A local from Adelaide, Andrew Perryman has over 20 years of experience working in the horse breeding industry. Apart from working in South Australia and New South Wales, Andrew's experience also stretched to Ireland and the United States where he worked as Stud Groom in the early years for Coolmore and Juddmonte Farms. During his tenure as the Stud Manager of two breeding operations from 2006 to 2013, he supervised the rearing of bloodstock owned by Ingham’s bloodstock and Sheikh Mohammed’s Darley Woodlands operation, including recently the exceptional racehorses Sepoy, Helmet, Beaded and Guelph. Andrew was originally selected as Stud Manager in January 2014 to take on responsibility for the equine operations of the farm. In November 2016, Andrew was appointed to the position of General Manager of Goldin Farms. email@example.com
Gerry St John
Gerry is a native of Tipperary, Ireland and grew up with a Show Jumping background. After an HND in Equine Studies in the UK, Gerry’s attention turned to thoroughbreds. Gerry’s 20-year career in the thoroughbred stud industry has seen him undertake a variety of positions starting at Gestut Romerhof in Germany, then at Lanes End Farm in North America and most recently Coolmore in Ireland and Australia. Gerry managed the stallion yard in Coolmore looking after Sadler’s Wells, Danehill and Galileo amongst other great stallions. Gerry has managed the quarantine, logistics and transportation of Coolmore stallions to all corners of the thoroughbred world (including Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, Chile, Brazil and Japan) when acting as point of contact for the international operation and the equine shipping companies involved. Gerry joined Goldin Farms in November 2016 as Stud Manager. firstname.lastname@example.org
Bloodstock & Racing Manager
Brett Campbell is a local from the Barossa region, and brings over 25 years of experience in the thoroughbred horse racing industry. Having worked mostly within small private operations, he has extensive first-hand experience in training, breaking in, foal handling and breeding. He has also previously held a position on the Gawler and Barossa Jockey Club’s committee. Brett’s previous employment was at the University of Adelaide’s Equine Health and Performance Centre, in which he tended to all of the equine patients’ husbandry needs. He also helped establish protocols and procedures within this new state-of-the-art veterinary hospital. In January 2015, Brett commenced at Goldin Farms as Assistant Stud Manager. With the expansion of the racing department as of November 2016 he has undertaken the role of Bloodstock & Racing Manager. email@example.com
Formerly with Lindsay Park Racing in Angaston and Euroa Victoria, Winfried Meyer brings with him 36 years of business management, engineering, design and agricultural experience. In recent years, he applied his expertise in the equine industry and was awarded the challenge of designing and managing all aspects of the new state-of-the-art Lindsay Park training precinct in Victoria. He introduced biological farming for race horses as well as designed a chemical-free horse pool and automated filtration system, setting new benchmarks in healthy pool water, water saving and environment-friendly waste management.
He was appointed Project Manager of Goldin Farms right after Goldin Group’s purchase of the stud farm in September 2013 to take on responsibility for the renovation and development of the farm.
Tanya Johnston is a CPA qualified Accountant who holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Masters Degrees in both Finance and Risk Management. Tanya is also a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD). She spent much of her professional career working in the Financial Markets in Europe and the Middle East and returned home to the Barossa Valley in 2014, joining Goldin Farms as Accountant in October 2014.
Tanya has considerable experience in the racing and breeding industries having managed the office of Collingrove Stud (Victoria) and having worked for the Australian Breeders Co-operative Society (ABCOS – now Magic Millions, Adelaide), and for Mr. David Coles, the Australian representative of the then UK-based Swettenham Stud. She is no stranger to the Lindsay Park property, having worked for the Hayes family preparing yearlings and riding trackwork in her younger days, and is thrilled to be a member of the team responsible for the redevelopment of the property and the development of the Goldin Farms breeding enterprise.
Karen grew up in Adelaide and commenced her Vet Nursing career at Hahndorf Veterinary Clinic. During this time she obtained a Diploma in Animal Handling. Karen went on to work at Toorak Thoroughbreds, Macclesfield SA and then Willunga Veterinary Services. During her 13-year employment at Willunga Veterinary Services, she spent 8 years in the capacity of Head Nurse and completed her Certificate 1V in Veterinary Nursing as well as a Diploma of Management. Karen moved to the Barossa Valley to take up the position of Stud Secretary at Goldin Farms in March 2015.
Jennifer St John
Jennifer is an ACCA qualified Accountant and has a Bachelor of Business Management Degree from the University of Kent, UK. Jennifer’s first introduction to thoroughbreds was through riding track work in the UK. This gave her great enthusiasm for the industry and on leaving University Jennifer took up a role in sponsorship for the prestigious Ascot Racecourse in the UK. In 2004 Jennifer joined Coolmore Stud, firstly working with the sales team on their Hunter Valley farm in NSW, then she moved to Ireland to work in their finance department. Jennifer joined Goldin Farms in November 2016 as Racing Secretary to support our Bloodstock & Racing Manager.
Nigel Evans is a local from the Barossa Valley and has been in the horticulture industry since 1983, working in landscape, amenity horticulture, turf and land management. He was previously employed by the Hayes family at Lindsay Park as Tracks and Grounds Manager for 17 years, and stays on with the stud farm after it was purchased by Goldin Group in September 2013. Nigel also has a Diploma in Horticulture and has been employed by TAFE SA as a lecturer in horticulture.
Stud Office Administration
Hayley completed a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of South Australia in 2011, at which point she joined a professional services firm based in Adelaide. Working as a Consultant within the risk advisory practice, Hayley developed a broad range of professional and interpersonal skills, gaining experience in areas including legislative and regulatory compliance, policy management, work health and safety, and performance and management reporting.
Having grown up on the outskirts of the Barossa, her passion for both the local area and horses quickly drew her attention to Goldin Farms, where she took up the role as Stud Office Administration in September 2014.