Our Board and Leadership team have extensive experience in developing globally competitive agriculture to best international standards of veterinary practice, animal husbandry, and traceability.
Dr Richard Trivett
Dr Richard Trivett studied Veterinary Science at the University of Queensland and worked in private practice until joining GRM International in 1968. After heavy involvement in the development and management of large-scale cattle operations in Northern Australia, he oversaw the establishment and growth of AUSTREX (from within GRM) to the global livestock trading company it is today. Richard was a previous member and Chairman of the Livestock Export Research and Development Committee (LERDAC) and chairs the Australian Rural Export Animal Welfare Committee.
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
Justin Slaughter is a Principal, Managing Director and CEO of AgTrade Group / AUSTREX and affiliated companies in Australia, Asia and the Americas. Justin has almost 30 years’ experience in developing global markets for livestock and agricultural products. He is a past Livestock Industry Young Achiever and represented 44 members as Chairman of the Queensland Livestock Exporters Association (QLEA) for eight years and has also served as a cattle representative director of the Australian Live Exporters Council (ALEC). Justin was born in Mount Isa, raised on a farm in the South Burnett region of Queensland and has a passion for developing global markets for quality agricultural produce.
Executive Director and GM, AUSTREX Northern Beef Cattle
Jake, originating from a rural background in country NSW, has extensive experience in livestock production and marketing. Jake has nearly 20 years’ experience in the global live cattle export trade, ranging from operational management to international sales and marketing. Jake is responsible for managing AUSTREX’s Northern Division which has an annual turnover of around A$150M. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Agriculture, majoring in Beef Marketing.