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Based in our key milling regions, our Grower Marketing Team is made up of experienced professionals with strong business backgrounds. The team combines their expertise in agribusiness and finance with local knowledge to ensure we can deliver the best possible solutions to meet growers' individual needs.

The team is available to help growers understand the various pricing, pooling and payment options available, and supply general market information to assist their decision making. They can also assist with generating cash flow forecasts to help growers better manage their business.

Tania Dalton

Tania Dalton

Grower Marketing Consultant

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Tania plays a key role in the Grower Marketing Team, providing assistance to growers across the regions and supporting all members of the team. She joined Wilmar in September 2018, returning to North Queensland after 10 years in Sydney. Tania combines a Business (Marketing) degree with strong administration, customer service, systems and data analysis experience. She is currently studying a degree in finance.

PJ Gileppa

PJ Gileppa

Grower Marketing and Pricing Manager

PJ Gileppa


PJ has led our Grower Marketing Team since October 2018, moving north to Townsville from the Northern Rivers region of NSW. Having previously spent more than 15 years in the cotton and macadamia industries, PJ has amassed a wealth of agricultural and pricing experience through management and grower service roles with Auscott and Pacific Farms. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Agriculture) from Charles Sturt University as well as qualifications in applied finance and investment.

Angus McKerrow

Angus McKerrow

Grower Marketing Consultant

Angus McKerrowAngus joined the Grower Marketing Team in September 2018, supporting Wilmar’s Plane Creek milling region. With a Bachelor of Business (Agribusiness) from the University of Queensland, he brings 30 years’ experience across a range of agricultural industries, working directly with growers to help market their production through changing domestic and international markets. Before joining Wilmar, Angus spent more than 20 years in the grain industry, most recently managing the logistics capabilities for GrainCorp in Queensland. With a passion for agriculture, Angus is focused on helping growers make more informed business decisions about their marketing, pricing and payment options.

Franco Zaini

Franco Zaini

Grower Marketing Consultant

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One of the newer members of our team, Franco has been supporting the Herbert region since May 2018. He’s no stranger to the sugar industry, coming from a cane farming and harvesting family in the wet tropics, and first joining Wilmar in 2002 as a Grower Relations Officer in the Herbert. Franco has a bachelor's degree in Tropical Plant Sciences and experience in a variety of roles - including grower relations, transport and logistics - that have seen him foster strong grower relationships across all Wilmar regions. Prior to joining the Grower Marketing Team, Franco was the Senior Logistics Officer at Invicta Mill.

Chris Winship

Chris Winship

Senior Grower Marketing Consultant

Senior Grower Marketing Consultant Chris Winship. Photo Wilmar Sugar


Chris is a key contact for growers in the Herbert and Burdekin regoins. Since joining the team in September 2014, Chris has built strong relationships with growers, assisting with all aspects of Wilmar's marketing offer and providing a network of support and education. He meets on farm with growers regularly to provide market information and product updates to help inform their business decisions. Chris also provides assistance with Wilmar’s GrowerWeb, forward pricing program and developing pricing strategies. Before joining Wilmar, Chris held various roles in the finance and accounting sector, including more than eight years with NAB Agribusiness in the Tableland, Burdekin and Herbert regions. He's currently studying a Bachelor of Agribusiness at the University of New England.

Simon Haire

Simon Haire

Grower Marketing Consultant 

Simon Haire

Simon started with the Grower Marketing Team as a graduate in November 2014 after completing studies in Agribusiness and Accounting. Now looking after our Plane Creek and Proserpine regions, Simon is focused on providing growers with the information they need to get the most value from Wilmar's offer. Key to his role is assisting growers with forward pricing and understanding their pricing and payment options. Originally from Wee Waa NSW, Simon has had extensive experience at the production level of many mixed cropping and grazing farms throughout the area, working for contract farmers and spending many summers as a farmhand.