OUR PEOPLE
 


 

Jennie Savill

Jen founded Inform Ag in 2012 building on a career focused on developing and implementing farm and enterprise management systems. She studied IT/eCommerce before moving abroad for 6 years between England and Canada and has decades of experience in technology and software.

Drawing on this, and following in the footsteps of seven generations before her within the Australian agricultural industry; she started her own consulting business. She oversees set up, training and implementation within the company and guides the team with her vast experience.

 


 

Steve Lockyer

Steve is the Managing Director of Inform Ag and is based in Mapleton. He has worked in engineering and factory automation, growing through a variety of businesses and industry types into senior management positions.

Transitioning to agriculture, Steve came into Inform Ag in 2016, he draws on his automation specialty to address current and future challenges within the industry, as well as integrating components that work together to enable growers to make data informed decisions which has brought Inform Ag to the forefront of AgTech innovations.

 


 

Ron Grant

Based in Mildura, Ron has 25 years of leadership, asset management and innovative business transformation experience and manages Sales and Projects across Australia. He has played an integral part in the development of corporate governance and system procedural implementation in the agriculture and horticulture industries.

Underpinned by on the ground experience, he has found success at strategic planning and building businesses from embryo stage to full production profit orientated centres. With many years working in key senior roles within large corporate organisations, Ron brings significant knowledge and experience to the Inform Ag team.

 


 

JARROD DOWLER

With over 20 years experience in management of viticulture operations, Jarrod posesses expansive industry knowledge. He has achieved tertiary qualifications in Viticulture Management and has spent the past 13 years developing skills in operations and leadership to foster both a positive work culture and acclaim for high quality wine grapes. 

Previously holding  a senior management role within a large scale operation in the Sunraysia region, Jarrod joined the Inform Ag team in May 2020 to provide innovative solutions to the agricultural industry.

 


 

Melissa Gray

Melissa joined the Inform Ag team in March 2020.  Prior to this Melissa worked in accounting assisting clients with tax and advisory.  For the past 6 years Melissa has lived in Goondiwindi QLD working predominantly with clients in agriculture.

Melissa loves to connect with people, listen to their stories and help develop bespoke long term strategies to achieve their goals.

 


 

Peter McIver

Lured by the work Inform Ag had done to make the grass greener down under; Pete joins the Inform Ag team as a Project Manager after emigrating to Australia from the UK in 2019. With a background in systems engineering, leadership and project management as a British Army Officer and latterly a consultant engineer to the Ministry of Defence. With experience spanning the management of through-life technical upgrades and capability development of both land and airborne systems, Pete aims to immerse himself in the AgriTech space to drive efficiency through technological advancement and resource reduction.

 

 


 

Kate Carmichael

Getting involved in a variety of projects, Kate draws on her agricultural background in supporting the sales and customer service teams.  Having previously practiced as a paramedic, she enjoys the fast-paced environment at Inform Ag and provides dynamic support where and when it is needed.

She has a special interest in sustainable development within the industry and is currently studying with aims to develop capabilities to apply sustainability analysis to agriculture.

 


 

Liz Leadbetter

Bringing data to life for the team and clients is Customer Success team member Liz. She draws upon her experience and education in a variety of fields including finance, retail and IT, and has what could be described as an unusual love of digits and data.

Having previously co-owned and managed both retail and trade businesses, Liz is passionate about simplifying processes whilst increasing precision - removing unnecessary steps without compromising data integrity.

She gains a great deal of satisfaction from helping others to work in more efficient and effective ways and brings this to the table at Inform Ag, for the team and clients alike.

 


 

Jarrayd Apelt

Jarrayd Apelt is our Operations Manager based at the head office in Mapleton. He has a strong history in the information technology and services industry, primarily around software implementation & support, project management, customer service & business process improvement. 

With family history in the agriculture sector, Jarrayd oversees our Customer Success Team and it’s operational systems to help ensure all client communication, support and resolutions are taken care in the most efficient manner, this enables us to offer fantastic experience for our clients.

 

 
 

the right mix of people for ag

 
 


 

ANDREW GAPES

Andrew works on Business Development opportunities with us across the Cropping, Horticultural and Livestock sectors. He has worked in the Agricultural and Food Processing industry his whole career and undertaken leading projects in product & brand development, supply chain management, product specification & grading systems, ERP management programs and traceability systems.

Andrew has a strong background and understanding of on farm requirements and practical adoption of technology to solve problems or to assist an operation in making better decisions.


 

TERRY CARTY

Spending many years developing his family business in biological agricultural both in Australia and New Zealand, Terry is ideally suited to grasp all sides of farming enterprises.

With previous experience in the business and computing world, he found he missed the agricultural space and now maintains a presence throughout Australia, taking great pride in building solid client relations.

 

DARREN HORNE

Darren Horne has a Bachelor of Electrical and Computer Engineering which supplements an existing electrical trade background. With over 25 years specialist experience in the electrical controls and motor systems industries, he carries out the design, install, service, repair and upgrade of Relay, PLC and motor variable speed control systems.

 

tyler morrison 

Tyler Morrison has a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering with a major in control systems with over 14 years’ experience in automation, electrical and engineering solutions and advanced skills in design, installation and maintenance of automated systems. He specialises in PLC, HMI, SCADA programming, machine design, robotics & CNC systems and electrical design and installations.

 
 

 

 

 
 

Enquiries

Call 1800 491 737
(Press Option 1)
sales@informag.com.au

 

Support

Call 1800 491 737
(Press Option 2)
support@informag.com.au

 

Queensland

QLD Office & Workshop
52 Mapleton Falls Rd
Mapleton QLD 4560

 

Victoria

VIC Office & Workshop
126 Eleventh Street
Mildura VIC 3500