Michael Whitehead

ANZ Bank

Head of Agribusiness Insights

Michael Whitehead is Executive Director for Agribusiness Industry Insights for ANZ. In this role, Michael focuses on mapping industry-based trends and analysing the impact of these sectoral changes and dynamics on stakeholders across the agribusiness sector. Previously, Michael was the Product Specialist for Macquarie Agricultural Funds Management in New York, responsible for global marketing of major agricultural funds, focusing on grain and oilseeds opportunities in Australia and Brazil. Prior to this, Michael worked as Executive Director of Rabobank’s Food & Agribusiness Advisory team in North America, providing industry research and corporate strategy. Michael has been featured widely in global media outlets, including CNBC, the Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal. He has experience in agricultural production and consulting, particularly in Australia and China. Michael has a BA from La Trobe University, and MBA from the Melbourne Business School and the Rotterdam School of Management, and has completed the Harvard Business School Advanced Agribusiness Course.

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