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, water management and solutions 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 Wesfarmers Landmark Ltd, Landmark Operations Ltd and Autism Awareness Australia. He is a member of the National Farmers’ Federation Members’ Council and Australian Agriculture’s Blueprint advisory group. John is also a director of AuctionsPlus Pty Ltd and a member of the Finance and Governance Committee of the Warringah Rugby Club.
John was 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.
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.
Ruth joined Ruralco in December 2013. She has previously held senior finance roles at several widely recognised organisations including Microsoft, Stockland Property and Sydney Airport Corporation.
Steve was appointed to the Ruralco executive team in September 2014 as General Manager - Total Eden Retail and Wholesale. Steve has more than twelve years senior management experience, ten of which are in the FMCG and apparel industries; most recently as Marketing Director Independent Distillers 2009-2011, and previously as Brand Director & Marketing Director at Levi Strauss Australia & New Zealand 2002 – 2008.