Rabobank appoints new research head in Australia and NZ

Tim Hunt, formerly global dairy strategist, replaces Luke Chandler, who has become deputy chief economist at John Deere.

Rabobank has appointed its global dairy strategist Tim Hunt as general manager of its Rabobank Australia & New Zealand Group Food & Agribusiness Research (FAR) division. He replaces Luke Chandler, who became deputy chief economist at John Deere in New York last October.

Previously based at Rabobank in New York, Hunt will lead a team of 10 food and commodities analysts in New Zealand and Australia, part of a global team of 80 researchers.

Hunt also worked at Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ), international agribusiness consultancy LMC International and the Industry Commission in Australia.

Rabobank Australia and New Zealand Group deputy managing director Peter Knoblanche said: “As global dairy strategist, he has had a very valuable international perspective on both the dairy industry and the agri sector more broadly.

“He has been responsible for analysing developments in the global and regional dairy markets, developing Rabobank’s medium-term dairy forecasts and advising the bank on its engagement with the industry.”