New food and agribusiness head for Rabobank

Tim HuntRabobank Australia and New Zealand has a new head of its food and agribusiness research division.

Economist Tim Hunt takes on the role after five years with Rabobank in New York, where he was global strategist – dairy. In the new role, Hunt will become general manager of Rabobank’s food and agri-commodities research team, which comprises 10 specialist analysts, in New Zealand and Australia.

Hunt brings a strong combination of global agribusiness experience and local knowledge of the New Zealand and Australian agri-markets to the role, says Rabobank Australia and NZ Group deputy manager director Peter Knoblanche.

Hunt previously served as senior dairy analyst and global sector team leader for Rabobank in Australia and New Zealand from 2004 to 2010. Other previous roles have included manager of trade and commodity finance at ANZ, senior economist and sector team leader at LMC International in the UK and economist at the Industry Commission.

He holds an honours degree in  commerce/economics from the University of Melbourne.

Hunt replaces Luke Chandler, who has left to take up a role in the US.

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