GippsDairy is governed by a board of nine directors. The Board is made up of six dairy farmers and three specialist directors. Board members are appointed for three year terms and can serve a maximum of three terms.
She is a participant in The Observership Program and a recipient of a Young Farmer Upskill and Invest Scholarship. She is also a member of the Young Farmers Advisory Council.
Sarah has been farming in the MID for over fifteen years. She has been a director on the GippsDairy board since 2019 and has previously managed the Macalister Demonstration Farm before starting share farming.
Her farm has received both Dairy Australia Milk Quality awards and Premium Milk Quality awards.
Peter grew up on a dairy farm in South Gippsland and has approximately 30 years' experience in the industry including dairy farming, milk processing & manufacturing.
He has previously worked for Bonlac Foods & Murray Goulburn, ran his own dairy farm and is currently the Milk Supply Manager for Burra Foods in Korumburra.
Lisa is farming with her husband and son in Wonthaggi. They are actively involved in elite genetics and breeding and have been recognised by Genetics Australia for their outstanding contributions.
Lisa is no stranger to governance having served on the Jersey Australia Board for over 10 years and has been involved in numerous dairy leadership programs.
Mick started his dairy career in the MID and has followed the traditional path in the dairy industry from a farm worker, to manager, to a share farmer, then leaser and lastly an owner. During this time, he has farmed in West and South Gippsland.
Mick received the Weekly Times Dairy Farmer of the Year award in 2019 and is passionate about creating a sustainable and profitable industry.
Based in Sale, Tony is a Senior Rural Manager for Rabobank Australia and joined the GippsDairy board in 2022. Prior, Tony has held roles with Dairy Australia in Gippsland and the West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority.
Tony originally hails from central NSW with a family sheep, beef and cropping background. He brings tertiary qualifications in Agricultural Business and Environmental Science along with over 15 years' experience in the agricultural and natural resource industry.
He has twice been a finalist for ‘sharefarmer of the year’.