Tom has been passionate about the agricultural industry since an early age having been involved in the family property and agribusiness consulting company he knew it was his ideal career path. He attended Prince Alfred College in Adelaide and on completion he was introduced to the grains industry working on ‘Munduney’, near Spalding in the Mid North.
Tom went on to complete a Bachelor of Agricultural Management at Marcus Oldham College, in Geelong Vic. There he gained not only grain production knowledge / experience but also marketing and trading principles as well.
Tom has previously held production based roles in SA, VIC and WA, and worked for companies such as Riverina Stockfeeds, The Lucas Group before becoming a valued member of AGD.
Ben started his career in grain back in 1995 working for a small country merchant. During this time Ben has held a number of roles ranging from grain accumulation, domestic and export trading for companies such as Noble Grain, CBH, Elders and Emerald. Throughout these roles, Ben’s key strength has been to align requirements of growers with requirements of end users, both domestically and internationally. Ben brings a wealth of experience to the AGD team.
Born and raised in a large farming organisation in the Mid North, Kerrie spent ten years living in Adelaide working in administration roles in banking and finance before returning to the country with her husband to raise her family in 1998.
Working on the family farm during the challenging early years of deregulation of the wheat and barley markets, Kerrie has seen first hand the issues surrounding marketing grain in a global environment and the important financial decisions and risks facing many farming entities as they both grow and then market their grain each year.
Commencing work with Australian Growers Direct Pty Ltd in December 2012, Kerrie has continued to grow her knowledge and experience in the agricultural sector. Her previous experience in farming and banking provides a firm understanding of the unique challenges of the agricultural industry and the importance of financial diligence to support Australian Growers Direct in its solid core values and customers.