Peter Woods is the Chief Executive Officer of Wheat Exports Australia (WEA). He has 35 years experience in the agriculture industry including management and operation of rural enterprises.
Prior to joining the former Wheat Export Authority, he was regional manager (southern NSW, Victoria & South Australia) for Castlegate VGS, marketing a wide range of stock feeds sourced from the food, beverage and brewing industries and marketed to dairies, feedlots, pigs, and poultry and feed compounding businesses.
Previously, Peter was the Chief Executive Officer of the Gilgandra Marketing Co-operative Limited, where he introduced and managed grain pools for members, long-term contracts, chemical supply, logistics and crop inspections. Peter was actively involved in developing an export strategy for grain through an umbrella co-operative – Netco.
Peter has lectured in agricultural marketing and finance at the University of Sydney and Orange Agricultural College, leased a property in the Bathurst district where he ran a 4,000 sheep enterprise based on producing 2,000 fat lambs, wool and sheep trading handling 20,000 head per year. Peter managed large corporate properties in the Wagga Wagga area in the 1980s.