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 Burrows
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 Crowley
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 Michael 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
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.