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Rabobank announces new sustainability appointment to food and agri research team

Rabobank has announced the appointment of a new sustainability analyst to its food and agribusiness research division, RaboResearch, in Australia.

Anna Drake has been appointed to the newly-created position of sustainability analyst, providing in-depth research and knowledge on sustainability topics relating to the food and agri sector. 

Announcing the appointment, RaboResearch general manager for Australia and New Zealand Stefan Vogel said in the new role, Ms Drake would focus on helping the bank’s  customers with research and knowledge to manage the evolving sustainability expectations from consumers, governments, export markets and domestic supply chains.

Ms Drake has been with Rabobank since 2020, having previously worked with the  bank’s agricultural banking business. 

“Anna is a great fit for this role. She knows the bank well, having worked within the  business for the past three years, most recently in a sustainability-related role where she  engaged with customers in our carbon workshop program,” Mr Vogel said.

Over the past two years, Rabobank has delivered 55 of the two-day carbon workshops  to over 1200 primary producers. The workshops are designed to help primary producers build their knowledge on the basic fundamentals of carbon in farming, including the  science, global policy and how it may relate to farm businesses.

Ms Drake, who is based in the bank’s Sydney head office, said she was excited to move  into the new role and “be taking on a position where I get to work with clients and  industry to explore opportunities connected with the growing focus from global markets  on understanding the environmental and social footprints of production”.

Ms Drake holds a Bachelor of Food and Agribusiness (Hons) from the University of  Sydney.

In Australia and New Zealand, RaboResearch comprises a team of 10 specialist agri  commodities analysts, who are part of a network of 80 research analysts worldwide  focussed on providing comprehensive, leading-edge food and agribusiness research for  the bank’s clients.


Rabobank Australia & New Zealand Group is a part of the international Rabobank Group, the world’s leading specialist in food and agribusiness banking. Rabobank has more than 120 years’ experience providing customised banking and finance solutions to businesses involved in all aspects of food and agribusiness. Rabobank is structured as a cooperative and operates in 38 countries, servicing the needs of more than nine million clients worldwide through a network of more than 1000 offices and branches. Rabobank Australia & New Zealand Group is one of Australasia’s leading agricultural lenders and a significant provider of business and corporate banking and financial services to the region’s food and agribusiness sector. The bank has 90 branches throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Media contacts:

Denise Shaw
Head of Media Relations
Rabobank Australia & New Zealand
Phone: 02 8115 2744 or 0439 603 525
Email: denise.shaw@rabobank.com

Will Banks
Media Relations Manager
Rabobank Australia
Phone: 0418 216 103
Email: will.banks@rabobank.com