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Although operating independently, TEC has been built by Elders – Australia’s leading agribusiness.
Our consultants are based in their local regions but travel to all corners of Australia.
TEC consultants have extensive knowledge of agribusiness and offer a unique service that involves finding productivity based solutions for on-farm issues, assisting with the business management side of farm operation, planning production to sustainably maximise yield, and guiding farm planning by analysing complex data from various sources into meaningful, actionable and valuable on-farm strategies.
Bruce Creek is an Agricultural Business Management Consultant with Thomas Elder Consulting (TEC) and the Chairman of the South Australian Beef Industry Blueprint.
Bruce has over 20 years of experience in managing large scale cattle and sheep production properties in Australia and internationally, and was responsible for establishing one of the largest registered Angus herds in the world in Kazakhstan.
Through his roles with TEC and the SA Beef Industry Blueprint, Bruce has worked closely with leading universities in areas of measurement device development, assisting the livestock industry in key areas. He is passionate about ensuring these developments and outcomes come to market for the benefit of the livestock industry.
Pip is a Thomas Elder Consulting (TEC) Livestock Production Consultant.She provides clients with solutions that address each moving part of an enterprise, drawing upon the TEC’s team’s highly specialised skill set across all major agricultural sectors. She primarily specialises in animal health advice across animal husbandry, disease and parasite management and livestock management.
Pip joined the TEC after graduating from Murdoch University, where she studied Animal Science and Animal Health. She also holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Sydney and has experience in running a small business.
As the head of Thomas Elder Consulting (TEC), Graham brings over 24 years of experience in the agriculture and agronomist industry to the team.
He has held roles including capacity building, AgTech, policy development, project management, recruitment, product development and training working within small and large businesses. Graham’s passion for the land and agriculture was shaped by his experiences growing up on his family’s property near Swan Hill in Victoria, and he believes agricultural excellence is driven by practical change and adaptation of research through technical excellence and public-private collaboration.
Roop is the Horticulture Specialist for Thomas Elder Consulting (TEC). He is passionate about utilising technological agricultural solutions to produce the best outcome for growers.
His services include agronomy consulting, farm performance analysis and benchmarking, conducting feasibility studies for horticulture and advising on climate risk assessment and adaptation plans for farms.
Roop is currently undertaking further study in Agribusiness and Law in addition to his degree in Agricultural Sciences. Before joining TEC, Roop successfully optimised high value horticultural crops along the east coast, through an array of agronomy consulting services roles.
Peter Spies hails from the Darling Downs but has lived in North Queensland since 1995.
Peter specialises in soil science (soil classification, land suitability, soil carbon and biology), field crop and pasture agronomy, salinity, sodicity and erosion control; grazing land management; vegetation management and native pasture ecology; and beef cattle husbandry.
Previously employed by Queensland DPI and DNRM, Peter has been a land management consultant for seven years prior to joining TEC, and has conducted soils surveys on over 140,000 hectares.
Peter has a Bachelor Degree in Rural Technology (Hons) and an Assoc. Diploma of Applied Science in Agronomy (UQG); and is an Accredited Agricultural Adviser for Reef and Carbon Farming initiatives). He also has an interest in regenerative/biological approaches.
In his spare time, Peter breeds Senepol and Senepol Composite cattle on the Atherton Tablelands and describes himself as a “rugby tragic”.
Michael is a Ruminant Production Consultant for Thomas Elders Consulting (TEC).
He completed a Bachelor of Animal Science at the University of Adelaide’s Roseworthy Campus, after which he undertook an Honours and Doctorate studies, researching variation in feed intake, metabolic rate and digestive efficiency in sheep.
Michael has developed a passion for the practical use of new technology and management practices in sustainable agricultural systems and is interested in optimising the production of extensive sheep and beef grazing systems. Michael’s primary goal is to work with producers to reach their specific production objectives whilst optimising productivity and profitability.