Expert Team

Expert Team Members

Around 50 years working experience including investment banker, international business and horse racing etc
During my time as an Investment Banker I developed a finance and tax structuring business for Thoroughbred Breeding and Racing Ventures and specialized in importing prominent broodmares to Australia. These included several mares who have since developed significant breeding dynasties in Australia, including Dancing Show (the Redoute’s Choice family) and Affluent (the Alinghi family).

With my move to a fulltime Bloodstock Consultancy in late 1987 I developed an international bloodstock consultancy business around a select group of high profile clients. Since 1987 I have been active in all international markets, in particular, Kentucky (USA), Tattersalls at Newmarket (UK), Goffs (Ireland) and Arqana at Deauville (France), particularly through the importation of broodmares to bolster the Australian gene pool and provide access to international bloodlines.

For many years I also participated in the stallion market, importing and standing myself at various studs several international “shuttle” stallions, as well as brokering the sale of many local stallions to prominent Australia Studs.

Since 1987 I have also been active in all yearling markets in Australia and have purchased Group One winners in the United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, USA, Australia and New Zealand, including the winner of the 150th Melbourne Cup, Americain.

Also since 1987 I have been actively involved in the sale of horses to the Asian market and I have several high profile Hong Kong based clients.

At January 1st 2017 I accepted the position as CEO of Rifa Mustang Pty Ltd and at July 1st 2018 the role was expanded to include responsibility for Rifa Mustang Europe Limited.

Greg McLardie bio

Greg McLardie bio
35 years’ consumer products and 27 years food industry experience in USA, Japan, Australia and China.

He has had CEO experience in FMCG, food and agriculture industries in large and small companies for the last 24 years.

In recent years Greg has shown a strong entrepreneurial track, establishing a digital disruption company with a Wholly Foreign Owned Entity in China. Greg has extensive multi-national experience with 8 years at Procter & Gamble (P&G) in their Cincinnati global headquarters. P&G, which invented brand management, gave Greg a strong grounding in branding, the importance of continuous innovation and the rigours of research and being fact-based in decision making.

Greg also spent 3 years as President of Japan and South Korea, living in Japan, for Australia’s largest food company. He has a 10 year relationship with SRL(Southern Rcok Lobster) and abalone fishermen leaders and over 50 visits building relationships in China.

Greg holds an MBA from the Kegan Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney, became a Chartered Accountant at Ernst & Young and is a Graduate of Lobster College at University of Maine, USA

Doris Yang

Doris Yang
Specialised in Business Partnering, Financial Services and Data Visualisation that has built a reputation for managing complexity and consistently delivering the results business need

10+ years of experience working across different industry sectors and business sizes delivering valuable advice and high-quality outcomes. Trusted by senior leadership with the most important aspects of the business.
Provide financial advice helps organisation improve performance by mitigating risk, managing change and achieving growth. Specialise in areas of Governance, Strategy & Business Improvement, Funding with excellent skills of Forecast/Budget, Business Case, Reporting/Dashboard, Analysis/modelling, Assets, Project, and Stakeholders engagement.
Dr Pangzhen Zhang

Dr Pangzhen Zhang
Dr Pangzhen Zhang is a flavour chemist and viticulturist

His key research interest is to study plant secondary metabolites that contribute to the sensory attributes of food and wine. He is also a member of Australian Society of Viticulture and Oenology, American Society of Enology and Viticulture, American Chemical Society and International society for horticulture science. He is currently working closely with Victoria wine industry, Wine Australia, Wine Victoria and local wine associates on grape/wine quality improvement and climate change adaptation.
Professor Deli Chen

Professor Deli Chen

Professor Deli Chen is the discipline leader in Soil and the Environment Research Group, Research Director of the School of Agriculture and Food, China Director of the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, and International Collaborative Research Advisor at the University of Melbourne.

He is also the Director of the Australia China Joint Research Centre, Healthy Soils for Sustainable Food Production and Environmental Quality.

Professor Chen holds a doctorate in Soil Science from the University of Melbourne and has over 20 years of research, teaching and consulting experience in Australia and China with the University of Melbourne; CSIRO Plant Industry; and the Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He has expertise in water and nutrient dynamics in plant-soil systems, GIS based agroecosystem modelling and decision support systems for optimal irrigation and fertilizer management, and the measures, models and mitigates greenhouse gas emissions from land sources, impact of climate on agro-ecosystems, agricultural ‘big data’ and sustainable indices.