Andrew has extensive experience in agriculture, having gained a diploma in Farm Management from Marcus Oldham College, Geelong, in 1989. After graduation, he started farming at Bullawarrie as Property Manager when the property was mainly involved in grazing activities, with only 700 hectares of cultivation.
He is now the Managing Partner of the operation which has increased its broadacre farming capacity to 16,000 hectares of cultivation. The increase in cultivation has been through developing country in compliance with the state regulations regarding native vegetation, and to ensure the property can be sustainably farmed into the future. Andrew is also a Partner and Manager in Share farming Partnerships currently growing dryland winter crops and irrigated summer crops and partner in a local Grain Storage Business and a Fuel Supply Business.
He is a graduate of the AICD Company Directors Course and one of GPA’s most experienced Board members, with several industry and community roles and highlights to his credit including:
Queensland Grain Grower of the Year 2013
AgForce Grains South West Director 2005 – 2006
Southern Queensland NVT Management committee 2010 to present
Mungindi Cropping Group Founding Member 2010 to present
Chairman of the Mungindi/Balonne LCC for the northern Grower Alliance 2012 to present
Thallon Grains Director 2014 to present
AICD Company Directors Course completed August 2019
GPA Board Roles
Audit & Risk Sub-Committee, Selection Committee, Grains Australia Steering Committee Representative and GRDC Board Selection Panel Member.
Farming Location: Bullawarrie, Thallon QLD/NSW Border.