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CEO/Company Secretary
Phone:(02) 9998 8266


Over the past 20 years Matthew has held senior leadership positions in dynamic and fast-paced independent livestock agribusiness enterprises based in South Australia, building and implementing strategy, managing domestic Stock & Station agencies operations, as well as ultimate accountability for financial measurement and reporting to owners of the businesses.
During that time Matthew has been a board member and Vice Chairman of ALPA for nearly 10 years and Stockinsure board member for 9 years before joining full time as CEO in April 2017.
He is married to wife Nikki, with two daughters, Jemma and Erin whom keep them both entertained & busy.
As an SANFL Umpire life member Matthew enjoys watching AFL football. Other interests include following the children’s sports and fishing at his family shack.

Admin. Manager
Phone:(02) 9998 8266


Sheena is Malaysian born and educated in UK.  Lived in South Africa for 8 years before emigrating to Australia in 1987.  Her employment background has been varied across education, the airline industry, advertising, marketing, sales and medical environments, however she has held the position of Administration Manager at Stockinsure since joining the Co-op in late 2010.   In her spare time, Sheena is a fanatical Sydney Swans supporter, riding the highs and lows of the Swans’ AFL season.  With her family and friends she loves to travel and experience adventures.

Phone: (02) 9998 8266


Connie was born in Queensland and grew up in Sydney when her family moved to New South Wales. She spent several years living in Washington DC and is married with 3 children. She has an office administration background, working previously with the Dairy Farmers Co-op, wool, sugar and transport industries. Outside work her interests involve music, bonsai and gardening.

Phone: (0407 002 557)


A Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia, Don’s background was initially in accounting – in industries involving finance, investment, merchant banking and insurance.  He then moved into areas of credit and investment analysis before finding himself working in the field of trade credit insurance, being a field where his various earlier experiences overlapped.  Don worked for many years in the credit insurance field, both as an underwriter and a marketer, then spent ten years as a partner in a business conducting WorkCover wage audits.  A role where he relished the regular country travel involved.  Don became Secretary of the Co-op in 2010, subsequently pulling back from the full-time role in 2017.  Don continues to provide support in various areas of the Co-op’s operations on a casual basis.


Chairman - Orange


Don Wright is a licenced real estate, stock and station, business agent, auctioneer and rural property specialist well known throughout the eastern states, who operated his own Company in the city of Orange for many years selling sheep and cattle at the local saleyards on a weekly basis.  Don has had ministerial appointments with the Office of Fair Trading and Department of Agriculture, is past president of the Orange Stock Selling Agents Association, has been a country councillor with the Real Estate Employers Federation dealing with industrial matters, an industry TAFE teacher and is currently president of the local Rural Fire Service. Don was treasurer of the New South Wales Stock and Station Agents Association for 25 years and on the board of the NSW SSA and ALPA for over 30 years and was made a life member of Australian Livestock and Property Agents Association in recognition of his contribution to the industry. He has been Chairman of the Board of Stockinsure for the past 14 years and is committed along with the Board to protecting members against financial loss due to default by abattoirs and feedlots.

Director - Coonamble


John Earnest Fleming (JEF) Brien was born and bred in Coonamble and educated at Barker College Sydney.
On completion of schooling John commenced working in the AJF business in 1962 based in Coonamble.
AJF was predominately a rural property sales and cattle business back in those days where 13 other agents conducted businesses in the town.
In 1983 David Chadwick joined the business after the retirement of AJF (Bert) Brien, and subsequently bought into the business in 1989.
Peter O’Connor started working with the business in 1984, becoming a partner in 2013 which has led to the current structure since John’s retirement.
John has been a director and valuable contributor of the Stockinsure board since 2007.

Director - Wagga


Ian was born Gundagai NSW, where he was schooled at Adelong central through to Intermediate Certificate (then year 10) on completion in 1963.

He then joined R H BLAKE & Co Stock & Station Agents, Wagga, under Dick Blake SNR.

Working through grades & studied accountancy until Aug 1999 when on death of Mr Dick Blake JNR purchased the business of RH Blake & Co.

He has since carried on the business until present time completing 55 years of service to the livestock industry.

Ian has played an integral part in the Stock & Station Agents Co-Op as a Director for the past 15 years.

Director - Shepparton


Peter has been a Stock and Station agent for over 40 years.
He has Victorian and NSW Real Estate licenses and sells livestock at regional Saleyards at Shepparton and supply direct grain assisted cattle to numerous local and export wholesaler and Abbatoirs.
His business is quite diverse, as well as selling Livestock, he sells Rural and town Realestate, Water trading, Feed mill supplying to Dairy and Beef cattle with their grain requirements, and a small feedlot.
Peter has been a Director of Stock Insure for the past 10 Years.

Director - Gunnedah


Tim is a second-generation Stock and station agent from Gunnedah in North west NSW. After early schooling in Gunnedah. He attended secondary school in Sydney at Knox Grammar School and studied Economics at University in Armidale.

Tim started in agency at Elders in Brewarrina in the mid 1990’s and after a number of positions returned to the family business Fleming and Ross at the end of the 1990’s, becoming principal in 2012. He then opened a Ray White Rural Franchise in 2017.

His family have always been greatly involved with the local community, especially the rugby club “the Gunnedah Red Devils” where he was a Player, Administrator and Coach, the highlight being, coaching Gunnedah to their first grand final success since the mid 1970’s in 2012.

Currently Tim is the principal of Fleming and Ross and Ray White Rural Gunnedah as well as being a Director of Stockinsure since January 2011, a Director of the Gunnedah Stock and Station Agents Association and President of the Gunnedah Junior Rugby Club.

Tim is married to Nikki since 2002 with two children Annie 13 and Michael 12

Director - Penola


Peter was born and raised at Naracoorte, schooled at Naracoorte and attended secondary school Adelaide.
On completion of schooling Peter joined EldersGM as a 4th generation Stock & Station Agent. Conscripted for National Service for two years including some time in Malaysia & Vietnam.
On completion of National Service he rejoined prior employer at Loxton, Peterborough, Strathalbyn, Meningie and Penola.
In 1988 he left Elders to start his own Private Stock & Station Company – Thomas DeGaris & Clarkson where he recently retired from TDC 2016, to run a family farm at Bool Lagoon.
Peter is currently President Coonawarra/Penola RSL, Board Member of Stockinsure since 2014, and a Legatee.

Director - Charters Towers

Matthew offers over a decades experience in Rural/ Residential Real Estate and Livestock industry. Since 2003, Matthew has sold a vast range of properties and has developed an in-depth understanding of rural properties and livestock throughout the North Queensland region.

A true Local to Charters Towers, Matthew grew up with the family business from its inception in 1986, gaining the knowledge of real estate and livestock from a very young age.

After finishing school, Matthew continued his education at James Cook University in Townsville completing a Degree in Commerce and majoring in Accounting.

After University, Matthew worked with Coutts Redington Chartered Accountants in Townsville before moving to London for work.

He joined the Team at Geaney’s full time in 2003 bringing his learned knowledge and past experience to help the business grow.

Matthew travelled to the United States of America (Billings Montana) to fast track his auctioneering skills which flows through to today with weekly Cattle sales and Stud sales along with Real Estate and Goods & Chattels Auctioneering.


Contact Information

PO Box:
R1436, Royal Exchange NSW 1225

Level 13, 234 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000
(02) 9998 8266
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