Mac is an agricultural consultant and farmer with a background in working with and supporting farming and rural communities throughout Australia, New Zealand and the Falkland Islands.
His family operate a sheep, cropping and beef pastoral company in the Southern Riverina and he has managed other farming enterprises. He has had extensive experience assisting farming families and rural businesses to recover from drought, major fires and agricultural commodity financial downturns.
Having been trained in farm business management and extension as well as leading teams of government staff providing services to farmers and rural communities he empathises strongly with rural communities and their needs.
With the prediction of a world population of 9.8 billion people in 2050, farmers and the associated rural businesses must be assisted to not only be financially viable and but to thrive despite, droughts, commodity downturns and other disasters and the Rural Financial Counselling Service support is critical in ensuring this.