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.

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, Marcus Oldham College 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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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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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 on the Executive Committee of the Queensland Livestock Export Association.

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.

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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, 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.

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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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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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