DataGene Board

  • Ross Joblin
    Ross Joblin

    Chairman
    Ross Joblin has been part of Dairy Australia's senior management team since 2010 leading its business operations group. Responsibilities have included finance, strategic planning, human resources, issues management, corporate communications, human resources, IT, and legal. His prior experience includes a range of roles as a corporate lawyer and in senior management in listed public companies. This has provided him with a broad range of commercial experience in areas including operations management, corporate strategy, mergers, acquisitions and start-ups and human resources. Ross has also worked with a number of industry boards in the area of board governance and effectiveness. Ross is a director of DIAL Limited.
    LLB (Hons), Dip Corporate Management, FAICD, FCIS

     
  • Lucinda Corrigan
    Lucinda Corrigan

    Lucinda and her husband run 3,500 performance recorded cattle on seven properties ln the NSW Murray Valley, near Albury. Over the past 30 years they have developed a leading Angus genetics business, ‘Rennylea’, from small base, with dedicated use of Breedplan for genetic improvement and a highly accurate database of phenotypes and genotypes. 
    Having graduated with Agricultural Science degree, Lucinda also has significant off farm experience, including a variety of roles with Dawson International PLC, a multinational textile company and CEO of the Australian Cashmere Growers Association.    
    In 2007 Lucinda received the Helen Newton Turner Medal from AAABG in recognition for her contribution to animal breeding and genetics.

     
  • Graeme Gillan
    Graeme Gillan

    Director, nominated by NHIA
    Graeme Gillan is chair of the National Herd Improvement Association (NHIA) and CEO, Holstein Australia. He has a long career focussed on herd improvement in the Australian dairy industry, including with genetics companies in the private sector, such as Alta Genetics, ABS and RAB.

     
  • John Harlock
    John Harlock

    Director nominated by ADF
    John and his wife Shirley own and operate a 400 head dairy farm in Warrnambool, Victoria. As the former chairman of Genetics Australia cooperative, John has a sound understanding of the herd improvement industry and the benefits which can be derived from improved genetics.
    Over the years John has held positions on a number of dairy industry boards and committees including Warrnambool Cheese & Butter Company, Western Herd Improvement and Warrnambool Co-operative Society and UDV.

     
  • Simone Jolliffe
    Simone Jolliffe

    Raised into beef farming and studying a Bachelor of Rural Science, Simone held an interest in animals, genetics and their production potential long before she joined her husband in the dairy industry.  
    Together they milk about 250 cows near Wagga in NSW. 
    Simone has held a range of industry roles at the local, state and national level over many years. They include Australian Dairyfarmers and Dairy NSW boards and the NSW Primary Industry Minister’s Advisory Council. She has also been actively involved in local Holstein Australia committees and a variety of community organisations. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

     
  • Craig Lister
    Craig Lister

    Craig Lister is a dairy farmer and Holstein breeder from Calivil, Northern Victoria. Craig is currently Chair of the ImProving Herds project steering committee and is a former director of Murray Dairy and Chair of the Murray Dairy industry steering group. 
    Craig has very strong financial analysis, data interpretation and strategic planning skills. He holds a Bachelor of Business (Agricultural Management) backed up by experience in agricultural consulting, industry research and development projects and his own farm business.
    Craig is an advocate for the on farm application of genetic evaluation and livestock improvement technologies

     
  • James Smallwood
    James Smallwood

    James is General Manager of ABS, one of Australia’s leading dairy genetics suppliers. Prior to joining ABS in 2013, James and his wife owned and operated dairy farms in New Zealand and he also performed consultancy roles off-farm. His prior experience includes international agribusiness, management and practical farming.
    Educated at Massey University New Zealand with a degree in Bachelor of Agricultural Science, James has had a number of international roles within agribusiness including consultancy company, Promar International, and General Manager, Business Services with Meat & Wool New Zealand.