Sue McGinn owns and manages a dairy farm with her husband Brett on the fertile floodplains east of Kempsey. They have been specializing in breeding red and white Holsteins for over 25 years which now make up almost half the herd.
Sue has been pursuing a career off farm as a professional company director since her first elected appointment to the Dairy Farmers Cooperative board in 2000. She supplements her hands-on corporate governance skills with academic qualifications having graduated from the Australian Institute of Company Directors Program as well as a Masters in Business Administration (CSU).
Sue’s experience includes two terms in local government as well as directorships across industry, government and private sector boards. Ms McGinn is a Nuffield Farming Scholar and was a finalist in the 2000 RIRDC Rural Womens Award.
Sue was awarded an OAM for her contribution to the dairy industry and as a role model for women in agriculture, in the 2005 Australia Day Honours list.
Sue’s particularly looking forward to further contributing to the people and culture committee and says the health district’s greatest asset is its dedicated and committed workforce.
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