Meet Our Team

Our team are based across three regional offices in the major VIC grain growing areas, in Horsham, Bendigo and Geelong. Our clients are our primary focus at Geo, and we are always available to create solutions for your success.  

 
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Brad Knight

Managing Director

Bendigo Office

Contact: 0429 802 538

Brad completed Bachelor degrees in both Commerce and Agriculture at the University of Melbourne with a focus on economics and finance.  Employment commenced with AWB Ltd in the 2004/5 season and over 4 years he had various roles with AWB in customer service, risk management and as a regional grain marketer based in Horsham. 

With wheat deregulation came the growth in the independent fee-for-service grain brokering industry and 5 years with grain broker Agfarm enabled Brad to continue to develop skills in individual client management, grain brokerage and execution.

As grower supply chains have continued to develop so has the demand for full end to end grain marketing services. GeoCommodities was formed in in 2013 to enable Brad to continue to focus in this area and guide clients through the ever evolving market environment.

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Cecilia Caris

Account Manager 

Horsham Office

Contact:  0408 476 093

Cecilia has over 25 years of experience in the grains industry, including roles in grain accumulation, grower relationship management, brokerage, logistics & freight, and grain quality. These roles have been conducted for both large multinational companies and smaller businesses, as well as running her own grain accumulation business.

In addition to her role at GeoCommodities, Cecilia and her husband Rob manage a fat lamb enterprise at their property at Quantong, west of Horsham.

Cecilia has a wealth of local and industry knowledge, and  she is well equipped to advise on your grain marketing requirements. 

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Jillinda Gellatly  

Account Manager

Horsham Office

Contact: 0419 866 036

Jillinda has a variety of experience in the grain industry spanning over 20 years, including the management of the Warakirri Agriculture grain marketing and risk program whilst with DIRT Management. As well as her role at GeoCommodities, Jillinda co-manages the family cropping and sheep property at Lubeck with husband Nathan.

Jillinda is always looking at the grain market from a grower’s perspective and as a grower herself can empathise with our clients.

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Sally Beer

Contract & Logistics Manager

Bendigo Office

Contact: 0499 240 959

Sally has traveled and worked in several different facets of the agricultural industry, from as far afield as far north QLD in Australia to rural Kenya in Africa, to Kansas, Montana and North Dakota in Western USA, working in horticulture, dairy, grain and in beef production. Sally completed a Bachelor of Agriculture/ Bachelor of Business at University of New England in Armidale in Oct 2016 and commenced shortly after at GeoCommodities as Junior Account Manager.  

Sally quickly became an integral cog in the Geo engine, managing freight and contract execution to ensure business done is completed.  Give her a call to discuss how Geo can help with your transport goals.

 

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Mark Earles

Account Manager

Geelong Office

Contact: 0487 665 802

Mark completed an Advanced Diploma in Farm Business Management at Marcus Oldham College in 2007 where he focused his final year studies around cropping and grain production. After completing his studies he has worked in a range of different roles including Cropping Manager / Assistant Farm Manager for his now- wife’s family farm; Grain Buyer/ Logistics Coordinator for One World Grain; Grain Buyer/Logistics Manager for Heytesbury Stockfeeds; Export Operations Co-ordinator for TRP Grain in Laverton; and finally Operations Manager for MPH Agriculture before starting with GeoCommodities in July 2018.

Mark is passionate about grain marketing, and is delighted to be joining the Geo Commodities team in 2018.  His broad range of experiences as a grower and also in logistics, export and the grain industry position him ideally to assist our growers in marketing their grain.

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Mary Davidson

Accounts and Invoicing

Bendigo Office 

Mary has been married to a farmer for 30 years,  and in that time has had a varied and colourful work history. This includes working 3 tax seasons working with HR Block doing tax preparation;  4 years packing eggs at the next door farm during the height of the drought; 2 years with Agfarm as an administrative assistant; and finally volunteering with many local organisations in varying executive positions. She is also completing a part - time TAFE Certificate IV in Financial services.

When Mary is not working at Geo, her interests include reading, gardening, dress-making, genealogy, and bread-making. She has identified her biggest challenge to date as renovating her old house, and doing the plastering, tiling, painting herself.