Tony is senior executive with extensive knowledge, networks and insights across Australia’s agriculture and food, and key trade-exposed sectors, acquired through direct engagement with the highest levels of government, corporations and industry bodies globally.
Tony has worked in capital markets; corporate roles including with Fonterra Co-operative Group, in New Zealand; a Senior Executive Service contract in Federal Government; and six years as CEO of Grain Growers, an industry body with A$150 million of assets including a then controlling interest in GrainCorp (ASX: GNC).
His commercial acumen is supported by strong research and technical skills which are underpinned by an undergraduate degree in agricultural and resource economics and have been further developed through a Churchill Fellowship on “Technology adoption in agriculture and its impact on rural communities”, and various programs at Harvard University’s Business School and Kennedy School of Government.
Miriam NeilsonExecutive Officer
With over 15 years experience in the regenerative and organic agriculture sector, Miriam has practical, working knowledge of navigating a farm through certification. From grass fed beef fattening and broad acre cropping in Central Qld, to certified organic horticulture and pork production in the Northern New England area.
Regenerative Agriculture is her passion and she is committed to working to help producers navigate their way to a future that is environmentally, financially and socially rewarding.
I look forward to working with you to make a difference.
Southern Cross Agricultural Exports Pty Ltd
PO Box 876, Emerald, Queensland 4720 Australia