Colin Beckett

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. Colin has travelled extensively and established agricultural travel programmes across Australia and around the world.

During the 1990’s Colin played a pivotal role in the creation and establishment of Agricultural Tours Operators International (ATOI) and was the inaugural President of that organisation.

In 1999 Colin was awarded the Marcus Oldham Graduate of Excellence’, for his achievements within agribusiness since leaving Marcus Oldham College. Colin nowadays spends much of his time working remotely from his home office which is on a maize and cattle farm outside Kroonstad in the Free State of South Africa.