I have been a director of the Bowral Co-op for the past 4 years but my association with the organisation has been for over a decade through my work in the local farming sector. During which I held several directorships with organisations directly related to the farming industry.
The Highlands has been my home since 2003 and I have fond memories of my childhood in Exeter. For the past 13 years I have owned a rural advisory business (Highlands Rural Management Services) offering farm management and consultation services and relied on the Co-op for my client’s on-farm needs and rural supplies.
My farming experience includes 20 years owning a property at Canowindra and consulting to a wide range of clients on sheep, cattle, crops, pasture and irrigation. I also held a real estate license, stock and station agent and am a registered wool classer.
It is my belief that the Bowral Co-op should be a business to support all sectors of the Highlands farming community and I see the recent modernisation and expansion as testament of the sound future for the Co-op.
In my younger years my time spent as an elite sportsman playing for the Wallabies (75-76) taught me the true value of teamwork and I can attest to the strong team in the new leadership at the Co-op that I have personally encouraged. The results of this strategic new management has seen an expanded range of quality products and services for members and customers.
My focus is to ensure that the Bowral Co-op stays relevant to the local rural and residential customers in the local district and continues to adapt to the dynamic rural sector that supports a wide range of farming enterprise.