Board

  • Simon Corish

    Simon  Corish

    Chairman

    Grower, Goondiwindi (Qld)
    In partnership with his family, Simon operates more than 15,000 ha of irrigated, dryland and grazing land over five properties, an enterprise that has won awards for excellence in achievement, cotton production and environmental stewardship.

    Cotton Australia representation:

    • Cotton Australia Corporate Governance Committee
    • Cotton Australia representative on NFF Water Taskforce
  • Hamish McIntyre

    Hamish  McIntyre

    Deputy Chair

    Grower, St George (Qld)
    Hamish oversees a number of dryland, irrigated and grazing operations in South-western Queensland, including his family’s farms at St George and Dirranbandi. He is a consultant to Malyasian group SEDC.

    Cotton Australia representation:

    • Chair, Transgenic and Insect Management Strategies (TIMS) Committee
    • Cotton Australia Corporate Governance Committee

    Other industry representation:

    • Member, Crop Consultants Association
  • Fleur Anderson

    Fleur Anderson

    Grower & community relations executive, Theodore (Qld)
    With a family history of cotton farming, Fleur divides time between growing and work as Group Manager, Landholder & Community Relations for Evolution Mining Ltd. In 2011 she received the 2011 Young Achiever of the Year Award.

    Other industry representation:

    • Director, Queensland Rural Regional and Remote Womens Network
    • Member, Queensland Resources Council Community Engagement and Social Policy Committee
  • Nigel Burnett

    Nigel Burnett

    Grower, Emerald (Qld)
    Nigel operates a mixed farming operation of both irrigated and dryland cropping and grassfed cattle in Emerald. He holds a Bachelor of Rural Science (UNE, 1999) and took part in the Future Cotton Leaders Program in 2005.

    Cotton Australia representation:

    • Cotton Australia Mining & Coal Seam Gas Taskforce
    • Cotton Australia representative for Fitzroy Partnership for River Health
  • Jeremy Callachor

    Jeremy  Callachor

    Industry representative, Toowoomba (Qld)
    Jeremy was appointed CEO of Namoi Cotton in November 2010 and is responsible for all of the organisation’s business operations.

    Cotton Australia representation:

    • Chair, Cotton Australia Corporate Governance Committee
  • Bob Dall'Alba

    Bob Dall'Alba

    Industry representative, Brisbane (Qld)
    A 40-year agribusiness veteran, Bob is Executive Director and Country Head of Olam, the parent company for Queensland Cotton.

    Cotton Australia representation:

    • Cotton Australia Corporate Governance Committee
  • Barb Grey

    Barb Grey

    Grower, Mungindi / Darling Downs (Qld)
    Barb operates an irrigated cropping enterprise at Mungindi and a dryland farm at Jondaryan. She holds a Master of Business Administration and was the 2011 recipient of the RIRDC Rural Woman of the Year Award (Qld, and National runner-up).

    Industry representation:

    • Lead, Cotton Australia / CRDC 'People' Research Panel
    • Cotton Australia representative, NFF Workforce Productivity Committee
    • Vice-Chair, Mungindi Water Users & Cotton Growers Association
    • Chair, Cotton Industry Awards Committee, 'Young Achievers' category
  • Chris Hogendyk

    Chris Hogendyk

    Grower, Warren (NSW)
    With more than 35 years in the cotton industry, Chris was General Manager of Auscott in the Macquarie Valley for 13 years and is now General  Manager, Agronomy for the organisation.

  • Peter Tuohey

    Peter Tuohey

    Grower, Carrathool (NSW)
    Peter and Caroline Tuohey operate a successful farming business consisting of three irrigated farms between Darlington Point and Carrathool, alongside the Murrumbidgee River. The Tuoheys were one of the driving forces behind the construction of the RivCott cotton gin at Carrathool, and in 2015 were named recipients of the AgriRisk High Achiever of the Year Award.

    Other industry representation:

    • Treasurer, Southern Valleys Cotton Growers Association
    • Director, RivCott
    • Committee Member, Australian Cotton Conference 2016
    • CRDC, Grower Panel
  • Matt McVeigh

    Matt McVeigh

    A third-generation farmer, Matt is a Nuffield Scholar whose family runs an irrigated and dryland cropping farm at Dalby, on Queensland's Darling Downs. He is a graduate of the Future Cotton Leaders program.

    Cotton Australia representation:

    • Cotton Australia Farmer Advisory Panel