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New specialist agriculture analysts join Rabobank

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Rabobank  Australia & New Zealand has appointed two new specialist analysts, Michael Harvey and Rebecca Redmond, to join its Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory (FAR) division.

Dedicated to analysing developments in food and agricultural markets for Rabobank and its clients, the local Australian and New Zealand its Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory team is part of a global network of about 80 food and agriculture research analysts spread across every major production and consumption region of the world.

Based in Rabobank’s Melbourne office, Michael Harvey will cover the Australian dairy sector and the value-added food processing sector across both Australia and New Zealand.

Mr Harvey joins Rabobank with a high level of experience in the dairy sector including eight years working with Dairy Australia Limited, the peak industry body. As part of the organisation’s trade and strategy team, Mr Harvey was involved in Dairy Australia’s strategic knowledge and analysis programs. Raised on a dairy farming and irrigation property in northern Victoria, he holds a bachelor degree in International Trade from the Victorian University and is currently undertaking a postgraduate degree in Diplomacy and Trade at Monash University.

Also joining the Rabobank FAR team, based in Christchurch, New Zealand, Rebecca Redmond will cover the animal proteins sector in New Zealand, including sheep, beef and venison, as well as contributing to the global research agenda in the sector. Ms Redmond has a strong technical and commercial background in the meat and processing industry and bachelor and masters degrees in Biological Sciences from the University of Canterbury.

Welcoming the new appointments, Rabobank general manager – FAR Justin Sherrard said Rabobank’s food and agriculture research division was a central component of the bank’s capacity for sharing knowledge and expertise with clients, as well as informed credit decision-making, product development and advisory services.

“The FAR team has a global focus on in-depth coverage of major food and agriculture sectors from upstream inputs and production to downstream processing,” he said. “And this is a job that can only be done effectively by a network of experienced analysts on the ground.”

Mr Sherrard says that given the increasing dependence on global markets – particularly in emerging economies – the food and agribusiness sectors in Australia and New Zealand need access to good information and knowledge that can only come from a network of analyst in every major production and consumption region in the world.

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