We grow better by striving to be the leader in our field; through strong leadership, effective teamwork, and personal accountability.
Farming & Finance
BEc (Economics & Finance)
From a farming family in the Moama region, Ben’s early career led him into corporate finance to an executive level holding leadership roles both nationally and internationally.
Ben now specialises in corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, as well as agribusiness development.
Grant has experience in many Ag organisations across Australia both in the corporate and independent arena.
He has gained extensive experience in leading structural change, contract management, business development and improving business efficiency. Building strong teams that focus on long-term relationships in complex and dynamic business environments is a key focus.
BBus (Finance & Chinese Bus)
Also from an agricultural background, Grant has a range of skills spanning finance, marketing and agribusiness.
Grant has lectured extensively in Chinese universities and brings a passion for business development and international trade to NEM.
PhD., Curtin University
BSc. (Agron) Hons, Charles Sturt University
BEc, Latrobe University
Dr Peter McEntee is our Chief of Research and Development and oversees NEM’s internal R&D and our partnerships with universities, government industry bodies and farmer groups. Peter develops and manages research programmes that are focused on applied aspects of using beneficial bacteria as microbial inoculants to promote plant growth and provide biological disease control.
Peter has spent over two-decades working on the commercial production of legume inoculants and other plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria and endophytic bacteria. Peter and his dedicated team are passionate about bringing evidence-based biological products to market.
Peter has qualifications in Agronomy, Precision Agriculture and Economics. His hands-on agricultural expertise spans the Australian continent, having worked in the vast cattle operations of northern Australia, to the intensive agricultural industries in southern Australia.
BSc (Agriculture) (Hons)
MScMs (Plant Pathology)
MSc (Plant Science)
PhD (Microbial Bio-control)
Post Doc (Microbial Bio-control)
One of Australia’s leading authorities on soil microbiology, Kamal is a cutting-edge researcher leading the development of new and exciting microbial strains here at NEM.
With over 40 articles published in leading scientific journals such as Plant Gene, Kamal continues the search for the most sustainable microbial solutions to issues in both agriculture and industry.
with biological focus
Longtime industry stalwart and innovator, Sandy has been involved in the Australian microbiological industry since the mid-seventies.
Sandy’s experience is sought by agriculturalists and scientists from across the globe when trying to overcome difficult biological and manufacturing problems.
Originally setting up NEM as an enviro-remediation company in 1998, Sandy soon realised the need for an Australian manufacturer of legume inoculants. Building the plant from the ground up, Sandy laid a solid foundation for what has grown to become the largest manufacturer of its type in the country.
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