Our People

RMAC are proud to work with our industry delivery partners and steakholders in unlocking seven billion dollars in growth for Australian red meat and livestock businesses.

Our industry delivery partners include the Australian Beef Sustainability Framework, Boyce Assurance Services,  Kristine Kenins, Minchin Moore Wealth Management and 23 Wise Words.

Our Board

The RMAC Board is made up of Directors who are skilled in all aspects of agribusiness across the red meat supply chain,
governance and regulatory affairs and led by an Independent Chair.

Don Mackay

Don Mackay joined the Board of RMAC in October 2016, bringing with him over 40 years’ experience in major corporate agriculture in Australia. This includes Managing Director of Rangers Valley Pty Ltd, Managing Director of Agricultural Co Ltd (AAco) and General Manager of Elders. Don has extensive experience in raising funds in capital markets in Australia, Britain, North America and Asia; and investment management.

Currently, Don has a number of other non-executive roles including Chairman of B&W Rural Pty Ltd, Director and Chairman of Seymour Whyte Pty Ltd, Chairman of New Harvest Investment Management, Director of the Queensland Investment Corporation Agribusiness Industry Advisory Board and non-executive Director of Thames Pastoral Co Pty Ltd. Don has been actively involved in industry not-for- profit associations in key leadership roles of the immediate past president of the Australian Lot Feeders Association and past president of the Australian Council of Livestock Agents (ACLA). He is also the immediate past Chair of the Meat & Livestock Australia Board Selection Committee.

Holding management qualifications from the University of NSW and the Australian Graduate School of Management, a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors; Don was also awarded the “Centenary Medal” by the Prime Minister for “Distinguished Service to Primary Industry”. Don is currently on the RMAC Finance, Audit & Risk Committee.

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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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Hon Simon Crean

Simon joined the Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council as Chair in 2014.

Simon is actively engaged in range of other non-executive positions including Deputy Chair of the European Australian Business Council, Monash University Councilor and Director of Linfox International Group, Luna Park Melbourne and LiveCorp. He is Chair of Carbon Nexus and a Board Member of the Museum of Australian Democracy; and previously held Directorships with Qantas and  the Australian Industry Development Corporation.

Simon served as the Member for Hotham in the Australian Parliament from 1990 to 2013.  During this time, Simon was leader of the Australian Labor Party and Federal Leader of the Opposition and held various Cabinet positions as Minister for Primary Industries and Energy, Minister for Trade, Minister for Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government, Minister for Employment, Education and Training, Minister for Science and Minister for the Arts.

Prior to joining politics, Simon worked in a number of trade unions including as General Secretary – Federated Storemen and Packers Union and was President of the Australian Council of Trade Unions  from 1985 to 1990. He has served on a range of national and international Boards and Advisory bodies.

Simon holds a Bachelor of Laws/ Bachelor of Economics from Monash University and has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from Deakin University.

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Tony Hegarty

Tony Hegarty was elected president of Cattle Council in 2018, having served as a Cattle Council board director for five years and as vice president since 2014.

Tony runs a family beef enterprise at Cassilis in the Hunter Valley of NSW. He has been involved in a range of primary production enterprises at grassroots and business management levels in the Hunter Valley since completing a Bachelor of Agricultural Science from Sydney University in 1980. Tony has also undertaken the Australian Institute of Company Directors’ Foundations of Directorship Course.

He holds some 30 years extensive agricultural and environmental knowledge and experience in the Upper Hunter, along with community representation locally and throughout NSW and is on the Board of Hunter Local Land Services and the National Farmers Federation.

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Chris Mirams

Chris Mirams has 30 years’ experience in farm management and has served in senior governance roles in a range of organisations including Meat & Livestock Australia, the MLA Donor Company and Integrity Systems Company.

He is part of the Graham Centre Industry Advisory Panel in NSW, providing advice to the board, and spent nine years as a director of the Holbrook Landcare Network. He brings knowledge in governance, finance, sheep production systems, research and the application of new technologies on-farm to combine with his leadership and organisational development skills. Chris has spent many years in hands-on roles on-farm as well, managing Woomargama Station in New South Wales for nearly 20 years and Humula Station for four years. Chris is a graduate of the Australian Rural Leadership Program and the Australian Institute of Company Directors ‘Company Directors Course’. Chris’ role at SPA is Chair which involves providing leadership to a new skills based board, under a new governance structure.

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Chief Executive Officer

Anna Campbell

Anna joined RMAC as Chief Executive Officer in 2016.  Anna has a range of expertise in policy leadership, government relations and not-for-profit management with a specific supply chain focus on the Australian food and fibre industry.