The Team

Richard Vincent, Director

Authorised Rep No. 237 423
B.Sc.Agric.(Hon.), AAAC

Richard has >20 years experience in agribusiness including banking, farming and consulting. He worked with R&I Bank (BankWest) for five years as a farm consultant; managed the family farm at Cadoux WA (still maintains an interest); combined with private consulting since 1997. His skills in grain marketing are complimented by skills in farm business management. On a professional level, Richard is in his third term as President of the AAAC(WA), is a member of GIWA (Grains Industry Association of Western Australia) and (GTA) Grain Trade Australia.

Kim Povey, Director

Authorised Rep No. 284 430
B.Bus.Agric., Grad.Dip.Bus., MBA, AAAC

Kim has over 20 years experience with farm industries with a background in agronomy, farm management, finance, banking and grain marketing. Kim provides the ability to consider a whole farm approach when providing marketing advice.

W Mark Martin, Director

Authorised Rep No. 328 386

Mark had a merchant banking career in Sydney, London, Toronto and Singapore and sat on the AMBA (Australian Merchant Bankers Association) committee for product development. Mark returned to regional NSW in 1991 and has been working as an independent adviser in commodity pricing and risk management services. Mark is a former president of the NSW state based grains industry organisation RMSA and is a current representative of the GTA corporate governance committee.

Fiona Squires, Advisor

Authorised Rep No. 328 388
B.Bus.Man.

Fiona has been working with MarketAg since early 2006. Fiona specialises in assisting growers with the marketing of their physical crop and has acquired the necessary skills and qualifications to be proficient in providing advice on derivative products.

Mark Pontifex, Advisor

Authorised Rep No. 315 015
B. Int Bus, MBA

Mark began with MarketAg in 2011. Mark has over 15 years’ experience in the grains industry in both South Australia and Western Australia. Originally from a farm on the Yorke Peninsula in SA, Mark has spent considerable time with growers discussing grain marketing alternatives as well as a number of years trading grains into the domestic and international markets. Mark is fully licenced to provide advice on derivative products andlooks forward to assisting his clients implement marketing plans, and keep abreast of products and industry issues.

Lauren Trevaskis, Analyst

Lauren started working at MarketAg in March 2014. Lauren comes from a sheep and cropping family farm at Jerramungup in WA. Laurens experience working at Co-operative Bulk Handling has allowed her to work with farmers and has provided her with important insight into the agricultural industry. 

Chris Melican, Advisor

Chris has lived and worked in Esperance for over 14 years with the last 10 years involved in the grain industry with national grain traders. The MarketAg office in Esperance is located at 46 Norseman Road. Chris’s mobile is 0428 353 805.

Reece Duffield, Advisor

Reece started working at MarketAg in February 2016. Reece has almost a decade of industry experience spanning from operations, logistics and shipping as well as grain accumulation, marketing and trading. In this time Reece has dealt directly with domestic and international trading, marketing and execution environments, all the while working closely with WA growers. Reece hails from the eastern Wheatbelt where family still farm in the area. With his skills set, Reece is well-equiped to assist growers with their grain marketing needs.