ANZ Tender Steaks and Tough Talks
Date Wednesday 8th May
Time 6.30PM – 9.30PM
Venue The Long Paddock
Price $225 + online booking fee*
Tickets include three-course dinner, beverage package and General Admission Twilight Pass on Wednesday 8th May. Dress Code: Smart Casual.
Indulge in a night of nourishment, both for your body and soul, at the new ANZ Tender Steaks and Tough Talks event, an evening that supports the people behind beef.
Delight in a carefully crafted menu over insightful conversations led by renowned industry & wellbeing experts.
About the Speakers
Belinda Sharpe is used to breaking new ground in rugby league, being the first female to officiate in the National Rugby League (NRL), a Test Match and at a World Cup. Growing up in the rugby league heartland of Rockhampton in Central Queensland, she played many sports but was heavily involved in touch football from an early age, playing and refereeing in senior competitions in her teens before transitioning to her real passion – rugby league. After cutting her teeth refereeing in the junior competitions in her hometown, she moved to Brisbane and was appointed to the Queensland Rugby League Referees’ Academy in 2009. Belinda worked through the grades to reach the top level in Queensland as a centre referee, before ultimately being appointed as a touch judge in the final round of the 2014 NRL season, in an historic moment for rugby league. She has since officiated in more than 200 first grade games in the NRL, including 9 as a referee. She has also refereed 3 NRLW Grand Finals and 6 Women’s State of Origin matches. Her breakthrough moment came in 2019 when she was appointed to her first NRL match as a centre referee - the first female official in 111 years of rugby league in Australia. She has been to two Rugby League World Cups, refereeing a men’s Test Match between England and Greece and the Women’s World Cup Final at Old Trafford in England in 2022. Despite these achievements, Belinda doesn’t see herself as a pioneer of female officiating in the sport, but recognises the importance of her role in inspiring the next generation of young girls to become involved.
Troy is the Chief Executive Officer and Director of Consolidated Pastoral Company, a large, privately owned, Australian and Indonesian Agrifood business. Troy also currently Chairs the Board of Dolly’s Dream, the Council of Research and Development Corporations and LiveCorp and is a former Chair of the Australian Beef Industry Foundation and several other organisations. Along with having a degree in Rural Science from University of New England, he has also completed the Agribusiness program at Harvard Business School and The Australian Rural Leadership Program. Troy has worked across the agribusiness industry in production through to processing and marketing for beef, sheep, grains, cotton, land development and logistics.
Steph is a psychologist, farmer and mum of 3 boys. Steph and her husband own and run a large sheep & cropping enterprise in the Eastern agricultural area of South Australia. Experiencing the challenges of farming life first-hand, Steph is on a mission to share accessible and practical psychological skills across rural Australia. Steph combines her psychological knowledge with her lived experience of the realities of farming life to provide accessible, easy to understand strategies to improve health and wellbeing for farmers and farming families. She is passionate about developing a resilient rural Australia, supporting individuals and communities not only to grow but to thrive.
*Online booking fee of 2.5% will apply.