Commodity Inspection Services

Our People

 

David Conoulty, Director

One of CIS’s founding directors, David Conoulty is still active within the company. David is regularly called upon by CIS staff and clients to share his wealth of technical knowledge. He is responsible for developing and instilling a company philosophy that ensures customer satisfaction and business longevity.

Mathew Conoulty, Director

Mathew began working with CIS in 2000. Over that time he has worked and gained knowledge in many areas of the company and these days enjoys the challenge of developing the company’s involvement within the agricultural export industry, as well as striving to meet the needs of the growing market in innovative ways. Mathew is currently studying at the University of NSW Business School for the degree of Master of Business Administration.

James Saunders, National Business Manager

James has been involved in the Australian agricultural industry for over 30 years and holds a Bachelor of Agricultural Science degree and a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment. James has worked with major firms in the industry such as SGS, AWB, AsureQuality, Elders and Cargill. He brings to CIS extensive experience and knowledge of the grains, seed and analytical testing industries.

Jarred Lions, Operations Manager

Jarred’s passion for the grain industry has stemmed from growing up and developing his working life in one of Australia’s richest cropping regions. His attention to detail and eye for quality fits well with the values of CIS. Jarred has years of experience in crop management, laboratory analysis, and the study of wheat diseases in collaboration with Sydney University.

Katrina Saunderson, Laboratory Manager

Katrina started at CIS in 2012, after working as an analytical chemist for 15 years in environmental and agricultural based laboratories. Beginning as a Quality Manager/Laboratory Coordinator, Katrina was promoted to Laboratory Manager in 2014 and is responsible for developing and maintaining our laboratory testing and analysis services. Katrina holds a Bachelor of Science degree (Chemical Science).

Chris McDowell, Client Services Manager

Chris joined the team in 2016, bringing with him 39 years’ experience in the Australian and New Zealand Meat, Rendering, Animal Feed and Grain industries.
His domestic and international experience includes involvement in production, trading and consumption perspectives, which is providing a wealth of knowledge and understanding of our clients quality, commercial and documentation requirements.

Matthew Pearce, Senior Surveyor

Joining the team in 2006, Matthew’s passion for the shipping industry led him to pursue higher education in this field, obtaining an IIMS Marine Cargo Surveying Diploma which has provided a wealth of industry knowledge. Along with technical experience gained through the inspection of agricultural commodities, Matthew assists with the day to day operations of the surveying department.

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