Our Team

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Phil O'Callaghan

Managing Director
About

With over 25 years of experience, Phil is one of agriculture’s leading farm business management experts. A network of more than 3,000 advisors and growers allows Phil to remain at the forefront of industry knowledge and best practice. Phil is passionate and remains committed to improving the profitability and sustainability of Australian farming businesses.

  • Business management consulting
  • Facilitation and workshops
  • Succession planning

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Agricultural Science
  • Diploma in Education
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Glenn Monichino

Business Manager
About

Glenn is a qualified accountant with more than 20 years of experience. A strong financial background combined with an intimate understanding of ORM and our clients makes Glenn an ideal Business Manager. While working closely with farming clients, Glenn is also busy ensuring ORM continues to grow and prosper.

  • Financial monitoring and reporting
  • Business planning and goal setting

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Business(Accounting)
  • CPA
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Aleisha Dalmayer

Finance Officer
About

Aleisha plays a key role in the financial management of ORM and its related entities. This includes budgeting and monitoring processes, as well as ensuring that the internal accounting function is maintained at the highest level. Aleisha has also an interest in human resource management and assists the consulting team deliver services for farming clients in this area.

  • Financial monitoring and reporting
  • Business and project administration
  • HR Management

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • RG 146 ASIC Tier I (Financial Planning)
  • Certificate IV Workplace Training and Assessment
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Matt McCarthy

Managing Consultant
About

As well as having an in-depth knowledge of agriculture, Matt is extremely well networked throughout the industry. Matt has been instrumental in developing and delivering an array of industry specific projects across south eastern Australia since joining ORM in 1998. He is particularly keen on extending relevant research and technology information to both growers and advisers.

  • Project management
  • Event planning and coordination
  • Industry development and extension

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Honours)
  • Graduate Diploma of Rural Resource Management
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Brett Symes

Senior Business Consultant
About

Brett has an extensive array of industry experience and knowledge, from rural banking to managing his family’s farming operations. Brett has been providing agricultural consulting services with ORM since 2006. Driven by the opportunity to make a difference and add value to client's businesses, Brett takes a holistic approach when reviewing and applying farm business management practices.

  • Business management consulting
  • Business planning and goal setting
  • Workplace health and safety

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Agricultural Science
  • Graduate Diploma of Accounting
  • WDA Business Leadership Program
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David Smith

Senior Business Consultant
About

David is particularly passionate about working with ORMs farming clients to identify ways to improve their financial performance while maintaining their work-life balance. His extensive farming experience, which includes his own cropping and livestock business, makes David a hands-on consultant with a practical focus on problem solving.

  • Business management consulting
  • Succession planning
  • Business planning and goal setting
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Michele Chappel

Business Consultant
About

Michele has been part of ORM from its infancy and has an in-depth knowledge of the business management issues that farmers face. With this intimate understanding of the issues, and her outstanding spreadsheet programming skills, Michele has developed a range of unique business tools that are integral in analysing all areas of a farming business.

  • Business analysis and interpretation
  • Financial monitoring and reporting

Qualification

  • Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Honours)
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Brett Collins

Business Consultant
About

Brett has a strong financial background after working in the agricultural banking sector and has a huge amount of practical experience running his farming enterprise. This combination allows Brett to delve deep into the financial figures of a business and to provide an easy-to-understand interpretation of the numbers.

  • Business analysis and interpretation
  • Financial monitoring and reporting
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Belinda Cowburn

Business & Evaluation Consultant
About

Since beginning as an ORM business analyst in 2002, Belinda has developed a thorough understanding of the financial figures that make up a farming business. Belinda's vast array of skills and abilities enables her to work across a variety of areas such as communications and events management and industry specific projects.

  • Business analysis and interpretation
  • Business and project administration

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Agricultural Science
  • UQ Adult Learning in Rural Extension
  • Certificate IV Workplace Training and Assessment
  • GRDC Extension Adoption Training & Support Program 2014
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Jane Crane

Communications Consultant
About

Jane plays a lead role in the ORM communications team. This includes consulting with the grower and advisory sectors to identify relevant and timely productivity and technology issues for extension. With a PhD and scientific background, Jane has an eye for detail ensuring ORM presents and publishes quality research data and information.

  • Event planning and coordination
  • Publication development and production

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Honours)
  • PhD
  • Certificate IV Workplace Training and Assessment
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Rebecca Sexton

Business Consultant
About

Coming from an agricultural farming background, Rebecca enjoys working closely with our farming clients to ensure their needs are met. Rebecca joined ORM in 2012 starting with the Communications team, organising the logistics, resources and scheduling events that ORM delivers for clients across Australia. Late 2015 she moved over to the Consulting team, assisting the team with preparation for client meetings and producing reports post meetings.

  • Business analysis and interpretation
  • Business and project administration

Qualification

  • Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
  • 2016 Participant Loddon Murray Community Leadership Program
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Bev Wood

Account Clerk & Administration
About

A recent addition to the ORM team, Bev plays a vital role in our financial and administrative operations. With a background in the banking sector, as well as small business owner, Bev also understands the importance of good customer service. This is why she is an ideal person to head up ORM’s event registration area, ensuring a smooth experience for all attendees.

  • Business and project administration
  • Financial monitoring and reporting

Qualifications

  • Registered BAS Agent with the Tax Practitioners Board