David Larkin AMCEO Hancock Agriculture

David Larkin AM is the CEO of Hancock Agriculture, which oversees both the S. Kidman & Co Pty Ltd business, one of Australia’s largest beef producers which includes 101,000 square kilometres and the existing cattle and feedlot interests of Hancock Prospecting Pty Ltd. The herd is currently at over 330,000 head.

Previously running his own vertically-integrated beef business using a service kill out of the Northern Cooperative Meat Co at Casino, NSW to supply his award-winning Atron beef grass fed and grain fed brand programs, David sold his Atron business to Thomas Foods International in May, 2016.  He has since worked in a senior executive role with TFI, primarily representing the company in trade access issues.

An innovative and strategic leader in the Australian agribusiness industry, David’s success can be attributed to his deep knowledge and leadership in the Australian beef industry and involvement in Australian export and Foreign Trade Policy formulation – underpinned with instinctive entrepreneurial skills. With an ability to constantly innovate and integrate the beef supply chain, ahead of the dynamic requirements of the international markets.

David was awarded AMIC’s Distinguished Australian of the Year award in 2009, and received an AM in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in June 2017.

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