The role of the Barley Council is to provide strategic advice to the Grains Australia Board on barley industry matters including priorities and activities, strategic classification requirements, trade and market access issues relevant to barley, and market information and education requirements.

Barley Council members include:

  • Chair: Drew Robertson – Experienced in grain trading, particularly barley, as well as supply chain management and risk management. Drew is based in Western Australia.

  • Amanda Box – Experienced plant breeder and senior manager of Australian barley and other cereal programs including commercial releases. Amanda is based in South Australia.

  • Mark Goldsmith – Experienced in brewing including roles in quality assurance, R&D and production. Mark is based in Victoria. 

  • Jack King – Experienced in domestic and export-orientated agribusiness with involvement in grain operations, logistics and commercial sales. Jack is based in Victoria.

  • Haydn Kuchel – Experienced in commercial plant breeding and R&D for wheat and barley. Haydn is based in South Australia.

  • Luke O’Connor – Experienced in grain trading, particularly of barley, as well as experience across logistics. Luke is based in New South Wales. 

  • Paul Rigoni – Experienced in malting processes, including production and technical functions, as well as operations and management. Paul is based in Victoria. 

  • Simon Robertson – Experienced in grain trading across a number of cereal commodities as well a background in business development, consultancy and brokerage. Simon is based in Victoria. 

  • Jeff Stewart – Experienced in brewing, particularly raw material quality and specialist laboratory support for breweries in Australia and New Zealand. Jeff is based in New South Wales.

  • Jeremy Thiblet – Experienced in malting processes, food science, operations, trade, quality and safety. Jeremy is based in Victoria.

  • Simon Tickner – Victorian grain grower with council experience including on the South Eastern Australia Barley Council.

  • Tresslyn Walmsley – Experienced in commercial plant breeding programs and technical drivers for grains industry success. Tress is based in Western Australia.


Grains Australia’s Barley Council 2022 (Absent: Tresslyn Walmsley)

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