Our Team

Graeme Mitchell

Managing Director
After graduating in 1973 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Wool and Pastoral Sciences from the University of New South Wales, Graeme was employed by the NSW Department of Agriculture conducting special projects and then in 1976 as the District Beef Cattle Officer in Albury.

Colin Beckett

Director
A graduate of Marcus Oldham Farm Management College in Victoria, Colin initially worked for a seed company in New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia, and then managed cattle properties in Northern NSW and Central Queensland. In 1985 Colin co-established AgTour Australia, and was totally involved in the development of the company until its incorporation into Quadrant Australia on 1st July 2006.

Kerry Moss

Outbound Operations Manager
Growing up in the tablelands in Northern NSW, Kerry knew immediately that she was destined for a career in the tourism industry. She loved people, she loved travelling and she loved getting off the beaten track and hearing people’s stories.

Emily Brett

Inbound & Domestic Group Co-ordinator
Emily grew up on her family’s property in the New England Tablelands area of NSW, where she was involved, as often as possible, with the superfine merino and cattle enterprises. At the completion of her school years in Armidale she spent two years working in Central Queensland for the AACo on their ‘Meteor Downs’ (stud & commercial cattle, cereal cropping) and ‘Goonoo Feedlot’ (cattle).

Jeanette Lapham

Travel Specialist
Jeanette’s travel career started in the mid 70’s when she was employed with one of Sydney’s largest corporate travel agencies; this provided an excellent training platform, learning from some of the most respected in the business.

Jacqui Bradley

Travel Specialist
Born and bred in Wagga Wagga country New South Wales, Jacqui’s first travel experience to the inaugural Country Music Festival on Norfolk Island introduced her to the world of travel. From here she headed off to the UK for a working holiday for 12 months opening her eyes to cultures and sights all across UK and Europe.

Allison Majambere

Travel Specialist
Allison grew up on the idyllic North Coast of NSW. After completing her schooling, she completed her Tourism and Hospitality Degree at Southern Cross University. She was given the opportunity through Southern Cross University to travel and live in Japan on a University exchange. During her 18 months in Japan, Allison lived like a local and immersed herself in the culture.

Georgina Battese

Travel Specialist
Georgina grew up on a mixed farming and grazing property near Quirindi where her family still reside with the focus now mainly on cropping – Corn, Soybean, Sorghum and Barley. Georgina attended Williams Business College in Sydney where she completed her Advanced Certificate in Travel and Tourism and has now been in the travel industry for over 25 years, working for travel agencies in Narrabri, Coffs Harbour and Armidale.

Sharon Walker

Inbound Group Specialist
Born and raised in Central Queensland, Sharon’s first taste of ‘working’ in the tourism industry came about whilst completing a Bachelor of Arts (Tourism) and Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management and Communication) at Central Queensland University.

Martha Saw

Inbound Co-ordinator
Martha grew up and lived in Canberra from where she travelled to Asia, Europe, South America and the Middle East. She has lived in Rome, high in the Andes where she taught English and in the heat of Saudi Arabia for several years.

Alex Hunter

Business Development Manager
Growing up in Armidale NSW and hands-on with the family’s livestock grazing property, Alex comes from a strong rural background. Passionate about agriculture, Alex completed her Ag Degree at Hawkesbury Agriculture College, pursuing a career in ag marketing.

Kees van Haasteren

Tour Manager
Born and educated in the Netherlands, Kees began his working career with the Curacao Trading Company in Amsterdam. At the age of 24 he emigrated to Australia and immediately became involved in agriculture, ultimately managing a large Merino wool, prime lambs, beef breeding/fattening and cropping property in the Central West of N.S.W.

Moira Lloyd

Project Manager
Moira has over 30 years experience in the travel and tourism industries in Australia and overseas. She commenced her career in London in the 70s working for a large tour wholesaler and held a variety of managerial positions before returning to Australia in 1988.

Bruce Eagle

Information Technology
Bruce assists with information technology requirements including database programming, web development, system administration, graphic design and brochure production. He has an extensive background with over 30 years IT experience within military, government and private enterprise organisations.

Terri Raymond

Accounting
Terri has maintained Quadrant/AgTour’s accounts and bookkeeping since 2003. With 20 years in the banking industry, followed by 6 years working as an accounting professional, Terri has a broad range of experience to bring to Quadrant Australia.

Board of Directors

Bryan Johnston

Chairman
Bryan Johnston has over 45 years experience in agriculture including public and private sector organisation management. Bryan worked as a Beef Cattle Advisory Officer in New South Wales, and specialised in livestock handling & transport as well as beef feedlot management.

Colin Beckett

Inbound Manager
In 1985 Colin co-established AgTour Australia, and was totally involved in the development of the company until its incorporation into Quadrant Australia on 1st July 2006. Colin now manages our inbound programs and has been instrumental in establishing agricultural travel programmes across Australia and around the world.

Ross Keane

Director
Ross comes from a fourth generation sheep and cattle grazing family, with commercial operations located between Bourke and Cunnamulla. After 15 years in Queensland’s Stock and Station Agency sector, he joined Australia Meat Holdings (AMH) in 1990 as Livestock Manager for the company’s feedlot operations.

Graeme Mitchell

Managing Director
After graduating in 1973 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Wool and Pastoral Sciences from the University of New South Wales, Graeme was employed by the NSW Department of Agriculture conducting special projects and then in 1976 as the District Beef Cattle Officer in Albury.

Scott Perkins

Director
Scott grew up on a sheep property near Winton in Queensland and in Townsville. During a long army career he served in many parts of Australia as well as overseas. He left the Army to take up a position as General Manager of a Correctional Centre.