Thursday 20th February 2020
‘Beston Foods: The Story So Far......’
Dr Roger Sexton AM
Chairman Beston Pacific Management
Members Banquet Room – Adelaide Showground, Wayville
(Location: Under the Members Grandstand adjacent to the Main Arena)
12 noon for 12.30 pm
$60.00 (Members) $70.00 (Non Members)
(Includes complimentary wine courtesy of RA&HS)
(Payment: EFT on web site or cash/cheque/credit card at door. No invoices issued)
Bob Snewin - 0408 077 180
(All bookings via the RMSA Web Site please)
Friday 14th February
(People who book but fail to attend will be invoiced)
In a unique insight to the world of value-added rural business in South Australia, Dr Sexton’s presentation will trace the journey of the Beston Global Food Company from the time he acquired a group of moribund, non-operating dairy assets out of the hands of receivers less than 5 years ago, to the present time where the Company now has an annual turnover of some $100 million and is listed on the ASX.
He will talk about the challenges encountered along the journey… and what his experiences and lessons learned suggest for the future of the agri-business industry in Australia.”
Dr Sexton is a leading investment banker and company director with extensive professional experience in the Asia Pacific region. He has served as a Chief Executive of a number of large organisations in the finance, funds management and investment banking industries and has served on the Boards of a number of public companies and organisations in Australia and overseas.
Since its formation, the Beston Pacific Group has spawned a number of significant and highly successful investment trusts, including the Beston Wine Industry Trust (the largest owner of vineyards in Australia and New Zealand, subsequently acquired by Challenger Ltd in 1999 and then by CK Life (Hong Kong) in 2011), the Beston Parks Accommodation Trust (trading as Discovery Holiday Parks, the largest owner/operator of caravan parks in Australia, subsequently acquired in 2010 by a Macquarie Bank Consortium), and more recently the Beston Global Food Company Ltd which listed on the ASX in 2015.