Non-Executive Director

Brian Tessmann

Brian operates a 150 cow dairy farm at Coolabunia, half way between Kingaroy and Nanango in the South Burnett District, with his brother Gary supplying milk to Parmalat.

Brian was elected to the Wide Bay Burnett District Council of Queensland Dairyfarmers’ Organisation (QDO) in 1995, serving as District Secretary until 2003. He was elected to QDO State Council in 2000 and has subsequently served as Vice President and is the current President of the organisation.

Brian was a board member of Australian Dairy Farmers (ADF) from 2009 until it was restructured in 2014 and continues to serve on the ADF policy council. Brian was a long standing member of the Queensland National Livestock Identification Committee and continues to represent farmers on the Cattle Tick Management Queensland Ministerial advisory committee.

Brian was appointed a Director of QFF in 2006.