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.
Over the past 45 years, David has held executive and senior management positions in beef cattle & sheep breeding, growing and lot feeding, meat retailing, and the further processing and exporting of meat.
David is the Chair of Cattle Australia (CA), Advisory Board Chair of Australian Country Choice, Non-Government member Australia-Indonesia Red Meat & Cattle Partnership, member SmartSat CRC, CA Policy Council, AMIC China & Halal Trade Groups, Deputy Chair Laguna Bay Pastoral investment committee and Board Member lnventia Genetic Technologies (IGT).
Away from work David has a small cattle property in the Mt Kilcoy (Qld) district running Charolais & Charbray breeders to the delight of his four grandchildren.
David Galvin is Chair of the Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council and has extensive experience in the northern pastoral industry, land management, infrastructure and tourism development.
David has served as chair of the Australian Livestock Export Corporation, CEO of the Torres Strait Regional Authority, Indigenous Land Corporation (ILC) and as a Director of Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia.
He is on the Advisory Board of the North QLD Livestock Recovery Agency, a non-member Director of the Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory, an Advisory Board Member of Paga Hill Development Company, Managing Director of Tubarao Investments Pty Ltd and Ex-Officio Board Director of LiveCorp.
Barb is President of the Australian Lot Feeders’ Association and co-owner of the Smithfield Group, a large multi-faceted family business operating within beef cattle lotfeeding, backgrounding, beef exports, logistics and property development & management.
Barb holds a Bachelor of Business, is a graduate of the Australian Rural Leadership Program and a Director of the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation. She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Barb joined ALFA as a Director in September 2015 and was appointed Treasurer in November 2017
Simon Linke is a director of Samex Australian Meat Company, an international meat trading organisation based in Adelaide, supplying Australian Beef, Lamb, Sheep and Goat meat to more than 60 countries.
Simon has been involved in export for over 30 years and been fortunate to gain first hand insights into our international markets from his extensive travels and working with varied overseas clientele.
Simon has been a Director of AMIC for the past 4 years while also serving on a number of industry committees.
Andrew is an experienced senior executive and company director. He holds a number of directorships including Sheep Producers Australia (Chair), Australian Farm Institute (Chair), Sheep Producers Australia (Chair), Grains Research and Development Corporation and PorkScan Pty. Ltd.
Andrew Chief Executive Officer of Australian Pork Limited for 14 years and his career as a senior executive of diverse agriculture/ agribusiness organisations, spans more than 30 years in four countries.
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.