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Senior Leaders Lunch: The Past & Future of Elders & Australian Agribusiness

You are warmly invited to a Senior Leaders' Lunch

Guest Speaker, Mark Allison, CEO, Elders

"The Past & Future of Elders & Australian Agribusiness"

Date: Thursday 22 June

Venue: JBWere, Level 42, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney

Time: 12.15pm for 12.30pm start until 2pm

Cost: $50pp, includes sandwich lunch and coffee.

Dress: Business Attire

Hosted by: Chris Smith, HCA Councillor


Mark Allison was appointed as MD and CEO of Elders Limited in April 2014 and prior to that held the position of Executive Chairman and Chairman.

Having come from a sugar cane and beef cattle family in far north Queensland, he’s come a long way on his journey to the top job.  It’s a rise helped in no small part by the passion for agriculture which appears to be embedded in his genetic makeup, and a lengthy history of agribusiness experience.

After completing an Agriculture Science Degree and an Economics Degree at the University of Queensland and a Graduate Diploma in Management from Central Queensland University, he then went on to establish a 30-year career in the industry, starting as a research agronomist in the Darling Downs/Lockyer Valley horticultural region before running a suite of agribusinesses, serving as Managing Director of CropCare Australasia, Wesfarmers CSBP, Wesfarmers Landmark, Farmoz, and Grain Growers Limited.  He then joined the Elders Board as a Non-Executive Director.

In addition to his agribusiness executive career he has held numerous non-executive director roles in private, government and industry organisations.  These appointments include former Director on the Grains and Legume Nutrition Council, former Chairman of Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority, CropLife Pty Ltd and Agsafe Pty Ltd.  He is currently Chairman of Agribusiness Australia.

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HCA AGM Evening