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, marketng 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.


David Brownhill

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 Burt

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.





David Carter

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.





Peter Weal

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.  





Rob Raines

Rob is the longest serving member of the AMPS Agribusiness board. Having been appointed in 2005, he has been an integral part of the groups development. With previous farming and contracting interests on the Liverpool Plains, Rob now farms Summer & Winter crops in southern Qld. 


AMPS Moree

Manager: Tony Lockrey

70 Industrial Drive
Moree NSW 2400

Ph:  02 6752 9001

Fax: 02 6752 9002

AMPS Armatree

Manager: Mark Morris

8 Merrigal Street
Armatree NSW 2831


Ph:  02 6848 5951

Fax: 02 6848 5957

AMPS Walgett

Manager: Peter White

109 Wee Waa Street
Walgett NSW 2343

Ph:  02 6828 1025

Fax: 02 6828 1014

AMPS Tamworth

Manager: Cliff Bramley

25 Gunnedah Road
Tamworth NSW 2340

Ph:  02 6762 2677

Fax: 02 6762 2678

AMPS Waverley

Manager: Nigel Herring

Sales Manager: Dean Whitton

690 Waverley Road
Caroona NSW 2343

Ph:  02 6747 4988