Executive General Manager Financial Services
Ian joined Ruralco in October 2015 after a 35 year career with ANZ Banking Group Limited.
Ian has experience across all levels of banking and finance with a specialisation in Corporate and Institutional Agribusiness over the past 15 years, and has consulted in areas of Agribusiness Finance and Insurance in the past 12 months.
Ian has a passion to support the growth and development of Australian Agribusiness through facilitating innovative capital structures and insurance products.
Ian has a Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Services Management.
Liam Anderson (Dip Fin Serv, AFB)
National Business Development Manager
0448 333 354
Liam has worked in the finance and banking sector since 1988. Prior to joining Ruralco Finance Pty Ltd and becoming a partner in the business in 2010, Liam held senior management positions in the banking and agribusiness industry.
Helping his clients achieve their personal and professional financial goals is Liam’s priority. His extensive knowledge and understanding of the agribusiness finance sector allows him to source and tailor financial solutions that deliver on clients’ needs and expectations. Liam is well regarded within the industry for his comprehensive and unbiased professional advice and outstanding client service.
David Anthony (Dip Fin Serv, AFB)
National Operations Manager
0407 604 582.
David entered the finance industry as a cadet in 1974 and built a successful career with several financial institutions before launching his own licenced finance broking practice in regional Victoria in 1991.
In 2009 David became a founding partner of Ruralco Finance Pty Ltd. His 40 years experience in the agribusiness finance sector have equipped him well to help clients work through the many financial challenges inherent with running an agricultural-based business.
Robert has worked in the banking sector since 1974 and spent the past 23 years working with clients in the farming regions of South Australia and western New South Wales. He has a respected reputation and a large client portfolio. In addition to helping clients with their financial needs, Robert has also provided assistance with succession planning.
Robert’s agribusiness background and financial expertise ensures he delivers the best possible outcomes for his clients.
Michael Tonkin (Dip Fin Serv, AFB, BBus)
0417 163 537
Michael began his banking career in 2002 and in 2012 joined the Ruralco Finance team.
Michael has developed strong analytical business skills allowing him to identify areas where strong outcomes can be achieved for clients where they are seeking a health check on their business operations and what options may be available to them from the wider market.
He has an excellent understanding of financial markets and lending institutions and his expertise extends across commercial and agribusiness finance, home and investment loans.
Damien Ross (Cert IV Fin Serv, AFB)
0417 805 414
Damien joined Southern Australian Livestock at Naracoorte, South Australia, in 2014 as their Ruralco Finance representative.
Prior to joining the Ruralco Finance team Damien held a senior management position in agribusiness with a major bank in Naracoorte. His analytical skills and expertise in commercial and agribusiness lending are helping clients across the state to finance their business activities and achieve their personal finance goals.
Mellisa Nolan (Dip Fin Serv, AFB)
0459 364 138
Mellisa has 10 years experience in the agribusiness finance sector and her expertise has contributed to her excellent reputation for providing clients with successful solutions for their finance requirements.
Mellisa also brings a strong understanding of compliance related issues to the business and provides outstanding back office support to the Ruralco Finance team.
Jamie Kemp (Cert IV Fin Serv, AFB)
0448 913 274
Jamie joined Davidson Cameron & Co in Feb 2016 as their Ruralco Finance representative.
Prior to joining the Ruralco Finance team, Jamie was a Business/Agri Relationship Manager within the New England/North West area of NSW. Jamie is a highly motivated and experienced Finance Manager with over 28 year’s experience in the industry.
Jamie’s key objective is to gain a full understanding of his client’s business and finance requirements, which then enables him to develop long term and mutually successful business partnerships with these clients.
Craig Milverton (Cert IV Fin Serv, AFB)
0400 380 886
Craig has 35 years’ experience in a variety of responsibilities within the Financial Services Sector, ranging from Relationship Management, Senior Commercial and Agri Business Management appointments, together with Project Management roles with Corporate Business’s.
A vibrant and extensive network enables Craig to source and secure finance structures which are price dominant, and as importantly, provide finance structures which complement the client’s business needs.
Craig is well respected in the Financial Services Sector, whose core strengths of financial analysis, industry knowledge, honesty and integrity place him as a leader in his profession.
Robert Reed (Cert IV Fin Serv, AFB)
0439 086 154
Rob joined the Ruralco team in January this year. He has lived and worked in Swan Hill and serviced farming clients in the Mallee & Southern Riverina for the past 20 years.
Rob’s extensive experience in all types of farming and his knowledge of Financial Markets and Lending Institutions underlines his ability to manage your financial requirements, along with his hands-on approach to generate successful client outcomes.
Scott Smith (Dip Fin Serv, AFB)
0439 260 689
Scott joined Ruralco Finance in March, 2017 and is part of the Roberts Tasmania Leadership team. Scott works closely with Roberts livestock & the merchandise store managers across Tasmania.
Scott has 30 years banking & finance experience with a major Bank specialising in Agribusiness for the last 8 years. Scott is keen to help rural clients across Tasmania by reviewing their current banking arrangements
and assisting with refinances where there is an opportunity to reduce their interest costs. Scott has access to a range of lenders in Tasmania.
Scott can also assist with livestock & Seasonal finance as well as asset finance for vehicles, machinery and plant & equipment.
In simple terms Scott’s aim is to save clients time and money.
0439 820 683
James joined the Ruralco Finance team in October 2017, operating from the Ruralco business of Rawlinson & Brown Pty Ltd at Griffith, NSW.
James have lived and worked in the Riverina for the past 20 years and for the last 10 he was employed with a major bank in Griffith. Over that time he has gained extensive knowledge of Agri, Commercial/Business, Asset Finance and Residential Lending.
James key objective is to gain a full understanding of his clients business and funding requirements to enable him to objectively provide solutions to these needs.
James prides himself in offering superior service to his existing and potential clients and is willing to go the extra mile as part of the process.