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Yumbah People

Matthew Muggleton

Yumbah Marketing is the custodian of the AUSAB trademark which consumers throughout the world have come to trust.  Yumbah Marketing manages the sales and logistics of supply to our many customers. Matt heads our marketing operation and somehow balances dealing with our farms and international customers, while also dreaming of new products and opportunities. Matthew…

Rex Atkins

Rex Atkins

Rex has been the Company Secretary since May 2000, and was previously a director of the company from May 2001 to March 2008. He also provides a CFO service and is the company accountant. Rex is also a director of the accounting firm Newcombe Clifton Atkins (NCA). Rex loves nothing better than to spend his…

Anthony Hall

Anthony Hall

A love of scuba diving and the charm of the coastal town Mallacoota brought the Hall and Rudge families together. Diving for abalone as a teenager on the reef off Gabo Island made a clear impression as Anthony became a foundation investor in 1999 in Tim Rudge’s grand plan to build a farm at Narrawong….

Jonathan Lillie

Jon Lillie

Born and bred into the wool trade it was inevitable that Jonathan became an executive director of the family wool broking firm, Fox and Lillie.  Following an unwavering belief in the future of aquaculture he invested in the Narrawong farm in 1999 and was key to the formation of Yumbah in 2008 serving as director…

Gary Higgins


Gary is a senior finance professional with more than 30 years of experience both as a former partner in Ernst & Young for 18 years and director and owner of Elary Corporate Services Pty Ltd.  Gary has served as a director since 2008 becoming Chairman in 2016.  Gary reads spreadsheets instead of novels and is…

Tom Hyde

Tom is always satisfied after delivering a good harvest of top quality abalone. Tom loves working in a field he is passionate about and living where he grew up. This allows him to maintain strong connections to the local aquaculture community. Tom enjoys surfing and fishing around the coast of Port Lincoln and Coffin Bay.

Craig Marshall

Craig finds the challenge of breeding abalone the most exciting part of his job. He is constantly striving to improve his expert hatchery techniques and understands the intricacies of the abalone at the beginning of its life like nobody else at Yumbah. He is a true Abalone whisperer. Giant granite boulders edge the clear blue…

David Connell

David has managed Yumbah Kangaroo Island since 1999. Being a pioneering producer of a sustainable food source has been his great reward. He loves being surrounded by wildlife and the extremes that Mother Nature offers at Kangaroo Island’s south coast. A strong community member and a reference source for knowledge about Kangaroo Island he is…

Tim Rudge

There is always something new to learn about abalone farming and this is a fantastic motivation and drives Tim to continually improve. Tim loves surfing and diving, and Narrawong with its surrounding coastline offer great diversity for both pursuits. There are perfect beginner spots where Tim can take his kids to snorkel and surf in safe…