Growing-up in the Northern Territory, agriculture was not in my plans. Until Dad sent me off to boarding school, at Aquinas College in Perth. I found myself boarding with mostly, farmers sons and I became quite interested in Agriculture. Spending my long weekends in the wheat belt of Western Australia.
I decided to study Agriculture and in 1982, I started my career in farming. I continued my studies in Agriculture, while working and completed an Advanced Diploma in Agriculture.
In 1989 I was managing farms in the Gnowangerup Shire District. I met Ken Rhodes and when Ken reclaimed the leases on the Boree Park Farm in 2004, I was offered the position of Farm Manager.
Through my 20-year management, Rhodes Pastoral has grown from 7,000 acres to over 40,000 acres of good pastures and is continually striving to producing quality products. We now employ over 20 people on our farm.
I am the Chairperson of the Boyup Brook Co-op and sit on the Western Australian Wool Tag committee. I am passionate about training and nurturing new talent, we work closely with Agricultural schools, Australian Wool Innovation, and other organizations’, to develop our young people and assist them to thrive in the Agricultural industry. I am passionate about the community and work actively on various projects, such as the recent design and development of the Fast-Fill Fire Fighting Tanks.
When I am not managing the farm, I like to escape to the south coast to swim, fish, relax and enjoy time with my wife Rosey. Rosey and I have three children and three wonderful grandchildren.