Mary Raynes joins AEGIC as Barley Technical Markets Manager

Monday 10 July, 2017

Mary Raynes has joined the Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre (AEGIC) as Barley Technical Markets Manager.

Ms Raynes has extensive experience in the Australian grains industry and was most recently Operations Manager at Grain Trade Australia.

She will lead AEGIC’s work in establishing the malting barley quality attributes preferred by key end-users in China. It is anticipated this work will identify new opportunities to increase the value of malting barley exports to China so that Australian barley growers share in the potential benefits of future market growth.

“It’s tremendous to be on board with AEGIC and back in the barley industry of Australia,” Ms Raynes said.

“I see this as a marvellous opportunity to join a dynamic and evolving organisation, and I look forward to reconnecting with my friends and colleagues in the Australian barley industry to work towards increasing value for barley growers. Talking about the end-product of malting barley is what I love to do! Ganbei!”

CEO Richard Simonaitis said AEGIC was proud to welcome Mary to the team.

“Mary has significant experience and expertise and is well respected in the grains industry. She is a very valuable addition to the AEGIC team.”

Mary Raynes biography

Mary Raynes first joined the barley industry while based in the Wimmera region of Victoria as the Barley Industry Development Manager with the Victorian Department of Primary Industries.

She began her role as Barley Technical Markets Manager with AEGIC in July 2017.

Previously, she was Operations Manager at Grain Trade Australia (GTA) where she supported the GTA Technical Committees working across trading standards, contracts, trade rules, transport, storage & ports issues, GM grains and trade & market access. Mary also administered the GTA Dispute Resolution Process and coordinated a range of events, workshops and communication activities.

Prior to joining GTA, she was the Pulse Industry Development Manager – Southern Australia – where she oversaw industry partnerships to further develop the production and market for Australian pulses.

Before joining Pulse Australia, Mary worked for the global chemical company Syngenta as one of the team’s Marketing Managers.

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