TFGA Board Nominations now open!

The TFGA is now calling for Expressions of Interest from suitably experienced people to be considered for election to the Board of Directors.

Due to the retirement of one director and the completion of two director terms, three positions will be contested in 2021. Please be aware that the Board will be conducting interviews of all nominees to ensure that they meet the skills matrix requirements of the Board. We welcome and encourage applications from TFGA members.

The role of the Board is to provide the governance and strategic direction for TFGA and comprises those people with a wide range of skills and backgrounds. These skills include practical farming knowledge and experience along with an interest and understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing the agriculture industry, good strategic thinking and analytical skills.

Applications close Friday 22nd January 2021.

Please click here to access the Nomination Form.

Any questions regarding the nomination form please contact the TFGA Chair, Marcus McShane, by calling the TFGA office on (03) 6332 1800.

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

Vice Chair

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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Matt Ryan


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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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.

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Marie McDonald


Marie has been involved in the rural industry for over 18 years. In 2013, her family relocated to Tasmania, and purchased a 640-acre property at Highclere, approximately 20 kms from Burnie.

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Alastair Cameron


For the last 20 years Alastair has run a mixed farming operation near Cressy. A mixture of dryland and irrigated cropping, the operation produces cereals, pulses, linseed, poppies and hemp.

Amara Doyle

Amara Doyle

Independent Director

Amara is a Chartered Accountant and a Graduate of the AICD Company Directors Course. She is an experienced Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary and has had a professional career in agriculture in ASX listed and unlisted public and private companies. She is currently part of an agricultural consulting business which provides both business and agronomic advice to clients in Australia and overseas.

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Dr Elizabeth Lord

Independent Director

Elizabeth grew up on a small farm at Longford. She studied medicine at the University of Melbourne and is currently working as a GP in Hobart.