With over 25 years of experience in the Rural Banking sector and a further 15 years in Business, Economic and Regional Development in commercial and rural lending, business development and counselling roles throughout Victoria, Northern Territory and South Australia, Colin has accumulated excellent skills and knowledge of agribusiness and small regional business and the issues they face. He has experience dealing with regional business owners,  Horticulturalists, Graziers, Cattle Station operators and Broadacre farmers. In 2006 Colin was one of the first in South Australia to gain the APEC Business Counsellor accreditation, a worldwide accepted qualification. He has recently attained his Diploma in Financial Counselling (Rural Specialisation).