Directors

Dr Rob Wilson AM

Rob was appointed Chairman in 2010 and brings expertise and experience from a vast background in pork production. Rob holds a PhD in animal nutrition and was General Manager of George Weston Foods’ Wandalup Farms.

Rob has been involved with industry research and development for many years including Chairman of the Pig Research and Development Corporation, Director of Australian Pork Ltd, Chair of APL’s R&D Specialist Group, Commercialisation Manager for the Pork CRC for a Competitive Australian Industry, Program Leader for the Pork CRC for High Integrity Australian Pork’s environmental program, and more recently Chairman of Pork Innovation WA.

Rob also holds a number of agricultural industry appointments including Immediate Past President of the Royal Agricultural Society of WA, Chairman of Agricultural Shows Australia, Chairman Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute, and is a Director of the Harvest Road Group and the Food Agility Cooperative Research Centre.

Rob has a Masters of Business Administration (MBA), is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and was awarded membership of the General Division of the Order of Australia for service to the pork industry.

Marco D’Orsogna

Marco is a Director of their family-owned smallgoods business, D’Orsogna Ltd, as well as a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Vice President of the Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and a councillor of the Western Australian Art Gallery Foundation. 

Marco was first appointed to the Board in 2001 and was instrumental in establishing Westpork’s first piggery during the 1980’s to guarantee the supply of pork for D’Orsogna’s smallgoods operation.

Eugene D’Orsogna

Eugene has over 30 years’ experience in the pork processing industry in Western Australia.  Eugene is a Director of D’Orsogna Ltd, a leading small goods manufacturer in Australia and has served periodically as a director of Westpork Pty Ltd from its inception. A graduate of the Institute of Company Directors, Eugene has also diversified into property development and is a Director of Sureland Property Group.

Ian Lane

Ian is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors since 2004 joined the board of Westpork in 2010 with previous experience in pig production & extensive knowledge of broadacre agriculture. He is currently a member of the Audit & Risk Committee using the skills & knowledge gained from many years administering Community, Sporting & Agripolitical organisations.

Andrew Young

Appointed in 2017, Andrew brings expertise in soft commodity trading and processing, commodity risk management, strategic joint ventures and business acquisitions. 

Andrew is currently the Executive Chairman and Managing Director of Plum Grove Pty Ltd, a privately owned, WA-based grain accumulation and export business.