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Robert Burbury

Independent Director

After attending Marcus Oldham Farm Agricultural College, Robert Burbury spent the first fifteen years of his career as the principal of a large mixed farming enterprise in Tasmania’s northern midlands.
Since moving to Victoria in 1991, he has been involved in consulting to large agribusinesses, managing property developments, and has spent twenty years in senior executive corporate agribusiness roles at Austrade, Pivot Ltd, O2e, Warakirri Dairies and The Healthy Grain.
Robert has been an Independent Non-Executive Director of Harris Dairies Ltd. (Macquarie Agricultural Funds Management) and an Independent Non-Executive Director of Riordan Grain Services. Early in his career, he was a municipal councillor for ten years, the last few as Deputy Mayor.
Robert was instrumental in the conception and development of the Warakirri Dairies Fund, successfully marketed and established the $100 million fund and was appointed as the founding CEO in October 2006.