Elders welcomes Geoff Wagstaff to northern Australia team
Elders has boosted its northern Australian team with the appointment of one of the region’s most experienced agricultural operators, Geoff Wagstaff.
Prior to joining Elders, Geoff spent 35 years working in the Northern Territory, Kimberley Region and Queensland, most recently managing his own rural consultancy business.
Geoff has previously held positions such as General Manager Australian Agricultural Company (AAco), Station Manager at Avon Downs and Brunette Downs, Regional Superintendent of the AAco Barkly Tablelands group of properties as well as the Chairman of the Northern Territory Cattleman’s Association in the Tennant Creek Branch.
In his new role Geoff will be responsible for managing Elders branches and staff stretching from Townsville in the east, south to Blackall in Central Queensland, Darwin in the north and Derby in the west.
Elders Group General Manager Australian Network David Goodfellow said Geoff brings to Elders a wealth of experience, particularly in the pastoral industry and in business improvement strategies.
“Geoff will work closely with the Elders network to grow our business in the north and his management skills, extensive experience and expertise in the agricultural industry will benefit Elders and clients alike,” David said.
“Northern Australia is an important part of Elders’ business, particularly with regards to cattle production, live export and farm supplies, all of which Geoff is familiar with so he’s the right fit for the business,” he said.
Having spent much of his life in Northern Australia, Geoff loves the land and country of the north and says that he looks forward to working with the Elders team.
“I’ve had many highlights over the years and I’m looking forward to working with some fellow colleagues I already know and clients that I have already established relationships with,” Geoff said.
“I’ve grown up in the north, know the region well, and love the challenge that it brings me,” he said.
“Drought, the health and welfare of their livestock, and how to lift the productivity of their properties are issues facing producers every day and I’m looking forward to playing a hands-on role in developing realistic and workable solutions for them,” he said.