You’re in good hands with our Agribusiness Recruiters
The DroverAg team of agribusiness recruiters all have many years of hands-on farm experience in a variety of sectors right across Australia. They bring a unique understanding of the need to provide people appropriately qualified for all positions.
John Boote | company director
John has an extensive background in hands-on Agriculture in roles ranging from Farm Manager on intensive beef breeding operations right through to General Manager Pastoral in the Northern Territory. Johns focus has primarily been on the beef sector and he has operated in intensive artificial breeding, enterprise development, alpine grazing, northern cattle stations and intensive mixed farming systems.
Recruitment is not new to John, having had many years recruiting his teams to support his management roles. John understands, firsthand, the importance of correctly placing people, that your team is one of your biggest assets and that recruitment is up there when it comes to challenges on the land.
John’s passion for agriculture is one of his core drivers. It inspires him to tackle the issues that arise from the frustration around sourcing suitable candidates, the all-consuming amount of time employers invest into recruiting with the all too often disappointing results. Solving the problem that has become your deterrent from hiring is Johns mission.
Natasha Thies | Recruiter & Admin
Tash was born into a large kiwi farming family with a strong connection to the sheep and farming sector.
Initially working in New Zealand’s public service, Tash was eventually drawn to outback Australia and found herself initially working as a station cook in WA before spending many years as a jillaroo in QLD. Tash and her husband have since raised four sons while managing cattle stations and notes the need to demonstrate grit, integrity, courage and humility.
It was while she was managing and creating their teams that she found her groove with recruitment. Tash enjoys building teams which she knows will ‘click’ and grow during the season. She loves the challenge of being resourceful and flexible in her approach to recruitment and essentially, creating a healthy culture. She gains great satisfaction from looking back at the end of the season at a group of once-strangers who have grown into a fantastic community of people.
NATASHA GRAMLICK | SENIOR RECRUITMENT OFFICER
Natasha joins Drover Ag as a passionate and experienced agribusiness recruiter. Natasha and her husband have been managing properties for the past 14 years and have employed all manner of staff from permanent station hands to casual workers and contractors.
Natasha’s extensive involvement in the agricultural industry began in the dairy industry. She then went to work on mixed farming properties, travelling and working in NSW, Western Victoria, North Eastern Victoria and South Western Australia.
She has had plenty of experience not only employing people but also from the other side of the fence – as a candidate. She understands well how it works as someone seeking a career in agriculture, then working their way up the ladder. She has transitioned from station hand to farm manager to an employer who is looking for dedicated and passionate staff you can trust and complement your business.
Natasha also recognises that some applicants are looking to start a career in agriculture and seek a place which can support them and provide an environment where they can learn.
SARA GRUBER | RECRUITMENT OFFICER
Hailing from South East Queensland, Sara began her rural career when she headed to the Northern Territory to work in mustering camps after completing high school.
Moving on to work in a large veterinary clinic in South East Queensland for 11 years, Sara progressed to the role of Large Animal Practice Manager. Sara’s passion for and experience with animal health, particularly in horses and cattle, lead her to take on the next challenge in managing a large cattle feedlot and extensive backgrounding operation in Central QLD.
In this role, Sara’s solid values, productive leadership and positive culture building skills allowed her to drive staff retention and job satisfaction within her team and peers. During this time Sara also significantly built her network of connections in the industry.
After a number of years in livestock management roles, Sara expanded her paddock to plate knowledge by managing an extensive grazing and breeding property utilising advanced beef genetics, innovative smart water systems and artificial breeding technologies.
Sara and her husband Kane now own and operate a commercial Brangus breeder herd and small Australian Stockhorse stud back in South East QLD.
Sara understands the difficulty in obtaining and retaining reliable and skilled workers for the bush. She prides herself in her vast network and background knowledge of the industry, and is well placed to provide a thorough solution to your recruitment needs.