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Management Team

Justin Slaughter – Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Justin Slaughter is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Australian Rural Exports Pty Ltd (AUSTREX). AUSTREX, established in 1973, is a leading Australian livestock export company based in Brisbane, Queensland. Justin has over 21 year’s experience in developing global markets for Australian livestock and agricultural products and is a Board member of the Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council (ALEC) and a member of the Queensland Livestock Exporters Association (QLEA).

Dr Richard Trivett – Company Chairman

Richard studied Veterinary Science at the University of Queensland and worked in private practice until he oversaw the development of AUSTREX into the global livestock export company it is today. Richard is a member and Chairman of the Livestock Export Research and Development Committee (LERDAC). Richard also chairs the Australian Rural Export Animal Welfare committee.

Tom Slaughter – General Manager Southern Australia & AUSTREX NZ

Tom holds both a Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Queensland. Growing up on a farm in the South Burnett region, Tom is passionate about Australian Agriculture, livestock production and the sustainability of family farms around the globe.

Having worked throughout Europe and the Middle East, Tom has significant experience as a Director in Risk Consulting and is now General Manager of both AUSTREX Southern Australia and AUSTREX New Zealand divisions.

Tom has long represented AUSTREX and the wider industry on advisory committees, most recently as a member of the LGAP Consultative Committee.

Jake Morse – Director

Jake has more than 16 years’ experience in the Live Export Trade of livestock globally, ranging from Operational Management to International Sales and Marketing. Currently Jake is the Director of Global Feeder and Slaughter cattle.

Jake holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Agriculture – majoring in Beef Marketing.

Andrew Morgan – Director

Andrew Morgan is a Director of AUSTREX and Managing Director of Catapult Partners, a boutique corporate advisory firm.

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Commerce, and a Bachelor of Laws with Honours from the University of Queensland, a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia, Directors Diploma – Australian Institute of Company Directors and he is a Solicitor of the Supreme Courts of Queensland and New South Wales.


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