Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is responsible for NSW Farmers’ overall performance and compliance, providing strategic direction, effective governance and leadership.

James Jackson


Mr Jackson a Guyra district farmer since 1983. Took over the family farm and lease other country. Previous to this qualified as a vet in Brisbane and practised in SA specialising in ovine reproduction. Also did some work in PNG on TB eradication in water buffalo.

Chris Groves

Vice President

Mr Groves and his wife run a family farming operation at Cowra, he has been farming since he left school.  Mr Groves believes past positions at federal as well as state organisations have given him an intimate knowledge of the representative structure of our industry.

Rebecca Reardon

Originally from a farming family in Cootamundra, Mrs Reardon now operates a mixed farming business with her husband in Moree. She has extensive executive experience. Between 1994 to 2013, she held leadership roles in agribusiness organisations specialising in supply chain management and international and domestic commodity marketing. Presently Mrs Reardon is involved in board work, consultancy and donates her time and experience to furthering the future of agriculture.

Lisa Minogue

Board Member

Mrs Minogue operates a mixed farming enterprise of 2500ha in Barmedman in south west NSW with her husband and 2 teenage sons. She has a Bachelor of Agricultural Economics from University of New England, Diplomas in Financial Counselling and Community Services, Cert. IV in Training and Assessing. Mrs Minogue spent 9 years as a Rural Financial Counsellor, 3 years with GrainCorp as a Regional Administrator and has worked in rural retail as a Finance Manager and Office Manager.

Paul Shoker

Board Member
Mr Shoker along with his family runs a mixed horticulturalist farming business specialising in bananas, avocados and vegetable production. After completing a Bachlor of Business majoring in Accounting and Farming Paul decided to forego a career in town and assume a greater role on the family farm situated on the North Coast of NSW at Coffs Harbour. Paul’s interests include matters relating to Industrial Relations, environmental management and promoting the farming sector to the wider community, especially through social media.

Tim Duddy

Board Member

Mr Duddy is a mixed irrigation and dry land farmer from the Liverpool Plains, he worked for 9 years leading the Caroona Coal Action Group and was instrumental in the foundation of the Namoi Water Study, he also worked with both the state and federal governments on considerable legislative reform dealing in the mining versus agricultural debate. Mr Duddy also has considerable experience in dealing with land and water title issues.

Chris Kemp

Board Member
Mr Kemp started to farm in 1983, in that time he attended Orange Agricultural College and completed Farm Management. He successfully completed grazing for profit, low stress livestock handling and an array of other short farm management related courses. Mr Kemp was in partnership with his father and then 15 years with his wife, they run a Corriedale flock and stud. 


Wayne Dunford

Board Member
Head of a mixed family farming business based from “Lynton”, Gunningbland, about 25 kilometres from Parkes, Mr Dunford believes farming needs all the representation it can get. Including two properties north of Brewarrina and the Parkes holdings of 1600ha the family farms alomst 14,000 hectares in total.

Salvator Russo

Board Member