Blake is a chartered accountant and has an extensive agricultural industry background, having grown up and worked on western Queensland and Northern Territory cattle properties. His direct stockman experience means he fully understands the environment in which Packhorse’s pastoral businesses operate. His work with major agricultural companies and his own experience allows for him to have a unique understanding of the challenges associated with the agricultural supply chain.
Prior to Packhorse, Blake enjoyed a 15 year career with KPMG and was an Associate Director and leader in the firm’s dedicated Agribusiness Consulting team. During that time Blake provided risk audit and internal audit services to pastoral companies such as the Australian Agricultural Company Ltd, Teys Australia and Rural Co. and private sector clients. Blake also provided an array of due diligence and consulting services with major feedlots and branded beef companies and completed several industry projects for Meat and Livestock Australia. A highlight being the development of prototype Agtech benefit tools to aid industry adoption.