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 and Constitutional Review 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 National Sale Committee, Member of Beef Australia 2021 Committee and Live Export 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.
Special responsibilities: Member of Beef Australia 2021 Committee and Live Export 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: Board Representative for National Bull Sale Committee and National Female Sale Committee, and Board Liaison Representative of NextGen Committee.
Qualifications and experience: Anna is fourth generation Droughtmaster Breeder based in Moura, Central Queensland. Alongside her parents she runs the Billabong Droughtmaster stud and commercial operations as well as her own Stud, Calaanah Droughtmasters. Anna holds a diploma in Agribusiness.
Special responsibilities: Finance, Audit & Risk Committee and Technical Standards Committee
Qualifications and experience: Gus and Jen and their three boys run a commercial and stud operation based at Glenmorgan in south west Queensland. Gus’s family have a long history with the Droughtmaster breed. Gus is passionate about the beef industry and holds a Bachelor of Agricultural Economics.
South Eastern Zone
Special responsibilities: Constitutional Review Committee and Board Representative for National Female Sale Committee.
Qualifications and experience: Bronwyn is a second-generation Droughtmaster breeder and along with her husband, Michael Hawkins, operates a small stud and commercial operation in South East Queensland. In addition to breeding and exhibiting stud beef cattle (her great passion), Bronwyn holds professional qualifications and has had extensive experience in both nursing and legal practice. Bronwyn’s formal academic qualifications include a Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Laws, Bachelor of Laws, and a Bachelor of Applied Science (Nursing)
Special responsibilities: Constitutional Review Committee, Board Representative for Roma Sale Committee, Board Liaison Representative of NextGen Committee, Technical Standards Committee and Finance, Audit and Risk Committee.
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.
Far Northern Zone
Qualifications 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.
Chief Executive Officer
Sales & Events Manager
Marketing & Events Executive
Member Services and Office Coordinator
TBTS Tehnical Officer