Sarah Scales– Non-Executive Director
Sarah has over 27 years experience in the Australian agribusiness sector, including grains, sugar, plant science & technology, food processing and water industries.
She has managed grain trading businesses both in Australia and overseas. Sarah started her career at Cargill Australia. She worked in Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia.
During the early 1990’s Sarah joined the Australian Wheat Board as a grain trader, then progressed to Trading Manager for Victoria and Tasmania and by the mid 90’s moved to New York to run the derivatives hedging book.
From 2001 to 2007, Sarah was a member of AWB Limited’s Executive leadership group and General Manager AWB International. Her role was to oversee and manage the AWB National Pools often referred to as the “single desk system”. Responsibilities included functions such as international sales & marketing, risk portfolio management, supply chain optimization (bulk handling companies, railways, ports and sea freight), grain technology and finance.
In addition to joining the Agracom Board, Sarah is also a Non Executive Director for the following companies: InterGrain Pty Ltd, Queensland Sugar Ltd, The Pastoral Pork Company Pty Ltd & Aroona Farms Pty Ltd.
Joe Hallman – Managing Director
Joe joined Agracom in 1997 bringing with him experience in agricultural commodities markets both domestically and internationally, having worked as a trader of tallow and vegetable oils both in Australia and South Africa. Joe has a degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Sydney, a Diploma in Export Management and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Joe has been a director since 1999 and has been Managing Director of the business since 2003.
Brett Donoghue – Director
Brett is originally from a rural background in the Gunnedah area, to which he has returned since joining Agracom in 2009. Brett has many years experience in the grain industry, working in Australia with grain trading businesses prior to going overseas and working in Canada. Immediately, prior to joining Agracom, Brett worked in Sydney at a senior level for an international cotton, cocoa and grain merchant. Brett has an Agricultural Economics degree from the University of New England. Brett is a director at Agracom having joined the board in 2013.
Tony Todd – Company Secretary
Tony joined Agracom in 2004, working in the businesses administration and accounting functions. He previously worked with Pursehouse Rural in Quirindi, Spring Ridge Engineering and a local accounting firm in Quirindi. Tony knows the local area, regional agribusiness, the company and many of its clients well from his previous experience. Tony is responsible for the day to day smooth running of the administrative and financial reporting functions of the business, as well as serving on the board as the Company Secretary.