Our People

We are proud to have a management team with broad livestock export and supply chain management experience.

  • Jake Morse Executive Director and General Manager AUSTREX Northern Beef Cattle READ BIO +CLOSE BIO -

    Jake, originating from a rural background in country NSW, has extensive experience in livestock production and marketing. Jake has nearly 20 years’ experience in the global live cattle export trade, ranging from operational management to international sales and marketing. Jake is responsible for managing AUSTREX’s Northern Division which has an annual turnover of around A$150M. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Agriculture, majoring in Beef Marketing.

  • Tom Slaughter CEO, AUSTREX READ BIO +CLOSE BIO -

    Tom leads AUSTREX’s global breeder cattle business spanning breeding, backgrounding/agistment and procurement operations in all of Australia, New Zealand and the Americas. Tom has significant experience in Europe, Russia and the Middle East to give him a strong foundation in international trade and risk management and has previously overseen an annual export volume of over 100,000 head of high-quality breeding cattle to premium agribusiness markets. He has bachelor qualifications in Economics and Finance from the University of Queensland and places a strong focus on animal welfare and the continuous improvement of efficiency and quality across the export supply chain.

  • David Reed General Manager Elite Breeding READ BIO +CLOSE BIO -

    David leads the Japan F1 Wagyu feeder and elite dairy breeder livestock businesses, as well as the AUSTREX air freight business which exports high genetic value breeding cattle, sheep, milking goats and alpacas to multiple markets. He joined AUSTREX in 2014, having previously worked with Fairfax Media and Elders International, where he developed a strong background in agribusiness and international trade. David grew up on a mixed farming enterprise in Mid North South Australia and has qualifications in marketing through a Bachelor of Management from the University of SA.

This team is supported and governed by the overarching AgTrade Executive team and Board.

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