Sheep Industry Fund Board
The current members of the Sheep Industry Fund Board are:
Ian Rowett (Marrabel) - Chair
Ian has farmed at Marrabel for his working life. He has a strong passion for the sheep industry since and has been involved in agri-politics and industry development for the past 45 years. Ian was the Merino SA representative on the South Australian Sheep Advisory Group for the past 6 years and served the last two as the Group’s Chairman.
Graham Clothier (Lucindale)
Graham has been involved in sheep production and management since 1981, originally as a shearer, then becoming a partner in the family farm. He farmed with his brothers and father until 2008. In this period the farm ran up to 6000 ewes mostly for wool production while also running a Poll Dorset and White Suffolk stud.
Helen Thomas (Manoora)
Helen Thomas is a sheep grower based in Manoora, Mid North, but with properties in the Eastern Pastoral zone and the Fleurieu Peninsula. She is passionate about the sheep industry and the environment in which it operates. Combined with corporate and governance experience, Helen’s leadership ability and willingness to contribute thoughtfully to discussions will make her a valuable member of the Sheep Industry Fund Board.
Jane Kellock (Farrell Flat)
Jane was born and raised on a sheep station in the north of South Australia and moved to Farrell Flat in 1991. She has an active role in all areas of her family’s mixed farming business. Jane has had prolific involvement in industry Boards and Committees including advisory and review roles with SALRC, MLA and the SA Sheep Advisory Group.
Keith Bolto (Kangaroo Island)
Keith and his family shear 17,000 sheep and graze 1,700 hectares on Kangaroo Island. At 33 years old, Keith is a young industry leader who has served on several Boards, committees and local groups. Keith has also worked in a consultative capacity with PIRSA in the SA Mallee.
Nette Fischer (Wasleys)
Nette, along with her husband Troy and three children, run a White Suffolk Stud and cropping property in the lower Mid North. The stud markets 300 rams per annum across SA as well as all other sheep producing states. She has an hands on role in all aspects of their sheep, machinery and financial operations. Prior to working on the farm, she has held roles in logistics for the wine industry, exporting large quantities of beef to America & South East Asia, and at Meat and Livestock Australia.