The AAA Board is elected by our members and have the overall governance responsibility of the Association. The business of the Association is governed by the Directors, who have defined duties and responsibilities under the Corporations Act and the AAA Constitution.
Andrew Munn President
After almost 20 years in the Australian Army, Andrew Munn with his wife Bronwyn established Alpha Centauri Alpacas in 2002. Since then Andrew has held various positions on AAA regional level committees and a national AAA Fibre Market Development Reference Panel.
Andrew is a qualified Professional Alpaca Wool Classers and is very actively involved in the collection and classing of alpaca fibre for both Australian and international clients.
Andrew and Bronwyn have managed their alpacas on properties in NSW and now at Warrenbayne in Victoria. They currently have a breeding herd of over 300 alpacas, both Huacaya and Suri. Employed full-time off farm, he spends the rest of his time with the alpacas.
Prue Walduck Vice President
Prue and her partner Ada purchased their first two pregnant alpacas in 1993. Prue is the principal behind MillDuck Alpaca Stud, but admits she couldn’t do it without Ada’s support. MillDuck is a relatively small boutique stud – specialising in brown huacayas. MillDuck run approximately 40 – 50 alpacas at any given time on 35 acres near Bendigo in Central Victoria.
Prue brings considerable business acumen to the Board having worked for approximately 30 years in senior positions in the Retail, Finance and Community Development sectors. Prue’s last corporate position, prior to becoming a full-time alpaca farmer in 2008, was Group Human Resources Manager and a member of the Executive Management Team of a Bank.
Since joining the AAA, Prue has volunteered in many capacities at a Regional level. She has also contributed at a National level spending 5 years on the National Marketing Team and 6 years (3 as Chair) on the National Showing and Judging Committee.
Prue feels privileged to be a Director of the AAA Board and looks forward to working with the AAA Members and fellow Board Members to continue to grow and develop the Australian Alpaca Industry.
Trevor Parry Director
Trevor has been a member of the Association for about 17 years now and exclusively breeds Suri on his property in Western Victoria.
Trevor loves that he gets to be involved in a business with his wife that involves working with these wonderful animals. Whilst a challenge, he also loves helping more and more people see the potential (both locally and international) of owning and breeding alpacas.
He sees the Association as an integral part of his future vision for alpacas – a future where alpaca farming is regarded as a worthwhile agricultural pursuit by a growing part of the population.
Ian Preuss Director
Ian entered the alpaca industry in 1997 and has been full time alpaca farming for 18 years. Together with his wife Angela, they now run over 1,700 alpacas, both Suri and Huacaya at their farm in Victoria. Ian has a Diploma in Applied Science (Agriculture) and Diploma of Teaching and has extensive experience in retail businesses as an owner and director of a National retail chain. He has also held various committee positions in the VCR Region.
Ian’s main aim is to improve the quality of the Australian Suri herd. He was involved in shipments of Suri from Peru and has now a large herd of Accoyo Suri. Currently, Ian is involved in the collection and sales of alpaca fleece, as well as helping to facilitate the export of alpacas around the world.