New south wales
Darren has been fortunate enough to be mentored by some of Australia’s most experienced Holistic Management Educators and brings a broad range of perspectives to his practice as a result. Accredited as a Savory Institute Field Professional, Darren has a love of rural Australia and its communities as well as a passion for biodiversity and its conservation. It was this enthusiasm that led him to first study Holistic Management. He owns Widden Brook Farms in partnership with his wife and has managed it, and a leased property, holistically since 2013. Darren has been a freelance writer and media trainer since 2002.
Mob: 0427 468 255
Fax: 02 6846 8255
Ian is the owner manager of a 400 ha grazing property in Central Western NSW. Ian has worked at TAFE NSW, teaching rural business management as well as developing the college curriculum. He has practiced Holistic Management since 2006 and has trained with American, Australian and South African educators.
Mark has extensive agricultural experience across a number of agricultural industries. He facilitates groups and family businesses to improve profitability and sustainability. He also organises and conducts business management and natural resource management education programs using Holistic Management. Additionally, Mark is a trained business coach for individual farm families and uses the “On Track” process model to improve business performance.
Paul's abiding interest in Holistic Decision Making is to spread its capability to the country towns of Australia and, thus, help them to ensure their viability. He educates at the Australian Graduate School of Management, a School of the University of New South Wales, where he is a member of the core faculty for the General Manager Program. He brings Holistic Decision Making concepts to his other teaching roles in personal and corporate communication. Holistic Management figures, too, in his advisory roles with senior persons in business and government on a consulting basis.
Ph: 02 4849 4541
Mob: 0412 128 755
Tony is committed to improve landscape management, better financial management of farms and creating vibrant rural communities. Tony has been privileged to be mentored by some of Australia’s top Holistic Management Educators and is an accredited Field Professional - Commercial with the Savory Institute. He is joint owner of Illalangi Farm. He founded Capital Hill Consulting in 2000 and is accredited as an instructor and assessor with the NSW Rural Fire Service.
Ph: 02 6733 2087
Mob: 0427 829 523
Fax: 02 6733 2087
Brian is a grazier near Guyra, NSW. He has experience in cropping and beef and sheep enterprises in the Warren, Breeza and Nundle districts of NSW as well as in direct beef marketing. He has tertiary qualifications in Australia (Tocal Dip Ag) and the USA (Texas A&M Univ B.Sc & M.Ag) and as a Certified Educator has been training and supporting groups in Holistic Management since 1995. Brian is a 'hands on' educator, helping people with key concepts to manage their unique businesses. He has travelled extensively in Australia and internationally and has many images and stories to enhance learning. In 2017 Brian was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for his service to primary industry education.
MID NORTH COAST
Brian is well regarded holistic management educator. Passionate about the environment from an early age, he attended an introductory course in 1995 and was bowled over with the results he obtained through managing holistically.
As a certified holistic management educator, Brian has shared his passion and knowledge with many businesses, land managers, families, environmental groups and pastoralists, with people from a variety of cultures and backgrounds. Brian has trained and consulted in Australia, New Zealand, America and Zimbabwe. His belief and passion allow him to create an atmosphere of trust within a group, allowing participants to actively contribute towards positive outcomes. In addition, he has hands on experience, crop farming in Central Africa, working as a pasture and cattle manager in South West Queensland and managing a mixed-species property in New South Wales. He is motivated by seeing the positive change that holistic management can bring to people’s lives and livelihoods.
Over the last 13 yrs Helen has been involved with agripolitical and agribusiness organisations, assisting landholders position their business for the future focusing on land management and marketing. Helen has been a certified educator since 2002, and applies Holistic Decision Making to families, community development, succession planning, small business development, policy development and chain management. As a Landcare project officer Helen was able to use Holistic Management to assist landholders’ land improvement. Helen is managing holistically on her family property.
Since 2005 Jason has been delivering Holistic Grazing and Financial Planning in Central and Southern Queensland and Northern NSW. Personal experience in managing cattle on small areas has given him empathy and driven him to assist other farmers and land managers in learning how Holistic Management can help people to achieve their dreams on small land holdings.
Dick Richardson is an internationally recognised leader in the practice of natural grazing to improve soil depth and health, water retention, increased biodiversity and animal production. Dick's life is about growing the relationship between people, land and livestock. His experience and application of regeneration grazing principles has a wide base derived from the Namibia and Kalahari to tropical east South Africa, from the arid zones of Arizona and Colorado to the humid regions of Texas and Florida in the United States, the UK, and across Australia's temperate, alpine, tropical and semi-arid regions.
Graeme manages a beef property and has worked as an industrial chemist, international marketer, meat industry consultant as well as farm consultant to many family and corporate farmers. He has a special interest in working with family farms to create profitable, regenerative farm businesses which are enjoyable to work. Graeme is the CEO of STIPA Native Grass Association.
John King is the Director of Succession. He was raised at The Bend, a sheep, cattle, and cropping property near Winton, Southland. Extended family still own or manage properties in Southland. John's passions are education, environment, and entrepreneurship and he helps farmers, their families, and other professionals find opportunity within existing circumstances by challenging their understanding of business and environment, particularly for low input farming.