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Executive Board

Executive Board

SHANE DUNN

SHANE DUNN

Vice Chair

I have been involved in the cattle industry for over 30 years, starting in the NT as a 15 year old jackeroo and working my way up through the industry as a stockman, pilot, cattle-buyer, head-stockman & manager. Beef cattle production and supply is an industry that I am passionate about. I have had exposure to most forms of mustering, sales and operating environments. I have been on various committees including the NTCA, VRDCA and chaired the Katherine Weeds Advisory Committee. My current role is with Rio Tinto Iron Ore (RTIO) as a Superintendent for their inland pastoral operations where I work on positive interaction between mining and pastoral industries. I aim at placing a commercial focus on RTIO properties and work at promoting professionalism within our industry. I enjoy working with the KPCA Executive Committee for the benefit of the beef industry and those that work within it.

DAVID STOATE

DAVID STOATE

Chairman

I am from Anna Plains Station where I have lived for the past ten years with my wife and children. I have been involved in the formation of the Kimberley Pilbara Cattlemen’s Association in the role of Treasurer. In addition to attending to financial matters, I assisted in drafting the constitution and a number of other administrative responsibilities. I served a term on the Pastoral Lands Board and have also been involved in PGA committees. These experiences leave me well placed to continue the development of the Association.

Emma Salerno

Emma Salerno

Treasurer

I am the Managing Partner of Salerno Law, a law firm with its head office in Kununurra and an office in Queensland. We represent pastoralists, farmers and rural clients all over Australia. I grew up on El Questro Station in the Kimberley. Myself and my brothers operate a pastoral business. With practical experience on the land, being a member of the cattle export industry and having a legal background, I am well placed to assist our industry to navigate an exciting but challenging time ahead. We have an abundance of opportunity within the northern regions of Australia and in particular, within the pastoral industry, if we are able to harness it. I am proud of the efforts of those who have laid the foundations for the KPCA and I am keen to assist in driving greater stakeholder value and establishing the KPCA as an innovative industry development body.

Wendy Brockhurst

Wendy Brockhurst

Secretary

I have been involved in the development and running of Larrawa Station for the last 22 years. During that time I have held committee positions on the Kimberley School of the Air Parents and Citizens Association, the Isolated Children’s Parents Association at branch and State level, as well as sat on the School Boards for Kimberley School of the Air and Broome Senior High School. Currently I am on the Industry Funding Committee, Treasurer of the PGA Kimberley Division and Secretary of the KPCA. My husband Kevin and I have been a part of the KPCA since the conception of a new industry focused group. In 2015 I travelled to China to represent the Kimberley Pilbara Cattlemen’s Association and have been on a steep but very important learning curve regarding BJD and the effects it will have to industry.

ANNABELLE COPPIN

ANNABELLE COPPIN

Owner & manager of Yarrie Station in the East Pilbara Western Australia, I am currently focused on station management to build a strong business model for a viable, profitable and dynamic future in Australia’s northern rangelands. Off the station, I am also an active member of the WA Beef Council, working to facilitate communication, establish partnerships, improve confidence, build resilience and improve sustainability. I also sit on the Live Export Research Committee and Chair the DeGrey Land Conservation District Committee in our catchment that aims to grow into an interactive and innovative producer group for the Pilbara. I am passionate about a bright dynamic profitable future for the WA pastoral industry.

Bryce Mooring

Bryce Mooring

I have had a lifelong association to the beef industry through involvement as a pastoralist on my family properties in Western New South Wales and Western Queensland and now service the industry as a veterinarian. I am co-owner of Broome Cattle Vets and my role and the role of our company is to provide veterinary services to beef enterprises in the Kimberley and Pilbara including and not limited to reproductive assessment and management and herd health with the constant goal of improving levels of production. Furthermore I work with exporters to prepare the beef product they have purchased to ensure it fits the criteria of importing countries. I am passionate about our Northern beef industry and am excited by the opportunities that exist for producers to develop their production and solidify market chains. The KPCA can help play an important role in these developments and my skill set would bring to the table an external and balanced view which has been formed through working with both the producer and the exporter and also being exposed to trade within our domestic market.

Kurt Elezovich

Kurt Elezovich

I’m a second-generation Kimberley pastoralist. My family and I have pioneered the concept of diversification on pastoral leases in Western Australia. I bought my own property 12 years ago after working in the mines to save up for it and have been steadily developing it since then, taking it from an acknowledged non-viable pastoral lease to a property that is constantly improving its carrying capacity. I am very active in developing our property from an economic and environmental standpoint and have done this through hard work, effective lobbying and strategic planning. I’m deeply interested at looking around the globe at climatic zones similar to the Kimberley and the successful farming models that exist in these areas. We have done a lot of work on genetics and the role that they play in working in our climatic conditions. I have been involved in Northern Beef Futures since well before it had a name, I am an Executive Member on the WA Beef Council, Chair of the West Kimberley LCDC and have been an Executive Member of the KPCA since it’s inception.

Catherine Marriott

Catherine Marriott

CEO

Having worked in Agriculture her whole life, Catherine is inspired by the people that work in our amazingly diverse, progressive and contributing industry. Catherine has worked both here in Australia and also globally in agriculture and has developed a passion for and deep understanding of the role that Australian agriculture plays in feeding the world, caring for our country and providing opportunities for future generations