John S Maher
Appointed as Managing Director on 2 October 2006. John is responsible for the parent company and branded entities that form the largest network of independently owned stores and regional companies in agribusiness and real estate throughout Australia. He is a director of some of Ruralco’s subsidiary companies, including Combined Rural Traders Pty Ltd and Roberts Ltd.
John was a foundation director of Australian Livestock Export Corporation (LiveCorp) and was also previously a director of AuctionsPlus Pty Ltd, Wesfarmers Landmark Ltd and Landmark Operations Ltd. He is a member of the National Farmers’ Federation Members’ Council and Australian Agriculture’s Blueprint advisory group. John is also a Director of Autism Awareness Australia.
John was recently awarded the 2012 Faculty Alumni Award for Outstanding Community Achievement from the University of Sydney Faculty of Agriculture and Environment.
Angie is Ruralco’s General Counsel and was appointed Company Secretary on 3 May 2011, having acted in the role between 9 February 2010 and 6 September 2010.
In her role as General Counsel, Angie is responsible for all of the Group’s legal functions and has over 12 years legal experience. Prior to being appointed General Counsel, Angie was the Group’s Legal Counsel. She joined Ruralco in July 2008 and her background is in corporate and commercial law, having worked as an associate at a boutique law firm specialising in complex commercial law.
Allan was promoted to the role of General Manager Tasmanian Operations in November 2011 and is responsible for Ruralco’s business units in Tasmania.
Allan joined Roberts in 1998 and has been part of the senior management team for the Roberts business since 2007. His career spans over 20 years in agriculture in both Australia and New Zealand and he has extensive experience in rural merchandising, grain, seed trading and agronomy.
Travis joined Ruralco in 2007 and was recently appointed General Manager – Mainland Operations. Travis is responsible for businesses on the Australian mainland that Ruralco has equity participation in. These businesses consist of joint venture and 100% owned operations and include some iconic rural supplies brands such as Rodwells, Primaries of WA, GDL and Davidson Cameron & Co.
Travis has been involved with the agribusiness industry for almost 20 years and has extensive experience in agronomy, branch and category management.
Greg has over 30 years experience with CRT and is responsible for the merchandise business of the CRT/Town & Country membership and marketing and communications for the Ruralco Group.
He has held various senior positions with Ruralco including marketing, category and state management and, since 1996, general management.
Rick joined Ruralco’s Rural Supplies division in 2009 after seven years with Rawlinson & Brown, one of Ruralco’s specialist rural businesses based out of Griffith (NSW). He has held national roles for Ruralco including Crop Protection Category Manager and National Merchandise Manager.
In his current role, appointed 31 July 2012, Rick is accountable for the Rural Supplies national procurement team, supply chain and logistics, and the Grow Force fertiliser business unit.
Richard joined Ruralco from Landmark Operations Ltd in February 2014, where he held the position of Managing Director from 2010 until August 2013.
Richard has over 25 years experience in agribusiness, retail and logistics having held senior positions at Wesfarmers Dalgety, Toll Holdings, Woolworths and Coca Cola.
Richard has also been a Director of Agrium Asia Pacific, Australian Wheat Board (AWB), RD1 New Zealand, Landmark Harcourts, Australian Wool Handlers and held the position of Chairman at Integrated Traceability Solutions (Global) and AuctionsPlus.
Richard has extensive knowledge of global agricultural retail supply chains as well as agricultural marketing and production systems.
Richard’s role as Ruralco’s General Manager Network Operations is to continue the expansion of Ruralco’s network and develop and implement strategies around the rural property, wool and livestock sectors.