Board of Directors

Board of Directors

The Board consists of seven Processor Directors and two Special Qualifications Directors. Members elect the Processor Directors every two years.

The Chairman and Deputy Chairman are elected by the Board and the Special Qualifications Directors are elected by the Processor Members of the Board.  

For further information about the Board's responsibilities, refer to the 2015-16 Annual Report. This report also contains information about the Board's Code of Conduct and other governance requirements.

For more information about our Board, please click on the links below.

Executive Chairman - Peter Noble
Deputy Chairman - Gary Hardwick
Gary Hardwick

Gary Hardwick is the Founder and Executive of Hardwick’s Meatworks Pty Ltd located in Kyneton, Victoria. Gary is a qualified Accountant, a Member of the Australian Processors Council (APC) and Director of Australian Meat Industry Superannuation Trust (AMIST). Gary is also a Director of PrimeSafe (VIC).

Gary was elected to the AMPC Board for a tenth term in December 2015.

Director - Catherine Ainsworth
Catherine Ainsworth

Catherine currently sits on the boards of Harness Racing Victoria, Racing Analytical Services, Bendigo Community Bank and the Australian Horse Industry Council. Catherine has previously sat on the boards of Pulse Breeding Australia, Barley Breeding Australia, Pony Club Australia and the University Of Melbourne Faculty Of Veterinary Science. 

In her executive career, Catherine worked across veterinary pharmaceuticals, agribusiness, and the public sector, including management of the agricultural research portfolio for the Victorian government. Catherine led the development of the Australian Grains Genebank and major agricultural research infrastructure in regional Victoria. Catherine has a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours) from the University of Sydney, a Master of Veterinary Science from the University of Melbourne and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Melbourne Business School. Catherine is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors' (AICD’s) Course.

Catherine was appointed to the AMPC Board for her first term in December 2015, and is Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee.

Director - John Berry
John Berry

John is a Director and Head of Corporate and Regulatory of JBS Australia Pty Limited, Australia's largest meat processor and feedlot operator. John possesses a Bachelor of Business Finance and Masters of Business Administration (MBA).

John has been involved in the Australian meat industry for over 20 years, and has responsibility for industry, government and corporate relations activities within the JBS Australia business.

John was elected to the AMPC Board for a sixth term in December 2015.

Director - James Campbell
James Campbell

In August 2015, James was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Sanger, a Senior Executive role within the Bindaree Beef group. This follows a 15-year professional career spanning chartered accounting (KPMG) and institutional banking (ANZ) with a consistent specialist focus on agricultural business.

James is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and holds a double degree in Commerce (Accounting) and Business Administration from the University of Canberra.

James was elected to the AMPC Board for his first term in December 2015.

Director - Dean Goode
Dean Goode

Dean was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Kilcoy Pastoral Company Limited (‘KPC’) on 1 July 2012. Dean has worked for KPC for ten years, including as General Manager of Operations. Dean has extensive experience in the export beef processing industry, having previously worked for twenty years with AMH at both their Dinmore and Townsville facilities in various management roles.

Dean holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from James Cook University, Townsville.

Dean was elected to the AMPC Board for his first term in December 2015.

Director - Brian James
Brian James

Brian James is a current Director of and is actively involved in Thomas Foods International (TFI) (formerly T&R Pastoral) which owns and operates fully integrated export processing facilities located at Murray Bridge (SA), Lobethal (SA), Tamworth (NSW) and Wallangarra (QLD). Brian is a Director of AMIC, Chairman of National Export Sheep, Lamb and Goat Council, Deputy Chairman of the APC and is actively involved in various other industry committees.

Brian was elected to the AMPC Board for a eighth term in December 2015.

Director - Tom Maguire
Tom Maguire

Tom Maguire currently holds the position of General Manager - Corporate Services with Teys Australia Pty Limited. Tom has been involved in the Australian meat industry since 1997 and has held senior positions in the National Meat Association of Australia.

Tom holds post graduate qualifications in Economics, Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management. He has also completed a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Queensland.

Tom was elected to the AMPC Board for a sixth term in December 2015.

Director - Simon Stahl
Simon Stahl

Simon Stahl has been working in the red meat industry for over 26 years and currently holds the position of Chief Executive Officer, Northern Co-operative Meat Company Ltd. Simon began his career at KR Darling Downs, Toowoomba, before working with NH Foods Australia Pty Ltd in a variety of roles including Managing Director (TBS Mackay) and Group Innovation Manager. Simon holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting major) from the University of Southern Queensland.

Simon was elected to the AMPC Board for a third term in December 2015.