Michael Johnson

Head of Pastoral Operations

Michael Johnson was appointed Head of Pastoral Operations in March 2021 and currently manages the Barkly & VRG Groups and LaBelle station.

Michael joined AACo in February 2010 as Manager of Avon and Austral Downs.

Prior to this Michael worked for Stanbroke Pastoral Company where he gained extensive experience in the Australian cattle industry, progressing his career from stockman into management roles across a number of enterprises throughout Northern Australia.

Michael is passionate about northern beef production systems and the development of people within it. He is active in the local community donating time to various community organisations and events.

Michael is an executive of the Northern Territory Cattleman’s Association.

Stephen Moy

Head of Intensive Operations

Stephen Moy was appointed Head of Intensive Operations in September 2020 managing AACo feedlots, backgrounding, farming & breeding & genetics business units.

Prior to this Stephen spent his entire career in the livestock industry including Livestock and Real Estate and prior to joining AACo was Group Livestock Procurement Manager for a large multi-site meat processing and feedlot company.

Stephen is passionate about the Australian Beef Industry and the development of Beef Brands & people within the industry.

Patrick Vialle

Head of Supply Chain Operations

Patrick Vialle leads the Processing, Commercial Planning, and Customer Experience – Export teams and was appointed Head of Supply Chain Operations in June 2021.

In September 2020, Patrick began working with AACo as the Supply Chain Services Manager.

Prior to this, Patrick spent more than 30 years working for several FMCG companies, including Nestlé, Lactalis and Kraft, where he gained experience in manufacturing, procurement, and end-to-end supply chains.

Patrick is interested in supply chain technologies and innovation.

As a member of the mentorship programmes at QUT and UQ, he is also passionate about mentoring students and young professionals.