We know people. In fact, no other recruitment company matches our networks in agriculture, agribusiness, wine and food manufacture and retail. But why are these networks critical?

As the numbers of science graduates dwindle, agricultural courses close and Australian agribusiness is set to boom, competition for talent across the supply chain intensifies.

And while the rise of online job-search sites theoretically level the playing field, the reality is that deep networks are critical in finding the right people and back-grounding potential candidates.

Deep industry and management knowledge is also critical in assessing whether people are the right technical and motivational fit; whether they’re people who can really drive organizational performance, or hold it back.

Recruitment and industry specialists

Other recruitment companies claim to specialize in agribusiness, wine and food manufacture and retail. Unlike us though, they don’t have a track record that began in 1979.

We have:

  • Nearly 40 years of specialist industry experience
  • First-hand experience working in roles across the industry, from middle to senior management
  • A database of over 70,000 qualified candidates
  • Over 10,000 LinkedIn connections
  • An active presence at over 10 major agricultural and food industry events each year

In addition:

  • Each member of our team holds qualifications in agricultural science or a related discipline and/or has deep knowledge and experience in the sector that they service.
  • Each member of the team has worked client-side across the supply chain.
  • We are active members of industry organisations and regularly attend agricultural events, conferences, exhibitions, meetings as well as agricultural science student career days to engage with talent and pass on knowledge and mentor students into their career choice.

We’re from the industry and we’re immersed in the industry. It’s why we confidently say: we get people others can’t.

Our Team

Dr Ray Johnson

Dr Ray Johnson

Managing Director

From research scientist to CEO to company director, Ray has worked at senior levels in the industry for over 20 years and in the industry generally since 1983. That 33-year history gives him deep networks and people management experience.

Brett Price

Brett Price

Sales Director

From animal nutritionist to general management to recruitment, Brett is a consummate relationship builder, with a network to match.

Dr Belinda Chung

Dr Belinda Chung

Belinda is the operational lynchpin of the Agricultural Appointments team, responsible for ensuring quality service is being delivered.
Richard Broughton

Richard Broughton

A key member of the team since 2003, Richard has formed solid relationships with clients and candidates across Australia, from small boutique wineries to large corporate businesses.

Annie Fu

Annie Fu

Proficient in Mandarin and English, Annie's extensive knowledge of the Asian HR and recruiting areas will be of great benefit to the Australian agrifood sectors.

Howard Wootton

Howard Wootton

Howard’s broad senior management experience of 33 years encompasses general management, sales, operations and recruitment in the agribusiness, food and facility services sectors. He has a comprehensive professional network and enjoys developing strong business relationships.

Kristie Kent

Kristie Kent

With 10 years banking experience working in rural communities and with agribusiness clients across multiple sectors including mining, construction and government, Kristie is well versed in needs and expectations of her clients.

Ben Antenucci

Ben Antenucci

Ben joins the team from South Australia where he worked for a number of years in industry development for the agriculture sector. His previous work has focussed on horticulture but has worked across all sectors including grains, wine, seafood and livestock.

Fiona Prior

Fiona Prior

Originally from Far North Qld, Fiona held senior sales and business management roles in horticulture, sugar cane and animal production. Previous roles with McGregor Gourlay, Landmark, Farmoz and TGT have given her experience across retail, wholesale and supply and her passion for customer service and an extensive network, sees her ready for the challenge in executive search and recruitment.