Who is Dairy UP?

  • The Dairy Research Foundation (DRF; Lead & Administering Organisation)
  • The Program Coordination Group (PCG; Key Delivery Organisations)
  • The individual Project Teams (PT; Cross-Organisations)
  • The Steering & Advisory Board (SAB; Stakeholders – Participant Organisations)

Dairy UP is a collaborative program led by The University of Sydney’s Dairy Research Foundation (DRF), which is also the Lead & Administering Organisation responsible for managing the funds. The DRF is also one of key Delivery Organisations, alongside Scibus, NSW DPI and Dairy Australia.

The Program Coordination Group (PCG) has and executive role and the responsibility of delivering the program and managing the budget.

The projects are delivered by individual Project Teams (PT).

The Steering & Advisory Board (SAB) oversees the whole program and provides support to PCG and PT’s (Figure 1).

Steering and Advisory Board (SAB)

The SAB has representatives from all stakeholders, overseeing, endorsing, providing support and linking with industry. Current members are:

 ContactOrganisationPosition
Hon. Niall BlairDairy UPSAB's Chair
Sergio C Garcia (Yani)Dairy Research FoundationDirector DRF - Dairy UP Program Leader
John PenryDairy AustraliaManager, Technical and Innovation
Ian LeanScibusManaging Director
Rose PhilipzenAustralian Fresh Milk Holding Ltd

Leppington Pastoral Co. Ltd
Head of Livestock and Genetics
Shaughn MorganDairy ConnectChief Executive
James NealDairy NSW
Chair; Dairy Farmer, Taree
Peter BealeHunter Local Land ServicesSenior Land Services Officer, Agronomy
Mark CallowNorco Co-operative LimitedMilk Supply Manager
Phil RyanNSW Farmers' Dairy CommitteeDeputy Chair, Dairy Committee; Dairy Farmer, Bega
Jim RothwellNSW DPI (Biosecurity & Food Safety)Director, Elizabeth Macarthur Agricultural Institute
Ken GarnerSouth East Local Land ServicesManager Delivery Support
Ian ZandstraThe Dairy Advocate for NSWNSW Fresh Milk and Dairy Advocate; Dairy Farmer, Nowra
Alex RussellNSW DPI (Agriculture)Director Intensive Livestock Industries

Program Coordination group (PCG)

The PCG has representatives from the four key delivering agencies, namely the DRF, NSW DPI, Dairy Australia and Scibus. The PCG has the combined roles of planning and development, coordination and reporting. Current members are:

 ContactOrganisationPosition
John PenryDairy AustraliaManager, Technical and Innovation
Sergio C Garcia (Yani)Dairy Research FoundationDirector DRF - Dairy UP Program Leader
Nicolas LyonsNSW DPI (Agriculture)Leader Dairy
Jim RothwellNSW DPI (Biosecurity & Food Safety)Director, Elizabeth Macarthur Agricultural
Institute
Ian LeanScibusManaging Director

SAB & PCG’s Administration support: Kirsty Jaensch, DRF (kirsty.jaensch@sydney.edu.au).

For more information: Contact the Dairy Research Foundation at sergio.garcia@sydney.edu.au or kirsty.jaensch@sydney.edu.au