International Management Profiles
Formed: 2011, Website: https://nuffieldinternational.org/
|Andrew Fowler – Chairman|
Andrew was elected to the Nuffield Australia Board in 2011 and was appointed Chair of the Board in September 2016. He was elected as Nuffield International Chair in March 2020. Andrew and his wife Marie farm with his family outside Esperance on the south-east coast of Western Australia. The business produces canola, barley, wheat, lamb, wool and beef. Andrew is currently focusing on the synergies between the livestock and the crops, grazing all the crops and ensuring good sub-clover pasture regeneration. Andrew was awarded life membership of the South East Premium Wheat Growers Association (SEPWA) and is also a member of the GRDC’s local Regional Cropping Solutions Network. He travelled on his Nuffield Scholarship in 2000.
|Brendon Smart – External Board Member|
Brendon Smart is owner operator and Business Development Manager of Smart Group, a 5,000- hectare property at Keith and 400-hectares at Victor Harbor in South Australia, producing irrigated and non-irrigated crops of lucerne seed, cereals, pulses, export fodder, vegetable seed and extensive livestock.
The business is run by a board, with three non-family members, independent chair and part- time CEO. And has been awarded the South Australian Premiers Food and Fibre Award, Field Crops, for excellence, innovation and leadership. The business has endeavoured to be at the leading edge of technology either as innovators or early adopters. This pursuit would have been less fruitful if not for the global network of Nuffield and Brendon’s constant interaction with it.
Brendon is a 1990 Nuffield Scholar, Nuffield Life Member, Past National Chairman and Chairman Nuffield International Triennial Conference held in Australia in 2011. He has a long career in agri-politics at state, national and international level, holding office for many years mainly with pasture seeds and cereals. He is Past Board Chairman of Seedmark Pty Ltd and Seedco Pty Ltd. He is Member of Adelaide University Agriculture Advisory Board, Past Chairman of Patoa Farms NZ Pty Ltd and Brimbago Asset Co.
Brendon has lectured at Macquarie University, Sydney, the Rabobank EDP Course on Agri- Business Structures and Human Resource Management, and Fellow Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Brendon is married to Robyn and they have three sons. He is a keen pilot with a private pilots license, night VFR spanning 32 years.
|Martin Davies – External Board Member|
Martin Davies is a 2006 Nuffield Scholar and will become Chief Executive Officer of Westchester Group Investment Management in January 2018. Since 2014, he has been Chief Executive Officer of Westchester Group, Europe. Prior to this role he was Head of Farmland Investment at Insight Investment Management, a subsidiary of Bank of New York Mellon.
Martin has 25-years' experience in farm, rural business, agricultural investment, company board and governance management. As a Nuffield Scholar, Martin studied the impact of bio fuels on UK arable farming. He has a BSc in Agriculture from the University of Reading and other professional qualifications include professional status at the Institute of Agriculture Management. Martin is also a qualified agronomist and fertiliser advisor.
He was a Director of the Oxford Farming Conference from 2014-2017, and chaired the 2017 conference.
Martin is a Church Council Member, enjoys sport including rugby, cricket, ski touring and running. He participated in the London Marathon in 2002 and 2003, New York Marathon in 2011 and a Marathon in Norway in 2012. Between 2012 and 2017, Martin has completed 17 Olympic and middle-distance triathlons.
|Jodie Redcliffe – Interim CEO|
Jodie has been CEO of Nuffield Australia since March 2019, and Interim CEO of Nuffield International since 1-April 2020. Prior to this, Jodie held numerous positions within the chicken industry, most recently as the President of the Australian Chicken Grower Council. Jodie was also President and Executive Officer for Queensland Chicken Growers Association and sat on the Australian Chicken Meat Federation, the industry’s peak body. Jodie and her husband Wayne operated a commercial broiler farm for 27 years. In 2017, they sold their farm, and purchased their dream property in Northern NSW, with an Angus breeder operation and agritourism venture. Jodie is a 2013 Scholar whose report was titled “Something to Crow About: What can poultry farmers do to answer consumer perceptions and pressures facing our industry?’ Jodie has been heavily involved with Nuffield as Queensland State Chair, a member of the Programs Committee and foundation host of the Japan leg of the GFP. This role is a real passion of Jodie’s, marrying her ability to speak Japanese with her interest in continuous agricultural learning