ANZ is one of the five largest listed companies in Australia and the number one bank in New Zealand. ANZ operates in 34 markets with approximately 45,000 staff across Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Pacific, Europe, America and the Middle East.
ANZ was named Canstar’s Agribusiness Bank of the Year in Australia in 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019. This was awarded for a combination of products and value, market leading industry insights as well as programs that provide long term benefit to regional communities.
Nuffield Australia 2020 Scholarship winner
Brooke Barkla from Toowoomba, Queensland, receives a Scholarship supported by ANZ Bank and Nuffield Australia Alumni, which in 2020 is entitled the ‘Ian Macintosh’ Scholarship. She will research the socio-economic impacts of the Australian live export industry in existing and emerging markets.
Brooke is the Quality Assurance Manager of JJAA Indonesia, which forms part of the Consolidated Pastoral Company (CPC) portfolio. For the past three years, she has been instrumental in driving business productivity and building stronger relations with its Australian operations.
As someone on the frontline of the live export industry, Brooke is proactive in sharing the company’s high animal welfare standards, and has direct involvement with the local community through the business’s various Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives.
“The sustainability of the livestock export industry is built on its social license to operate responsibly and transparently. We need to communicate the diverse benefits our industry can deliver while securely and safely supplying high quality protein to key markets,” said Brooke.
“My research will focus on how the Australian live export industry can continue to supply a high quality protein to consumers, while also facilitating the creation of new jobs, training, and the transfer of knowledge and skills in importing countries,” Brooke said.
“The second component will examine the socio-economic impacts of a transition away from importing of live Australian cattle to higher volumes of boxed beef in mature markets across Asia.”
Brooke will visit several countries throughout Asia, as well as Brazil, India, Mexico and the Middle East.