New Dockers boss joins ranks of NW pastoralists
Incoming Dockers president and builder Dale Alcock has joined the ranks of North West pastoralists alongside other high-profile business leaders like Andrew Forrest, Gina Rinehart, Kerry Stokes and the Holmes a Court family.
Mr Alcock last year bought a half-share in Limestone Station, a 202,342ha estate near Marble Bar, with about 7000 head of cattle, which exports to places including the Middle East.
Mr Alcock bought into the Angus station to help his friends Grant and Wendy Brooks, who had problems with their bank.
“We woke up on Sunday morning and were approached with the issue and by the time we went to bed I said (to my wife) Jan, ‘it looks like we are going to be pastoralists’,” he said.
“Our partners are second, third-generation cattle people.
“They know about cows, I know about business, so we morph those things together.”
Mr Alcock is in the process of buying out his business partner Gary Brown-Neaves.
They have each owned about 50 per cent of ABN, the finance, construction and property group that has built 65,000 homes and at its peak had annual turnover of $1.25 billion.
Incoming Fremantle Football Club president Dale Alcock has a stake in Limestone Station.