The VLE board of directors

Board of Directors

Christopher Sleigh
Non-executive Director, Chairman

Chris was the original sponsor of a livestock selling complex at Pakenham and owned part of the development site. He is a registered commercial builder with 35 years of experience in the construction of industrial buildings.

Chris has other industrial property interests in the south-east growth corridor of Melbourne. He also has farming interests in Central Victoria.

Graham Osborne
Non-executive Director

Graham has extensive knowledge of the livestock industry including transportation, marketing and breeding. He has a long history of being active in farmer lobby groups, has been a councilor to Cardinia Shire and retains cattle grazing interests. Graham is a  winner of the prestigious Cardinia VFF achievement award for contributions to agriculture. Graham was the founding Chairman of the VLE and later became Managing Director until his retirement in June 2014.

Michael Quinert
LL.B., B.Ec
Non-executive Director, Secretary

Michael is a partner of Quinert Rodda & Associates. He is a commercial lawyer with areas of practice including acquisitions, takeovers, capital raising, stock exchange listing rules, licensing agreements, managed investment schemes and commercial contracts.

Michael was previously a solicitor with ASX (Melbourne) Ltd. He is the chairman of West Wits Mining Ltd and a non executive director of two other ASX listed companies. Michael’s areas of responsibility as a director of the VLE include legal negotiations, legal issues and company compliance advice.

Dr. Gregory Walsh
Non-executive Director

Greg is involved in the dairy, baking, livestock and irrigation industries. He has considerable experience in regional funding and capital raising. As a regional economist he has completed more than 100 consulting assignments to government and industry on restructuring.


Brian Rodwell
Non-executive Director

Brian has a lifetime of experience as a stock agent, commencing work with Gippsland & Northern Co Ltd at Newmarket while a teenager, progressing to head auctioneer for Australian Estates Pty Ltd.

He founded stock agency business Brian Rodwell & Co following the 70s cattle slump. Over the next 25 years the agency became what it is today, currently the third largest in Victoria and the Riverina.During his career Brian was an Executive Director of the Australian Estates Company Agencies Ltd and while Managing Director of Rodwells served for a number of years as a Director of Roberts Ltd.

After selling his interest in Brian Rodwell & Co, he became the Southern Executive Officer of the Australian Livestock and Property Agents Association and was largely responsible for melding its members into an effective political lobby group. Upon retiring from this position he was awarded the Brian Rodwell Award for outstanding dedication and leadership.