Management of TDIA

​​​​​In accordance with Section 6 of the Dairy Industry Act 1994, TDIA is governed by a Board appointed by the Minister for Primary Industries and Water. 

The Board consists of

  • two members who have a wide practical knowledge of the dairy farming industry, selected from nominations submitted by an organisation representing dairy farmers, and
  • two members who have a wide practical knowledge of the milk processing or the milk manufacturing industry. 

The Minister also appoints a chairperson.

In 2019, the TDIA Board approved a Code of Conduct to be followed by Board Members which can be downloaded here:

  TDIA Board Code of Conduct   (173Kb)​

Current TDIA Board Members

Ms Rae Burro​ws 

B.Sc (Hons), MBA, GAICD, FLWA.
The current Chair of TDIA and also the General Manager of Biosecurity Tasmania for the Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania (NRE Tas).​​ Rae has previously worked in Western Australia and the ACT in leadership roles in Communications, Strategic Policy and Planning, and Aquatic Environment and Biosecurity. She has extensive experience as a Director in the Not for Profit sector. 

Mrs Jessica Cr​owley

B.Sc (Hons), B. Teaching.
A director of a company manufacturing dairy milk powder products in Tasmania and joined the TDIA Board in 2017.  

Mr Mic​​hael Hendrey

B. App Sc, Certified Environmental Auditor.
Has been a member of TDIA since 2013 and has over 30 years experience in the dairy manufacturing industry. 

Mrs Michele​ Lawrence

B. Ed
​Joined the TDIA Board in 2017 and has operated a farm dairy business with her husband since 2010. 

Mr Wayne Johnston

​Was appointed to the Board in December 2021.  Wayne currently holds the position of Mayor and Councillor of the Meander Valley Council.

The Authority is a public authority and any complaints regarding misconduct of a member can be referred to the Integrity Commission for investigation by the public. 


Tasmanian Dairy Industry Authority
PO Box 303
Devonport TAS 7310
Phone: 03 6478 4100
Fax: 03 6441 5900

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