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David Russell


About Me I was born and raised in Montville, in the hinterland of Queensland's Sunshine Coast. During my first five years out of school, I lived in Goondiwindi where I worked as a jackaroo on mixed farming and sheep properties. I then spent two years travelling throughout the USA, UK and Europe, where I worked in both agricultural and financial sectors. Upon returning to Australia I completed a Diploma of Agribusiness at Marcus Oldham College in Victoria, before joining the Maxum team. The current Russell household consists of myself, wife Courtenay, son Digby and staffie Bruce. I joined Maxum Foods in January 2005, and became a partner in the business in 2007. Hobbies and Interests Fitness, tennis, house renovations and landscaping. Why I work at Maxum Maxum's team culture is hard to replicate - it is built on mate-ship and mutual respect for one another. We work hard, but we have fun doing it and have a lot of laughs along the way - even during our busiest moments we manage to find time out for a prank! I have great respect for Australia's farmers, so I also appreciate our connection with Australian Agriculture, whether it be marketing quality Australian Dairy ingredients to domestic and export markets or manufacturing milk powders to infant animals in the dairy and pork industries.

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