Meet Our Team
WoolProducers Australia is led by a National Executive made up of woolgrowers from around Australia. Each state farm organisation member is represented on the executive, while another three members are independently elected by the growers Australia-wide.
Democratically elected independent members gives anyone involved with wool growing in Australia the opportunity to be a part of the leadership team. This sets WPA apart from other grower groups and gives it the mantle of the true democratic voice of the Australian wool industry.
Chief Executive Officer
Jo has a passion for the wool industry, having grown up on a wool and beef property in southern NSW, and has spent most of her working life in various facets of the industry.
Jo joined WoolProducers Australia as the Animal Health and Welfare Policy Director in February 2011 and was appointed as CEO in December 2014. Prior to that Jo worked for AgForce Queensland as the Sheep & Wool Policy Director.
Jo has represented the wool industry at state, national and international levels throughout her career across a range of issues affecting the industry.
Jo has worked in wool production, on-farm testing and shearing sheds across NSW and has a degree in Agribusiness from the University of Sydney.
Adam joined WoolProducers Australia in September 2020. Adam grew up on a wool producing property near Yass in New South Wales and studied a Bachelor of Agriculture (Agronomy) at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga. Following studies Adam worked for 4 years as an agronomist in the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales before moving into the federal Department of Agriculture, where he worked in various biosecurity and trade related roles.
Adam has recently returned to Australia having spent 4 years working for the Falklands Islands Government Department of Agriculture, initially as the agronomist and subsequently as the Senior Agricultural Advisor. During his time in the Falklands Adam worked with landowners to improve the profitability and sustainability of their largely wool focused production systems. While in the Falkland Islands Adam oversaw the implementation of modern genetic improvement tools (including genomic testing and improved data collection for generating ASBVs), improved wool testing methods to assist in marketing the national clip; he also oversaw the implementation of a number of environmental, business, biosecurity and trade policies.
Adam is keen to contribute to the long-term sustainable growth of the Australian wool industry through informed investment in research and development, maintenance of benchmark animal welfare standards, sustainable environmental management, developing consumer awareness and advocacy for what is nothing short of the greatest natural fibre in the world.
Health and Welfare Committee
Australian Superfine Wool Growers Association (ASWGA)
Australian Wool Growers Association (AWGA)
Australian Veterinary Association – Sheep Vets Special Interest Group