Packhorse Custodians

Geoff Murrell

CEO Pastoral & Chief Ringer
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Geoff grew up on properties in north-west Queensland and Tasmania and has maintained a rich connection to the land his entire career. His professional journey began at the Stanbroke Pastoral Company where he spent 20 years progressing from a Jackeroo to Manager of large scale corporate assets. 

In 2004 Geoff joined the renowned S. Kidman & Co who had purchased the large breeding enterprise Helen Springs, which he managed. Geoff is passionate about optimising the balance between the environment and the  animal’s performance. Armed with a strong desire to influence the industry, he joined Macquarie as General Manager Northern Australia Operations at one of their Pastoral Companies, where he spent almost a decade leading a highly respected team in a business that consistently delivered strong returns for investors. As a true leader, he understands that consistent financial and environmental performance is a function of building the right team.

Geoff is involved in industry benchmarking groups and emission reduction funds. In addition, he has chaired regional research advisory committees for NABRC and a regional land care committee. Geoff’s energetic approach has delivered enviable returns, rejuvenated carbon cycles and set a host of enterprises up for a successful future.