Michael Jeffery was elected as a director on 14 November 2012 and is from the Southern Region. Michael is a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee.

Michael has been farming at Austral Eden near Kempsey in a family partnership for 27 years and milks a herd of 300 cows. He has extensive business, marketing and dairy industry experience, including in overseas countries and has held a number of positions including directorships in dairy related export, consulting and genetics businesses. In addition, Michael has been a state delegate of both the NSW

Dairy Farmers’ Association and Holstein Australia for five years. He had been on LiveCorp’s China Live Export Industry Working Group Committee for two years and as part of the NorcoNet communication network, has been Chairman of the Nambucca / Kempsey group for three years. Michael also holds an Advanced Diploma in Agriculture. More recently, Michael has been appointed as an Alternate Delegate to the Dairy Connect Farm Group Board and is the current Chairman of the Kempsey Dairy Industry Group, a position he has held for four years.

Michael is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has also completed the AICD Finance for Directors course. During the year, Michael attended the Australian Dairy Industry Conference in Shepparton Victoria. With the Chairman, Michael attended the Australia and New Zealand Co-operative Leaders’ Forum in May 2016, visited milk processing and rural retail businesses in New Zealand and also represented Norco at the ADIC Investment Planning Workshop.