Gary Millar (Chair)
Gary commenced his career working for the O’Kane Poultry Group, an integrated poultry business in Northern Ireland, before moving into various senior operational roles with Aviagen in the UK, India and Australia. With over 20 years’ experience in the poultry industry, he has a broad knowledge in the technical management of broilers and chicken meat breeding stock of all generations. Gary is the Business Development Manager for Hubbard Breeders and travels extensively throughout Asia in the support of Hubbard’s Sales and Technical teams in China, North East Asia and Oceania. Gary has a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Agriculture from the University of Aberdeen, a MBA from the University of Edinburgh and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Dr Sheridan Alfirevich
Sheridan is the National Technical and Animal Welfare Manager at Baiada Poultry, responsible for Baiada’s national flock health, animal welfare and livestock compliance. Her expertise spans meat and layer chicken breeders, turkey breeders, meat chickens, turkeys, layers, hatcheries and processing facilities. Sheridan graduated from Murdoch University with a Bachelor of Science (Veterinary Biology) and Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, with Honours. She is a member of Avian Health Chapter of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists, President of the Australasian Veterinary Poultry Association and Board Member of Free Range Egg and Poultry Australia.
Katherine is the Technical Services Director at Ingham’s, where she manages the integration of nutrition, commodity purchasing, research and feed quality across all farming operations. With over 20 years’ professional experience, Katherine’s career has spanned National Nutrition Manager, Nutritionist, Quality Control Manager and Laboratory Manager with Ingham’s, Australia’s largest integrated poultry producer. Katherine has a Bachelor of Science, Food Science and Technology (Honours) from the University of New South Wales.
Peter has more than 30 years’ experience in the chicken meat industry, working as a nutritionist in Australia, South Africa and New Zealand. He is a nutritionist with Baiada Poultry where he has implemented new feed formulation software and introduced automated nutrition functions across the business. As the single biggest expense in rearing poultry, nutrition plays a significant role in industry and Peter has a wealth of experience in nutrition management both domestically and internationally. Peter has a Bachelor of Science, Agriculture and Animal Science (Honours) from the University of Kwazulu Natal.