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We're founded by farmers, for farmers.

At Rabobank we like to think our staff, like our clients are special.

Whether it’s our beef specialist in North Queensland, our dairy expert in Tasmania, or our customer service team member from Sydney, they all have one common theme, a passion for agriculture and a desire to see our clients grow.

At Rabobank our culture is truly unique, because every day our people go to work knowing that we are all playing our part in supporting our farmers to feed the world. Such a task is no small feat and we understand the enormity of what our clients do each day. That’s why your successes are our successes and we are committed to you, year after year, season after season.

Here are just some of the stories from our people, where they share what working for Rabobank means to them and why they love working here.

Meet more of our team

Simon Hegarty

Simon Hegarty
Rural Manager, Dubbo 

Combing his role as a rural manager with his family’s farming enterprise affords Simon Hegarty both lifestyle, and career...

Meet Simon

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Frances Besterman
Rural Manager, Ayr

Having travelled the globe and immersed herself in European culture, Ayr Rural Manager Frances Besterman believes there’s no place like home...

Meet Frances

Tracey McFarlane

Tracey McFarlane
Area Manager, Western Australia

Every small town needs a Tracey McFarlane – a long-time and tireless contributor to her local community of Merredin...

Meet Tracey

Sam Haeney and son

Sam Haeney
Rural Manager, Southern NSW

Sam Haeney is passionate about leading the region’s farmers through agriculture’s most exciting innovations and sustainability prospects..

Meet Sam

Genevieve McAulay

Genevieve McAulay
Senior Marketing Manager, Brisbane QLD

Growing up on her family sheep property Genevieve had two dreams – one was to be the first female Prime Minister, the second to become a journalist and change the world…

Meet Gen

Felicity Taylor

Felicity Taylor
Area Manager, Northern NSW & Southern QLD

Growing up on a broadacre cropping property, Felicity feels privileged to have grown up amongst a farming culture…

Meet Felicity

Akshay Khanna

Akshay Khanna
Systems Administrator, Sydney NSW

Personal and professional gains dominate since Akshay Khanna moved to Australia, where ensuring clients’ website experience is...

Meet Akshay

Clare Weatherly

Clare Weatherly
Rural Manager, Atherton QLD

Enjoying prime agriculture, a sunny climate and her beloved adventure sports – Clare Weatherly admits her recent move to the Atherton Tablelands...

Meet Clare

Mark Middleton

Mark Middleton
Senior Rural Manager, Brisbane QLD

Not only committed to the prosperity and growth of our own Australian farmers, Mark, has a keen interest in...

Meet Mark

Luke Harrison

Luke Harrison
Rural Manager, Bendigo VIC

Community-minded with a passion for agriculture, Bendigo’s Luke Harrison reflects the ‘can-do’ attitude of rural and...

Meet Luke

Deborah Flint

Deborah Flint
Senior Equipment Finance Manager, SA & NW Victoria

She’s known as the ‘Mother of the Knowledge Tour’, with Rabobank clients and staff having Deborah Flint to thank for helping instigate...

Meet Deborah

Nick Tarca

Nick Tarca
Rural Manager, Mount Gambier SA

A recent career opportunity with Rabobank Mount Gambier integrates two of Nick Tarca’s greatest passions, agriculture and banking...

Meet Nick

Donna Matheson

Donna Matheson
Rural Manager, Armidale NSW

Agriculture is at the heart of what we do at Rabo, that’s why we are proud to support the National Farmers Federation...

Meet Donna

Mark Northcott

Mark Northcott
Senior Rural Manager, Kadina SA

Over his 30 year career in agricultural services Mark Northcott has borne witness to enormous progression across...

Meet Mark

Megan Hodge

Megan Hodge
Branch Manager, Shepparton VIC

This year’s National Ag Day theme is ‘sustainability and education’, so while I may not have much of...

Meet Megan

Ryan Pereira

Ryan Pereira
Senior Manager Credit Analyst, Southern VIC & TAS

From a suburban backyard vege patch to now supporting farmers, Ryan Pereira believes every little bit helps...

Meet Ryan

Lee White

Lee White
Branch Manager, Roma QLD

In this day and age people like seeing strong women, doing what they love and following their passion...

Meet Lee

Wade Sanders

Wade Sanders
Branch Manager, Mackay QLD

Wade helps his clients grow in a sustainable way, whether that means in farm size or vertically, in terms of efficiencies...

Meet Wade

Paige Moloney

Paige Moloney
Associate Credit Analyst, Albury NSW

The most rewarding part of the job for Paige is knowing she has assisted in a positive outcome for her clients...

Meet Paige

Stewart Morris

Stewart Morris
Equipment Finance Manager, Armidale, NSW

Stewart really likes being able to help clients grow their businesses, which keeps our regional areas viable for all residents...

Meet Stewart

 

Natalie Purdy

Natalie Purdy
Area Manager, Narrogin and Lake Grace, WA

Natalie learns from each client – taking something away from every meeting...

Meet Natalie

Jason Luckhurst

Jason Luckhurst
Equipment Finance Manager, Geraldton WA

Perth-raised, Jason admits he never imagined himself ever living beyond the city limits, however he has proudly called...

Meet Jason

Kate Facy

Kate Facy
Senior Rural Manager, Mount Gambier SA

As a generous contributor to the local community, a recent opportunity within the Mount Gambier Rabobank branch is enabling Kate Facy to...

Meet Kate

Samantha Munday

Samantha Munday
Credit Approvals Manager, Adelaide SA

Samantha understands the peaks and troughs of farming and how this can affect a client’s business needs…

Meet Samantha

Tom Campbell

Tom Campbell
Rural Manager, Esperance WA

Tom loves working with farmers to plan their next stage of growth and likes the fact that his single focus is agriculture...

Meet Tom

Georgia Twomey

Georgia Twomey
Rural Manager, Wagga, NSW

Georgia listens to our clients needs, trying to get a really thorough understanding of their business...

Meet Georgia

Murray Wallace

Murray Wallace
Rural Manager, Albury NSW

There are many facets to Murray’s role as Rural Manager: being a challenger, a leader, a listener and so much more...

Meet Murray

 

Sally Bull

Sally Bull
Regional Manager, Riverina NSW

Sally has over 20 years' experience at Rabobank and loves that we...

Meet Sally

Peter Heenan

Peter Heenan
Credit Approvals Manager

Peter is a mentor, coach, advisor and challenger to rural managers and loves the fact that in a small way, we are...

Meet Peter

Rowena Propsting

Rowena Propsting
Community Engagement Manager

Rowena enjoys working with some of Australia's leading rural producers and loves the diversity and opportunities...

Meet Rowena

Roger Matthews

Roger Matthews
Regional Manager, South Australia & North West Victoria

Roger takes active interest in our Client Council, where a group of diverse key clients come together and…

Meet Roger


Helene Gunn

Helene Gunn
Rural Manager, Launceston TAS

With an Ag Science degree,  Helene's favourite part of the job is spending time outside on client farms...

Meet Helene

Jemma McDougall

Jemma McDougall
Rural Manager, Hamilton VIC

Every day I see strong, capable women doing a marvellous job running agribusinesses’ across the region...

Meet Jemma

Tony Platt

Tony Platt
Rural Manager, Sale VIC

Growing up in farming is the ideal environment as a kid and young adult. I think it equips you with so many practical skills...

Meet Tony

Alyce Tropiano

Alyce Tropiano
Rural Manager, Narrogin WA

Alyce first joined the Rabobank WA team as a finance analyst. After graduating from Curtin University in 2016 with a ...

Meet Alyce

Crawford Taylor

Crawford Taylor
Head of Sustainable Business Development, Australia

Having enjoyed a career with Rabobank for 30 years, Crawford is one of the company’s longest serving, and...

Meet Crawford

Angus Gidley Baird

Angus Gidley-Baird
Senior Analyst, Animal Proteins

Angus sifts through data and provides information to help clients make decisions in a practical way...

Meet Angus

Ryan Meldrum

Ryan Meldrum
Area Manager, Esperance, WA

Ryan enjoys being able to strategically work with our clients to help them to successfully navigate through...

Meet Ryan

Francis English

Francis English
Rural Manager, SA & NW Victoria

Despite an urban upbringing, Rabobank Rural Manager Francis English discovered a passion for agriculture early...

Meet Francis

Matt Wade

Matt Wade
Manager, Internal Appraisals, Dubbo NSW

A keen contributor to his local Dubbo community, Matt Wade’s dedication is reflected through his selfless volunteering, and...

Meet Matt