Adam Chilcott

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Adam Chilcott

General Manager – Supply Chain

Adam joined Emerald Grain in 2013 to manage key client relationships and contribute to the growth of the business’ end-to-end supply chain capabilities. He is expert in customer service, contract management and business strategy.
Adam has over a decade of experience in agribusiness, and was most recently the General Manager, Commercial & Compliance at Viterra Ltd. Adam meets regularly with Emerald Grain’s clients and partners to ensure all parties are receiving the best possible business outcomes.

Simon Wishart

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Simon Wishart

NSW Country Operations & The Rock Site Manager - Business Development E:swishart@emeraldgrain.com

Simon grew up on a mixed farm at Wantabadgery in Southern NSW 35km from Wagga Wagga, and has been in the Grain industry for over two decades. Simon started with GrainCorp as a site manager in Southern NSW, he than moved to Sydney with Weston Milling organising the logistics for NSW. Still with Weston Milling Simon moved into a purchasing role for the feed mill and relocated to Albury continuing in the purchasing role as well as managing their Albury Stockfeed mill for a further 3 years.

Simon started with Emerald Grain in 2009 as a General Manager, responsible for the grain accumulation in Southern NSW. After 3 years Simon moved into Operations working in Business Development, Key Accounts as well as the Site Manager of Coolamon. Simon is now the site manager of The Rock as well as the role of NSW Country Operations Manager.

Stephen Buick

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Stephen Buick

Quality Services Manager E:sbuick@emeraldgrain.com

Aaron Mato

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Aaron Mato

Terminal Manager E:amato@emeraldgrain.com

Aaron spent 8 years in the container transport industry in various logistics roles before joining Australian Bulk Alliance (now Emerald Grain) at the Melbourne Port Terminal in late 2010 as the Logistics Supervisor.

He was responsible for the receival and export planning of grain into bulk vessels, containers and country site outturns post-harvest.

In 2014, Aaron was promoted into the Assistant Terminal Manager and was responsible for the Operations team in executing the Terminals operations.

Aaron is now the Terminal Manager role and is responsible for all operations including Logistics, Operations, Safety, Quality and Customer Service.

Throughout his time at Emerald Grain, Aaron has seen constant changes and has enjoyed working through various challenges with the Terminal team and other Emerald staff within the Company to ensure a high standard of service is provided to its customers.

Travis Anderson

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Travis Anderson

General Manager - Operations

Travis began working with Emerald Grain in late 2013 to manage the operations of Emerald’s grain terminal at the Melbourne Port. Travis was appointed to General Manager Operations in August 2015.

Prior to Emerald, Travis worked as a Site Manager with Wilmar Sugar (formerly CSR Sugar) at one of their eight sugar mills in North Queensland. First at Proserpine Mill and then at Plane Creek Mill (south of Mackay). Travis has also held roles with Australian Paper and Amcor in Operations Management roles across Melbourne.

Throughout his work in the sugar and grain industry, Travis has enjoyed working with growers and grower groups. Travis brings a great deal of skill and dedication to the business.

 

Neil McLennan

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Neil McLennan

Victorian Counrty Operations & Elmore Site Manager

Neil has a rich history in the Australian agriculture industry, growing up on a farm north east of Nullawil, Victoria.
Throughout his career Neil has worked for GEB, Vic Grain and GrainCorp for over thirty years holding a variety of roles including contract administration, budgeting and site and are management.
Neil has led as many as 45 operational sites with  an average receival of approximately 2 million tonnes.
Neil has been with Emerald Grain for over a year now working as Emerald’s Victorian Operations Manager as well as Elmore Site Manager. His focus is to obtain consistently high standards across all sites in the key areas of safety, site presentation, stock management, site efficiency, customer service and continuous improvement.

William de Gabrielle

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William de Gabrielle

Asset & Maintenance Manager

Bill began with Emerald in 2013 taking on the role of Maintenance Supervisor. During this time he has spent many hours  at Melbourne Port Terminal and country sites to understand the condition and history of the business assets.
Bill’s working life started as apprentice electrician with the Port of Melbourne Authority.  Once completing his post trade qualifications he worked his way through different roles including Engineering Services Manager for East Swanson / Webb Dock for the Port of Melbourne Authority. Bill has applied his knowledge to operations across the globe including stints in Saudi Arabia, Philippines, North America, South America and Africa.
During his time at Emerald, Bill has introduced a Computerised Maintenance Management Package to record all business assets and set up preventative maintenance programs.
Due to Bill’s excellent management Emerald Grain has reduced reliability downtime on assets at throughout the supply chain operations.