Our Team

Lloyd Neilsen

- CEO & Export Manager


Lloyd Neilsen was appointed as CEO of Bean Growers Australia in 2008 after commencing in the role of Marketing Manager in 2001. Lloyd has more than 20 years experience in the Grains and Pulse industries and currently is on the Board of Soy Australia.

Having grown up on the land, Lloyd considers the growers to be the foundation that Bean Growers Australia is built upon and is proactive in the development of grower products and services.

As manager of Export Sales, Lloyd is responsible for the development of the company’s international trade and risk management strategies and is actively developing relationships with customers in key geographic locations around the globe.

Lloyd attributes much of Bean Growers Australia’s success to being the direct supply chain link between growers and our export and domestic customers.

Christina Radcliffe-Smith

 - Export Coordinator

E: cradcliffe@beangrowers.com.au 

Accumulation Department

Andrew McDonald

- Accumulation Manager

P: 0409 622 318
E: amcdonald@beangrowers.com.au

Andrew McDonald has been involved in agricultural production for all of his working life of nearly twenty years. Andrew grew up on a cropping and cattle family farming enterprise in the South Burnett Region and knows the challenges faced everyday by people on the land. Before joining Bean Growers Australia, Andrew was an Agronomist with BGA Agriservices, specializing in servicing their Horticulture clientèle in a broad and diverse range of crops, as well as continuing to have a strong interest in broad acre production in that role. Since joining Bean Growers Australia in 2008, Andrew has continued to provide a high level of expertise to all of our loyal producers and provides assistance to the pulse industry. Andrew currently sits on the panel with the South East Zone for the Grains Research and Development Corporation. All accumulation employees are involved in the agriculture industry in some way or another, from research and development through to quality assurance. Bean Growers Australia continues to build strong relationships with growers in ever changing seasons and trading arenas.

Lee Moller

- Seed Production Coordinator

P: 0407 034 021
E: lmoller@beangrowers.com.au

Lee Moller has been with the Bean Growers Australia team since 2010 and brings sixteen years of experience in farm management and crop production. For the past eight years Lee has been managing an irrigated, mixed cropping enterprise in Central Queensland, specialising in seed crop production. This role saw Lee win the Inaugural National Australian Mungbean Association Grower of the Year Award for his excellence in Mungbean crop production and marketing. Lee has extensive experience with many crops including Mungbeans, Navy Beans, Black Eyed Peas, Millet, Pasture Grasses, Chickpeas and more.




Janine Baikaloff

- Accumulation Assistant

P: (07) 41 62 61 13
E: jbaikaloff@beangrowers.com.au






Sales & Product Department

Stuart Ruthven

- National Sales Executive

P: 0436 012 864 (Domestic Sales Enquiries) 
E: sruthven@beangrowers.com.au 

Having grown up on farms in the UK, Stuart gained a good knowledge and exposure to farming from a young age; based in the east of England, in the county of Suffolk. His family farmed mostly cereal crops and sugar beet, which was refined into sugar.

In March 2012 Stuart moved to Australia, with his wife Leigh, who is from Lismore, Northern NSW.

As a passionate and motivated sales professional Stuart has 12 years’ experience selling to the Wholesale, Grocery, Garden and Hardware Industries.  With his proven track record of continually exceeding sales revenue and profitability targets, as well as assisting clients in achieving business growth objectives Stuart is a great asset to our team.

Stuart has a BA (Hons) Business Degree, which he completed in England, and additionally he has taken on further professional qualifications such as; Key Account Management and           professional presentation skills training.

Shane Lougheed

- Product Manager

P: (07) 41 62 11 00
E: slougheed@beangrowers.com.au

Since joining Bean Growers Australia in 2012, Shane has applied his experience in business management and design to create a food safety and quality assurance program that has received consistently high outcomes. As Product Manager Shane leads a team that matches our diverse range of products to customer expectations, from intake of raw materials through to delivery of packaged goods.

The Product Group includes product development, customer service, dispatch operations and food safety/ quality assurance.

Amanda Watterson

- Customer Service Consultant

E: awatterson@beangrowers.com.au

Ashleigh Green

- Product Group Administrator

P: (07) 41 62 61 09
E: agreen@beangrowers.com.au


Courtney Upton

- Food Safety and Quality Assurance Office

P: (07) 41 62 61 17
E: cupton@beangrowers.com.au 


Process Department

Nathan Shaw

- Pest Management Officer

E: nshaw@beangrowers.com.au

Production Department

Peter Carstairs 

- Production Manager

P: 0427 649 170
E: pcarstairs@beangrowers.com.au

Peter Carstairs has been with Bean Growers Australia for over 7 years. Since commencing as a grading operator with Bean Growers in 2009, Peter has worked his way up through the company and has for a few years now been working in the role of Production Manager. Peter is highly involved in the production process, ensuring that the highest quality product is being produced by Bean Growers Australia. Peter is involved in all aspects of the production area from QA to being the Chairman of the WH&S Committee and right through to planning and overseeing all of the maintenance projects.

Luke Worrall

- Production Foreman

P: 0448 090 441

E: lworrall@beangrowers.com.au 

Andrew Gallimore

- Maintenance Foreman

E: agallimore@beangrowers.com.au

Jack Gibbs

- Bagging Supervisor

E: jgibbs@beangrowers.com.au



Rhonda Harvey

- Receptionist/Accounts Payable Clerk

E: rharvey@beangrowers.com.au


The Rest Of The Team

*For all contact details for our team, please see Contact Us.