Announcing the 2019 One Elders Award Winners - Elders Rural Services

Announcing the 2019 One Elders Award Winners

Last night we celebrated the 2019 One Elders Awards

Recognising high-achieving employees and teams whose performance significantly contribute to our business and demonstrate our values of integrity, customer focus, accountability, team work and innovation.

The Awards:

  • Employee of the Year
  • Team of the Year
  • Branch of the Year
  • ‘Give It’ Community
  • Sales Performance
  • Operational Performance
  • Safety

One Elders Awards Night Room

The 2019 One Elders Award Winners are:

Nigel Starik with award
Craig Sharam, Nigel Starik and Mark Allison

Employee of the Year Award Winner

Nigel Starick, Livestock Manager, Bendigo

Nigel Starick is our 2019 One Elders Employee of the Year.

Nigel manages one of Victoria’s largest regional livestock sale yards (Bendigo) and has positioned Elders as the ‘go to’ for quoting on regional and city clearing sales. In a tightly held market, Nigel and his team service a variety of client needs across the broad network. Known for his excellent communication and personal presentation, Nigel is passionate about developing his team members and is seen as a leader in the field. Congratulations Nigel!

Real Estate Corporate Team with award
Elders Real Estate Corporate Team

Team of the Year Award Winner

Real Estate Corporate

Meet our 2019 One Elders Team of the Year – the Elders Real Estate Corporate team.

This energetic team works tirelessly to position Elders Real Estate as a valuable brand that people are proud to be part of. In 2019 Elders Real Estate is independently recognised, by Canstar Blue’s 2019 review of real estate agents, as delivering the highest customer satisfaction of any real estate network in Australia. Well done team!

Elders Naracoorte Team with award
Elders Naracoorte Team

Branch of the Year Award Winner

Elders Naracoorte

Elders Naracoorte – our 2019 One Elders Branch of the Year.

The team at Elders Naracoorte is a big part of the community and share their success with the locals. With customers as their number one priority, clients know they can trust this team to understand what’s needed and to do best by them. The Naracoorte team prides itself on teamwork and communication across all service offerings. Congratulations Elders Naracoorte!

Maddy Humphrey
Darren Steinhardt, Keanan Steinhardt, Maddy Humphrey, Mark Allison and James Cornish

Give It Award Winner

Maddy Humphrey, Farm Supplies Sales Manager, Gatton

A true demonstration of the Elders spirit, Maddy Humphrey goes above for her community and is recognised with our 2019 One Elders ‘Give It’ Award.

Maddy led a fundraising effort, raising more than $60,000, for the Blackwood family in their time of need. Jason Blackwood, a beloved Elders agronomist passed away from melanoma in March 2019. Jason’s legacy and message to be safe in the sun, to protect yourself, your colleagues and your loved ones is continued today by Maddy and the Elders Gatton team. Thank you, Maddy!

Keith Daddow and Donna Smith
Keith Daddow and Donna Smith

Sales Performance Award Winners

Donna Smith, Farm Supplies Sales Rep, and, Keith Daddow, Farm Supplies Sales Manager, Katanning

An Elders sales dream team – Donna Smith and Keith Daddow have taken out our 2019 One Elders Sales Performance Award.

Known for their inspiring ‘can do’ attitudes, Donna and Keith’s dedication and passion for keeping sales at the front of mind in all activity has led to Elders Katanning winning numerous sales competitions. They attribute their success to working as a team, being persistent and being resilient. Well done to Donna and Keith!

Debbie Pudney
Debbie Pudney and Tracey Maxwell

Operational Performance Award Winner

Debbie Pudney, Payroll and Shared Services Administrator, Adelaide

Our One Elders 2019 Operational Performance Award goes to Debbie Pudney in the Adelaide Shared Services team.

During a time of staff shortage, Debbie led an exceptional effort to manage the Elders payroll function, taking on greater responsibility and going the extra mile to ensure we met our deadlines. We appreciate the effort – thank you, Debbie!

Safety Award Andrew Talbot
Andrew Talbot accepted the award on Nat’s behalf



Killara Safety Award Winner

Nat McKechnie, Office Manager

Congratulations to Nat McKechnie, winner of our 2019 One Elders Safety Award.

Nat led initiatives to establish heat management protocols and ensure strategies are in place to manage the impact of severe heat events on cattle at Elders Killara. With these improved protocols in place, Elders Killara was able to prepare for heat events during the 2018/2019 summer.

Congratulations to all our 2019 One Elders Award Winners – thank you for contribution to Elders!