Rabobank’s head of Food & Agribusiness Research & Advisory Luke Chandler says Costello – who has strong experience as a researcher in the meat industry – was an excellent addition to the bank’s New Zealand food and agribusiness team, joining senior analyst Hayley Moynihan, who specialises in the dairy sector.
Dedicated to analysing developments in food and agricultural markets for Rabobank and its clients, the local Australian and New Zealand research team is part of a global network of approximately 80 food and agriculture research analysts spread across every major production and consumption region of the world.
Based in Rabobank’s Christchurch office, Costello will cover the New Zealand animal proteins sector, with a particular focus on sheep and beef.
After graduating with a bachelor of agricultural economics at Sydney University, Costello previously held the position of meat market analyst with Meat & Livestock Australia, in Sydney. He also conducted specialised research related to the South Asian region dealing with markets across Greater China, as well as South East Asia.
Matt Costello says having grown up in a rural community in New South Wales, Australia, he had a natural appreciation for how important agriculture is to the local economy, both nationally and globally.
Working and interacting with New Zealand producers and industry across the entire supply chain is an exciting opportunity, he says.
You’ll see him presenting at seminars, client functions, industry conference and field days across New Zealand.