
                                sustainability.                                                    of the Longreach Pastoral      (Duntroon) in Canberra,
Federal Regional Women’s                                         Giles has a Bachelor of                                                                         of Economics in 1992.                                         Campbell Primary School
                                                                                                   College. He has a Bachelor     has a Bachelor of Business
Advisory Council and a          Jenny holds a Bachelor           Rural Science and a Post                                                                                                                                      Board and is a member of
                                                                                                   of Financial Administration    in Transport Economics
council member of the           of Science degree with           Graduate Diploma in                                                                                                                                           the Executive of the ACT
                                                                                                   and a Masters of               and Logistics from RMIT
Bendigo Regional Institute      Honours in Ecology.              Financial Management.                                                                                                                                         Division of the Institute of
                                                                                                   Business Administration        and a Master of Business
of TAFE.                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Foresters of Australia.
                                                                                                   (Agribusiness).                Administration from
                                                                                                                                  Southern Cross University.

Neil Ferguson                   Christine Franklin               David Freudenberger               Helen Geard                    Mark Gooley                    Alan Goodwin                  Louise House                    Graem Kelly
Perth WA                        Mount Isa QLD                    Canberra ACT                      Tea Tree TAS                   North Geelong VIC              Bendigo VIC                   Watheroo WA                     Robinvale VIC
Sponsor: Australian Pork        Sponsor: Department of           Sponsor: CSIRO, Senior            Sponsor: Australian            Sponsor: Fishing R &           Sponsor: Dept of              Sponsor: Grains R & D           Sponsor: Rural Industries
Limited, Pork Leader            Health and Ageing, Rural         Scientist Scholarship             Wool Innovation, Wool          D Corporation, Fishing         Sustainability and            Corporation, Grains Leader      R & D Corporation,
Scholarship                     Health Scholarship                                                 Innovation Scholarship         Leaders Scholarship            Environment – Vic,            Scholarship                     Community Leader
                                                                 David is a research scientist
                                                                                                                                                                 Departmental Scholarship                                      Scholarship
Neil is the General Manager     Christine is a Psychologist      and group leader in the           Helen is a Landcare            Mark is General Manager                                      Louise is a partner in a
of WESTPORK, the largest        with the North & Western         Agricultural Landscapes           Facilitator with the           of Austrimi Seafood’s based    Alan Goodwin is the           family farm, primarily          Graem is the CEO/Director
commercial pig enterprise       Queensland Primary Health        Program of CSIRO                  Southern Midlands              out of Geelong, Victoria.      Emergency Response            wheat, canola and sheep         of Nursing at Robinvale
in Western Australia. The       Care Association, as well        Sustainable Ecosystems.           Landcare Office. She           Prior to joining Austrimi in   Manager for the North         production. Louise has          District Health Services and
operation encompasses           as providing outreach            David has a PhD in                works with wool growers        1989 Mark spent 12 months      West Region of Victoria       been involved in many           is currently on the Board of
intensive, semi-intensive       clinical services to people      animal nutrition from             and property managers          of intensive training living   with the Department           local organisations             Lower Murray Water. He
and free range production       in Western Queensland.           the University of New             on natural resource            and working within the         of Sustainability and         largely in education            is a member of Australian
facilities.                     Christine is currently           England, Armidale, NSW.           management issues.             seafood industry in Japan.     Environment. He has           and cultural pursuits           College of Health Service
                                managing a project aimed         His research is aimed at                                                                        occupied the position for     with a strong emphasis          Executives, Australian
Neil is delegate to Australia                                                                      Helen is President of          Mark is also a director of
                                at building the health           reducing the environmental                                                                      the last 12 months after      on communication                Institute of Management,
Pork Limited, a member                                                                             the Tasmanian Landcare         G-Force Recruitment in
                                service capacity of remote       impact of agriculture. David                                                                    5 years in Tasmania in the    development.                    Australian Institute
of Pork Training – WA,                                                                             Association, a board           Geelong, established to
                                communities through              works closely with Landcare                                                                     forest industry. Alan has                                     of Certified Directors,
West Australian Pork                                                                               member of Greening             provide pathways for the                                     An Occupational
                                education and employment         groups and Greening                                                                             a Diploma in Engineering.                                     Robinvale/Euston Rotary
Producers Association and                                                                          Australia (Tasmania), a        youth of the region to gain                                  Therapist by profession,
                                of local health practitioners.   Australia.                                                                                      Alan is a member of                                           Club and Robinvale Euston
The Agricultural Produce                                                                           member of the Tasmanian        access to traineeships and                                   she is passionate about
                                Christine holds a Bachelor                                                                                                       the State Government                                          Action Community Team.
Commission. He holds                                             David is a co-project leader      Natural Resource               apprenticeships. Mark has                                    communicating the
                                of Behavioural Science,                                                                                                          Fire Team and associate
a Bachelor of Business                                           within the CSIRO Water for        Management Council.            represented his industry                                     realities of rural issues and   Graem actively engages
                                a Bachelor of Psychology                                                                                                         member of the State Fire
(Agriculture).                                                   Healthy Country Flagship          Helen holds a Bachelor         on various boards through                                    enhancing opportunities to      in community building
                                (Hons), a Diploma of                                                                                                             Advisory Board.
                                                                 Program.                          of Arts (IT and Public         the past 15 years such as                                    excel. Louise has a special     activities.
                                Teaching and recently
                                                                                                   Administration) and a          Seafood Industry Victoria,                                   interest in the wheat
                                completed a Graduate                                                                                                                                                                           He holds a Bachelor of
                                                                                                   Graduate Diploma of            Seafood Export Consultative                                  industry and is a member
                                Certificate in Remote                                                                                                                                                                          Applied Science and
                                                                                                   Environmental Studies.         Committee, Geelong                                           of the Managing Director’s
                                Health.                                                                                                                                                                                        Graduate Diploma of Rural
                                                                                                                                  Seafood Industry Taskforce                                   Roundtable of Growers.
                                                                                                                                  and PrimeSafe.

Ben Marini                      Tim Mcauliffe                    Mike Nolan                        Paul O’brien                   Adrian Peake                   Emma Robinson                 Peter Scott                     Jason Shearer-smith
Waterford WA                    Bairnsdale VIC                   Dripstone NSW                     Warrnambool VIC                Milton, Brisbane QLD           Charters Towers QLD           Larrakeyah NT                   Proston QLD
Sponsor: Westpac Banking        Sponsor: Horticulture            Sponsor: CSIRO, Indigenous        Paul is a member of the        Sponsor: Dairy Australia,      Sponsor: DPI QLD,             Sponsor: Commonwealth           Sponsor: Australian Lot
Corporation, Westpac            Australia / Vegco,               NRM Leader Scholarship            Victoria Police Force and      Dairy Leaders Scholarship      Departmental Scholaship       Bank of Australia,              Feeders’ Association,
Banking Scholarship             Horticulture Leaders                                                                                                                                           Commonwealth Bank of            Industry Leader Scholarship
                                                                 Mike is a Director of             has been for the past 20       Adrian is currently the        Emma and her husband
                                Scholarship                                                                                                                                                    Australia Scholarship
Ben is a Regional Manager                                        Gundabooka Consultancy.           years. He currently holds      CEO of the Queensland          run a beef property south                                     Jason is the Managing
for Westpac Regional            Tim is National                  He has based his personal         the rank of Inspector and      Dairyfarmers’ Organisation     of Charters Towers and        Peter is the Commonwealth       Director of Smithfield
Banking Division, based         Procurement Manager for          and professional life             manages approximately          Ltd which is part of the       also works as a freelance     Bank’s Executive Manager        Feedlot Pty Ltd, his family’s
                                Harvest FreshCuts/Vegco.                                           100 personnel at               State and National Farmer’s    consultant specialising in
in Perth.                                                        around his obligations and                                                                                                    Business Banking for the        feedlot, grazing and
                                Tim’s role is to develop                                           Warrnambool on the             Federation network.            the areas of environmental
                                                                 responsibilities to his family,                                                                                               Northern Territory and East     cropping enterprise. He
He has spent 25 years           the supply chain to deliver                                        South-West coast of                                           scanning, long-term
                                                                 ‘country’ and his culture.                                       Over the last decade                                         Kimberley Region, WA.           is also a director of the
with Westpac and now            new experiences to today’s                                         Victoria.
                                                                 Mike is a proud man who                                          Adrian has worked as an        thinking, facilitation and                                    Australian Lot Feeders
manages a network of both       consumer. This role involves                                                                                                                                   He has over 20 years
                                                                 strongly identifies with his                                     Agricultural Consultant,       strategy. She holds a                                         Association.
Business and Agribusiness       facilitating change within                                         Paul holds a Degree in                                                                      banking experience with
                                                                 Mothers (Barkindji) and                                          Ministerial Advisor, as        Bachelor of Applied Science
Relationship Managers           the company supply base                                            Business Management, a                                                                      much of this time spent         Jason has been involved
                                                                 Fathers (Wiradjuri) nations.                                     well as maintaining a          (Rural Management),
located throughout              through leadership and                                             Diploma in Training and                                                                     with Commercial and Rural       in the industry for 17
                                                                                                                                  direct involvement in an       a Masters of Science
Regional WA.                    cooperation.                     Those that know Mike have         Assessment Systems and                                                                      Lending.                        years and is involved in
                                                                                                                                  agricultural enterprise.       (Strategic Foresight) and
                                Tim is involved with the         witnessed his commitment          a Graduate Certificate in                                                                                                   many advisory committees
He has recently completed                                                                                                         Adrian holds a Bachelor        Graduate Certificates         Peter is a Fellow of the
                                East Gippsland Institute         and passion to increase           Applied Management. Paul                                                                                                    relating to the feedlot
the Leadership Consortium                                                                                                         of Agricultural Economics      in Rural Extension and        Australian Institute of
                                of Horticulture and the          respect for his communities       is an active member on a                                                                                                    industry and water rights.
Certificate at The Australian                                                                                                     with post graduate studies     Technology Management.        Banking and Finance and
                                Monash University School         and for the natural and           number of local committees                                                                                                  Jason won the Young Lot
Institute of Management                                                                                                           in accountancy and risk        Emma is a Director of         holds professional status
                                of Rural Health.                 cultural heritage values on       and is currently a Board                                                                                                    Feeders Achievers Award in
and has undertaken                                                                                                                management. Adrian also        Agforce Cattle and recently   with the National Institute
                                                                 which we all depend.              member of Community                                           completed the Australian                                      1998 and has completed a
numerous courses related        Tim holds a Bachelor                                                                              holds an AICD Diploma                                        of Accountants.
                                of Applied Science                                                 Connections.                   and is a certified HACCP       Institute of Company                                          Bachelor of Applied Science
to agriculture.
                                (Horticulture).                                                                                   Practitioner.                  Directors course.                                             in Rural Technology.
                        Jason Strong                   Brett Warren                     Peter White                     Leith Whittaker               Samantha Williams
                        Albion QLD                     Mangrove Mountain NSW            Scone NSW                       Port Lincoln SA               Albany WA
                        Sponsor: Meat and Livestock    Sponsor: Grains R & D            Sponsor: Rural Press            Sponsor: Fishing R &          Sponsor: Rural Industries R
                        Australia, Meat Industry       Corporation, Grains              Limited, Rural Press            D Corporation, Fishing        & D Corporation, Women
                        Leaders Scholarship            Industry Leaders Scholarship     Scholarship                     Leaders Scholarship           in Agriculture Scholarship
                        Jason is Sales and             Brett is the Principal of        Peter is the Managing           Leith is a fisherman and      Samantha is employed
                        Marketing Manager for          AdVantage Ag advising            Director of Finance and         Tuna Farm Manager for         as a regional officer
                        Genetic Solutions based        a diverse range of               Planning for the Belltrees      Tony’s Tuna International     with the Department of
                        at Albion in QLD. Genetic      agricultural enterprises         Group of Companies. He          Pty Ltd. He has 12 years      Indigenous Affairs. She sits
                        Solutions specialises in       on the implementation            has also developed property
                        the development and                                                                             experience in the industry.   on the Board of the Albany
                                                       of biological principles to      management programs
                        commercialisation of DNA                                                                        Leith is a member of          Aboriginal Corporation
                                                       achieve “Best Practice”          for the companies’ rural
                        based products and services.   agriculture. He is also a                                        The Australian Tuna           and Walitj Aboriginal
                                                                                        property sales portfolio        Boat Association as well      Corporation.
                        Prior to joining Genetic       Director and Co-Founder of       and operates a commercial
                                                       IQ Ag, a biological fertiliser                                   as a member of the
                        Solutions Jason was                                             tourism, accommodation                                        Samantha is passionate
                                                       production and marketing                                         South Australian Pilchard
                        Manager, MSA Grading                                            and tour enterprise.                                          about social justice reforms
                                                       company. Brett holds                                             Fishermans Working Group.
                        Services from July 1995.                                                                                                      for Indigenous peoples and
                                                       a degree in Veterinary           Peter has a Diploma of
                        Jason’s other industry                                                                                                        is strongly supportive of
                                                       Science and has studied          Farm Management and
                        experience includes officer                                                                                                   self governance and self
                                                       biological farming here and      has a background of
                        bearer positions with                                           Accounts Management in                                        determination with the
                                                       in the USA.
                        the Cattlemen’s Unions,                                         Advertising.                                                  Indigenous community.
                        youth education including      Brett’s community                                                                              Samantha is an accredited
                        the Intercollegiate Meats      involvement includes rugby       Peter is responsible for                                      trainer and intends
                        Judging Association and as     coaching, refereeing and         ensuring the longevity                                        developing youth leadership
                        a director of the Australian   officiating at equestrian        and viability of the historic                                 and other capacity building
                        Beef Industry Foundation.      events.                          Belltrees property.                                           programs.


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                                australian rural leadership program                                                                                                                 DIRECTORY COURSE 11 2004-05