The Farmarco Team
Rob brings over 30 years of experience in commodity market analysis and insight; a demonstrated track record in price forecasting and market opinions; and in particular, expertise in managing fluctuations in commodity prices, foreign exchange and basis (techniques, strategy and tactics around managing soft commodity price risk) and in operation risk (policy, process, reporting, etc).
Holding a Bachelor’s Degree in Business (double major in Marketing and Applied Finance), a Graduate Diploma in Accounting and a Master’s Degree in Business (International Business), Robert has been involved in grains, cotton and oilseeds at Farmarco since 1996, and is currently Managing Director.
Rob is also a Director of ‘Cotton Compass’, an analytical publication focused on Australia and S.E. Asia, past president of Queensland Agricultural Merchants Inc. and a non-executive Director of Grain Trade Australia.
Broker & Advisor
James has been involved in Agribusiness since 2004, originally in agribusiness banking with NAB and then with various contract banking roles in the UK. James’s involvement in commodity pricing and marketing began in 2011 with roles with Queensland Cotton (Olam) in Southern Queensland and Wilmar Sugar in North Queensland before joining Farmarco in 2018.
Growing up on a sugar cane farm in Proserpine, James has an affinity with primary producers and is committed to bringing excellent client service. James holds a Bachelors’ Degree in Commerce (Accounting) and a Masters’ of Applied Finance (Risk Management and Financial Markets) and is authorised to provide advice on derivative and foreign exchange products.
Shane brings a depth of agricultural experience through various positions in NSW and Queensland with an emphasis on grains and merchandising. Building strong working relationships with a focus on achieving positive results, Shane has had previous roles with Cargill/AWB, Elders and Graincorp.
Looking after cash grains brokerage, Shane brings a commitment to deliver a high level of service to Farmarco clients.