Leadership Team


The Australian Renderers Association’s strategies and programs are overseen by a Board of Directors.

Peter Milzewski

ARA Position President

State Queensland

A senior executive leader across all aspects of the fast-paced supply chain of fresh, processed, and manufactured meat proteins in Australia and export markets. Peter has 30 years of experience in senior management across Agri-business, FMCG and cattle production. He is results-driven with demonstrated success in delivering strong results that positively impact bottom-line profitability.

Damian Evans

ARA Position Vice President

State New South Wales

Managing Director for Colyer Fehr with over 20 years experience in finance, tallow trading, and administration for international and local customers. Damian is the ARA representative to the World Rendering Organisation. He was awarded the ARA BW Bartlett Award for service to industry in 2019.

Tim Juzefowicz

ARA Position Executive Officer

State Victoria

Over 20 years rendering industry experience in production, environment, technical and quality management. Tim has a substantial history with the ARA including as Director and World Rendering Organisation President.

George Schinard

ARA Position Director

State Queensland

Commodity Manager for Wilmar Trading Australia Pty Ltd. George manages the animal protein meal department for Wilmar Trading and has over 18 years experience in local and export trade.

Michael Betar

ARA Position Director

State New South Wales

CEO and founder of agricultural commodities trading company Standard Commodities Australia Pty Ltd. Michael has over 20 years of experience specialising in animal protein meal.

Ashley Palmer

ARA Position Director

State Western Australia & Victoria

Involved in a family-owned rendering company for the past 40 years. Ashley is currently Managing Director of a diverse agricultural group which includes businesses in rendering, canola oil crushing, edible oil refining and global oil distribution.

Gary Deutrom

ARA Position Director

State South Australia

General Manager of MBL Proteins, Rendering Divisions, at Master Butchers Co-Operative Ltd. Gary manages three MBL Protein sites, raw material supply chain, and local and export sales. He has over 34 years of experience in the rendering industry.

Ben Baron

ARA Position Director

State Western Australia

General Manager, Rendering and Protein, at Craig Mostyn Group, overseeing the Talloman site in WA and protein trading operations in Victoria. Ben has over 20 years experience in manufacturing, operations, and systems management including managing rendering safety, quality, and environmental compliance.