Dairy Australia Leadership Team
Our leadership team provides strategic direction and manages the investments, priorities and goals in our strategic and operational plans. It also manages our day-to-day operations.
With over 25 years’ experience in dairy, David has a comprehensive understanding of industry issues and operations. He has a doctorate in agricultural science and has held commercial and technical roles in animal breeding and herd fertility service industries. He has also led dairy innovation projects. Before joining Dairy Australia, David was co-Director of DairyBio and DairyFeedbase and Chief Executive Officer of the Dairy Futures Cooperative Research Centre.
BSciAg (Hons) PhD, Grad. Cert Bus Mgmt, GAICD
General Manager Trade & Industry Strategy
Charlie leads the Trade and Industry Strategy team which is responsible for facilitating profitable international trade for Australian dairy products. His team provides information, analysis and market intelligence to the Australian dairy industry. Charlie has extensive experience in the agriculture and food sector in policy, advocacy and analysis of market dynamics. Before joining Dairy Australia, Charlie was the General Manager of Policy with the National Farmers Federation.
BAgrEc, GDip (International Business), MBA, GAICD
General Manager Farm Profit & Capability
Greg leads the team that invests in research, development, extension activities and education to support the profitability, sustainability and competitiveness of Australian dairy farmers. He has over 20 years’ experience in agriculture, covering operations, innovation, growth, finance, people and capability development. Greg held management roles with Costa Group, Nutrano Produce Group and Hancock Natural Resource Group. As a past chair of Raspberry and Blackberries Australia, he oversaw the creation of a combined berry peak industry body.
BAppSci (Hort) MBA
General Manager Regional Services
Verity leads our regional teams and Regional Development Program boards. She has worked in government, industry and the corporate sector with experience in leadership, consultancy, extension, project management, boards and rural business management. Verity has served on private company and industry boards as a director and executive, and combines strategy and action to deliver results. With a farming background, Verity understands farm businesses and rural communities.
BAppSci (Ag) GradDip (Ed), GAICD
General Manager Marketing & Communications
Kendra is responsible for industry marketing, corporate and farmer communications, digital experience and design. She has over 20 years’ experience in marketing, corporate communications and public relations. Her previous roles include Marketing Manager of Coles Express, and General Manager Marketing and Group Corporate Communications Manager with Bakers Delight Holdings. Kendra’s extensive experience covers marketing, brand management, digital communication, public relations, media relations, stakeholder engagement and issues management.
General Manager Sustainability
Helen is responsible for sustainability, food safety and integrity. She has worked with the CSIRO, the Australian Dairy Industry Council and the Australian Dairy Products Federation. Helen is experienced in research, development and extension strategies, issues management, supply chains, regulatory standards and policy frameworks. She has worked on the International Dairy Federation/Food and Agriculture Organisation guides, the Global Dairy Sustainability Framework and the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative.
General Manager Human Resources
Imogen is a human resources professional with over 12 years’ experience. She has worked in diverse industries including engineering, consulting, media/technology and property development. Imogen brings specialist experience in employee relations, human resources technology and analytics and has a keen interest in talent management. Previous roles include managing the HR function at Caydon Property Group.
MCom (HR) BAppSc (Psychology)
Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Services
Qualified CPA (Australia) and Qualified Chartered Accountant (India).