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Rabobank appoints new head of Food & Agribusiness Research division

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Rabobank  Australia and New Zealand has appointed Luke Chandler to the position of general manager of its Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory division.  

As the new general manager of FAR Australia and New Zealand, Mr Chandler replaces Justin Sherrard, who has moved to Rabobank’s global head office in the Netherlands to take on the role of global strategist for Renewable Resources.  

Mr Chandler returns to Australia after a three-year stint at Rabobank’s London office establishing and heading the bank’s global Agri Commodity Markets Research team. He will also continue in his role as global head of Agri Commodity Markets Research, responsible for managing the bank’s analysis and outlook for the world’s major agri commodities markets.    

Rabobank Group Executive - Wholesale Banking, Paul Beiboer believes that Mr Chandler’s hybrid role is a reflection of how highly his expertise in food and agricultural commodities markets is valued by Rabobank throughout the world.  

He adds that Mr Chandler’s continuing involvement in international agri commodities markets combined with his strong local knowledge strengthens the expertise in food and agriculture that Rabobank is able to provide to their clients in Australia and New Zealand.  

Rabobank is a world-leading food and agribusiness bank, one of Australia and New Zealand’s largest rural banks and a major provider of corporate financial services to the region’s food and agribusiness sector.  

A dedicated unit within the bank, the Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory (FAR) team comprises of eight specialist agricultural commodities research analysts in Australia and New Zealand, who are part of a global network of approximately 80 research analysts.  

The FAR team undertakes research into the food and agribusiness sectors for the benefit of Rabobank’s clients, including compiling comprehensive world-class reports on sector and commodity outlooks, latest market trends and future industry developments.  

Prior to his London posting, Mr Chandler worked as a senior analyst in rural economics and commodities for Rabobank Australia and New Zealand, based in Sydney. He has previously worked at the AWB (Australian Wheat Board).

Hailing from rural northern NSW, Mr Chandler holds a Bachelor of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Master of Economics from the University of New England.

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