The first summit of the Australian Dairy Leadership Alumni (ADLA) was held in Melbourne in December 2014. This initiative is facilitated by Gardiner Dairy Foundation in recognition of the importance of networking in the dairy industry.

ADLA’s inaugural summit was launched at Government House and brought together 50 people who were graduates of one of four executive leadership programs and have an active industry connection. Speakers from a number of backgrounds brought views and lessons from beyond the farmgate – with feedback indicating that those from defence, engineering and medicinal fields were summit highlights.