Board of Directors & Staff

Passionate. Expert. Experienced. Our board is made up of members from across the country. Elected every three years, they’re cattle professionals, passionate about advancing the Droughtmaster breed. In addition to attending board meetings, they represent Droughtmaster Australia at industry forums and actively engage with their respective Zone members.

DROUGHTMASTER AUSTRALIA

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Todd Heyman

President

Far Southern Zone

Special responsibilities: Member of Finance, Audit and Risk Committee
Qualifications and experience: For nearly 20 nearly years, Todd’s family have been breeding quality commercial Droughtmaster cattle in the Clarence Valley of New South Wales. Todd holds a Bachelor of Business Degree (Griffith) and a Master of Industry Policy (ANU).

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Roger Underwood

Vice-President

Southern Zone

Special responsibilities: Board Representative for Roma Sale Committee, Board liaison representative of NextGen Committe

Qualifications and experience: The Underwood family has bred commercial Droughtmasters on studs in NW and SW Queensland since the 1970s. Roger has been our Northern Zone Director and held positions on our Technical Advisory and National Sale committees.

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Ken McKenzie

Director

National

Special responsibilities: National Director, Member of Beef Australia 2021 Committee

Qualifications and experience: Ken was educated at Rockhampton Grammar School and Emerald Agricultural College. His family has been breeding both Stud and Commercial Droughtmasters since 1962 in Central Queensland.

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Doug Miles

Director

National

Special responsibilities: National Director, of Finance, Audit and Risk Committee

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Jeff Williams

Zone Director

Far Northern

Jack Stewart-Moore

Zone Director

Northern

Special responsibilities: Director, Member of Finance, Audit and Risk Committee, Member of Technical Standards Committee.

Qualifications and experience: Jack is a third Generation Droughtmaster breeder at Hughenden in North West Queensland. With his wife and two children, Jack runs a commercial Droughtmaster herd backed up by the Telemon Stud which was established in 1957. Jack holds a Diploma in Beef Production.

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Will Haviland

Zone Director

Central Zone

Special responsibilities: Board Representative for National Sale Committee, Member of Beef Australia 2021 Committee.

Qualifications and experience:Growing up in the Capella district on a mixed farming property, I have been involved in the beef industry all my life. My passion for beef cattle is summed up in a few ways; the “absolute” enjoyment of rump steak and I reckon it’s hard to top, drafting your replacement Droughtie heifers. I encourage a simple and practical approach to things in general.

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Clinton Gartrell

Zone Director

Western

Qualificaitons and Experience: Clinton alongside his wife Jodi-lee and daughter Matilda operate Clinlee Plains, a stud and commercial operation based out of Elgin in the south west of Western Australia. Clinton has had numerous involvements in the cattle industry including Cattle Council Rising Champion program, Live Export Head Stockman and now holds a position within Elders. Additional industry involvement includes regional shows and within youth cattle programs. He has been a successful member of the Droughtmaster board of Directors since August 2018.

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Michele Galagher

Company Secretary (Independent)

Independent

Qualificaitons and Experience: Michele has over 25 years experience in the Finance and Accounting roles including 11 years as Company Secretary with Company's Limited by Guarantee. Michele holds a Master of Business Administration (Finance), Master of Commerce (Accounting), and has membership in Governance Institute of Australia, Australian Institute of Company Directors and CPA Australia.

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VACANT

Director

National

This role is currently vacant. A new Director will be appointed at the upcoming AGM - 6th August 2020.

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VACANT

Zone Director

South East

This role is currently vacant. A new Director will be appointed at the upcoming AGM - 6th August 2020.

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DROUGHTMASTER AUSTRALIA

STAFF

Simon Gleeson

General Manager

LEIGH ELEISON

Sales & Events Manager

TONI FRANKLIN

Accounts Officer

PAUL WILLIAMS

Tehnical Officer

TIM EMERY

Technical Officer

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