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.

Xavier Martin

Vice President

Mr Martin operates a wheat, canola and sorghum farm at Mullaley.

Rebecca Reardon

Mrs Reardon is actively involved, with her husband, in their mixed farming business in Moree, NSW but also brings extensive commercial sector experience. She spent over 25 years in leadership roles for private and public agribusiness companies and more recently in directorship roles. She is currently on the board of Grains Australia Ltd and NW Local Lands and Service, and has previously served on the Grain Trade Australia board, Direct Fertilizers Vic board, Wheat Industry Advisory Taskforce and the Grain Producers Australia policy group. She has been actively involved with NSW Farmers as Chair of the Grains Committee and on Executive Council for the past 6 years.

Rebecca is a Graduate of the AICD and holds an Honors degree in Agricultural Economics.

Lisa Minogue

Board Member

Mrs Minogue operates a mixed farming enterprise in Barmedman, Central West NSW with her husband.  She currently is on the board of National Farmers Federation, the NSW Rural Assistance Authority and the Veterinary Practitioners Board of NSW.  She has formal qualifications in Agricultural Economics, Financial Counselling and Community Services and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.  Actively involved with NSW Farmers for over 25 years with the Barmedman Branch, an Executive Councillor since 2015 and a member of the Rural Affairs Advisory Committee also since 2015.

Peter Comensoli

Board Member
Mr Comensoli is a horticulturalist producing citrus and stone fruit at Mangrove Mountain.

Mitchell Clapham

Board Member

Mr Clapham has a mixed farming/grazing business in partnership with his wife on the Central Tablelands at Ilford where he has been actively farming since 1978.
He has previously served in Local Government and several Community organisations in leadership roles over the last thirty years. Has also had board of management experience in Catchment Management, Rural Counselling and on Cudgegong Regional Abattoirs.

Christopher Stillard

Board Member
Mr Stillard is a horticulturalist, fodder producer also producing grains, Sheep-meat and wool at Barooga.

Shane Kilby

Board Member
Mrs Kilby is self-employed with diverse interests including a grazing business with Black Angus cattle near Dubbo. Mrs Kilby is the Dubbo Branch Chair of NSW Farmers and a Region 3 Executive Councillor, a position which she enjoys as it supports her desire to advocate on behalf of the farming community.

Previously, Mrs Kilby worked as a Head Teacher for TAFE Western and with her husband owned a successful mixed farming business at Coonamble for 32 years. Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Economics, Diploma of Education, Diploma of Management and Graduate Diploma in Adult L&N Education.

Mrs Kilby resides in Dubbo, is married, has 3 grown up children and 3 grandchildren who she adores.

Salvator Russo

Board Member