The TFGA is now calling for Expressions of Interest from suitably experienced people

to be considered for election to the Board of Directors.

Four positions will be contested in 2022:

Two casual vacancies (due to director retirement) which were filled in 2021 & must vacate at the AGM

and two retiring 3- year term directors

We welcome and encourage applications from current TFGA members.

The role of the Board is to provide the governance and strategic direction for TFGA and comprises 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 governance skills.

Applications close Friday 21st January 2022.

Please click here to access the Expression of Interest Form.

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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.

Corey Spencer

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 specialising in silage, hay and harvesting small seed crops.

Nathan Cox

Nathan Cox


Nathan operates a family farm with his wife and two children at Paloona on the Forth River, producing processing potatoes and store calves for the local fattening market.

Brian Stewart

Brian Stewart


Brian is part of a farming partnership with his brother and mother farming 170 hectares of land at Thirlstane on the North West Coast of Tasmania.

They are a mixed farming operation growing poppies, pyrethrum and wheat as well as running the Dunlop Park Angus Stud, a herd of 110 registered breeding cows.

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.

Elizabeth Lord

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.

James McShane

James and his wife Tahnee, own and operate Rotherwood, a 3000ha grazing and forestry operation. They run around 5000 merino sheep and trade store cattle during the growing season. Rotherwood also has hard and softwood plantations and working native forest.

James Greenacre

James and his wife Sophie manage a 1250 cow farm in an equity partnership with another local farming family at Cressy.