Leigh was elected as a director on 14 November 2012 and is from the Central Region. Leigh is Chairperson of the Member Services Committee.
Leigh owns and operates a dairy farm at Goolmangar just outside Lismore milking 180 cows. Leigh also has experience across a broad agricultural base gained over many years, including beef, horticulture and intensive piggery farming. She has also owned and operated a retail franchise and has worked in the banking industry for 10 years. Leigh has a Diploma in Rural Business Management, Diploma of Agriculture and Certificate III Financial Services. Leigh is the vice chairperson of the Far North Coast Dairy Industry Group Inc (DIG), secretary of Subtropical FNC, chairperson of the Goolmangar Water Users Association and a member of the Steering Committee for the Northern Rivers Resource Efficiency Focus Farm.
Leigh is a strong believer in the benefits of being part of a co-operative and is confident that this model will ensure the long term sustainability of Norco’s members and other stakeholders associated with, and reliant on, a strong and progressive Norco business.
Leigh is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Leigh was one of three Norco Directors who attended the Australian Dairy Industry Conference in Shepparton Victoria during the year and spent an additional two days in Victoria visiting farms as part of the pre-conference tour. Leigh was the Board’s representative on the Norco study tour to the South Island of New Zealand 4-9 October 2015 with a group of Norco milk suppliers.
Note: At the directors’ meeting held on 16 and 17 December 2015 it was determined that the operation of both the Milk Supply Advisory Committee and Brand Management Advisory Committee would be suspended and that any items previously considered by these committees would be incorporated into the directors’ meetings until further notice.