Due to the recent retirement of Keith & Leonie Ellerton, ADFC would like to acknowledge the support and commitment provided by both of them in successfully auditing ADFC farmers over several years, thank you both, ADFC greatly appreciates your service.
As such, we would like to welcome ADFC’s new DFSV auditor, Kevin Beecroft. Having grown up in Sydney’s western suburbs, a farming life didn’t see the obvious career path for Kevin.
After beginning his career in accounting, he quickly realized that life outside the city was his calling. His ‘agricultural’ path started at Tocal College, CB Alexander Campus in the picturesque Hunter Valley about 180 km north of Sydney. Kev enrolled in a Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc), focusing on Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, Organic and Sustainable farming. His thirst for knowledge led him to complete further studies at the University of Western Sydney – Hawkesbury. Here, he completed his Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc – Systems Agriculture)
After working on a number of farms, and having married the lovely Leisa, they decided to move to Victoria in 1998 to start their own dairy farm in South Gippsland. He and Leisa managed their farm for 17 years.
For 17 years, Kev has worked as an agricultural consultant and contract auditor with various organizations including AsureQuality and Aus-Meat. He gets great satisfaction when he’s supporting farming enterprises. He has worked in a variety of areas including Food Processing, Food & Beverage, Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), Food Safety Management System, and Strategic Planning.
He has a strong finance background and with a Related Sciences from the University of Western Sydney – Hawkesbury. A keen lawn bowler, Kev loves to have a team up with his son Hamish to compete in local competitions.
He also has a dream to walk the 780km Camino de Santiago in Spain.
Please welcome Kevin