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.

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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Andrey Sizov

Independent Contributor

Andrey Sizov is the Managing Director of SovEcon, a leading firm focused on the Black Sea agricultural markets research. For 27 years SovEcon have been forecasting crops and exports, assesing stocks and consumption and looking at other key price drivers. Every day SovEcon talk to farmers, traders and officials gathering market intelligence and sorting out the market noise.

Andrey kindly allows EP3 to publish ad-hoc articles on agreement. If you want to know more about key Black Sea events affecting the world market, whether its geopolitics, weather anomalies or state interventions subscribe to The Sizov Report