Dean was appointed to the Fonterra Australia Suppliers Council Board in November 2022. Dean has been involved with dairy for more than 20 years and is leasing his current farm in Yannathan, after previously holding farm manager roles and then as a Sharefarmer. Dean has also served on the Fonterra Australia Suppliers’ Council and Supplier Forum. Dean is an active member in the community, being a member of both the local Rotary and Football Netball Clubs.
South (TAS) Director
Mark was appointed to Fonterra Australia Suppliers Council Board in February 2024. "I have been farming in Tasmania for 19 years, currently I am General Manager of Clovelly Tasmania, which is part of a family farming company with interests in over 100,000 ha in 9 countries.
Clovelly is the family’s only dairy farm. The property is in Bridport Northeast Tasmania, farming 1,250 ha of pivot irrigation, 5,000 ML dam storage/direct river water licenses and 1,000 ha of dryland receiving 900mm annual rainfall. Clovelly milk 4,000 predominantly Friesian cows through two 54 rotary dairies, spring calving over 9 weeks. 2,000 dairy replacements and 2,000 beef are grown on the same property.
My wife Shani, daughter Minnie and I live at Clovelly, Shani manages the calf rearing, dairy support, and dairy beef teams. Through our management and advisory business ANZag we are involved in dairy farming businesses in both Australia and New Zealand and have an interest in two dairy farming equity partnerships."