Two new area managers have joined the CSBP team in Esperance.
Be sure to welcome our newest members Mel Gallagher and Michaela Hendry if you see them out in the field. Both Mel and Michaela bring an array of skills and knowledge from previous endeavours and we are thrilled to have them on board.
Mel Gallagher is no stranger to the challenges of supply management having moved with his young family from Kalgoorlie, where he has had a long career in industrial power systems in the mining industry.
“Farming is a very different industry but I like the fact that you are working with the people who own the business. Their decisions are very personal and it is our job to support them and make sure they are connected to the wealth of knowledge and expertise CSBP has to offer,” he said.
When he isn’t at work, Mel is an avid AFL fan and a talented cricketer having played in the WA Country 11.
He is joined by agribusiness graduate Michaela Hendry, who has farming in her blood having been raised on a property in the Wheatbelt.
Determined to build a career in agriculture, Michaela graduated from the WA College of Agriculture, at Denmark, and completed an agribusiness degree at Curtin University, before taking time in the paddock driving a seeder on her uncle’s farm at Hyden.
“I live and breathe agriculture, having grown up on a family farm and I really understand how much of a role fertiliser plays in farming businesses. I take great pride in working alongside my growers to ensure they get the most out of their systems in an environmental and economically sustainable way,” she said.
“CSBP are experts in their field, from agtech to trials, research, product development, markets and everything in between. This means we have incredible wealth and knowledge available at our fingertips to support us on the ground and help us make real positive change to the agricultural industry.”
Michaela is Vice President of AgConnectWA, the State’s youth in agriculture body, and sits on the WA Farmers Grain Council.