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Our Grower Marketing Team are experienced agribusiness and finance professionals based in our milling regions. Combining Wilmar's global connections with their local knowledge, the team works with individual growers to ensure they have all the information they need to get the most value from our marketing offer and make the best decisions for their business.

Whether in the office, on the phone or on-farm, the team is on hand year round to help growers understand our various pricing, pooling and payment options. They also provide general sugar market information to help growers make more informed choices.

Grower Marketing Team

PJ Gileppa
Grower Marketing and Pricing Manager
0437 297 978

PJ has led our Grower Marketing Team since October 2018, moving north to Townsville from the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales. Having previously spent more than 15 years in the cotton and macadamia industries, PJ has amassed a wealth of agricultural and pricing experience through management and grower service roles with Auscott and Pacific Farms. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Agriculture) from Charles Sturt University as well as qualifications in both applied finance and investment.

Franco Zaini
Herbert
Grower Marketing Consultant

0419 476 770

Franco has been supporting the Herbert region since May 2018. He’s no stranger to the sugar industry, coming from a cane farming and harvesting family in the wet tropics. He joined Wilmar in 2002 as a Grower Relations Officer in the Herbert. Franco has a bachelor's degree in Tropical Plant Sciences and worked in a number of roles with Wilmar including grower relations, cane transport and logistics. These roles have seen him foster strong grower relationships across all Wilmar regions.

Angus McKerrow
Plane Creek
Grower Marketing Consultant

0419 238 536

Angus joined the Grower Marketing Team in September 2018, supporting the Plane Creek region. With a Bachelor of Business (Agribusiness) from the University of Queensland, he has 30 years’ experience across a range of agricultural industries and has worked closely with growers to help market their production through changing markets. With a passion for agriculture, Angus is focused on helping growers make more informed business decisions about their marketing and pricing options.

Yolanda Hansen
Burdekin
Grower Marketing Consultant

0439 002 240

Yolanda has a passion for building strong relationships with growers. She joined Wilmar in March 2019, bringing more than two decades of finance and industry knowledge. Formerly from Mount Isa, Yolanda’s interest in sugar grew after her family moved to the Burdekin and acreage surrounded by cane. She meets regularly with growers to provide education and support on Wilmar’s marketing products. Yolanda enjoys helping growers make fully informed decisions on their sugar pricing.

Menno Bokma
Burdekin
Grower Marketing Consultant

0437 669 118

Menno has a wealth of experience in agriculture, finance and customer relations. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the University of Natal in South Africa and a Graduate Diploma in Financial Management from CQU. He has held agronomy roles in Zimbabwe and Australia. Before joining the team in January 2021, he provided technical and sales support to Wilmar’s fertiliser customers in the Burdekin, Bowen and Proserpine regions. Prior, he worked in agribusiness finance in the Burdekin.

Shirley Norris
Proserpine
Grower Marketing Consultant

0437 803 019

Shirley enjoys talking to local growers about the benefits of Wilmar’s sugar marketing offer, including the strength and reach of our global sugar business. Shirley has a strong rural background and brings a wealth of international experience to the team. She grew up on a coffee farm in Kenya and has worked in the agricultural and horticultural sectors in East Africa, Holland and Australia. During her time in Kenya, she grew roses commercially for export markets.

Tania Dalton
Grower Marketing Consultant Admin and Analyst
07 4722 1985

Tania plays a key role in the Grower Marketing Team, providing assistance to growers across Wilmar's four milling regions and supporting all members of the team. She joined Wilmar in September 2018, returning to North Queensland after 10 years in Sydney. Tania combines a Business (Marketing) degree with strong administration, customer service, systems and data analysis experience. She is currently completing a degree in finance.

Get in touch with our Grower Marketing Team