Executive Team

Patrick Hutchinson
CEO

Patrick has been working within the Australian meat and livestock industry for most of his life. From operating a family cattle breeding and feeding business through to developing training programs..

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Patrick Hutchinson, CEO

Patrick has been working within the Australian meat and livestock industry for most of his life. From operating a family cattle breeding and feeding business through to developing training programs for Livestock Agents, managing infrastructure systems in feedlots and saleyards in Australia, the USA and Canada, and working within the Australian live export industry.

Patrick started as a project officer with the Australian Meat Council on the same day a restructured red meat industry commenced, on 1 July 1998. Working with some of Australia’s major meat companies, Patrick formed alliances through advocacy on all issues relating to livestock. Patrick was then asked to head up the first iteration of integrity systems at Meat & Livestock Australia, in 2003. There he designed, developed and delivered some of Australia’s major livestock integrity programs, including livestock production insurance (LPA), national vendor declaration‘s (NVD), and the national livestock identification system (NLIS).

In 2011 he launched an Agricultural advisory business, including working for MLA in implementing new welfare and livestock management systems in Australian live export destinations throughout Southeast Asia. In 2014 he went back into commercial agribusiness, heading up the ITS global group. This innovative systems company included businesses in USA and Canada, with the Canadian software business handling data for over 1 million cattle in Canadian feedlots. In 2016 he came back to where it all begun with AMIC, firstly as GM Processing, and then on 1 July 2017 as CEO.

Michael Mulder
Chief Financial Officer

 

Michael has a career as a finance professional that spans over 30 years. A graduate of the University of South Australia, the Australian Institute of Company Directors..

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Michael Mulder, General Manager – Finance and Administration

Michael has a career as a finance professional that spans over 30 years. A graduate of the University of South Australia, the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and a Fellow CPA he started his career in Audit with Duesburys, then several years with Finlaysons Commercial Lawyers. Moving from professional services into the private sector he worked on high profile SA property developments with the Kinsmen Group.

Working for another private family in an electronics FMCG led to establishing a wine label (Anvers) that brought him to the attention of Beringer Blass Wine Estates, part of ASX top 50 Fosters Ltd, where he held a global finance role before migrating to Sydney. The pre-GFC years were a succession of senior roles in listed software businesses (Citect, Cognos, BlueFreeway) where restructuring of systems and processes were implemented to deliver synergies upon ultimate sale. A passion for property saw Michael move into the industry advocacy space with the Property Council of Australia as CFO and CoSec, where he served for several years. Working as a consultant to various clients, and as CFO to the Printing Industries Association, has Michael placed well to continue to add value to AMIC.

Oliver Stankovski
General Manager
Smallgoods and Pork

Oliver heads up the Smallgoods sector along with managing the Project Services portfolio which provides project and reporting oversight for AMIC’s industry grants programs..

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Oliver Stankovski, General Manager – Smallgoods and Project Services

Oliver heads up the Smallgoods sector along with managing the Project Services portfolio which provides project and reporting oversight for AMIC’s industry grants programs and industry partner program. Oliver has over 20 years’ experience within business services and has worked on meat industry matters since 2014, predominantly in SME retail and prior to joining AMIC, represented SME retailers working for the peak industry association for newsagents.

With a degree in Business Management and Advanced Diploma in Sales Management, Oliver is specialised in delivering administrative and membership support services to maximise efficiencies and organisational standards in association management. 

Stuart Fuller
General Manager
Retail Business

Stuart heads up the Retail group, with State Managers, Member Relationship Officers and a Retail Services and Event Coordinator, working across the various states, to provide services..

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Stuart Fuller, General Manager – Retail Business

Stuart heads up the Retail group, with State Managers, Member Relationship Officers and a Retail Services and Event Coordinator, working across the various states, to provide services and value to our retail members, the Independent Local Butcher. The Retail team promote the importance and value of the Independent Local Butcher across Australia, attracting youth to be a part of the industry, and work with AMIC’s National Retail Council and State Councils to ensure strong representation on policy development, reform and transformation.

Stuart has over 15 years’ experience in membership operations which included marketing, events, advertising, and business development. Previous sectors include retail, sport, and community. He has delivered digital transformation projects and integrated marketing campaigns. His previous roles include Instore Communications and Go to Market with Coles; Advertising and Creative Executive with Melbourne Racing Club; and Database Marketing, Merchandise and Membership Operations with Essendon Football Club.

Tim Ryan
General Manager
Industry Affairs

Tim leads the Industry Affairs team, which manages AMIC’s biosecurity, traceability, sustainability, animal welfare, industry standards, economic programs and advocacy work..

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Tim Ryan, General Manager – Industry Affairs

Tim leads the Industry Affairs team, which manages AMIC’s biosecurity, traceability, sustainability, animal welfare, industry standards and economic programs and advocacy work. Tim has close to ten years’ experience in the Australian red meat industry, with roles spanning market research, economic services, business development, and trade and market access.

Prior to joining AMIC, Tim worked at Meat & Livestock Australia for over eight years, with positions in the National Livestock Reporting Service, Market Information Team, and International Markets Team, including a three-year posting to Singapore. Tim worked across an array of program areas, including industry forecasting, supply-chain and market analysis, and non-tariff barrier alleviation.

Tim was a committee member of the Australian Intercollegiate Meat Judging Association for seven years, with stints as treasurer and national team coach, where he developed a passion for supporting young people entering the red meat industry. Tim has a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours in Economics) and is completing a Master of International Trade and Development. Tim grew up on a sheep property in central Victoria.

Sam Munsie
General Manager
Trade and Technical Affairs

Sam brings over a decade of experience in international trade and negotiations to his role of AMIC General Manager, Trade and Technical Affairs which he commenced in 2022..

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Sam Munsie, General Manager – Trade and Technical Affairs

Sam brings over a decade of experience in international trade and negotiations to his role of AMIC General Manager, Trade and Technical Affairs which he commenced in 2022.

Sam’s extensive background within the Commonwealth Government includes roles with the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Austrade.

Prior to AMIC, Sam was Director for Meat Market Access, and previously held positions managing multiple markets to deliver trade policy and programs covering plant and animal market access, as well as international trade and logistics. Sam has a history of delivering trade outcomes for Australian meat and agricultural industries, which includes leadership of the agriculture stream to develop the International Freight Assistance Mechanism at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sam has represented Australia at a number of international forums, including the World Trade Organization, and holds Science and Commerce degrees from the Australian National University as well as postgraduate qualifications in public administration from the University of Canberra.

Cheryl Wolens
General Manager
Workforce Services

Growing up in rural and farming country, Cheryl has always had an interest in sustainability, animal welfare and getting in and getting things done, with good old-fashioned values..

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Cheryl Wolens, General Manager – Workforce Services

Growing up in rural and farming country, Cheryl Wolens has always had an interest in sustainability, animal welfare and getting in and getting things done, with good old-fashioned values, morals and work ethic.

Cheryl has a diverse background in industries such as Transport and Logistics, Communications, Mining and Resources, Heavy Industry, Manufacturing, Meat Processing, Smallgoods and Value Add. Working with companies such as Australia Post, HWE Leightons, Barminco, Downer EDI, Toll Group, Primo Foods / JBS, Kilcoy Global Foods and Kilcoy Pastoral and Cuisine Solutions. Managing teams, people initiatives and programs and owning HR/ER/IR from a State, National and International perspective.

Cheryl has a strong operations background of approximately 15 years that transitioned into a Human Resources Operations Management Professional for approximately 20 years. Now the General Manager for AMIC for the Workforce Services Team, which spans across all states to provide service and add value to our members for all people related matters.

Cheryl successfully completed a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management and Employment Relations as a strong backing to her operational foundations and working full depth and breadth of businesses to ensure capability, succession and growth for a strong future.

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