The CEO – Mark Freund
After being a member of the Bowral Co-operative for just over 20 years, I decided in late 2020 to get involved with the Board and their plans for the future.
I have been heavily involved in a number of community organisations for many years, including the Bowral Rugby Club, where I have been involved for 25 years as a player, a committee member and for the last ten years, the President of the Club.
I am excited now to be the CEO of Bowral Co-op, as I believe being involved with any Southern Highlands organisation is very satisfying given how strong our community supports each other and in particular the way in which the Bowral Cooperative supports the local community.
Growing up on the land and now managing properties around the Southern Highlands for several years, I have learnt there has been some significant changes in the way we farm and the challenges faced by new people moving into the beautiful Southern Highlands.
I love being a property manager and adviser here in the Highlands and working with property owners to get the most out of their land, and find it extremely rewarding.
Having the support from the great team at the Co-op makes my job so much easier.
Helping our farmers, old and new, in the community is something I am thrilled to be involved in and working with the Bowral Co-operative, enables me to help facilitate the knowledge, support and the choice of products through the Co-operative which will assist the community in achieving farming excellence in the present and future.