Meet Our Staff

Jo Hall- Chief Executive Officer

Jo has a passion for the wool industry, having grown up on a wool and beef property in southern NSW, and has spent most of her working life in various facets of the industry.

Jo joined WoolProducers Australia as the Animal Health and Welfare Policy Director in February 2011 and was appointed as CEO in December 2014. Prior to that Jo worked for AgForce Queensland as the Sheep & Wool Policy Director.

Jo has represented the wool industry at state, national and international levels throughout her career across a range of issues affecting the industry.

Jo has worked in wool production, on-farm testing and shearing sheds across NSW and has a degree in Agribusiness from the University of Sydney.

Amanda Olthof- Policy Director

Amanda is an innovative and experienced policy professional with over 20 years of broad Australian and international experience in federal and state governments, agricultural industry associations and business.

Prior to commencing with WoolProducers she held positions with AirServices Australia in Government Relations and Issues Management and Australian Pork Limited in Policy, Issues Management and Crisis Management.  She has extensive experience in policy, stakeholder engagement, strategy and reputation management. Amanda commenced with WoolProducers in 2016.

Amanda has a Bachelor of Agricultural Economics from the University of New England.

Teresa Hogan- Policy Officer

Teresa is a 7th generation wool grower and mixed grazier from Merriwa NSW. She has extensive knowledge and experience in the farming industry. Teresa comes to Woolproducers having worked in a diverse range of roles within a practical livestock and farming capacity. Teresa has held positions in livestock and farming management and is also a registered Woolclasser.

Teresa commenced with WoolProducers in 2017. She brings a strong understanding of the wool industry from the grassroots level and intends to use that knowledge and her passion for the industry to assist in championing wool for the great fibre that it is.

Teresa has a Bachelor of Rural Science and is currently studying a Bachelor of Laws through the University of New England.

Last call for sheep farmers to have their say on OJD


The sheep and wool industries have less than one week to have their say on the future management of ovine Johne’s disease (OJD) in Australia.

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WoolProducers Australia welcomes independent review of Australian Wool Innovation


The announcement of an independent review into Australian Wool Innovation (AWI), has been welcomed by peak industry body WoolProducers Australia.

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