John 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 S. Kidman & Co and Hancock Agriculture, 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 Chair of Black Box Co.
Previous board roles include LAWD, Compass Agribusiness, Dairy Farmers Milk Co-Operative, Meat & Livestock Australia, Dairy Australia, Cubbie Cotton and the Primary Industries Education Foundation.
Chief Executive Officer
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.