Mr John McKillop

John McKillop commenced as the Independent Chair of RMAC in October 2020 bringing over 25 years of senior agribusiness experience to the board. Previous roles have included CEO of Hassad Australia, Managing Director of Clyde Agriculture and executive roles with Elders and Stanbroke Pastoral Company. During this period, John has been involved in beef and sheep production, feedlotting, processing, live export and meat exporting.

John is currently the Chair of LAWD, a newly established rural valuation and transaction firm and Non-executive Director of the Dairy Farmers Milk Cooperative, Compass Agribusiness and on the advisory boards of Hummingbird Technologies and Kinross Farms.

Previous board roles include Meat & Livestock Australia, Dairy Australia, Cubbie Cotton and the Primary Industries Education Foundation.

John holds a Diploma in Farm Management, Bachelor of Business, Graduate Certificate in Agribusiness, Masters of Business Administration and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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Andrew Spencer

Mr Andrew Spencer

Andrew is an experienced senior executive and company director. He finished up a fourteen year stretch as the Chief Executive Officer of Australian Pork Limited in August of 2019 and holds a number of directorships including Australian Farm Institute (Chair), Sheep Producers Australia (Chair), Grains Research and Development Corporation and PorkScan Pty. Ltd.

Andrew’s career as a senior executive of diverse agriculture/ agribusiness organisations, spans more than 30 years in four countries.

Mr Bryce Camm

Bryce was elected President of the Australian Lot Feeders’ Association in October 2018 and is the Chief Executive Officer of the Camm Agricultural Group; and the Vice President of Australia’s preeminent celebration of all things beef, Beef Australia.

Bryce has been actively involved with the Australian Lot Feeders’ Association as Councilor since 2007 and was the second ever chair of the Australian Beef Sustainability Framework Sustainability Steering Group.

Bryce holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Communications from Bond University, and was the 2014 recipient of the Rabobank Emerging Leader Award.

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Mr David Galvin

Mr David Galvin was elected Chairman of the Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council in October 2019, and officially commenced his role as chairman in February 2020.

David Galvin is the former chair of the Australian Livestock Export Corporation (Livecorp) and has extensive experience in the northern pastoral industry, land management, infrastructure and tourism development.

David served as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Torres Strait Regional Authority from 1995 to 2000, CEO of the Indigenous Land Corporation (ILC) from 2001 to 2012 and the Director of Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia from 2010 to 2012.

He is on the Advisory Board of the North Queensland Livestock Recovery Agency (NQLIRA), a non-member Director of the Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory (Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee), an Advisory Board Member of Paga Hill Development Company in Papua New Guinea, Managing Director of Tubarao Investments Pty Ltd and Ex-Officio Board Director of LiveCorp.

David holds a Master of International Development from Deakin University, Bachelor of Arts from the University of Queensland, a Member of Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Certified CEO.

Mr Gary Hardwick

Gary Hardwick of Hardwick Meats has been in the processing industry for both the domestic and export markets for over 40 years.

Gary is a qualified Accountant, a Director of the Australian Meat Processors Corporation (AMPC) and Director of Australian Meat Industry Superannuation Trust (AMIST). Gary has held many positions on various boards sharing his experience in the production, processing and retail sectors of the red meat industry.

Mr Markus Rathsmann

Markus has a lifetime of experience in the Northern cattle industry, and owns and operates Mount Ringwood Station south of Darwin in the Top End region of the Northern Territory.

Running 6,000 tropical composite brahman cattle on Mt Ringwood and other properties in the Top End, the businesses focus on fertility, polled genes, cattle trading and a fodder operation to prepare cattle for the live export market.

Markus also has experience in the buffalo industry, and was a long-time manager of Gulin Gulin Buffalo Co in Arnhem Land supplying free range buffalo and cattle to the live export trade.

First elected to the Northern Territory Cattlemen’s Association (NTCA) Board in 2012, Markus has served as the NTCA’s Deputy Chair and Chair of the Top End Branch.

Markus is a graduate of Marcus Oldham Farm Management College.

Mr Terry Nolan

Terry Nolan is a Director of Nolan Meats Pty Ltd a family–owned, integrated meat processing company situated in Gympie SE Queensland. Terry has hands on experience in a range of activities including cattle breeding, backgrounding, feedlotting, beef processing, wholesaling and distribution of quality beef products to the Australian and International markets.

With over 40 years’ experience in our industry Terry has seen a lot of change, learnt some lessons and expect to see the rate of change only increase going forward. Terry is a past Chairman of AMIC (2005-2011) and been involved in a wide range of industry committees with an aim to improve the image and performance of our industry.

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Alastair James

Mr Alastair James

Alastair James joined RMAC as Chief Executive Officer in November 2021. Prior to this, Alastair held senior roles with the industry representative bodies, Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council and CropLife Australia, and the former Federal Department of Agriculture and Water Resources. This follows a career as an agronomist and a farmer.

Alastair holds a Bachelor of Applied Science – Agriculture and is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.