Troy Constance (B.Man, MBA) was appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer in March 2016 to oversee the Australian operations of Sprout Agribusiness. Troy has extensive experience in large top 15 ASX financial services companies, where he has held senior leadership positions, interacting at the board and CEO level. He has led teams of over 500 people, been responsible for net profit contributions of $100 million and has experience in complicated transformational change programs. Troy also has extensive experience in corporate agribusiness investment. He has overseen the distribution network for over 15,000 family owned SME and agribusiness clients with more than $12 billion in assets.
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Emma McMaster (B.Man) was appointed as an Agribusiness Manager for Sprout in January 2017. Emma grew up on a grazing property in the New England Tablelands. She is very enthusiastic and passionate about Agribusiness, which is demonstrated through her client centric focus. Emma prides herself in excelling customers’ expectations through providing the highest quality service. She is very committed within her own practice management in adding real value to the organisation. Emma’s background has evolved with over 12 years working in agribusiness, and also business banking, within Central and Northern New South Wales.
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Brecken Curtis B.Bus was appointed as Sprout’s Chief Operations Officer in April 2016. Brecken has worked with some of the most successful producers in Northern Australia, assisting them to expand their operation and significantly increase their production and return on investment. Brecken has overseen the implementation of risk management and governance strategies for many large scale beef operations. Over time Brecken has developed a keen interest in professionalising agriculture and increasing profitability and returns to investors. As a personal investor in agribusiness, Brecken is highly passionate about the industry’s prosperity.
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Olivia Pearce has joined the Sprout leadership team bringing with her more than 20 years business management experience. Situated at our Head Office, Olivia’s main role is to assist the CEO and leadership team with structuring the organisational development functions of Sprout; including executing all operational needs of the group. With 13 years Bank Manager experience across regional NSW, Olivia brings thorough understanding, and formal qualifications, in finance and business administration. Growing up, and now raising her own family, in regional NSW; she is passionate about helping people succeed, and the future of the agriculture food supply chain industry businesses in Australia.
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Managing Partner – Central NSW
David Charge commenced with Sprout in May 2016 as the Managing Director of Central NSW. David holds a Bachelor of Agricultural Economics at the University of Sydney and brings a wealth of operational and financial expertise to Sprout Agribusiness. David’s extensive leadership experience across the financial services industry has seen him involved in a cross section of Australian farming operations including Australia’s largest farming family’s and Corporate Agribusiness clients. David’s experience spans a broad range of agribusiness industries across Australia, representing all parts of the supply chain. He is an agribusiness operator in his own right and is dedicated to assisting the industry prosper and evolve.
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Managing Partner – Southern NSW / Riverina
Since the commencement of Sprout, Troy Constance has been the Managing Partner of Southern NSW Riverina alongside his role as the CEO. Troy has a wealth of knowledge through his prior agribusiness banking experience and is very passionate about assisting family farming businesses grow. Coming from a farming background, Troy is dedicated to helping the agri sector develop and grow, prospering into future generations. Troy has a particular interest in alternative finance and funding solutions, recognising that there is a finite period of time to increase ones wealth. He acknowledges the importance of utilising this time and believes it’s vital to have the right business advisors surrounding you.
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Managing Partner – Central & Western QLD
Since the inception of Sprout in early 2016, Brecken Curtis has been the Managing Partner of Central and Western Qld alongside his role as the company’s COO. Brecken’s experience in and knowledge of the agribusiness and finance sectors is comprehensive, having worked with primary producers in central and western Qld for over 15 years across a diverse mix of industries. Brecken is heavily involved within the local Qld communities and strongly believes in continuing to develop the prosperity of the agricultural sector in his region. As Managing Partner of the area, Brecken strives to provide a “one stop” service for progressive food, business and agribusiness family firms, helping them to achieve increased production and return on investment, both now and into the future.
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Partner – Southern QLD
Trish Shepherd was appointed as an Agribusiness Manager for Sprout in April 2017. Trish grew up on the Darling Downs and has a strong banking background having worked for a major financial institution for 20 years in all facets of lending. Trish prides herself on delivering excellent customer service and she is committed to ensuring Sprout clients have a seamless customer experience.
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Partner – Central NSW
Chris Bailey BSc. (Ag.) (Hons.) joined Sprout in August 2017 following a significant career in financial services spanning over a decade with ASX top 15 companies. Chris has gained great experience in dealing with family businesses of all sizes from small start up operations to some of Australia’s largest family businesses. Coming from a successful family farming business as well as being invested himself, Chris has a passion for Agribusiness. Chris has a very strong understanding of finance and agricultural markets and is very excited at the opportunities that now exist for family businesses.
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Partner – Central NSW
James Littlejohn B Bus (Ag Com) was appointed as a Regional Partner in February 2019 following an extensive career in the top 100 ASX financial services providers in the Agribusiness and Commercial sectors. James has excellent knowledge in these specialised areas having managed a senior portfolio with complex SME businesses throughout the Central West NSW. After growing up on the land in a mixed enterprise operation, James understands what it takes to build a strong, dynamic and sustainable enterprise. James is excited to be offering his expertise in helping farming families grow their businesses for the future generations.
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Partner – Southern NSW
Alister holds over 15 years’ experience in financial services with a background in Agribusiness banking in the Riverina and Central QLD. This experience ranges across a diverse array of primary industries and roles, including senior leadership roles, relationship management, credit and product development. Alister joined Sprout in June 2018 and holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Associate Degree in Business. Born and raised in Albury, Alister has strong community and family ties to North East Vic / Southern NSW area and has a keen interest in the economic and social development of regional cities and towns. Alister finds it personally fulfilling to work strategically with family farming enterprises to help expand their operations and financially prosper and extremely optimistic about the long term future of Australian agriculture and its production of the highest quality food and fibre.
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Partner – Wagga Wagga NSW
Bachelor of Agricultural Economics, University of Sydney
Master of Applied Finance, Kaplan Institute
George has 13 years experience in Domestic and International banking. His key focus is looking to assist clients with establishing the right plan to grow their farming business through longer term strategic planning and reviewing this on a regular basis. Into the future, the sourcing of capital will become far more rigorous and it is imperative that our clients have clear plans in place to help facilitate this process.
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Partner – Central NSW
Bachelor of Science (major in Agronomy), UNE Armidale.
Peter has been living and working in the Central West for the last 24 years, from Trangie, Narromine now owning small acreage on the outskirts of Dubbo. He has a strong Ag background, from managing operations on family owned cotton farms to Ag Chem sales, Cotton Industry auditing to the last 13 years building a reputable Banking portfolio lending to medium/large scale mixed farming businesses and Commercial businesses throughout the Central West.
Peter enjoys working closely with clients to help them with their business and help them explore & analyse new opportunities.
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Partner – Northern NSW
Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Business (Major Economics), Queensland University of Technology (QUT).
Andrew was appointed Partner of Northern NSW after an extensive career working for one of the top 100 ASX financial service providers. During this time he had immense exposure to a diverse field of industries whilst providing ongoing client relationship management. He specialised in tailoring solutions to primary producers and Ag supply chain businesses. Andrew has a strong understanding of family run farming operations and commercial, pre and post, farm gate businesses. His focus is assisting clients to navigate the current finance industry whilst ensuring intergenerational financial success of farming families. He strives to provide a holistic understanding of their business needs both now and for future generations.
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Partner – Western Riverina NSW
Bachelor of Business – Agribusiness (Marcus Oldham)
Charlie has joined the Sprout Ag team after six years with a top 100 ASX financial services provider in the Agribusiness and Commercial sectors providing support to a diverse mix of agricultural pursuits and service industries.
Charlie was born and raised in the irrigation community of Coleambally and is passionate about the land and the businesses that operate on it.
Based in Hay, Charlie is looking to give back to the local communities around him by providing a wide range of support and advice to family farming businesses, to help them grow and prosper into the future.
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Partner – Central NSW
Tamara Miller (BEc BA) joined Sprout in April 2020 after more than two decades with a major financial institution. After living and working in a number of regional locations throughout NSW and Victoria. Tamara has broad experience working with businesses in a range of agricultural industries and farming businesses of all sizes. She is passionate about the growth and sustainability of Rural and Regional Australia and is also an involved member of her local community. Tamara is driven by exceptional Customer Service and, as a partner in a grazing business of her own, understands both the unique challenges and the exciting opportunities that Agribusiness brings.
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Partner – Goondiwindi QLD
Bachelor Agricultural Economics (Major Agribusiness Marketing) University of Sydney
Henry has worked in the banking sector for 10 years, specialising in Agribusiness finance and Commercial lending; with a further 2 years working as an economist in the meat and livestock industry. Henry’s passion for agribusiness commenced on the family farm, situated in the Border Rivers region of Goondiwindi, which focused on grain, wool and beef. His interest in finance and the agricultural sector has enabled him to assist small, to large farming enterprises reach their full potential. Henry considers the most rewarding aspect of his career is providing solutions and helping businesses achieve their goals; that they once thought were too difficult, or out of reach
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Agribusiness Manager – Central NSW
Airlie Kelly (B.Ag Commerce) joined Sprout as an Agribusiness Manager in August 2017. Airlie has over 15 years’ experience working in Agribusiness finance and brings extensive knowledge to the Sprout team and our clients. She prides herself on her client relationship management and is solutions-driven. Airlie is originally from Yass in Southern NSW, but now lives and is heavily involved in her husbands mixed farming operation east of Dubbo. Due to her involvement in and passion towards the agricultural industry, Airlie is aware of the many challenges faced by the industry, including financial, structural, social and climatic. Airlie is very passionate about the future prosperity of the agricultural industry and supporting those families who also strive to run successful farming businesses.
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Agribusiness Manager – Southern NSW
Sophie B. Agribusiness joined Sprout as an Agribusiness Manager within the Southern NSW team in February 2018. Since completing her tertiary education Sophie has worked in the agri-banking sector where she has worked with a range of agricultural enterprises gaining a extensive experience. Sophie has also spent time working with Council Organisations further developing her project management skills.
Sophie is originally from a sheep and cropping farm operation near Bethungra in Southern NSW and now lives at Braidwood in the Southern Tablelands. Sophie believes quality relationship management is essential for farm businesses and prides herself on assisting clients within the Agribusiness sector. She understands the banking industry can be difficult to navigate and views a key aspect of her role is to simplify and manage the complex banking interactions for her clients.
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Agribusiness Manager – Southern NSW
Carly joined SproutAg after 8 years of Agrifinance experience in credit and loan approvals at a major financial institution. Here, she gained understanding of all primary production industries Australia wide (Agri, horticulture, aquaculture), and over this time she also developed an in-depth understanding of the compliance and risk requirements of banks.
She has worked with a Farm Consultancy business, and has multiple qualifications in agriculture (Bachelor of Agriculture from Charles Sturt Wagga, and Diploma Agriculture from TAFE NSW). These together have given her extensive insight into understanding the complexities of operating farming businesses.
She is passionate about agriculture in Australia, and takes pride in assisting customers to achieve their personal and business goals. She grew up in the Riverina just outside of Albury.
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Senior Agribusiness Manager – Southern NSW
Bachelor of Agribusiness / Bachelor of Business, University of New England (UNE)
Angus has joined Sprout Ag after a career working for one of the top 100 ASX financial service providers and is well versed in banking compliance requirements. During his career, he has had vast exposure to a diverse range of food & fibre enterprises. Growing up on the family farm in the Riverina is where he fostered his passion for Australian Agriculture and Ag supply chain businesses. He is passionate about local regional communities and prides himself on contributing to various groups within the region. Angus has extensive hands-on farming experience after working within family farming operation both domestically and internationally; and is excited to combine these skills, with his finance knowledge, to continue to help farming families grow their businesses for the future generations.
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Agribusiness Manager – Southern NSW
Tracey joined the company in September 2020 as an Agribusiness Manager. She has over 15 years experience working with a number of major financial institutions in the banking sector, across both Agribusiness and Retail. This experience has included leadership, relationship management and customer experience roles.
Tracey has a passion for helping people. She endeavours to add value to her clients’ experience wherever possible, and she understands the challenges that customers can face in the everchanging financial landscape. Her commitment is to making their experience just that little bit easier.
Growing up in regional NSW she believes in the importance of a sense of community and pride. She is excited by the opportunities and future of Agribusiness in Australia.
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Agribusiness Manager – Northern NSW
Bachelor of Business Marketing & Agribusiness Charles Sturt University
Chantal Joined Sprout Ag in May 2021. Her extensive Agribusiness Finance career spans 19 years working for one of Australia’s major financial services organisations; across QLD, NSW and VIC. Originally from Mudgee, Chantal now lives in the Liverpool Plains at Willow Tree, NSW. Growing up in regional NSW she has a strong community focus and Australian agriculture has always been her passion. She takes pride in providing high levels of customer service, and consistently looks for ways to add value to her clients whilst continually striving to help them achieve their desired goals and outcomes.
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Administration Support Officer – Central & Western QLD
With over 20 years’ experience in the banking sector with several major financial institutions, Tanya Kamerling offers a wealth of knowledge to Sprouts clients in the Western Queensland area. Tanya provides support to Brecken Curtis and is based in our Longreach office. She takes pride is providing excellent customer service and has a strong attention to detail. Tanya has also operated her own successful small business in rural communities and understands the need for professional services in regional Australia.
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We are fortunate to be able to draw upon the expertise and experience from our advisory board who represent all parts of our business from financial services, food supply chain and farm gate.