Meet our Team

Garry Edwards

Managing Director

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Garry Edwards

Managing Director

Garry Edwards is the Founder and Managing Director of the AAM Investment Group Pty Ltd (AAMIG).  He has over 20 years’ experience in investments and management within the Australian agribusiness sector.  As an equity investor, he has developed assets and opportunities in livestock production, livestock marketing, value added marketing and processing, and consistently delivered superior financial returns.

Garry studied a Bachelor of Applied Science, Systems Agriculture at the University of Western Sydney, Hawkesbury where he graduated as dux of his course and also received a scholarship to attend the University of Illinois in the United States.

In his early career, Garry created Livestock Exchange and developed the technology and systems that today underpin Australia’s multi-billion dollar livestock industry through the National Livestock Identification System (NLIS). These days, Australia is the envy of all other livestock export markets due to the value attributed to commodities that fall under the NLIS program.

Garry has extensive experience in a diverse range of agricultural businesses from family operations through to large scale integrated corporate agricultural operations across a range of industry sectors.  In 2007, AAMIG commenced the development, operation and management Operation and Management a portfolio of livestock selling facilities on behalf of Australian Superannuation funds which today trade over $1 billion of livestock annually.

Headquartered in Brisbane, our team of over 280, operate across regional Australia.

Andrew McCarron

General Manager

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Andrew McCarron

General Manager

Andrew McCarron is the General Manager of Regional Infrastructure Pty Ltd and has extensive experience within the meat and livestock industry. Prior to taking up his current position, his career within the livestock industry sector included;

  • Business Development Manager of Elders Limited NSW for 5 years
  • CEO of the Stock & Station Agents Association Limited (SSAA), and Australian Council of Livestock Agents (ACLA) between 1997 and 2003
  • Management roles within the NSW Meat Industry Authority from 1991 to 1997

His career has included representation on various livestock marketing and policy making groups and committees including:

  • National Saleyard Quality Assurance
  • Safe Meat Executive
  • NVD Working Group
  • National Market Reporting Advisory Group
  • NSW Saleyard Code of Practice Working Group
  • NLIS Management Committee & Primary Industry Standing Committee
  • NSW Chemical Residue Consultative Committee
  • NSW Saleyard Operators Association
  • National Association of Saleyard Service Organisations
  • Foot & Mouth Disease Working Group

Ben Wratten

Head of Operations

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Ben Wratten

Head of Operations

James Thompson

Southern Regional Operations Manager

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James Thompson

Southern Regional Operations Manager

Leonard Coombs

CQLX Operations Manager

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Leonard Coombs

CQLX Operations Manager

Jonathan Crilly

CVLX Operations Manager

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Jonathan Crilly

CVLX Operations Manager

Born and raised on mixed farming property at Warrenbayne south of Benalla Victoria, Jonathan completed secondary school in Benalla and then attended Glenormiston Agricultural Collage. On completion of Studies at Glenormiston won 3 month beef cattle trip to Montana USA where Jonathan worked on Lachman Ranches a Huge seed stock operation who at the time held the world’s Largest Bull sale 1300 Bulls.

Spent best part of next 20 years working on and managing properties in Southern NSW and SA Primarily dealing with Seed Stock Operations.

Began the role of CVLX Site Manager in May 2010 where I am responsible for day to day operation of the CVLX Ballarat saleyards, this entails ensuring maintenance, compliance, administration and operational procedures are to a level that all regular sales can be held. Currently have a tight knit group of 12-15 employees whose loyalty and dedication allow me to focus on more business related matters. We are all looking forward to the upcoming transition into new CVLX saleyard facility in 2018.

Steven O'Brien

IRLX Operations Manager

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Steven O'Brien

IRLX Operations Manager

Brock Syphers

CTLX Operations Manager

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Brock Syphers

CTLX Operations Manager

Brock grew up on the outskirts of Orange, in the New South Wales Central Tablelands. After finishing his high school education Brock spent time working on cattle stations in Central and Northern Queensland, where he developed a keen interest in large scale cattle operations and the wider agricultural industry.

In 2008, Brock commenced working at Central Tablelands Livestock Exchange (CTLX) as a saleyard assistant, starting six months after the first sheep and cattle were sold out of the iconic CTLX facility. Brock is currently the CTLX Operations Manager.

Brock’s role includes the management and co-ordination of all cattle and sheep sales, maintenance of the facility, ensuring areas of animal welfare and site safety are met and all other operational procedures. Brock currently manages a team of 50-60 staff members.

Brock focuses on engaging with the local community through addressing advertising opportunities and contributing to sponsorship of local charities and sporting teams on behalf of CTLX. CTLX is focusing on increasing the amount of feature sales and public information and safety days.

Gavin Tickle

TRLX Operations Manager

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Gavin Tickle

TRLX Operations Manager

Gavin completed his apprenticeship at Gough and Gilmour in the Hunter Valley as a Plant Mechanic through the Caterpillar dealership and spent time in the USA. Gavin then moved on to running a family business doing mechanical repairs and fabrication to the rural sector.

Gavin then moved on to Operational Management at a large scale intensive cattle operation, in addition to this Gavin worked in an Operations Manager role with a livestock transporter and following this spent some time in the mining industry.

Gavin joined the RLX team in July 2016 as Operations Manager at Tamworth Regional Livestock Exchange (TRLX), a part of the ever expanding RLX network. Tamworth is the fourth largest cattle selling facility in NSW and growing as one of the state’s leading store markets. Gavin’s role at TRLX includes the management and co-ordination of sale days along with the site maintenance and compliance.

Tamworth is also looking to expand its services provided to the producers and buyers by introducing yard weaning, health treatments, inductions, weight ranging and all other additional services we can assist with. Gavin is currently completing a Diploma in Business.

Libby Hufton

Business Executive Operations

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Libby Hufton

Business Executive Operations

Ted Parish

Manager Safety and Compliance

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Ted Parish

Manager Safety and Compliance

Ted is responsible for managing the company’s health and safety, environment, auditing, animal welfare and training requirements.

After growing up on a property near Willow Tree in New South Wales and graduating from Queensland Ag College, Ted started his career as a Stock Inspector in the Maranoa, Western Queensland and Gulf Country areas.  He later moved to Toowoomba where he worked in the Feedlot Licensing area of the Department of Primary Industries and helped establish and/or expand a large number of feedlots across the Darling Downs and Maranoa areas.

Ted later moved to Brisbane and worked in a number of Primary Industries business groups including the Animal Industries and Grains Policy areas.  He also worked on deregulation of the Diary Industry, administration of the Drought Relief Assistance Scheme, implementation of the National Livestock Identification System and completed reviews of Queensland’s Drought Policy and Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements.

He then moved to the Department of Premier and Cabinet as the Rural Advisor before taking up the position of Advisor to the Director-General of the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.  In these roles Ted worked on high profile issues including the ban on Live Cattle Exports to Indonesia, an Integrated Freight Strategy for Agricultural Commodities and flood mitigation for Charleville. Ted also represented the Department on various Committees including Cattle Tick Management Queensland and the Queensland Wild Dog Offensive Group.

Ted moved to the private Sector in 2013 and prior to joining AAMIG worked for AgForce Queensland and Creevey Russell Lawyers as their Business Development Manager.  He holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration (majoring in Risk Management), a Diploma in Stock and Meat Inspection and a Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety.

Peter Konchenko

Project Manager

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Peter Konchenko

Project Manager

Peter Konchenko has worked in the heavy industrial sector for 15 years and for the past 8 years as a project manager delivering projects throughout Australia in the oil and gas sector.

Peter graduated from the University of Technology, Sydney and brings with him a wealth of experience in project delivery across complex multi-disciplined projects. This experience adds to our capability to deliver facility upgrades and conceptual design, to construct world class livestock marketing facilities that provide improved WH&S and environmental outcomes, operating efficiency and enhanced animal welfare outcomes.

Amelia Honner

Marketing and Promotions Coordinator

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Amelia Honner

Marketing and Promotions Coordinator