Stephen is the principal of Feeding the Future Consulting & Research. Collaborating with an extensive network of contacts throughout the Australian agricultural industry he has gained a deep understanding and knowledge of issues effecting todays’ farmers.
Stephen has more than 20 years-experience in the Agri-sector, including as:
- a consulting agronomist for one of the leading private independent resellers on the Liverpool Plains in northern New South Wales
- an advisor and research manager for one of the leading private agronomic and advisory consultancy firms in South Australia
- a senior research manager for the largest global provider of market research to the agricultural industry
Stephen has over 15 years of experience conducting market research studies in crop protection, animal health, pest control and turf markets, agricultural machinery, banking, and the Agri-sector in general across Australia and New Zealand. His experience encompasses both the government and private industry sector, including multinational companies and grower organisations.
Stephen is the current Agribusiness Member of the Regional Advisory Council TAFE NSW – Southern Region and a former Director of Agribusiness Australia. Stephen has a keen interest in sustainable agriculture and food security in the Asia Pacific region.
Stephen holds a Master of Science in Agriculture (Research Agronomy) and Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (majoring in Agronomy) from The University of Sydney and a Graduate Certificate in Regional Development from The University of Western Australia.