#GrowAngus Speaker spotlights

April 13, 2017 11:17 am

Garry Edwards from AAM Investment Group and Troy Setter from Consolidated Pastoral Company will be speaking during the #GrowAngus National Conference on May 18th and 19th in Ballarat Vic.

Garry Edwards – AAM Investment Group – ‘The Evolution of livestock selling systems’

Garry Edwards is the Founder and Managing Director of the AAM Investment Group Pty Ltd (AAMIG).  He has over 20 years’ experience in investments and management within the Australian agribusiness sector.  As an equity investor, he has developed assets and opportunities in livestock production, livestock marketing, value added marketing and processing, and consistently delivered superior financial returns.

Garry studied a Bachelor of Applied Science, Systems Agriculture at the University of Western Sydney, Hawkesbury where he graduated as dux of his course and also received a scholarship to attend the University of Illinois in the United States.

In his early career, Garry created Livestock Exchange and developed the technology and systems that today underpin Australia’s multi-billion dollar livestock industry through the National Livestock Identification System (NLIS). These days, Australia is the envy of all other livestock export markets due to the value attributed to commodities that fall under the NLIS program.

Garry has extensive experience in a diverse range of agricultural businesses from family operations through to large scale integrated corporate agricultural operations across a range of industry sectors.  In 2007, AAMIG commenced the development, operation and management Operation and Management a portfolio of livestock selling facilities on behalf of Australian Superannuation funds which today trade over $1 billion of livestock annually.

Headquartered in Brisbane, our team of over 280, operate across regional Australia.

Troy Setter, Consolidated Pastoral Company – ‘Future of Angus genetics in Northern Australian beef production’

Troy is one of the top agribusiness leaders in Australia and well-renowned for his achievements across the industry. CPC is Australia’s largest private beef producer with 367,500 head of cattle run on a portfolio of 16 stations across Australia’s three Northern States.  CPC’s stations are vertically integrated with its two joint venture feedlots in Indonesia. Throughout his career Troy has been responsible for all aspects of the supply chain; from cereal and fibre cropping, grain and grass fed cattle operations, domestic and international logistics, trading and shipping through to genetic improvement, beef and cattle marketing, broad strategy development, investment and finance

Prior to being appointed Chief Executive Officer at CPC in July 2014, Troy was the Chief Operating Officer of Australian Agricultural Company. Troy has held key management positions with agribusinesses including, North Australian Cattle Company, Torrens Investments, Killara Feedlot and Twynam Group. Along with having a degree in Rural Science from University of New England, he has also completed the Agribusiness program at Harvard Business School, The Australian Rural Leadership Program and is a Member Australian Institute of Company Directors. Troy also sits on the Board of the Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council and the advisory committee of Tocal.