Charles Nason BRurSc DipEconAgric
Charles is 67, married with grown children and a primary producer growing grain and running beef cattle south east of Roma in Qld. Charles has extensive experience and active participation in various research and extension organisations and has been published. Charles has a particular passion for issues of sustainability and the socio economic and environmental implications of production systems and climate interactions. He has maintained an active pursuit of his formal education and commitment to sound science based research. Charles was also a capable pilot.
David is 49 years old, married with three teenage children and runs a small grazing enterprise near Uralla while studying at University of New England (UNE). He is actively involved in his community including holding executive positions with two rodeo associations, Rural Fire Service, NSW Farmers and is on a course advisory panel at UNE. He is a Fellow of the prestigious Australian Rural Leadership Foundation.
Methuen is a PhD candidate at the University of New England in Armidale in NSW. He also operates a small beef enterprise and is a cattle buyer for his family's feedlot in the Condamine district of Qld.
Pete Mailler BAgrSc FARLF
Pete is 45 years old, runs a grain and cattle enterprise near Goondiwindi and has an extensive background in agricultural advocacy. Notably, he is the former Chairman of the Grain Producers Australia which was the national representative organisation for the grains industry recognised by Government. He is a Fellow of the prestigious Australian Rural Leadership Foundation.
Rob is 53, married with 2 adult children. He is a well-known cattleman based near Hughenden in North West Qld. Rob has extensive experience as a beef producer in North and Western Queensland and is a past president of Droughtmaster Australia and current Chairman of NorthBEEF Inc. NorthBEEF's goal is to aid in the establishment of a northern beef processing plant in N/W Qld to provide more competition for beef cattle and help strengthen the economy and financial viability of rural and regional stakeholders within the beef industry.
Sherrill was the RIRDC Qld Rural Woman of the Year for 2015. Sherrill runs a hay and cattle enterprise with her young family near Roma in Qld, incoprorating a feedlotting business. Sherrill also has eleven years experience in regional commercial banking. Sherrill is a long time and passionate advocate for rural issues with extensive participation in community and industry organisations and events.
While there is a strong agricultural production emphasis in the current executive, the Party is not singularly focussed; rather it is strongly focussed on all aspects of regional communities and the broader economy.
This is a Party by farmers not just for farmers and we look forward to a more diverse executive and broader engagement as we continue to grow and develop.