Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association
Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association

Directors

The TFGA is governed by a board of ten directors; one from each of the three telephone districts in Tasmania, one from each of our five commodity councils and two independent directors. They each serve three-year terms, which are staggered between the three categories of director.

Wayne Johnston

President

Wayne Johnston is a third generation farmer in the Meander Valley. He and his wife, Lisa, produce prime lambs, poppies, potatoes and cereals on about 400 ha.

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Marcus McShane

Vice Chair

Marcus McShane and his wife Diana run a mixed farming operation in the Midlands of Tasmania.

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Andrew Beven

Andrew is a practical person with trade background. He holds an Associate Diploma in Agriculture and an Advanced Diploma of Business Management and has spent 11 years in management roles for William Adams Pty Ltd and Hazell Bros Group, working at middle, senior and executive management levels.

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Brian Stewart

Brian is a partner in a mixed farming operation at Thirlstane in the North West of Tasmania, which has a 120 cow stud Angus herd, and also grows poppies, pyrethrum and grain.

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Wendy Mitchell

Wendy is an Independent Board Director and on the Audit and Risk Committee.

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Matt Ryan

Matthew and his wife Trish are partners in their own farming operation, which includes potato and vegetable production, other cropping (poppies, cereals and pyrethrum), livestock and broiler production.

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Michael Badcock

Michael has been involved in farmer advocacy and community groups for many years, including terms as Chairman of Vegetable Council for the TFGA and Ausveg.

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Sue Smith

An Independent Board Director, Sue was the Legislative Council member for Leven and then Montgomery for 16 years. This included a term as President.

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Alan Davenport

Alan is a former chairman of the TFGA Dairy Council, which nominated him to the Board. He and wife Rosie run Telita Dairy at Derby.

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Ian Sauer

Ian has been actively involved in Agriculture, Natural Resource Management, Policy formulation, project development, management, and community development over the past thirty years

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