Nathan Craig  

Executive Officer

Mob: 0438 924 208

Email: eo@wmgroup.org.au

Nathan Craig hails from a family farm in Western Victoria where he spent the first seven years of his career as farm manager on their mixed enterprise (sheep and crop) farm. He has a strong background in annual and perennial pasture management, livestock production as well as the development of a cropping enterprise that worked synergistically with the pasture system. Nathan has recently completed a PhD at UWA on “Plant available nitrogen in monoculture wheat under long-term no tillage”


 

Carolina Brander  

Agribusiness Development Manager

Mob: 0409 889 501

Email: carolina.brander@wmgroup.org.au

Carolina has extensive experience in marketing and corporate communications. She has a Master of Science in Sustainability Management and a Bachelor of Journalism. Carolina shares her expertise in business, marketing, and community engagement through the Northern Valleys Agribusiness project.
 


 

Brianna Hindle

Mixed Farming Project Officer

Mob: 0457 064 777

Email: projects@wmgroup.org.au

Brianna grew up on a farm east of Ballidu where her family runs an intensive piggery, sheep and cropping program. She has a Bachelor in Agricultural Business Management with Charles Sturt University in Northam. Brianna is particularly interested in ways of incorporating sheep enterprise back into the farming industry to further develop the positive aspects of having livestock and cropping enterprises within a farming business.

 


 

Chris O’Callaghan

Research and Development Coordinator

Mob: 0429 446 515

Email: research@wmgroup.org.au

Chris has worked in the Agricultural Industry professionally for 12 years. He was the Liebe Group R&D Co-ordinator and Executive Officer for eight years and has held roles in database development, safety management plan development, trial reporting and farm planning. In 2016, Chris was the WMG Acting Executive Officer, before re-joining the group as the R&D Co-ordinator in April 2018. Chris holds a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and a Graduate Certificate in Business. Chris originally hails from Coorow and is still involved in the family mechanical business.


 

Kirra Holley

Cadet Communications Officer

Mob: 0417 921 424

Email: comms@wmgroup.org.au

Former Margaret River local, Kirra completed a Journalism Major (BA) at Curtin University in Perth in 2015. Kirra worked for an international property firm and an accounting agency where she gained extensive experience in office administration, marketing and public relations. Kirra moved to Dandaragan in early 2018 and is enjoying the learning about and working within the agricultural industry.


 

Brinley Porter

Administration Office

Email: admin@wmgroup.org.au

Long-time local, Brinley’s family are fourth generation Moora farmers. Brinley studied music and became a music teacher as there were more than enough brothers to take on the family farm. Brinley worked in Local Government Administration for a few years in Dandaragan, then left the workforce to become a mum. After focusing on her two beautiful children as a stay at home mum, Brinley is now back in the workforce and enjoying being involved in the agricultural industry.

 


 

Nadine Marshall
Finance Officer
Tel:  (08) 9651 4008
Fax: (08) 9651 4107
Email: finance@wmgroup.org.au
Nadine has more than 15 years of accounts and administration experience. She has a Certificate IV in Bookkeeping, is a member of the Australian Bookkeepers Association and a Registered BAS Agent.

 


 
Tracey Cook
Communications Consultant
Email: tracey_cook@bigpond.com
Tracey is a freelance journalist, who previously worked for The West Australian, WA Business News and Financial Times publications. Tracey is based in Dandaragan and manages her family’s farming business, Dandaragan Organic Beef. She has a Bachelor of Communications/Journalism and is a WMG board member.

 


 

Dr Bill Bowden
Soils R&D Ambassador
Dr Bill Bowden has 40 year’s of experience with plant and soil research, development and extension with DAFWA. He has a BSc(Agric) (UWA 1965) and a PhD soil chemistry. Bill has been awarded the Reserve Bank fellowship on fertiliser dissolution, placement and effectiveness, Donald medallist and GRDC Seed of Light award. Bill has spent his career developing soil fertility and fertiliser recommendation systems for crops and pastures in WA.

 


 

 
Bryon Micke
Livestock R&D Ambassador
Dr Bryon Micke has 40 year’s of experience as a veterinarian in the Western Midlands with a special interest in on-farm animal production. He is also a local farmer and has a self-replacing merino ewe flock.