Head of Trade Execution and Senior Advisor
Ben has extensive experience in the Australian Grain Industry accumulating and marketing all types of grain and related products domestically and internationally.
Ben grew up in Hay in South West NSW and went on to study Agricultural Economics at the University of New England in Armidale, NSW. After graduating with a Bachelor Ag Economics majoring in Agribusiness, Ben began his career in the grains industry with Graincorp as a Country Grain Merchant based in Barellan, NSW.
Ben went on to join Riverina (Australia) Pty Ltd as a Grain Trader, first at their Yanco office and then at their Head Office in Brisbane where he looked after grain trading activities in central and northern NSW.
By 2006, Ben was promoted to Assistant Manager in the International Grain Department where he was in charge of coordinating the exports of all Australian grains into Japan and SE Asia for Mitsubishi Corporation and ultimately developed containerised wheat business into SW Asia and North Asia.
Prior to joining Market Check, Ben worked at Mars Food Australia as a Raw Materials Buyer.
Ben’s role at Market Check is to expand the grain agency operations by drawing on his experience in accumulating, trading and marketing all types of grain domestically and internationally. Ben aims to gain more reliable returns in the long-term for Market Check growers.
“Market Check is well positioned to become one of the fastest growing agents in Australia as we leverage our membership base of top tier growers as well as our knowledge of buyer requirements in both domestic and international markets.”
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The divergence in new/old crop #wheat prices in Aust is growing as old crop is supported by strong export pace + domestic shorts. New crop, while buoyed by lower AUD/higher global prices is pressured by promising prospects for a big EC winter cereals plant #oatt #harvest20 pic.twitter.com/z0v2crV8Lu