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Julie McDonald

Julie McDonald is the chief financial officer of one of Australia's largest beef cattle operations, the McDonald family-owned and operated MDH Pty Ltd, running 150,000 head of cattle across 14 properties throughout Queensland, and representing seven generations and 190 years of experience in Australian agriculture.

Julie has also become a devoted and powerful advocate for attracting and supporting young people in agriculture and developing the leadership skills of the upcoming generation, in her roles as a director of the Zanda McDonald Award Foundation, a mentor in the Graeme Acton Beef Connections Program and inaugural Advancing Beef Leaders program, and member of the Marcus Oldham College Council.

Julie is also a director of the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame, the elected grass fed cattle producer member of the MLA Board Selection Committee and chair of the AgForce Market Access Coordination Group. Julie and Zanda McDonald had 16 wonderful years together before his passing.

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