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Mark Bennett
Head of Aus Agribusiness, ANZ

About Mark Bennett

Mark is responsible for the performance of ANZ Agribusiness in Australia, with particular focus on the portfolio of large and complex customers in regional Australia. He has held relationship and senior business management roles in Agribusiness banking for more than 25 years.

Mark was raised on a dry land cropping property at Waitchie, Northwest Victoria where the family continue to farm today.

articles by Mark Bennett

11 May 2020

True or false: panic buying surges food prices

Mark Bennett | Head of Aus Agribusiness, ANZ

New data show a run on supermarkets during the onset of COVID-19 restrictions could have led to increased food prices.

06 May 2019

China-Australia trade: knitted together

Mark Bennett | Head of Aus Agribusiness, ANZ

Australia’s high-quality sheep and wool production is being bolstered by strong demand from Chinese markets.

26 Mar 2019

Australian sheep: shear opportunities ahead

Mark Bennett | Head of Aus Agribusiness, ANZ

Seasonal conditions may have been tough for Australian sheep farmers but it’s a much better season for prices.

23 Jan 2019

The future of farming is big - literally

Mark Bennett | Head of Aus Agribusiness, ANZ

The size and shape of Australia’s farms is changing rapidly at a time when competition is ramping up. A new report offers a glimpse of the future.

22 Oct 2018

Light at the end of the drought

Mark Bennett | Head of Aus Agribusiness, ANZ

Drought is not new and neither is the strength of Australia’s farmers.

10 May 2018

For beef, some good news in uncertain times

Mark Bennett | Head of Aus Agribusiness, ANZ

Moves by China to restrict US exports could ultimately benefit Australia.

16 Mar 2018

Plum opportunities ahead for horticulture

Mark Bennett | Head of Aus Agribusiness, ANZ

Australian fruit and nut exports to China increased by 500 per cent in the past four years.

19 Sep 2017

The outlook for soft commodities

Mark Bennett | Head of Aus Agribusiness, ANZ

Spring is here and all eyes turn to forecasts for wheat, beef, dairy and more.

07 Sep 2017

Can Aus afford to be choosers on foreign investment?

Mark Bennett | Head of Aus Agribusiness, ANZ

Resistance to foreign investment in agriculture Australia risks costing the country on the global stage, expert suggests.

08 Jun 2017

Agtech: not just another buzzword

Mark Bennett | Head of Aus Agribusiness, ANZ

On-farm technology will play a major role in helping Australian farmers reach higher levels of productivity - and profit.

17 Nov 2016

Farming for funds: How do we pay for Australian agriculture?

Mark Bennett | Head of Aus Agribusiness, ANZ

Australia has a globally competitive position in agricultural production. We produce high value products. But that position may not last long.

27 Sep 2016

From mutton to lamb: the outlook to 2040

Mark Bennett | Head of Aus Agribusiness, ANZ

It would be an understatement to say the Australian sheep industry has been through some tough times since the 1990s. Today, the sector is back on its feet and times ahead look even better, with a new report forecasting a surge in demand for lamb over the coming decades.