About Us

Board of Directors

Agribusiness Australia is governed by a Board of up to 14 individual professionals from agribusiness and is elected by members and includes a President, Vice President and Treasurer.

Mark Allison - President

Mark Allison was appointed as MD and CEO of Elders Limited in April 2014 and previously was Executive Chairman (Nov 13) and Chairman (June 2013). Mark comes from a sugar cane and beef cattle family in far north Queensland and has a great passion for agribusiness.

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Lucy Purcell - Deputy President

Specialist in Agricultural and Agribusiness at The Agri Business Australasia. Recruiting, strategy and linking people and investors within agribusiness networks. 

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David Krause - Treasurer

David is an agricultural executive and is currently the CFO of Kalfresh Vegetables and formerly a Partner in the Corporate Finance division of BDO and the national leader for BDO of the Food and Agribusiness Sector group. 

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Simon Venus

Having spent many years as a jackeroo and overseer on large pastoral station properties, Simon has developed a keen interest in primary industries and advises agribusinesses across Australia.

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Tom Wake

In my professional career I have worked in autonomous teams motivated by close links to agricultural production and within large global business, I have seen the reach of Agribusiness and I would like to be a part of promoting that to others.

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Georgie Aley

Georgie Aley has held a range of senior management roles within the Australian food and agribusiness sector.

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Andrew Mason

Andrew Mason considers himself as a courageous entrepreneurial leader developing teams and individuals to do something extraordinary with their work and lives. 

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Khan Horne

Khan has been General Manager for NAB Agribusiness for the past 9 years and has worked for NAB for the past 25 years. In this role, he leads a team 550 agribusiness bankers in 112 locations in each state / territory across Australia.

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James Whiteside

I have had a successful and senior career in agriculture, most recently as Chief Operating Officer of Incitec Pivot Fertilisers. IPF is Australia’s largest input manufacturer and supplier into Australian agriculture, and is also a significant exporter of Australian made fertiliser into export markets

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Silver Members

  • Piper Alderman - SA

    Piper Alderman is a commercial law firm with offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide. We act for leading agribusinesses operating inside the farm gate across a broad spectrum of primary production enterprises, as well as for clients operating beyond the farm gate in the agribusiness supply chain, food processing, retail and financial services sectors, export and R&D.

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  • PIRSA - SA

    Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) is a dynamic Government of South Australia agency with the vision of growing sustainable and competitive regions. PIRSA is committed to the sustainable use of the state's agriculture, wine, seafood, forestry, and food industries along with the provision of associated research, regulation, policy development and biosecurity imperatives. PIRSA leads and drives the State Government’s strategic priority of Premium Food and wine from our Clean Environment. 

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  • Waterfind - NSW & Qld

    Waterfind Australia is one of Australia’s water market specialists and a pioneer in the water market industry. Waterfind Australia has developed an award winning online water trading platform that allows the buying and selling of water and simplifies the water trading process enabling irrigators and other water users to access all major Australian water resources to manage their water needs. Waterfind is a privately owned Australian company and is governed by an independent board of directors.

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