The Team

Lee-Anne Emerson
Farm Manager

Brett Campbell
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.

Nigel Evans
Maintenance Supervisor

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.

Karen Ryder
Stud Secretary

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.

Hayley Harnath
HR & WHS Officer

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 joined Goldin Farms since September 2014.

Tanya Johnston

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.


102 Stott Highway, Angaston, SA 5353, Australia
Postal Address:
P.O. Box 225, Angaston, SA 5353, Australia
Telephone :
+61 (8) 85 642 116
+61 (8) 85 643 709