Senior Management

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Mick Bartlett

Chief Operating Officer, Vita Grain Group

Mick Bartlett, a graduate of the University of New England, has spent the last twenty years working in Agribusiness in Australia, China, Japan, Kenya, the UK and Europe.

Prior to joining Vitagrain, Mick was Regional General Manager for Finlay’s Horticulture Ltd, running their extensive horticultural businesses out of Northern Kenya. Mick has a plethora of experience in developing economies notably establishing, building and running successful Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprises and JV companies in China on behalf of the Swire Group.

Bill Hoare

General Manager, Vita Rice

A former winner of the Australian Young Farmer of the Year Award, Bill is a 5th generation farmer who brings extensive experience in crop production systems and agribusiness.

Prior to joining Vita Rice, Bill ran his family farming operation which consisted of 3,000 hectares in Australia, growing a range of crops as well as livestock production.

Geoff Younger

Manager – Farming, Tanza Grain

Geoff possesses over 20 years experience in a wide variety of farming related activities, including the raising of livestock, grain production and flood irrigation in various habitats and terrain, notably the USA, Australia, South Africa, Mozambique and Tanzania.

Geoff’s functional experience includes knowledge and operation of various farm machinery, irrigation planning, land preparation, large scale plantation establishment and the growing of various crops including rice.