AMPS Board of Directors
Damien Frawley, Chairman
Damien has over 30 year's experience in the financial services sector. He has a strong focus on developing and executing strategy, particularly around growth and sales.
Prior to his current role, Damien was the country head of BlackRock Australia, responsible for managing $45 billion of assets on behalf of clients. Damien also held the position as BlackRock's Head of Account Management, overseeing sales, marketing and product efforts across institutional and retail channels. Damien's career has also included roles at Merrill Lynch Investment Management, Barclays Global Investors and Citibank.
Damien is a Queenslander and prior to his career in financial services he represented Australia in rugby union.
Dave is well known to most shareholders as a former Director of the company. The Brownhill family farming business focuses on dryland and irrigated grain and cotton production. Dave’s key interests are no-till farming, controlled traffic farming systems and high value crops. David has served as a director of the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) Foundation and is a past Chairman of the Nuffield Australia Board.
Steve is a seasoned agribusiness professional with over 25 years experience across commodities trading, risk management, agricultural products, storage and handling, merchandise and business leadership. The last 10 years has seen Steve as managing director of Dutch global commodities trader Nidera Groups Australian business Concordia Agritrading Pty Ltd. In 2010 Steve led the successful investment by Nidera and Toyota Toshu and held the role of managing director PentAg Nidera Pty Ltd.
Dave is well known to most shareholders as a founding Director of the company. He was the inaugural Chairman of AMPS Commercial Pty Ltd from 2001 to 2004. Dave has a strong connection to AMPS Research and has been a key trial Co-operator and advocate of AMPS investment in production research. He has used the outcomes for direct impact on his mixed farming operation at Blackville.
With almost 40 years experience in agribusiness Peter's strengths include; managing supply chain, customer and supply relationships, agricultural production, grain marketing, financial strategy and hands-on experience in the rural agency network. Peter is committed and excited about the future of farming in the Northwest for the next generation and beyond. He welcomes the opportunity to provide advice and utilize his knowledge to benefit AMPS Agribusiness.
Kate is well known to many in farming circles through her role in the family farming operations on the Liverpool Plains. She is involved in local business networks & grain industry representation. Kate brings to the board a strong financial background holding a BA in Science & Commerce and a Master of Economics. Kate has a broad understanding of farming systems and like all board members, brings a fresh perspective and strong skill set.
David has over 35 years experience in the agricultural industry, including Chief Executive, Director and Chairman roles of some of Australia’s largest and most successful agribusinesses. David has in-depth knowledge of the metrics by which farm-supplies businesses are measured as well as first- hand experience of developing business strategies around agricultural research and innovation. He brings a wide array of knowledge and experience from many other agricultural sectors and agricultural regions throughout Australia and globally. He also has skills in capital management, investment, finance, regulatory compliance, audit, risk management, shareholder engagement and advocacy. He has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Agriculture), Master of Applied Science (Agriculture), and Master of Business Administration. He has also graduated from Company Director’s course, Agribusiness Mastery, Financial Planning Essential (C4) and is a Registered Representative- Sydney Futures Exchange.