Our board is made up of members from across the country.
Elected every three years, they’re 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: Chair of Beef Australia 2024 Committee. Advance Marketing 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: Technical Standards Committee
Qualifications and experience: Steve has been breeding seed stock Droughtmasters since 1992. Today with his wife Claire and their three children they operate the SC Droughtmaster herd 70km north of Rockhampton. Steve holds a diploma in Agriculture science.
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 East Zone
Special responsibilities: Finance, Audit & Risk Committee, Constitutional Review Committee, Board Representative for National Female Sale Committee and Show Advisory 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)
Far Northern Zone
Special responsibilities: NextGen Adviser.
Special responsibilities: Live Export Committee.
Olivia was raised on a commercial beef farm in Western Australia, and then went on to play a management role in a young West Australian Droughtmaster Stud and has been influential in its rapid building and growth, as well as managing all data collection and analysis, record keeping and administrative tasks for a 6,000 head accredited Droughtmaster herd in WA’s Pilbara region for the last 7 years. Being passionate about the industry and its potential for growth in WA, Olivia has started her own stud, West Coast Droughtmasters, with her husband Ben Wright.
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.
2017 – Current
Chief Executive Officer
Sales & Events Manager
Marketing & Events Coordinator
Member Services and Office Coordinator
Office Services & Membership Coordinator
TBTS Tehnical Officer