Aboriginal Pastoral Coordinator
Jeremy is employed by KPCA as the Aboriginal Pastoral Academy Coordinator under a grant from the WA Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development. He has worked in agricultural related positions with the CSIRO and the NSW and Commonwealth agriculture departments since completing a Bachelor of Rural Science (UNE). These positions have included roles in research, extension, program management, regulation, policy development and international trade. Personal highlights have included secondments to work in Cambodia, Parliament House, South Korea and Taiwan, and Kununurra on a 6-week Jawun project in 2017. It was the last of these that provided the impetus for him to take on his current role with KPCA.
Mick Sheehy is a former cattle station manager who managed Walhallow station in the Northern Territory for the Heytesbury Pastoral Group and Ethel Creek station in The Pilbara for BHP. Mick worked for the Heytesbury Group for eight years and was also Managing Director of Heytesbury Thoroughbreds and the CEO of the Heytesbury Beef Asian Operations. Mick lived in Indonesia for fifteen years where he was the Chief Operating Officer for PT Natural Resources Indonesia an Indonesian company that has business interests in mining, property and agriculture. Mick was also the CEO of PT Dharmabakti Purna Wira, a PEPAPRI (Indonesian Retired Armed Forces Union) company. In 2018 and 2019 Mick was engaged as the Academic Program Officer for the inauguralAgricultural Professional Practicum in Indonesia under the New Colombo Plan. This program allowed Australian University students to undertake a two week academic program and a four week internship in Indonesia. Mick was awarded a Nuffield scholarship in 1992 where he studied international agricultural policy in Europe and the live cattle trade between Australia and South East Asia.