Kees van Haasteren

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.

Kees has obtained an Advanced Diploma of Farm Management (Orange Agricultural College now part of the Charles Sturt University) and developed strong interests in landcare and balancing of production/sustainability. Having been a Tour Manager with AgTour Australia / Quadrant Australia since 1997.

He is able to combine his international background, skills in Australian Agriculture and language capabilities (English, Dutch, Spanish, German, plus working knowledge of French and Portuguese) to provide Quadrant Australia with a unique resource for the benefit of international visitors.