ADFC is run by a small management team alongside ADFC’s Board of Directors, so lets meet the ADFC team:
Chairman – Scott Sieben
Scott Sieben has been on the ADFC Board since its inception in 2012 and accepted the Chairman’s position in February 2013.
Scott is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is studying for his Diploma of Business Management. Scott and his wife, Jade, have a dairy farm at Torrumbarry in Northern Victoria where they milk 230 cows on 180 hectares. They have two children.
Director – Darin Blain
Darin Blain was elected to the ADFC Board in November 2016. Darin has more than 25 years of experience as a dairy farmer and he and his wife, Sally, currently milk around 270 cows on 220 hectares in Timboon in Victoria’s south west.
Darin also has extensive experience working in the broader dairy industry and has provided insight and advice to businesses and farmers about their budgets, commodity markets and forecasts.
Director – Peter Mulheron
Peter joined the ADFC Board in April 2017. He has been a dairy farmer for over 38 years, taking over the family farm 21 years ago that has been in the family for over 100 years. Peter and his wife Trish and their 21-year-old son James, milk around 220 cows on their farm at Swan Marsh in Southwest Victoria. Peter is keen to have some input into creating a dairy cooperative that will enable them to have a sustainable future for themselves and ADFC suppliers.
Non-Supplier Director – Rod Slattery
Rod joined the ADFC Board in June 2017 as a Non-Supplier Director.
Rod is a Chartered Accountant and has over 30 years experience working in a professional environment, with PPB Advisory (17 years) and PwC (18 years), working closely with all levels of agribusiness, in consultation with financiers and advisors to provide strategic advice to achieve the best outcomes for all key stakeholders. Rod is based in regional Victoria (small farm on the Bellarine Peninsula) and is sensitive to the economic and personal impact unique to dairy families and local communities. Rod is married to Anna and they have three children.
Chief Operating Officer & Company Secretary – Ron Page
Ron helped germinate ADFC into the unique company that it is today. Ron has been intimately involved in the development, growth and viability of ADFC. Ron qualified from the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has held numerous board positions over many years for State Government and non-Government business in a range of industries. Ron’s commitment to primary industry is supported by a range of qualifications from Sydney and Melbourne universities. Intimately involved with dairy farmers nationally for the last two decades, Ron is well supported to help provide good governance within ADFC.