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 Committee and Advisory Board (SAB)

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

OrganisationContactPosition
Australian Fresh Milk Holding LtdRose PhilipzenHead of Livestock and Genetics
Dairy AustraliaJohn PenryManager, Technical and Innovation
Dairy ConnectShaughn MorganChief Executive
Dairy NSW
James NealChair; Dairy Farmer, Taree
Dairy Research FoundationSergio C Garcia (Yani)Director DRF - Dairy UP Program Leader
Dairy UPHon. Niall BlairSAB's Chair
Leppington Pastoral Co. LtdRose PhilipzenHead of Livestock and Genetics
Hunter Local Land ServicesPeter BealeSenior Land Services Officer, Agronomy
Norco Co-operative LimitedMark CallowMilk Supply Manager
NSW Farmers' Dairy CommitteePhil RyanDeputy Chair, Dairy Committee; Dairy Farmer, Bega
NSW DPI (Agriculture)Alex RussellDirector Intensive Livestock Industries
NSW DPI (Biosecurity & Food Safety)Jim RothwellDirector, Elizabeth Macarthur Agricultural Institute
ScibusIan LeanManaging Director
South East Local Land ServicesKen GarnerManager Delivery Support
The Dairy Advocate for NSWIan ZandstraNSW Fresh Milk and Dairy Advocate; Dairy Farmer, Nowra

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:

OrganisationContactPosition
Dairy AustraliaJohn PenryManager, Technical and Innovation
Dairy Research FoundationSergio C Garcia (Yani)Director DRF - Dairy UP Program Leader
NSW DPI (Agriculture)Nicolas LyonsLeader Dairy
NSW DPI (Biosecurity & Food Safety)Jim RothwellDirector, Elizabeth Macarthur Agricultural
Institute
ScibusIan LeanManaging Director

SAB & PCG’s Administration support: Lynne Gardner, DRF (lynne.gardner@sydney.edu.au).

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