Livestock SA Staff
Chief Executive Officer
Andrew was appointed CEO of Livestock SA in May 2016. Andrew’s career includes 21 years with Primary Industries and Regions SA in a range of industry development roles including the fibre, meat, agricultural workforce and natural resource management sectors.
His most recent role was as Senior Industry Adviser, where he worked to initiate and support agribusiness development in SA. This included being the link between different stakeholders and government on initiating, designing or assessing complex industry development projects.
He spent six years as program manager of PIRSA’s workforce and infrastructure development, identifying the workforce needs in the agrifood and wine industry to identify practical strategies for addressing gaps and shortages. He also spent seven years as PIRSA’s principal officer for the fibre and meat industries.
Prior to PIRSA, he worked as a dairy extension officer for Agriculture Victoria, providing management and technical advice and facilitation support to farm production groups in south west Victoria. He also worked as a jackaroo at Dunkeld, Victoria, on a 3200ha Merino sheep and cattle property.
Andrew grew up visiting a family farm at Kerang, Victoria, which was the impetus for him to study agricultural science at university, where he also gained formal qualifications as a woolclasser.
Andrew is also CEO of the South Australian Dairyfarmers’ Association. His role is a joint position, recognising the similar issues facing livestock and dairy farmers and the synergies that can be obtained in advocating on behalf of both industries.
Contact Andrew on 08 8297 2299 and email
Deane was appointed as Livestock SA executive officer in 2013, after six years as policy manager for SAFF. Deane originally started as an agricultural economist cadet with the former South Australian Department of Agriculture. He spent nearly 40 years in the SA Government in a number of roles including as an agricultural economist, rural counselling liaison officer, executive officer for the Advisory Board of Agriculture and Agricultural Bureau of SA and as a ministerial liaison officer.
Contact Deane 08 8297 2299 and email
Jen works with the South Australian Dairyfarmers’ Association, Primary Producers SA and Livestock SA, dividing her time between the three groups. She initially worked with the South Australian Farmers Federation as a part-time receptionist. She manages Livestock SA’s administrative and business needs and is the point of contact for membership enquiries.
Contact Jen on 08 8297 2299 and email