Alan Davenport

Chair

Alan was appointed to the Fonterra Australia Suppliers’ Council Board in October 2017. Alan has extensive board experience with previous directorships on the Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association (including three years as Vice President, five years as Chair of the TFGA Dairy Council and two years chairing the TFGA Audit and Risk committee) and a current directorship on the Winnaleah Irrigation Scheme Ltd. (including 11 years as managing director). Alan has also completed the AICD short course for company directors.

Derby, Tasmania

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Dave Conheady

Deputy Chair (West)

David was appointed to the Fonterra Australia Suppliers’ Council Board in July 2021. David is part of a family farming business located in Noorat in the South West part of Victoria. David, his wife and his parents form the business. Their family have been farming in the area for four generations. David also works off farm as a ruminant nutritionist and has done so now for 20 years, after completing an Ag Science degree. David was a member of the Fonterra Supplier Forum for 5 years (2014 – 2019) with the last two as chair.

Noorat

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Paul Weller

Director (North)

Paul was appointed to the Fonterra Australia Suppliers' Council Board in September 2018. Paul has previously been vice president of the United Dairy Farmers of Victoria, President of the Victorian Farmers Federation and a Board member of the National Farmers Federation, and also a director of Murray Goulburn Co-operative. Paul was also a member of the Victorian Parliament from 2006-2014, holding the roles of the Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, and Chairman of the Rural and Regional Committee of the Victorian Parliament.

Lockington, Victoria

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Dean Turner

Director (East)

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.

Yannathan, VIC

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Mark Miers

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."

Tasmania

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