Dubbo’s Kate Warren named Elders employee of the year

Dubbo farm supplies sales manager Kate Warren has been named Elders’ “Employee of the Year” award winner for 2016.

Well known amongst the Dubbo community, Ms Warren was recognised as the highest performing employee across the company, at an awards ceremony in Adelaide last night.

Ms Warren said it was a great honour to win the award, but one that she credits to the support and hard work of her team in Dubbo.

“I’m so humbled to be recognised amongst so many high performing pink shirts in the network,” Ms Warren said.

“I really can’t thank my team enough – this award is for them – their hard work every day is what helps us to get good results, and without their support I wouldn’t be here,” she said.

“We are fortunate in Dubbo to have a fantastic client base who we do the very best for to deliver exceptional results,” she said

Ms Warren says that setting your standards high is the key to driving high performance.

“At the beginning of the year I set myself and my team a goal to achieve and this focus has helped to push us towards success,” said Kate.

“I love coming to work every day. I think this passion really helps to set high standards and elevate my performance week after week.”

Ms Warren has been with Elders for more than 4 years, starting her first role at Elders in a farm supplies sales role, before transitioning into her current farm supplies manager role.

A passionate Elders employee, Ms Warren is dedicated to her clients, and her team, ensuring everyone achieves the results they need.

Ms Warren along with her team have been recognised for setting and achieving some challenging targets, which hadn’t been reached internally or locally for some time. The rapport and confidence from Dubbo clients that she has built has significantly impacted the success of the branch.

As a key member of the wider Dubbo community, Ms Warren has organized field days and information nights for her clients at the branch to help educate and create awareness about new products.

In addition, she is on the local Dubbo Show Society committee, holding the position of Vice President, and also contributes to a number of fund raising events held in the city each year.

“Staying engaged in our community is an important way to add value to our clients and community, as well as connect and build relationships outside of the office,” said Kate.

Elders chief executive officer, Mark Allison said Ms Warren has been identified as a true leader and performer within Elders and the wider industry and is a deserving winner of the award.

“Each year the Employee of the Year Award recognises an individual who is consistently a high performer, who also demonstrates a commitment to safety and the Elders values,” Mr Allison said.

“There is no questioning Kate’s dedication and level of service to her team and clients,” he said.

Ms Warren is planning to use her $10,000 study tour prize to visit the 21st International Farm Management Association Congress in Edinburgh to increase her learning on innovation, new technologies and farm resilience.