Hamish Chandler

Program Manager - Genetics Research, Development and Innovation

Hamish Chandler completed a Rural Science degree at the University of New England, Armidale, New South Wales, Australia in 1995. After completing his degree, Hamish worked briefly in the poultry industry and then the Artificial Breeding industry working with cattle and sheep. He then worked as part of the BREEDPLAN team which conducts Australia’s national genetic evaluation for beef cattle for 5 years.

Hamish and his wife Leanne have owned and operated a farming business in the New England region of New South Wales since 1998. Today the business focuses on sheep breeding and cattle trading enterprises across 620 Ha.

Hamish started with Meat and Livestock Australia as the LAMBPLAN Project Officer in 2009 and went on to become the Sheep Genetics Manager in 2013 managing Australia’s national genetic evaluation for sheep. In 2016 he took on the role of Program Manager – Livestock Genetics within MLA. This role sees Hamish managing MLAs investment in genetics R&D and evaluation programs across beef and sheep.