OUR BOARD

WMG is governed by a skills-based central management board consisting of locals and leaders within the industry representing different facets of agriculture in our region.

 

Murray Grey 

Chair

Mob: 0412 676 861

Based in Yathroo with his wife Adele, daughter Odelia, and sons Jack and Jesse, Murray is the Managing Director of Glenflorrie Brahmans, a family-owned and operated beef business incorporating Glenflorrie Station in the West Pilbara and two backgrounding properties in the West Midlands region. The Grey family has been in the pastoral industry for five generations and this strong background has led to Murray's involvement in various industry committees including the Northern Australia Beef Research Council and the Marketing, Market Access and Trade sub-committee for the Cattle Council of Australia. Participation at a national committee level has exposed Murray to valuable skills and experience. 


 

Tim Hayes

Vice Chair

Mob: 0419 919 967

Email: timhayeslogistics@gmail.com

Third-generation farmer, Tim Hayes farms with his father David and wife Erin on their mixed farming operation in Eganu. The Hayes family are considered pioneers of soil amelioration with a long history of experimenting with different techniques. Tim is also a qualified electrician. 


 

Duncan Glasfurd

Secretary

Duncan farms with his parents, Ray and Rose in Dandaragan and Cataby. They run a mixed farming operation consisting of 70% sheep and 30% crop. Duncan studied a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Western Australia and also complete a chartered accountancy.


 

Mieke Bohlen

Treasurer

Mob: 0427 479 311

Email: mieke.bohlen@nutrien.com.au

Mieke holds a Bachelor of Commerce and is Merchandise Manager at Nutrien Ag Solutions' Badgingarra branch. Joining the WMG Board back in 2018, Mieke is passionate about ensuring local producers can access relevant interesting and regular updates to improve the management and profitability of their farm businesses.

 


 

Declan Keogh

Email: dec.keogh13@gmail.com

Declan is an agribusiness professional with extensive pastoral cattle and agribusiness finance experience. Spending time as a child at his aunt and uncle's farm at Warradarge developed a strong connection with the region and passion for agriculture and ultimately led him to a career in the sector. Declan hopes to contribute to the sustainable growth of agriculture through innovation in technology and management. He holds an Associate Degree in Agribusiness from Curtin (Muresk), a Graduate Certificate in Commerce from the University of Sydney and is nearing the completion of his Master of Business Administration at the University of Western Australia. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has recently completed the Company Director’s Course.

 

OUR COMMITTEES

To ensure West Midlands Group’s work is farmer-driven, we have four committees each representing a sector of our region. These committees meet regularly throughout the year to share ideas, issues, experiences and challenges to help direct our research and extension activities.

Cropping R&D Committee
David Isbister - Chairperson
Erin Cahill
Steve Cosh
Stephen Davies
Duncan Glasfurd 
Tim Hayes 
Brianna Hindle 
David Hurst 
Helen Lethlean 
Peter Negus 
Eddy Pol
Jeremy Roberts
Charles Roberts 
Bill Bowden 

 
Livestock R&D Committee
Will Browne - Chairperson
Rebecca Butcher
Duncan Glasfurd
Brianna Hindle
Ted Kennedy
Helen Lethlean
Dennis Martin
Bryon Micke
David Mills
Geoff Moore
Peter Negus
Chris Patmore
Chris Poole
Zac Roberts
Charles Roberts
Andrew Viola
Ron Wilkinson
       
                                                                                                
Women in Agriculture Committee
Tracey Cook - Chairperson
Georgie Day
Kari-Lee Falconer
Jade Stoney
Shae Butler
Kirra Holley

Horticulture/Water Resources Committee
David Anderson    
Carolina Brander
David Fox
Jo Garbin
Greg Humfrey
David Hurst
Courtney Piesse
Craig Ryan
Andrew Viola
Brian White