ALEC Board

Mr Mark Harvey-Sutton

CEO

Mark Harvey-Sutton was appointed as Chief Executive Officer and Company Secretary of the Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council on 18 January 2019.

Previous to ALEC, Mark was the Manager of Rural Affairs at NFF, the a/g CEO of the Sheepmeat Council of Australia and Policy Director of Cattle Council of Australia. Before joining those organisations Mark worked for the Australian Government across a range of roles and issues including as Assistant Director, Meat and Livestock Policy at the then Department of Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry, and as Departmental Liaison Officer for the Minister for Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government.

Mark holds a Bachelor of Laws for James Cook University, a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from the Australian National University and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Mark is also admitted as a Lawyer in the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory.

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Mr David Galvin

Chairman

Mr David Galvin was elected Chairman of the Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council in October 2019 and officially commenced his role as chairman in February 2020.

David is the former chair of the Australian Livestock Export Corporation (LiveCorp) and has extensive experience in the northern pastoral industry, land management, infrastructure, and tourism development.

David served as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Torres Strait Regional Authority from 1995 to 2000, CEO of the Indigenous Land Corporation (ILC) from 2001 to 2012, and the Director of Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia from 2010 to 2012. He is on the Advisory Board of the North Queensland Livestock Recovery Agency (NQLIRA), a non-member Director of the Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory (Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee), an Advisory Board Member of Paga Hill Development Company in Papua New Guinea, Managing Director of Tubarao Investments Pty Ltd, a Board Director of the Red Meat Advisory Council (RMAC) Board and Ex-Officio Board Director of LiveCorp.

David holds a Master of International Development from Deakin University, Bachelor of Arts from the University of Queensland, a Member of Australian Institute of Company Directors, and a Certified CEO.

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Mr Steve Reynolds

Mr Steve Reynolds is the Export Manager at Southern Australian International Livestock Services (SAILS)

Mr Reynolds is an experienced live export and feedlot industry manager.

In 2020 SAILS was established after the sale of Landmark International, and Steve as the export manager is responsible for the company’s live export business operations.

Previously Steve worked for Elders for 14 years having started in the company’s feedlot sector managing Charlton feedlot and then overall company feedlot operations, before making a career transition into Elders Live export division and then as senior sales manager in the live export division.

Steve served on the Australian Lot Feeders Association board for seven years, including a term as vice president.

Steve was voted onto the ALEC Board in November 2021 at the AGM.

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Mr Paul Keenan

Mr Paul Keenan is the Export Manager for Livestock Shipping Services (LSS) an Australian company based in Perth, Western Australia.

LSS was established in 1998, the company has drawn on the invaluable knowledge and experience of its global partners and has become one of Australia’s leading live export companies.

Mr Keenan has over 20 years’ experience and an in-depth knowledge of the live export trade and understands the needs of LSS’ global customers and how to best achieve optimal outcomes across all markets.

As part of the senior management team at LSS Paul is committed to ensuring the entire supply chain of operations is carried out to guarantee best practice animal welfare outcomes, high quality livestock supply, financial returns for its customers, and compliance with all regulatory requirements.

Paul joined the ALEC Board in January 2022.

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Mr William McEwin

Managing Director of Frontier International, based in Adelaide, and was elected as an ALEC director in 2016.

Formally held positions include General Manager of Nanshan Group Australia in Sydney, COO of Elders-Bremer Woll-Kämmerei in Germany and Elders Country General Manager in China and a former director of Harvey Beef and Kilcoy Pastoral Company. Holds a Bachelor in Business, an MBA, a Grad. Dip in Finance, a Grad. Dip in Accounting and is a graduate of the AICD.

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Mr Tom Slaughter

Mr Tom Slaughter is the Chief Executive Officer AUSTREX and was elected to the ALEC Board as a skills-based director in December 2020.

Tom has significant experience in Europe, Russia, Middle East, and Asia giving him a strong foundation in international trade and risk management. His previous experience includes overseeing annual export volumes of over 50,000 head of high-quality breeding cattle. Tom places a strong focus on animal welfare and efficiency improvement across the breeder cattle export supply chain.
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Mr Anthony Fellows

Currently, CEO of the Harmony Agriculture & Food Co group of companies and with more than 40 years experience in the agricultural sector, specialising in livestock production.

 Mr Fellows has developed a broad knowledge base in sheep and wool production, cattle production, broadacre farming, feedlot design, construction, and management. This was complemented with seven years’ developing and managing breeding, dairy and slaughter cattle exports from Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, and the USA. Anthony was elected to the ALEC Board in 2018.

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Mr John Cunnington

Mr John Cunnington is the Chairman of the West Australian Livestock Exporters' Association and Business Development Manager at Halleen Australasian Livestock Traders Pty Ltd. 

The Western Australian Livestock Exporters Association has been representing companies actively engaged in exporting livestock from WA for over 40 years. Halleen Australasian Livestock Traders Pty Ltd has been exporting livestock from Australia for over 35 years with a primary focus on cattle to South East Asia.

Mr Cunnington holds a Masters of International Business and Bachelor of Commerce (Economics and Finance).

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