The Board of WOA brings together a wealth of expertise in agriculture, finance, investment management and development. The WOA team is united in its vision to create real and positive social and environmental change in Western Australia’s Wheatbelt through diversified, regenerative agriculture.

Meet the team

Anthony (Maz) Maslin

Founder and Chairman

Maz is an entrepreneur and social change visionary, driven by bringing new meaning and hope to environmental and community projects.

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Ben Cole

Executive Director

With a PhD in environmental engineering, Ben is a social enterprise expert who has extensive international experience

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Jim Mackintosh

Non-executive Director

As Managing Director of 4 Returns Projects for shareholder and partner, Commonland, Jim represents Commonland on the WOA Board.

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Stuart McAlpine

Non-executive Director

Stuart is a Wheatbelt farmer with 35 years’ experience in agriculture who is committed to the environmental and social restoration of his region.

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Sam Wright

Company Secretary

Sam has extensive experience in relation to public company responsibilities, including ASX and ASIC compliance, control and implementation of corporate

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Kerry Dell’Agostino

Regenerative Agriculture Coordinator - Operations

Kerry is passionate about ethical food production and unconventional approaches to agriculture both at the small and large scale.

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Damien Rigali

Head Grower

Damien is a third generation vegetable grower from Wanneroo in Western Australia.

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Emma McInerney

Regenerative Agriculture Coordinator - Land

Emma grew up on the family farm and the early days of chasing sheep and circling paddocks on the tractor inspired a future in agriculture.

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Merilyn Elson

Marketing Operations Manager

Merilyn's background is in the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) industry, where she worked for a family owned food manufacturer for over 30 years.

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Kellie Dagg

Support Services Manager

Kellie joined Wide Open Agriculture in November 2016 bringing with her a wealth of organisational skills

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Lydia Fee

Joint Company Secretary

Lydia has over seven years’ corporate experience and currently holds a position with Straight Lines Consultancy.

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