DPI Dairy Team

Nicolas Lyons, Leader Dairy (Camden, NSW)

Nicolas Lyons Responsible for leading NSW DPI’s dairy research, development and adoption program, providing strategic guidance, operational support and supervision to the team, as well as coordinating dairy industry policy advice and industry engagement.

Interests and expertise: Industry leadership and sustainability, adoption of precision dairy farming technologies, optimisation of data on-farm and through the supply chain.

Projects: Dairy Strategy for Sector Recovery

Contact information: nicolas.lyons@dpi.nsw.gov.au


Sheena Carter, Development Officer Dairy Farm Business Management (Scone, NSW)

Sheena CarterInterests and expertise: Dairy farm business management, farm business performance and monitoring, workshop delivery and facilitation.

Projects: Dairy Business Advisory Unit, NSW Dairy Farm Monitor Project (DFMP), The Business of Dairy Podcast

Contact information: sheena.carter@dpi.nsw.gov.au


Zita Ritchie, Development Officer Dairy (Wollongbar, NSW)

Zita RitchieInterests and expertise: Farm business management, group facilitation and training and climate risk management in the dairy industry.

Projects: Navigating farm development, NSW Dairy Farm Monitor Project

Contact information: zita.ritchie@dpi.nsw.gov.au


Juan Gargiulo, Development Officer Dairy (Camden, NSW)

Juan GargiuloInterests and expertise: Farm business management, automation, data management, decision support tools, remote sensing

Projects: DairyUP

Contact information: juan.gargiulo@dpi.nsw.gov.au


Tori Alexander, Project Officer (Camden, NSW)

Tori AlexanderInterests and Expertise: Supporting adoption of sustainable farming practices, including incorporating technology on-farm, farm business performance and monitoring, and developing and delivering workshops and extension packages

Projects: Farmer Emergency Response – Dairy Strategy for Sector Recovery

Contact information: tori.alexander@dpi.nsw.gov.au