Iain has served on boards for over 40 years including Lenswood Cold Stores Co-operative Ltd, Citrus Australia Northern Zone Rock Lobster Fisherman’s Association, Flinders University Council, and the Pika Wiya Indigenous Health service. He is also an Associate Director on the Voyages Indigenous Tourism Board which operates Ayers Rock Resort. Iain was in the SA Parliament for 21 years and served as the Liberal Party Leader. He was a Minister for 5 years including the Minister for Trade and the Minister for Environment and brings a trade and sustainability background to a Board. Iain is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) Course. He has also completed the AICD Chairman’s Course and Subsidiary Boards Course and has an Applied Science Degree.
Michael is the Tasmanian Manager of the South Australian Lobster Company. He has previous experience as a lobster fisher and is currently based in Hobart. Michael is also the executive officer of the Australian Southern Rock Lobster Exporters Association (ARLEA) and provides the company with valuable insights into the supply chain and logistics of SRL export.
Wayne is a commercial fisher from Lakes Entrance in Victoria. In 2014 he received a Nuffield Scholarship, supported by the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation and Woolworths. Wayne researched various methods of fishing for species such as Gummy Shark and assessed the environmental outcomes of the techniques on fish stocks and broader environment. He also has experience fishing in the Commonwealth Southern Shark Fishery and the Tasmanian and Victorian Southern Rock Lobster Fisheries.
As owner/operator of the “Opal Star”, Wayne spends up to eight months a year at sea, with annual harvest averages of around 15 tonne of Southern Rock Lobster and 25 tonne of primarily Gummy Shark. Other catch includes Octopus, some scale‐fish and crabs.
Karl along with Fiona,his wife and business partner,represent many generations of Tasmanian rock lobster fishing families from the north and north-east of the State.
Their family own substantial quota and vessel interests and are accomplished boat builders in their own right.
Karl is Tasmania’s valued representative on the National Safety Council of AMSA as well as a member of the Tasmanian Crustacean Fishery Advisory Council.
Nathan is the sole Director and Principal Consultant, of Kimber Consulting Pty Ltd, and provides executive, extension/communication, and co-management services to commercial fisheries in South Australia. Nathan currently holds the position of Executive Officer of the South Australian Rock Lobster Advisory Council Inc (SARLAC Inc) and Executive Officer of the South Eastern Professional Fishermen’s Association Inc (SEPFA Inc).
Nathan has a Bachelor of Technology (Aquaculture) from Flinders University and has worked within the primary industries sector, specialising in the seafood industry, for 20 years. Prior to establishing Kimber Consulting, Nathan worked for 13 years as a Senior and Principal Consultant for Rural Solutions SA, a consultancy organisation working on a range of government and commercial projects, with a focus on primary industries and regional development.
Holding a Bachelor of Pharmacy (University of South Australia), Masters of Business Administration,
Advanced (University of Adelaide) and Master 5 (Australian Maritime and Fisheries Academy), Terry is also the Fishing Operations Manager/Director of Southern Fisheries Group Pty Ltd and a board member of Seafood Industry South Australia (SISA).
His family fishing company operates commercial vessels in various fisheries in Southern Australia.
Currently operating 3 vessels in the SESF (shark), 3 vessels in the NZRL (lobster), 1 vessel in the SZRL (lobster) and 2 GSV prawn trawlers. The company has interests in numerous vessels, Commonwealth Shark Quota, Lobster Quota (Northern Zone) and in the South Australian Marine Scale fishery.
Kylie Cahill is the Chief Executive Officer of the Tasmanian Rock Lobster Fishers Association. She has had an extensive career in marine science with the University of Tasmania's Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies. Kylie was part of the IMAS Salmon Environmental Interactions Team that took out the prestigious University of Tasmania Medal for Research Excellence in 2019, in recognition of their science on the effects of salmon farming in our coastal zone.
Kylie has a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree. Prior to the TRLFA, Kylie worked at the Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS). She has engaged in research across a number of commercial marine species including Abalone, Rock Lobster, Scallops, Squid, Salmon and Bivalves during her 19 year term at IMAS.
Kylie owns and resides on a rural property in the Huon Valley.
Holding degrees in Law and Commerce, Tom is a consultant working in agribusiness advisory and project management.
He is also engaged as a consultant by the strawberry and livestock industries, predominantly in research fund management and advisory roles.
Tom was admitted to the Supreme Court of South Australia as a barrister and solicitor in 2016 and prior to project management he worked as a business advisory, tax and insolvency accountant at PKF Australia.
Tom owns and operates a beef cattle operation on the Fleurieu Peninsula producing Murray Greys.