The TFGA is governed by a board of 10 Directors; one from each of the three telephone districts in Tasmania, one from each of our five commodity councils and two independent directors. Each Director serves a three-year term, which is staggered between the three categories of Director.

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Marcus McShane


Marcus McShane and his wife Diana run a mixed farming operation in the Midlands of Tasmania.

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Ian Sauer


Ian has been actively involved in Agriculture, Natural Resource Management, Policy formulation, project development, management, and community development over the past thirty years

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Andrew Beven


Andrew is a practical person with trade background. He holds an Associate Diploma in Agriculture and an Advanced Diploma of Business Management and has spent 11 years in management roles for William Adams Pty Ltd and Hazell Bros Group, working at middle, senior and executive management levels.

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Sue Smith

Independent Director

An Independent Board Director, Sue was the Legislative Council member for Leven and then Montgomery for 16 years. This included a term as President.

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Matthew and his wife Trish are partners in their own farming operation, which includes potato and vegetable production, other cropping (poppies, cereals and pyrethrum), livestock and broiler production.

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Michael Badcock

Independent Director

Michael has been involved in farmer advocacy and community groups for many years, including terms as Chairman of Vegetable Council for the TFGA and Ausveg.

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Greg Bradfield


Greg is a professional Agribusiness executive, with both local and overseas experience over the last 25 years. He currently manages a 5,000 head cattle business in northern Tasmania.

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Andrew Aldridge


Andrew is a second-generation dairy farmer currently share farming 440 cows at Branxholm in the picturesque North East of Tasmania, along with his wife Jenny and their 4 young boys. 

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Corey Spencer


Corey is a 4th generation farmer at Bracknell in the central north of Tasmania. He also, along with his wife Janelle runs an Ag contracting business specializing in silage, hay and harvesting small seed crops.