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 Burrows 
B.Sc (Hons), MBA, GAICD, FLWA.
The current Chair of TDIA and also the Director of Biosecurity Operations for the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and the Environment (DPIPWE). 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,
B. Ed
Joined the TDIA Board in 2017 and has operated a farm dairy business with her husband since 2010. 

Mr Peter Tyson
Dip. Dairy Technology, Grad Dip Agriculture
Is a retired public servant with 40+ years experience in the dairy industry. He previously managed the Dairy Branch of DPIPWE and currently consults on State and National agricultural industry committees. Peter has been a Member of TDIA since 2010.


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

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