Our staff

Expert strategic thinking, strong technical knowledge, dedication and attention to detail, plus a complimentary range of skills, allows our highly experienced and professional team to help clients achieve the best outcomes for their business.

Robert Patterson

Robert is the founding partner of Rural Management Strategies Pty Limited which has evolved from a business he commenced in 1987.  He has a Bachelor of Agricultural Science from La Trobe University plus a Masters of Agricultural Science from The University of Melbourne and is also a Graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Robert has over 35 years’ experience in a broad range of farm business management situations, providing advice to broadacre mixed farming businesses, to intensive pig and poultry operations in southern NSW.  His main interests are the sustainability and economics of temperate farming systems, farm business management, plus strategic planning, including succession and estate planning, for multi-generational rural businesses.

With his strong background in business and financial management, Robert has held roles on industry Boards, including membership and chairing of Audit, Finance & Risk Committees.

Office: (02) 6942 3666   Mobile: 0428 693 716

Mark Harris

Mark is a partner in Rural Management Strategies Pty Limited.  He has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Agriculture) from Charles Sturt University, an Advanced Diploma of Agribusiness plus a Bachelor of Business (Agricultural Commerce) from Sydney University and is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Mark has a diverse background in agriculture having worked with corporate farming organisations in cotton and summer grains production, retail supply companies and agricultural consulting.  He is passionate about increasing knowledge and professionalism in agriculture and works closely with clients as well as various industry committees and organisations to promote this theme.

Through his work with family farming operations, Mark has a valuable insight into the broad range of issues affecting these businesses.  He uses his skills in farm business management and strategic planning, to help clients operate profitable and cohesive businesses that can grow into the future.

Office: (02) 6921 3660   Mobile: 0427 265 500

Greg Hunt

Greg HuntGreg is a partner in Rural Management Strategies Pty Limited.  He has a Bachelor of Rural Science and a Graduate Diploma in Financial Management from University of New England.

Greg has extensive experience with agricultural businesses having worked in corporate agriculture and retail agronomy, before moving into consulting in 2001.  His particular expertise is in crop and pasture agronomy, livestock systems and analysis of whole farm business profitability.

Greg is interested in maximizing the synergies between perennial pastures and cropping in mixed farming systems.  He aims to provide relevant advice based on an understanding of the financial and technical aspects of the farm business.  Greg works primarily with family farming businesses and enjoys working with two or more generations of a family, who are passionate about running a successful farm business.

Office: (02) 6942 3666   Mobile: 0428 471 765

Chris Minehan

Chris is an associate consultant with Rural Management Strategies Pty Limited.  He has a Bachelor of Science (Agriculture) from Sydney University and currently studying a Masters of Agricultural Business Management through Charles Sturt University.

Chris has a background in production agronomy, having worked as a broadacre cropping consultant at Goodiwindi in Queensland, prior to joining the business in 2011.  As well as possessing excellent technical skills and knowledge, Chris has a broad experience across a range of farming systems.

Office: (02) 6921 3660   Mobile: 0427 213 660