Consultants

BJW’s team of consultants have an extensive range of expert knowledge and many years of experience offering agriculture services within Western Australia. Each consultant brings a unique skill set of farm management consultancy and farm advisory.

Consultants

TIM JOHNSTON - Consultants

TIM JOHNSTON

BSc. (Agric.) Hons, AAAC, GAICD.

For the last 25 years, Tim has been consulting Western Australian farmers and absentee owners manage their businesses to maximise returns and achieve their farming objectives.

Tim’s experience in managing farms for absentee owners means he is making decisions constantly in all facets of the business from production through to marketing including staff, machinery, finance and selling produce.

As a Consultant, Tim has specialised in all areas of farm management, succession planning and long term strategic planning.

Tim has been involved with corporate farming for 20 years and currently is General Manager of a 10,000ha mixed farming operation running 20,000 sheep, 250 cattle and cropping 3000ha.

He also manages overseas interests for a company owning two cropping farms.

Recently, Tim has also become a Director of a 120ha vineyard in the Frankland areas.

Tim has provided expert evidence related to agricultural matters in the Supreme Court, District Court, for insurance claims and other civil disputes.

He has previously been a Board Member of the Rural Adjustment and Finance Corporation and the Kondinin Group and is currently a Director of a midwest farming company, and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).

DAVID WILLIAMS - consultants

DAVID WILLIAMS

BSc. (Agric.), MBA, AAAC, GAICD.

David has been working in the Western Australian Wheatbelt since graduating from university with a core focus on farm business management services to growers.

David provides advice to clients on production and farm business management and also provides farm management services to absentee landowners in Western Australia.

David has prepared expert evidence reports relating to agricultural matters for insurance claims and other civil disputes.

He is an active member of the Australian Association of Agricultural Consultants (WA) Inc. and has held the position of President of the Association between 2008 and 2011. David is also a Professional Member of the Australian Institute of Management.

David has served on the Dry Seasons Advisory Committee, which was established by the Minister for Agriculture in Western Australia to provide input to government response to adverse seasonal conditions.

David is a Director of the Rural Business Development Corporation (RBDC) which is responsible for administration of schemes of assistance provided by government for the farm sector in Western Australia, and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).

BRENT SEARLE - consultants

BRENT SEARLE

B.Agr.Sc., MBA, AIAS, AAAC

Brent has had a long career in the agricultural and finance sectors since graduating from University.

Immediately prior to joining BJW, he held a number of senior roles in ANZ including State Manager, Regional Business Banking, and National Manager of their High Risk Agribusiness Division.

Since graduating from the University of Tasmania in 1991, Brent has worked and managed a number of farming operations in Western Australia and NSW.

Brent has sat on the boards of numerous agricultural companies, both in Australia and internationally, with operations across the globe.

Brent is now consulting to a wide range of broadacre, dairy and horticultural clients in WA focusing on farm business management services to growers, assisting clients to achieve their goals.

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