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.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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).
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.
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.
Special responsibilities: National Director, of Finance, Audit and Risk Committee
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.
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.
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.
Company Secretary (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.
Sales & Events Manager