Introducing our Staff
Chief Executive Officer
Christian has come to ALFA with excellent policy and advocacy experience, strategy and communication skills and long term relationships with industry leaders, commercial operators, government officials, other peak industry bodies and our service providers. Prior to joining ALFA as CEO, Christian was most recently employed with the Australian Meat Industry Council (AMIC) within their senior Executive team representing the meat processing industry in livestock, animal welfare, meat quality and product integrity matters. A key contributor to industry programs, Christian has held senior positions on various working groups and committees including SAFEMEAT, Meat Standards Australia, Livestock Production Assurance, National Vendor Declarations, and the National Livestock Identification System.
Membership, Communications & Capability Officer
An enthusiast for communications and project management within agriculture, Jessica works with ALFA as Membership, Communications and Capability Officer. Jessica grew up on a cattle property in north-east Victoria and worked on-farm for a number of years throughout Victoria and Western Australia. Following the completion of her Bachelor of Business (Agribusiness) at Marcus Oldham College, she went on to work in the events, communications and marketing sectors of agribusiness, whilst also taking on volunteer leadership roles in the industry. Jessica applies both her experience and passion for livestock production when providing quality services to ALFA Members.
Policy & Projects Analyst
As Policy and Projects Analyst for ALFA, Annabel has a thorough understanding of how to analyse policy issues, formulate potential solutions and undertake effective consultation with relevant committees and other stakeholders to achieve outcomes that benefit members and the Industry more widely. In her previous roles, particularly in her time with the Cattle Council of Australia (CCA), Annabel has gained extensive experience with Peak Councils, particularly in formulating and advocating policy positions in the areas of Industry Systems, Animal Health and Welfare, Trade and R&D. Annabel holds a BA in International Relations and LLB in Australian Constitutional Law from ANU. Originally from a farming background in Young, NSW, Annabel has a strong affinity with rural Australia and a real passion for the beef industry.
Accounts, Office Administrator & Personal Assistant to CEO
Nat works with ALFA as Accounts, Office Administrator and Personal Assistant to CEO. Nat has a Masters in Business Administration, a Diploma in Accounting and is currently studying part time Master of Professional Accounting at UTS. Previously, Nat worked for OCC Apparel for over five years in accounts.
Technical Services Officer, Contractor
Jeff is contracted to ALFA to provide a Technical Services role for the lot feeding industry. The role is funded by both ALFA and MLA, and has been created to deliver information, education, training and technical services to improve management practices among cattle lot feeders throughout Australia. Before taking up this position, Jeff was employed for 18 years as a Livestock Extension Officer (Beef Cattle) with the NSW Department of Primary Industries. Jeff is based at Forbes in central NSW and is available to provide advice and assistance to all existing feedlots, as well as anyone looking to develop a feedlot or going through the feedlot establishment process. Please feel free to contact Jeff with any enquiries you may have.
Jeffrey House, firstname.lastname@example.org 0419 262 207