RASV acknowledges the 2020 RASV Committee and Industry Advisory Group members

The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) is a not-for-profit organisation, supported and guided by several advisory groups and committees.

The members of these groups are experts in their industry and help to shape and develop a vibrant calendar of activities, events and competitions, including food and drink award programs, on-farm events, agricultural competitions and Victoria’s largest and most iconic annual community event, the Royal Melbourne Show.

With 2020 coming to a close, the RASV is extremely grateful to the following 96 people that are currently serving on one of the 15 RASV Committees and Advisory Groups.


Art, Craft & Cookery

Susan Campbell-Wright (Chair)

Malcolm Sanders

Pam Mawson

Merrilyn Laws

Christina Despoteris-Sheppard

Leanne Compton

Katrina Wheaton Penniall



Rochelle Veitch (Chair)

Lynda Holdsworth

Jonathon Provis-Vincent

Louise Lazarus

Madelayne Bissels


Beef Cattle

David Bolton (Chair)

Noeleen Branson

Sam Nelson

Duncan Newcomen

Allen Snaith

David Spencer

Gary Turnham

Cindy Smith

Dairy Cattle

Edward Troutbeck

Neville Wilke

Ricky Ferris

Justin Johnston

Geoff Kirton



Andrew Burt (Chair)

Gael Wilcock (Vice Chair)

Heather Tilley

Judy Oliver

Robert Bell

Lois Wilkinson

Clive Makepeace

Anthony Price



Roger Wilkinson (Chair)

Paul Ferronato

Doug Hopkins

Ian Shawcross

Tim Steere

Norm Tozer

Helen Wright

Samantha Wan

Craig Trickey


Horses in Action

Wayne Loughnan

Leanne Taranto

Brett Hickey

Melinda Ralph



Michael Holmes (Chair)

Neil Penny

Megg Miller OAM

Murray Akers

Natalie Akers

Bill Bergin



Gavin Wall (Chair)

Graeme Collins

Bron Ellis

Tim Ferguson

Bruce Starritt

Laurie Thompson

Lyn Dehert

Mathew Hill

Liz Russell

Jill Noble



Colleen Lazenby (Chair)

Jason Ronald

Elizabeth Lithgow

Ian Bucknall

Michael Tonta

Steve Campbell

Tim Morgan

Ray Tonkin


Industry Advisory Groups

Australian Distilled Spirits Awards

Sebastian Costello

Stuart Gregor

Sebastian Raeburn

Cameron Syme


Australian Food Awards

Anna Kelly

Adrian Richardson

Carol Rothschild

Phillippa Grogran

Tim White


Australian Distilled Spirits Awards

Billy Ryan

Craig Bowen

Justin Fox

Tina Panoutsos

Warren Pawsey


Australian International Coffee Awards

Melissa Caia

Adam Metelmann

Dean Slade

Georgia Major


Royal Melbourne Wine Awards

Samantha Isherwood (Chair)

Matt Harrop (Chair of Judges)

Tom Carson

Melanie Chester

Mark O'Callaghan

Emma Brown

Jeni Port