|Noel Campbell, Chair|
Noel Campbell is a third-generation dairy farmer from Yannathan, south east Victoria. The family operation is run by Noel and his wife Ann, milking 450 cows. Noel was elected President of Australian Dairy Farmers (ADF) and Chair of the Australian Dairy Industry Council in 2012.
Prior to his election as ADF’s Vice President in 2011, Noel was Chair of the Markets, Trade and Value Chain Policy Advisory Group for two years and a Director on the ADF Board since 2008. Noel has also held positions on various other industry boards including as a Director of Genetics Australia, Chair and Director of Bonlac Foods and Bonlac Supply Company, and Chair of the Fonterra Australia Supplier Forum.
Noel is a strong advocate for whole of industry unification, believing that with a strong, united front Australian dairy will remain on the international stage as a provider of high quality, nutritious and sustainable food. Most recently, Noel’s advocacy efforts were instrumental in the achievement of a pro-dairy China-Australia free trade outcome, where he attended the Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce’s delegation to China and presented as a guest speaker at the China Dairy Industry Association conference in Shanghai, in August and September 2014.
Noel has a Diploma of Mechanical Engineering and is a Fellow Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is married to Ann and has four adult children.