NAB Ladies Lunch
Date Friday 10th May
Time 12.00PM – 3.00PM
Venue The Stadium
Price $250 + online booking fee*
Tickets include two-course lunch, premium beverage package and General Admission Day Pass on Friday 10th May. Dress Code: Casual Elegant.
There will not be a better place than the NAB Ladies Lunch to round out and celebrate your week at Beef2024.
Round up the ladies for a fabulous afternoon of fine dining and engaging entertainment to acknowledge women doing extraordinary things.
The 2024 event will include a panel of guest speakers comprising respected beef industry leaders hosted by NAB State Business Banking Executive, Naomi Stuart.
Guest speakers include 2023 Farmer of the Year, Tess Herbert, co-owner of Gundamain Pastoral, Lucinda Corrigan, Director of Rennylea Pastoral Company and Melinee Leather, Leather Cattle Company.
About the speakers
Tess Herbert is a director of a family business, Gundamain Pastoral Co in Central West New South Wales. Tess and her husband, Andrew, own and operate a cattle feedlot and a mixed farming operation. Tess is currently a director of Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA). She is a former President of the Australian Lot Feeders’ Association (ALFA), a former director of the Red Meat Advisory Council, and was previously the independent chair of the Red Meat Panel. Tess holds a Masters degree in Agribusiness and is a graduate of the Australian Rural Leadership Program.
Lucinda Corrigan is a livestock specialist who runs a performance recorded herd of 4,500 cattle on two aggregations in Southern NSW at Bowna and Culcairn with her family. Rennylea Angus is at the forefront of measuring performance since the inception of Breedplan in 1985. Every calf is fully recorded for phenotypes and genotypes, DNA tested at birth with the HD50K test. The herd is renowned for calving ease, fast growth, moderate maturity pattern and an elite carcase. She also sits on two boards in the dairy industry. She has spent her professional life working in innovation across the livestock industries. Her background includes three terms as a non-executive director of Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA), and Chair of the MLA Donor Company. She recently completed her term chairing the Sheep Sustainability Framework Governance Committee, is currently a non-executive director at dairy company Datagene, Animal Health Australia, Genetics Australia and Chair of the Animal Breeding and Genetics Unit at University of New England.
Melinee Leather is a Director of Leather Cattle Co, a progressive family-owned beef cattle operation, running 5,000 head of cattle across three properties in Central Queensland. Their operation breeds and finishes cattle for the EU, Grasslands and Wagyu markets with a focus on sustainability and how they contribute to global food security and climate action. In 2023, Leather Cattle Co was named as a finalist in the 34th National Banksia Sustainability Awards in the SME Sustainable Leadership category for their commitment to lead by example in the sustainable production of beef through excellence in environmental stewardship, animal management and increased productivity. Melinee has worked fulltime in the family beef business for 36 years and over the last 16 years has held various director roles within beef and agricultural industry organisations. Melinee has a Diploma of Rural Business Management and Agriculture and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
*Online booking fee of 2.5% will apply.