Lee HodgeCommercial Manager
Lee joined Emerald Grain in June 2013. Lee’s role as Commercial Manager involves the management of the Logistics, Export Shipping Documentation and International Marketing departments.
Prior to this Lee was involved in the shipping and malting industry leading a team with responsibilities including the management of a national logistics program and the export of bulk container shipments into Asia.
Brant LaidlawTrading Manager
Brant joined Emerald in 2008 as a Graduate Grain Merchant before transitioning into trading roles within the canola and wheat books. As Trading Manager he is responsible for the formulation of strategy and efficient execution across origination, sale and hedging activities of Emerald’s domestic, bulk and container export commodity positions.
Brant grew up in Kerang in northern Victoria, moving to Melbourne for his University studies in 2004.
Dick McCaghGeneral Manager WA
Dick was born and raised on a wheat and sheep farm in the Mullewa area, he left the area in 1991 and since then has had various roles in the agricultural industry. Dick has worked closely with many clients and his previous roles in Agchem and fertiliser hold him in good stead for his current role. Dick joined Emerald Grain in 2009 as a Grain Merchant and in 2013 accepted the position of General Manager WA
Mick CommadeurCommodity Trader
Mick joined the Emerald Grain in 2010. His key responsibilities include facilitating pricing and execution for hedging marketing strategies across Emerald’s wheat book.
Prior to Emerald, Mick spent four years working for ann agribusiness research firm specialising in investment analysis.
Mick grew up on an irrigated dairy farm in Goulburn Valley before moving to Melbourne for study.
Richard WoodCommodity Trader
Richard joined Emerald as a Commodity Analyst in 2011. His key responsibilities include facilitating pricing and execution for hedging and marketing strategies across Emerald’s barley book.
Prior to Emerald, Richard worked for Westpac in the Agribusiness Risk Management division for four years.
Richard grew up on a mixed livestock and cropping property near Wakool in South Western NSW, he moved to Melbourne to pursue his studies at the University of Melbourne.
Sebastian NixonCommodity Trader
Seb joined Emerald in 2016. His key responsibilities include facilitating pricing and execution for hedging and marketing strategies across Emerald’s Canola book.
Seb grew up on a mixed livestock and cropping property near Yarrawonga / Mulwala in the Southern Riverina NSW, he moved to Melbourne to pursue his studies at the University of Melbourne.
Prior to joining the trading team Seb held various roles within Emerald’s logistics team responsible for east coast execution and accumulation as well as Emerald’s supply chain customer service.
Krystal NagleBusiness Development Manager
Krystal joined Emerald Grain in early 2014, starting as a Terminal Operator before moving into the Terminal Planning Manager role.
Where she managed the coordination of grain receivals through our Melbourne port facility to effectively execute Emerald’s Container and Bulk shipping program. She is also highly skilled in the grain quality department.
Krystal was appointed as Business Development Manager, with International Marketing as the main focus. Looking after customers predominantly in the Asia-pacific region