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Rabobank announces Wayne Saunders as new Mildura head

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article image Kylie Meehan, Wayne Saunders and Hamish McAlpin

Rabobank announces the appointment of Wayne Saunders as the new branch manager in Mildura.

Mr Saunders brings thirty years of agricultural banking experience to his new position including more than a decade servicing the Sunraysia region. Rabobank rural manager Kylie Meehan, who makes up the other half of the team in Mildura, has strong agribusiness banking knowledge with local farming and commercial clients in the area.

Rabobank regional manager for northern Victoria Hamish McAlpin says he is pleased to have someone of Mr Saunders’ calibre join Rabobank to help support the needs of the bank’s clients in the region.

Mr McAlpin is confident Wayne will bring a great deal of depth and experience across a range of the commodity mix around Mildura and wider Victoria, thanks to more than three decades of rural and agribusiness banking.

With a decade of experience in the region, Mr Saunders is familiar with Sunraysia’s industries, seasons and people, and feels a strong connection with the local community.

Mr Saunders has also spent time in the Western Districts and Echuca regions throughout his banking career. Coming from a family with a dairy farming background, Mr Saunders has a strong affinity for rural industries.

Mr Saunders is happy to be part of a cooperative banking model, given that Rabobank has no shareholders, with the priority and focus being on the clients and the core business of food and agribusiness.

Once a newcomer to Australian agriculture circles, Rabobank has developed into one of the country’s largest rural lenders and a significant provider of financial services to the food and agribusiness sector.

Rabobank officially opened its doors to the Sunraysia community in early 2013, with its purpose-built, standalone branch located at 135 Lime Street, Mildura. With 61 branches across Australia, 14 strategically situated throughout Victoria, Rabobank is the world’s leading food and agribusiness bank. 

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