John Seccombe

John Seccombe

John became a Director of the Co-operative in 2010 and Chairman in 2013. John is currently Chairman of the Board’s Nomination and Remuneration Committees. John has a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture degree from the University of New England, Armidale. He is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has completed the AICD Company Directors Course.

John has a strong family background in the Northern Rivers cattle industry and is currently operating a beef breeder enterprise targeting the veal market with progeny primarily being direct consigned to NCMC.

John’s background provides him with a wide understanding and appreciation of the red meat and livestock industry. John has gained experience in livestock exports, feedlots, extensive cattle property management, and in the processing industry having managed research institutions, a large cattle station in the Moree district and a custom feedlot at Gurley as well as having a period with the Australian Meat and Livestock Corporation.

John has taken an active role in industry issues and advocated the cattle industry wherever possible. He is currently a member of the Marketing, Market Access and Trade Committee for the Cattle Council of Australia and is a member of the Cattle Committee for the NSW Farmers Association. John represents the northern rivers beef cattle industry on the North Coast Rural Producers Consultative Committee and is an appointee to the Cattle Tick Ministerial Advisory Committee. John also is an independent member of the Animal Care and Ethics Committee for the Southern Cross University, Lismore.

Neil Summerville

Neil Summerville

Neil became a Director of the Co-operative in 2011. Neil currently sits on the Board’s Audit committee. Neil is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has completed the AICD Foundation of Directorship Course.

Neil has been involved in the beef cattle industry his entire life.  Neil started out managing properties for others in Queensland.

For the past 25 years Neil has owned and managed a family beef property at Sextonville, NSW.  The property produces weaner cattle and grain assisted veal for local trade. Over the years Neil has been involved in the management of several properties in the Sextonville area; all of which are specialist beef enterprises.

Neil has been a Director and Chairman of the former Rural Lands Protection Board as well as Livestock Health and Pest Authority.  He is an elected Director on the newly formed Local Land Services Board and an appointee to the Ministerial Cattle Tick Advisory Group, and Chairman of the local Rural Fire Service.

Neil is currently Chairman of North East Pest Animal Advisory Committee that collaborates with National Parks, State Forests and Local Government, Local Land Services and private land holders, acting as a conduit to facilitate pest animal control.

Kevin Flack

Kevin Flack

Kevin became a Director of the Co-operative in 2009 and currently sits on the Board’s Audit Committee and the Remuneration Committee. Kevin is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has completed the AICD Foundation of Directorship Course.

Kevin was educated at Bendigo Technical College Victoria before commencing work with Gippsland & Northern (Stock Agents) at Rochester, Victoria.

Kevin moved to Casino in 1969 and commenced work with Winchcombe Carson before being offered a position as a Livestock Buyer for Harry Ellis Trading and Woolworths; this lasted for 29 years. Kevin now has his own Livestock Procurement Business and owns and manages a grazing property at Glen Innes.

Neil Short

Neil Short

Neil became a Director of the Co-operative in 2013 and currently sits on the Board’s Risk Committee. Neil is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has completed the AICD Foundation of Directorship Course.

Neil was educated at Kyogle before successfully completing an accountancy and law competency course at Hawkesbury Agricultural College, Western Sydney.

Neil is a licensed Stock & Station / Real Estate Agent with an auctioneer’s accreditation and as a Director has been employed at Ian Weir & Sons Pty Ltd (Lismore) since 1986. In 1999 he became licensee in charge of Ian Weir & Son Pty Ltd. Neil is President of the Casino Livestock Agents Association and a Director of the Lismore Saleyards Pty Ltd.

He has a long experience in dealing with Solicitors, Banks, Accountants, Town Planners, Surveyors and Council staff in the wider Northern Rivers area, having sold properties in the region. Neil owns a rural property in Lismore and enjoys refereeing junior rugby union and spending time with family.

Ron Chittick

Ron Chittick

Ron became a Director of the Co-operative in 2008. Ron is currently Chairman of the Board’s Audit Committee and Risk Committee and sits on NCMC’s WHSEM (CGC) Committee. Ron is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has completed the AICD Foundation of Directorship Course.

Ron was born and raised in the Corndale area; and is a 4th generation beef producer.  Ron along with his wife Lyn, runs a herd of 120 breeders on properties at Rosebank and Corndale producing veal for the local market.

Ron is a licensed Stock and Station Agent servicing the Lismore area for 44 years. He became a part owner and Licensee of Bishop & Co, Lismore in 1986 where he still remains.

Over a period of 20 years Ron has served as a Director and Chairman of Tweed-Lismore Rural Lands and Protection Board and Director of North Coast Livestock Health and Pest Authority. Ron also holds position on many local voluntary organisations including Rotary Club of Lismore West, Vice President of North Coast National A & I Society (Lismore) and Bangalow Show Society.

Rob Sinnamon

Rob Sinnamon

Robert became a Director of the Co-operative in 2015. Robert is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has completed the AICD Foundation of Directorship Course.

Robert managed Sinnamon family properties at Harlin, Toogoolawah and Taroom in Queensland, running “Robenlea” Santa Gertrudis Stud for some 20 years, exhibiting, showing and selling Santa Gertrudis cattle.

Robert is the General Manager of Yulgilbar Pastoral Company Pty Ltd a position held for the past 13 ½ years running on average 5500 head of stud and commercial cattle, principally Santa Gertrudis.

Educated at Brisbane Boys College, he has a Diploma in Agriculture and in Rural Business Management. Rob has travelled extensively to research Beef Cattle in the US, South America and South Africa which has enabled him to further understand the Beef Industry Globally. Along with completing a “Grazing for Profit” school, and numerous Beef orientated short courses, Rob has also been a participant on the Beef CRC Review Panel and more recently on the RDE&S Consultative Committee of Cattle Council

Angela Seccombe

Angela Seccombe

Angela became a Director of the Co-operative in December 2016.

Angela was raised on a property on the Central Coast of NSW and completed a Diploma in Applied Science (Agriculture) at Hawkesbury Agricultural College in 1979. A Diploma in Education (Secondary) was completed in 1987 at the Sydney College of Education.

Angela joined the NSW Department of Agriculture in 1981 as an Agronomist, training at Orange and Leeton before taking up a position as District Agronomist at Parkes in 1982.

Angela and her husband Robert purchased a property at Piora in 1991 where they have produced vealers and butcher’s cattle. In 2005 leasing a second property at Mummulgum allowed an increase in breeder numbers, again focusing on veal production.

Angela is currently a member of the Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange (NRLX) Advisory Group.