Siecap Appoints Top Agribusiness Specialist

Leading project management and advisory firm Siecap has welcomed highly esteemed agribusiness expert John Storie to its team.

Mr Storie is a veteran agribusiness and finance consultant, armed with more than 30 years of industry experience across the banking, finance, and business management consulting and property management sectors.

In addition, he holds qualifications in commodity futures trading, a Master of Commerce and Graduate Diploma of Commerce from the University of Queensland and a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the University of New England.

His specialist areas include agribusiness asset acquisition and management, corporate and non-corporate finance restructuring, risk management – interest rates, currencies and commodities, commodity marketing and trading and more.

John Storie

Having run his own company Storie Agribusiness since 2002, the agriculture expert also has a great depth of expertise in the grazing and cropping industries.

Mr Storie will offer Siecap clients full agribusiness advisory services, covering all aspects of business management. This will include project due diligence and transaction support; project strategy and feasibility studies; asset acquisition and portfolio management; project execution and implementation and cost optimisation and performance improvement.

Siecap CEO David Irvine said Mr Storie had unparalleled agribusiness experience in the beef cattle, cotton and grain industries, having worked across most agricultural, pastoral and horticultural commerce.

“John will be a great asset to Siecap and greatly assist us in honing our agribusiness knowledge and expertise,” Mr Irvine said.

“Siecap is now even better equipped to solve challenging financial problems, particularly in agribusiness and assist clients to take advantage of the diversification and non-correlated features of agribusiness investment.

“John’s outstanding skill-base and experience has seen him act as a lead negotiator for a large Queensland beef cattle corporation, where he facilitated the entire process from due diligence of a property aggregation, to acquisition and subsequent financial management of the consortium.”

Siecap is growing business which focuses on core areas such as: project development and project management; cost optimisation, performance and improvement; and supply chain and logistics. Its veteran advisors offer first-class technical skills and an extensive knowledge base.

The company’s blue-chip clients include Transport For NSW, Caltex, Mercedes-Benz, Nexans Olex, Origin Energy, Incitec Pivot, AGL Energy, Staples, Toyota, Super Amart, Super Retail Group, Fletcher Insulation and more.