Lo­cal face for Dalby bank

Darling Downs banker cho­sen to head team

The Western Star - - RURAL WEEKLY -

ALLORA lo­cal and ex­pe­ri­enced agribusi­ness banker Troy Frizzell has been se­lected by agribusi­ness bank­ing spe­cial­ist Rabobank to head up its Dalby branch.

An­nounc­ing the ap­point­ment, Rabobank re­gional man­ager for south­ern Queens­land Brad James said Mr Frizzell – who has notched up more than two decades in the fi­nan­cial sec­tor – had es­tab­lished him­self firmly in the lo­cal district.

“Troy brings a sig­nif­i­cant breadth and depth of knowl­edge to the role, work­ing in agribusi­ness fi­nance for the ma­jor­ity of his 22-year bank­ing ca­reer, with most of his roles based in south­ern Queens­land,” Mr James said.

“Grow­ing up on the Darling Downs at Allora and liv­ing in Dalby for the past two years with his young fam­ily, Troy has a good lay of the land and is well equipped to head up the branch, which ser­vices such a sig­nif­i­cant agri­cul­tural re­gion.”

Mr Frizzell’s ap­point­ment also demon­strates Rabobank’s strong com­mit­ment to the re­gion, Mr James said, with the bank ac­tively re­cruit­ing agribusi­ness pro­fes­sion­als to ser­vice its grow­ing client base.

“The bank has a strong pres­ence on the Darling Downs, which pro­duces around a quar­ter of the state’s agri­cul­tural out­put, with the Dalby branch cov­er­ing the western Darling Downs, and Toowoomba – which is Rabobank’s largest branch in Queens­land – cov­er­ing the east,” he said.

Mr Frizzell said one of the at­trac­tions of mov­ing to Rabobank was its sole fo­cus on agri­cul­ture and its co-op­er­a­tive struc­ture.

“Hav­ing worked for a ma­jor

❝ Hav­ing worked for a ma­jor bank for the bulk of my ca­reer, it is great to be work­ing for an or­gan­i­sa­tion that is not driven by share­holder re­turns. — Troy Frizzell

bank for the bulk of my ca­reer, it is great to be work­ing for an or­gan­i­sa­tion that is not driven by share­holder re­turns,” Mr Frizzell said.

“Rabobank’s strong com­mit­ment to the ru­ral sec­tor was also a huge draw­card, with their fo­cus be­ing on old-fash­ioned per­sonal ser­vice and de­vel­op­ing long-term re­la­tion­ships with their clients.

“The best part of my job is get­ting on-farm to re­ally un­der­stand what my clients do and what their goals are.”

With an area cov­er­ing from Du­lacca in the west, north to Ta­room and Mun­dub­bera, across to Jondaryan in the east and down to Cecil Plains and West­mar, Mr Frizzell said the re­gion boasted a mix of dry­land and ir­ri­gated crop­ping cot­ton, as well as beef cat­tle, sheep and dairy op­er­a­tions.

“Even though the sea­sons are not be­ing as kind as they could,” Mr Frizzell said, “there is def­i­nitely still strong con­fi­dence in the ru­ral game, which is ev­i­denced by the solid ru­ral prop­erty sales re­sults that have been oc­cur­ring.”

To con­tact Mr Frizzell, phone 4660 8700 or

0437 508 597.

PHOTO: BARRY ALSOP

SPE­CIAL­IST KNOWL­EDGE: Troy Frizzell has been picked to head up the Dalby branch of Rabobank.

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