New Dock­ers boss joins ranks of NW pas­toral­ists

Pilbara News - - News - Kim MacDon­ald

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.

Pic­ture; Michael O’Brien

In­com­ing Fre­man­tle Foot­ball Club pres­i­dent Dale Al­cock has a stake in Lime­stone Sta­tion.

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