Dave Houghton - Market Check Team

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Dave Houghton

Head of Systems

David heads up our IT systems team and is integral in developing and maintaining our systems to ensure our advisers can manage their clients’ positions efficiently & effectively.   This also enables our clients to have a very transparent view of their position in the market, and quickly identify opportunities to achieve above market prices and manage their marketing risks effectively.

David has over 15 years’ experience managing and implementing IT solutions in Australia’s IT and financial services sectors – including for CBA, Macquarie & Perpetual.  He has a Bachelor of Agricultural Economics from The University of Sydney, majoring in corporate finance, macroeconomics & agricultural economics.

David is well positioned to take the Market Check systems to the next level, having previously established asset management frameworks for corporate governance, risk management, finance, HR, OH&S, animal welfare and environmental management, along with the implementation of supporting IT systems while at Macquarie Agricultural Funds Management.  Dave has also implemented farm management & precision ag solutions for broad acre and irrigated farming operations in Russia for VTB Capital & Irrico.

David has a passion for agriculture, with his family running an Angus & Murray Grey beef cattle stud in the Southern Highlands of NSW.  The stud has won numerous national awards & topped sales with their cattle.


“Continuous improvement and innovation are a hallmark of the Australian grain industry, and a notion strongly embraced by the Team at Market Check. With a solid foundation already in place I see a great opportunity for our systems to facilitate a new era in grain marketing and help our clients realise outstanding returns in their marketing initiatives.  I look forward to making this a reality for Market Check clients.”

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