Chief Executive Officer
Mark Rodda

BAgBus (Marketing & International Trade), Masters Degree (Innovation and Service Management)

Mark has focussed his career on serving the rural community and representing their interests in both the domestic and global arenas, with proven strengths in providing leadership, business development and strategic direction to meet complex stakeholder needs.

As the former General Manager of Elders global wool business, he is experienced in managing relationships with farmers across diverse agricultural industries through to Directors of Boards of listed, unlisted and not-for-profit organisations.

Mark maintains an active role in his family farming operation on the Yorke Peninsula, is the President of the Roseworthy Old Collegians Assoc and committee member of the Agribusiness Association of Australia.

Commercial Manager (part time)

As a career trained accountant, Jenny has applied her skills to a wide range of industries and service organisations – from freight and logistics, manufacturing and technology sales - Jenny brings a broad depth of commercially astute experience to FREE Eyre.

Jenny’s part-time role with FREE Eyre allows her to service three other SME businesses around Adelaide and the company is fortunate to have both her versatility and experience in managing the financial affairs and direction of the group.

Eyre Peninsula Representative

Tess was raised on a broadacre cropping property near the Victorian Mallee town of Patchewollock. Since graduating from a Bachelor of Arts at Melbourne University in 2011, Tess has held a number of grain industry positions, including as a grain marketing advisor to Western Victorian growers and as the trade relations manager for a national online grain trading company. Tess is currently completing her Masters in Applied Finance through Kaplan University.

Tess commenced with FREE Eyre in April 2016 and is new to the Eyre Peninsula. She says, "I am so excited at the opportunity to see a new part of Australia and work with the Eyre Peninsula growers. The region is so versatile in rainfall and soil types, and as a result you have some of the most advanced growers all in the one place."

Eastern SA Representative
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Justine grew up on a mixed farming enterprise near the NSW town of Henty. Graduating from a Bachelor of Agriculture at CSU Wagga Wagga, Justine has worked in Agribusiness, the grains/logistics industry and in Canada for 12 months on a beef cattle ranch.

Justine is currently completing a Bachelor of Education (Secondary Science and Agriculture) as she ultimately wants to be involved in educating children about where their food comes from. Justine has recently moved to Tintinara with her family and is excited to speak with and meet rural producers.

Justine's industry experience and approachable attitude will make her a wonderful asset for the FREE Eyre business and the local community. 

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