Episode 3 (EP3) is owned and operated by Andrew Whitelaw and Matt Dalgleish. Both experienced commodity market analysts, Andrew and Matt have built a reputation for providing timely, relevant and concise data driven insights. 

As a team, they have contributed to improving the profitability of a large number of enterprises.

Matt Dalgleish

Founder & Director

A graduate of Economics and Education Matt has had a keen interest in markets of all sorts from an early age. Matt has spent decades being involved in commodity and financial markets, including time spent trading equities, metals and foreign exchange. 

Making the transition into agricultural market analysis in 2015 was an exciting opportunity, enabling Matt to use his data analysis and forecasting skills to provide commentary and strategic advice to the food manufacturing sector and the agricultural industry.  

Matt has been an owner of a commercial pig farm near Bendigo and continues to operate a hobby farm on the outskirts of Ballarat. Matt has become a prominent agricultural market analyst, often quoted in the agricultural press and sought after for his independent, data driven assessment of commodity markets.   

Andrew Whitelaw

Founder & Director

Andrew Whitelaw, originally from the UK, took his early career strides in the animal feed and biofuels sector. In 2010, he moved to Australia, bringing his passion for business and agriculture along with him.

A graduate from the University of Western Scotland in Business IT, and later, the University of Queensland with a master’s in Agribusiness, Andrew has steadily built his expertise. He’s held various roles in agriculture and food sectors, even co-owning a pig farm with Matt Dalgleish, a friend and co-founder at EP3.

Away from work, Andrew shares his passion for sharing and learning about agriculture on a podcast called ‘AgWatchers’, which he co-hosts with Dalgleish. He also keeps active with a mix of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, wrestling, boxing, and ice hockey. Through all his activities, Andrew Whitelaw offers a grounded perspective on balancing business, hobbies, and fitness.

Chris Lawlor

Independent Contributor

Chris grew up an on NZ sheep and beef farm, spent 10 years shearing sheep in Australia, NZ and the UK before returning to the farm, converting to dairy in 2008. He left a good team milking 700 cows in 2016 to complete an MBA and shift to Melbourne where he managed corporate dairy farms for Canadian owners, and is now a director of agribusiness overseeing land transactions and leasing across Australia’s southern states.

Chris by his own admission accepts he is slightly disturbed and therapy hasn’t been able to stop him dreaming about milk pricing and land values. Hence his new strategy is to write these down to share and discuss with others who may be losing sleep on the topics.

He will attempt to give these subjects as well as sustainability and intergenerational business a logical twist. Expect to see some left field opinions and diversity of thought from someone with experience from the coalface to international board level.

Mike Avery

Independent Contributor

Mike has more than 35 years experience in agricultural industries and works as wool partner for Southern Aurora Markets. He has held key positions in peak industry bodies as President of the Australian Council of Wool Exporters and Processors, as a board member of the Australia Wool Testing Authority and the Australia Wool Exchange. His commercial experience include General Manager roles with CIL Australia and GrainCorp and most recently GM Wool for Queensland Cotton / Olam Pty Ltd.

Mike’s key strengths lie in risk evaluation and mitigation, core process and supply chain education. He also holds a BAppSc (UNSW) majoring in Metrology and Rural Extension and is a graduate member of the Australia Institute of Company Directors.

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