Board

  • Hamish McIntyre

    Hamish  McIntyre

    Chairman

    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:

    • Cotton Australia Corporate Governance Committee
    • Representative, Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) Council

    • Representative, National Farmers Federation (NFF) Council

    • Representative, Australian Cotton Industry Forum (ACIF) Cotton Australia

    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.

    Cotton Australia representation:

    • Chair, Cotton Conference committee
    • Chair, Australian Cotton Industry Forum (ACIF)

    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

    Deputy chair

    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:

    • Chair, Transgenic and Insect Management Strategies (TIMS) Committee
    • Representative, Cotton Breeding Australia (CBA) 
    • 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
  • 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.

    Cotton Australia representation:

    • Deputy chair, Australian Cotton Conference committee

    Other industry representation:

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

    Matt McVeigh

    Grower, Dalby (Qld)
    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
  • Bernard Bierhoff

    Bernard Bierhoff

    Grower, Rowena (NSW)

    Bernard is the overall Farming Manager for Avondale Ag - a mixed farming enterprise at Rowena, NSW. He has 30 years of experience in cotton and was the recipient of 2018 Agririsk High Achiever Award.

    Cotton Australia representation:

    • Deputy chair, Transgenic and Insect Management Strategies (TIMS) Committee 
    • Representative, Cotton Breeding Australia (CBA)

    Other industry representation:

    • Vice Chair, Walgett Cotton Growers’ Association
    • Chair, bio-tech panel of the TIMS Committee
  • Susan McCutcheon

    Susan McCutcheon

    Grower, Narromine (NSW)

    Sue has been responsible for the management of the McCutcheon family farming enterprise's cotton growing and dryland farming operation since 2001. She is particularly interested in and passionate about cotton communities.

    Sue has spent 20 years teaching in the public education system, including at TAFE, and has just completed eight years as a local government councillor. She also has a garden consultation and design business called Horti-Ladies.

    Other industry representation:

    • Macquarie Cotton Growers’ Association
    • Narromine Stock and Domestic Irrigation