Speaker Profiles

Ian McLean, Managing Director, Bush Agribusiness

Ian is Managing Director of Bush AgriBusiness. Ian, and the team, work with large and small pastoral businesses, helping them understand and improve business performance. Ian enjoys working with, and learns a lot from top performing pastoral businesses. 

Prior to starting Bush AgriBusiness, Ian worked for the NT Cattlemen’s Association, initially in member services and project management and later as Executive Officer, the NT DPI in training and extension, Deloitte as an Audit Analyst and has done station work in QLD and the NT. He holds a Master of Business Administration and is accredited as a Chartered Agriculturist by the Ag Institute of Australia 

Troy Setter, CEO & Director, Consolidated Pastoral Company 

Troy is the Chief Executive Officer and Director of Consolidated Pastoral Company, a large, privately owned, Australian and Indonesian Agrifood business.  

Troy also currently Chairs the Board of Dolly’s Dream, the Council of Research and Development Corporations and LiveCorp and is a former Chair of the Australian Beef Industry Foundation and several other organisations. Along with having a degree in Rural Science from University of New England, he has also completed the Agribusiness program at Harvard Business School and The Australian Rural Leadership Program.  

Troy has worked across the agribusiness industry in production through to processing and marketing for beef, sheep, grains, cotton, land development and logistics. Troy was previously the Chief Operating Officer of Australian Agricultural Company. Troy has held key executive positions with agribusinesses including, North Australian Cattle Company, Torrens Investments, Killara and Twynam Group.  

Ben Noller, General Manager, Palgrove Pastoral

Ben Noller is the General Manager of Palgrove, one of Australia’s Largest Charolais and Ultrablack Studs. He has been with Palgrove for 7 years following the transition of the company from a family operation to a corporate enterprise. His family have a long history within the Charolais breed and this is what drove Ben’s passion for the stud cattle industry and continual improvements in beef production through genetics. Ben’s lifetime involvement in the industry has seen him working with numerous breeds and strong industry mentors which has equipped Ben with the skillset to push Palgrove forward. 

Ben manages the seedstock production and sales of a herd of 6500 plus registered cattle and ensures that Palgrove’s genetic performance remains at the forefront of the industry. His focus remains on producing genetics that improve profitability for commercial producers.

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