M E E T  G A R Y

GARY JOHNSTON

Qualifications:
Class 1 Real Estate Agent
Class 1 Stock & Station Agent

Auctioneer
GAICD

GARY JOHNSTON

Managing Director /  Licensee in Charge

Johnston Rural Group Pty Ltd

Gary is an agribusiness professional with over 45 years of extensive experience in all facets of agribusiness, family and progressive agriculture, property development, sales, marketing and investment.

Gary was Farmer of the Year in 2006, is a Councillor of the Royal Agriculture Society of New South Wales, a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) and currently sits on a number of company boards.

 

He is considered a respected and proven industry leader with a reputation for integrity, quality, being team orientated and his excellent interpersonal communication skills.

 

Successful in all facets of modern production systems, progressive "best in class" management and property development. Specialising in new Agricultural projects, efficient irrigation and the prudent management of water investments and licenses.

Gary has recently founded an innovative, new investment concept for high net worth individuals to invest in Australian agriculture. The first broadacre rural property has been acquired under a lease back arrangement with the vendor. There are a number of pipeline properties now under due diligence for a growing group of first time investors into the agriculture sector.

Since the beginning of 2018 Gary has been instrumental in the sale of over $150 million of rural properties including the recent sale of the Twynam properties in central western NSW.

T H E  F A M I L Y

CLAUDIA JOHNSTON

0434 400 493

 

CLAUDIA JOHNSTON

 

Non-Executive Partner

After finishing her bachelor of Media (majoring in Public Relations and Advertising) at the University of New South Wales in late 2019 Claudia joined the family business as an
executive assistant.

 

She was a valued member of the team right up until her departure and relocation to Wagga Wagga earlier in 2021 in her pursuit to further her career outside of the family business.

She is an experienced sales assistant with a demonstrated history of working in the wholesale industry and for multiple online businesses.
 

Skilled in customer service, office administration, sales, wholesale, teamwork and marketing.

Qualifications:

B. Media (PR & Advertising) - UNSW 
Class 1 Real Estate Agent
Class 1 Stock & Station Agent

 

SAM JOHNSTON

 

Sales & Marketing

 

Sam Johnston can be described as an agricultural enthusiast and young industry trailblazer who has one aim - to showcase where Aussie food and fibre comes from, who makes it and
how it's made. 


Overall he is a strong advocate for the agricultural sector and its farmers as seen by his efforts as co-founder of the social media movement #ThankAFarmerForYourNextMeal.

 

Qualifications:

B. Agricultural Economics - USYD
Class 1 Real Estate Agent
Class 1 Stock & Station Agent

Auctioneer

Undergraduate Cert. Property Valuation

Awards:

Royal Agricultural Society of NSW

Rural Achiever

evokeAG. Future Young Leader

 

ROSIE JOHNSTON

 

Graphic Designer / Artist

 

Rosie is an award winning graphic designer and fine artist, offering the perfect complimentary skills to the family business.

 

She has won national design awards in the graphic world and prizes for designing the 'best agricultural display' for the District Exhibits at the Sydney Royal Easter Show.

 

More recently Rosie has made a name for herself for being part of bringing a multi million dollar sculpture trail tourism project to the Central West. 

sculpturedownthelachlan.com

Qualifications:

Graphic Designer - Randwick TAFE 1981