Stockyard appoints two non-executive board members

Lisa Sharp (left) and Sarah Zeljko Stockyard Group Chairman, John Massey is pleased to announce the board appointments of Lisa Sharp and Sarah Zeljko as non-executive directors to join Chairman Emeritus Robin Hart AM, Non-Executive Director Michael O’Keeffe and Executive Directors Lachie Hart, Sarah Hart and David Clark.

Stockyard is globally recognised as producing outstanding beef, and its commitment to quality and consistency for over six decades, sees its branded Angus and Wagyu beef the most awarded in Australia.

Following significant growth over the last 5 years and with an ambitious growth target for the next 5 years, the board has identified an opportunity to bring new skillsets to the Board of Directors.

Commenting on the new appointments, Stockyard’s Chairman John Massey said: “We’re delighted that Lisa and Sarah are joining our board. Their considerable knowledge and strong commercial experience in their appointed careers will allow us to tackle the next stage of our growth while remaining true to our core values and family ethos.”

Lisa joins the board with extensive experience within the industry having worked as the Chief Marketing and Insights Officer for Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) for over 5 years. Lisa is well-versed in delivering complex strategy recommendations across fast moving consumer goods and will bring her skills across marketing, brand management, communication and data insights to the business.

With a Bachelor of Laws behind her, Sarah has achieved wide-ranging commercial experience throughout her career, and has been involved as legal counsel for several large ASX listed, government and private corporations. Sarah is also a non-executive director for Powerlink and Energy Super, and more recently, MILLovate. Sarah comes from a background in family business having managed and expanded her own second-generation family-led organisation.

“Stockyard has always strived to be diverse, accessible and inclusive in everything we do. The appointment of our two new board members is another step in the right direction in achieving this and will ensure that the business is guided by sound, varied and innovative advice. I am looking forward to working with Sarah and Lisa, both are bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to the board, and I am excited to see how Stockyard will prosper as a result,” said Managing Director, Lachie Hart.

Stockyard has produced and marketed high quality grain fed beef since 1958 and today distributes Wagyu and Angus beef product to around 20 international markets across Asia, Europe, USA and the Middle East. Today, the company remains proudly 100% family owned and operated.