OUR TEAM

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TODD JORGENSEN Chief Executive Officer

Todd has worked in most roles at Associated Grain since he was ten years old. Taking over as Managing Director in 1999 from his father Max, he has led the expansion of Associated Grain from a small packing and processing plant to a large-scale, modern, grain facility. Overseeing all infrastructure projects for three factories, he is committed to continually improving the business to ensure customer satisfaction. Todd is a Member of the Australian Mungbean Association and was President from 2011–2013.


GEOFF BIRCH Seed Manager

Geoff began his career in the seed industry in 1988. He joined Associated Grain in 2011 as Seed Manager and has improved the quality and production throughput of our chickpea splitting plant. In consultation with operational staff, Geoff helped redesign Associated Grain’s grading plant to maximise production and handling of all pulse crops.  Geoff has helped position Associated Grain as one of the biggest seed companies in Australia.


SHANE MATHIESON Operations Manager

Shane oversees all processing, packing and exporting at our sites. He is involved with the loading of containers for export and general day-to-day organising of our packing schedule, Shane also looks after our HR side of things. Shane works closely with our factory staff to ensure all seed, export and domestic orders are delivered on time and to spec.


MARK SCHMIDT Trading Manager

Mark is an experienced and passionate pulse trader with over 25 years of experience working in the industry in roles as diverse as grower contracting, seed production, processing, exports and domestic marketing. He joins Associated Grain to expand our grower and export base for all products handled at our facility. Mark is the current President of the Australian Mungbean Industry, enjoying the opportunity to further serve the industry.


JACQUIE BORHAM Grain Buyer / Logistics Coordinator

Jacquie moves into this new role after 2 years working as part of Associated Grain’s seed team. She is well-known to growers and has a thorough knowledge of all products handled at our facilities. Moving from sales and promotion of chickpeas, mungbeans and all seed lines, Jacquie’s role now includes grower contact, organising of contracts and time slots for grain delivery and the promoting & marketing of all aspects of the company.


RUSSELL DARBEY HR & HSE

Russell is an experienced HR generalist who joined AG in 2015. His key role is to provide guidance to management and employees across the full spectrum of HR Operations, systems and programs. Russell strives to work closely with both managers and employees to ensure legal compliance and best practice strategies are implemented across key HR aspects including employee relations, staffing and retention, compensation and performance management.


PATRICK O’HARA Grain Accumulator

Patrick joined the grain accumulation team at Associated Grain in Dalby in July, 2017. Patrick has well over twenty year’s experience working with primary producers throughout Queensland and New South Wales as a crop consultant and grain accumulator. Primary producers like to have that connect with buyers which allows for a good working relationship between the seller and buyer. Patrick accumulates for the container trade as well as the bulk vessel trade with commodities such as desi chickpeas and mungbeans. Patricks strength is speaking with growers in the field to better understand the issues facing the producers at any one time.