World Angus Forum Consultative Committee

June 21, 2017 2:08 pm

Sydney will be the host city for the 2021 World Angus Forum. Through a partnership with Business Events Sydney, the main Forum event will be conducted at the International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour.

Following this announcement expressions of interest were sought from the membership to form a World Angus Forum Consultative Committee.

The role of the committee is to provide guidance and assistance to Angus Australia in planning, promoting and conducting the 2021 World Angus Forum in Australia.

Angus Australia is pleased to announce the composition of the World Angus Forum committees as follows:


Mark Gubbins (Chair)

Mark runs a fourth generation mixed farming enterprise near Chatsworth Vic. As part of this operation Mark has run the Coolana Angus stud for over 30 years, with bull sales held in both Victoria and South Australia.

Most recently with family succession in mind, the Coolana Stud was dispersed and Mark will continue to breed commercial Angus cattle.

Mark served as President of Angus Australia from 2011-2013.


Libby Creek

Libby has extensive experience within both the seedstock and commercial beef industry and has been a member of the South Australian Angus State Committee for twenty one years.

Libby and her husband Bruce, managed the well-known Angus stud, The Basin for eighteen years and The Basin’s dispersal, the Creek’s took on the role of business managers for Hillcrest Pastoral Company, a commercial cattle operation running 2,500 Angus and Angus cross females in the south east of South Australia

Libby is the current President of Angus Australia.


Mike Gadd

Mike and his wife Joy run The Glen Pastoral Co a 750-hectare property, near Walwa Vic that supports up to 500 breeding cows, plus heifer replacements, sale bulls and steers and heifers which are grown out for feedlots or processing for Meat Standards Australia-graded beef. This year will mark the 47th Annual On property Sale for The Glen.

Mike served as President of Angus Australia from 2013-2015.


Brad Gilmour

 Brad Gilmour has been an Angus Australia member for 21 years and runs a large commercial Angus operation near Boorcan Vic.

Brad and his wife Marg provided one of the co-operator herds for the Angus Sire Benchmarking Program across five cohorts from 2011.

Brad has been involved in the Angus Victorian State Committee for several years and is the current Vice President of Angus Australia.


Dennis Ginn

Dennis owns Yancowinna Angus, a 400 head breeding herd, established in 1998 at Cape Paterson Vic, with annual bull sales run in autumn and spring.

Dennis is also a Director and Licensed Estate Agent for Alex Scott and Staff in Inverloch Vic.

Dennis served as President of Angus Australia from 2004-2006.


Diana Wood ex-officio

Angus Australia Marketing & Communications Manager


Peter Parnell ex-officio

Angus Australia Chief Executive Officer