Our people

The Southern Valleys Cotton Growers Association (SVCGA) executive is made up of nine members – a diverse and talented team that operates with integrity and objectivity. By acting on behalf of growers, the SVCGA executive is able to enhance the cotton industry in the south.

Meet the SVCGA committee:

Paul Cleton, President

Paul Cleton is a Lachlan Valley Cotton grower, in Hillston NSW. Paul is the chair of the SVCGA, represents SVCGA at Cotton Australia general meetings as well as being a representative on the CRDC Farming Panel. Together with the executive committee, he is keen to role up his sleeves for the development and progression of the cotton industry in the Southern Valleys.

Mobile: 0428361858 | Email: pcleton@riverviewfarming.com.au

Lachlan Danckert, Vice President 

Lachlan joins the committee as a relatively new grower, but full of passion. Lachlan grows cotton in one of the most Southern cotton growing regions between Conargo and Deniliquin. To contact Lachlan:

Mobile: 0411825824  | Email: Lachlan@riverinaearthworks.com

Helette Ferreira, Treasurer

If you have a SVCGA financial enquiry, contact Helette:

Mobile: 0457573113 | Email: svcga@gmail.com

Stacey Storrier, Event Manager

Stacey Storrier and her husband Michael have been operating the family business ‘Riverview Farming’ in Hillston with his family, for over 16 years where they grow cotton, grains and cattle.

Stacey has been involved in the SCVGA for many years and is currently focused on events including the bi-annual Cotton Awards Dinner. If you have an events question, contact Stacey:

Mobile: 0428 672 242 | Email sstorrier@riverviewfarming.com.au 

Emma Ayliffe,  Sponsorship Coordinator

Based in Griffith, Emma is an agronomist with Summit Ag. A young farming champion, Emma has been based in the Riverina for over six years.

Previously based in the Menindee and Lower Darling, she was previously secretary of the Lower Darling Cotton Grower Association. If you’re looking for a sponsorship opportunity, contact Emma:

Mobile: 0458 307 347 | Email: emma.ayliffe@summitag.com.au

Eliza Star, Secretary

Eliza works for Queensland Cotton/OLAM in grower services and cotton accumulation. Eliza manages social media and day-to-day secretarial activities. To get in touch:

Mobile: 0436008200| Email: eliza.star@olamnet.com

Kylie Edwards, Cotton Australia

Kylie Anderson represents Cotton Australia (CA) at a regional level by communicating important issues to growers, promoting policy initiatives and managing grower feedback on issues and research direction.

As a member of the SVCGA executive, Kylie is able to extend myBMP support to Southern Valleys cotton growers and provides a direct line of communication to CA, should any local issues arise that may need addressing at the national level.

Mobile: 0427390393| Email: kyliee@cotton.org.au

Jorian Millyard

Jordan Millyard is based in Hay and has been involved in the industry for the past 25 years, as both a reseller agronomist in the south and an agronomist in the Gwydir Valley. He provides support on seed and growing techniques for cotton.

As an extension and development agronomist with Cotton Seed Distributors, he also facilitates trials to observe cotton growing cool and short season areas.

Mobile: 0428 950 009 | Email: jmillyard@csd.net.au

Kieran O’Keeffe

As Cotton Info regional development officer, Kieran brings the latest news, information, events, and research to southern cotton growers and advisers.

Mobile: 0427 207 406 | Email: kieran.okeeffe@cottoninfo.net.au

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