Jeff is the Principal of Martin & Co Legal. Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Economics, a Masters in Business Administration from Deakin University, a Juris Doctor from Melbourne University and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Australian National University.
He is also a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Before coming to the law Jeff had an extensive career in senior management in the food and dairy industries, including fifteen years within Nestle including managing Rowntree’s Australia, five years as General Manager Operations of SPC Ltd and a further five years as the CEO and Managing Director of Tatura Milk Industries Ltd.
Originally from a dairy farming background, Jeff’s career in food manufacturing and marketing was particularly oriented to bringing to the domestic and international markets value added nutritional food and dairy products. He has extensive experience in infant formula and nutritional dairy powders, milk proteins and nutritional dairy components, and aseptic and innovative food packaging. Throughout his time with Nestle he also had extensive training in coffee, nutritional drinks, chocolate and frozen foods.
Jeff has had extensive involvement with farmers, unions and the agribusiness sector generally, and has sat on numerous commercial boards and government advisory bodies, including the Australian Dairy Industry Council and holding the inaugural Chairmanship of both the Goulburn Ovens Institute of Tafe Council and the Latrobe University Regional Advisory Board.
Jeff currently sits on the Boards of the Organic Dairy Farmers Cooperative of Australia Ltd, Southern Processing Pty Ltd (the processor of A2 milk in eastern Australia)