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Brent Tate joins forces with Suncorp Bank to support local graziers

22 October 2015

Former Cowboys player, Brent Tate will be leading the charge at the Suncorp Bank Supporting our Graziers dinner on Tuesday (27 October), to tackle the key challenges faced by local agribusiness owners.

The nationally renowned former rugby league player will share stories from his career and how he developed a resilient and unbreakable mindset to bounce back from severe injury to play in three State of Origin series-winning Queensland sides, as well as the 2008 and 2013 Rugby League World Cup.

The event will also feature a panel discussion with guest speakers Scot Braithwaite from Wellard Rural Exports, and Damon Holmes from Meat and Livestock Australia.

Suncorp Bank Regional Manager, Stephen Corbett, said the event was part of the Bank’s new Business Banking Series and offered an opportunity to hear from industry experts about the opportunities and challenges for local businesses.

“Rural and regional communities play an integral role in our economy. We are proud to host an engaging and educational event to support local business owners in keeping up to date with the latest industry trends, especially given the current operating challenges of a changing economic backdrop,” Mr Corbett said.

“Brent Tate is locally celebrated as one of the great footballers to have made the Cowboys successful. His career is owed to a great sense of resilience and drive which will resonate with our local business owners.

“Guests will also find great value in hearing from Chief Operating Officer of Wellards Rural Exports, Scot Braithwaite, who will share his insights on the international demand for Australian products and live exports, alongside Damon Holmes from Meat and Livestock Australia who will discuss market trends and commodity prices impacting domestic operations.” 

The Support our Grazier event is part of a three-day Suncorp Bank Business Banking roadshow series travelling from Julia Creek to Hughenden, Townsville, and Charters Towers.

Media Inquiries: Meghan Henricks 07 3135 2647 or 0408 533 590

About Suncorp: Suncorp Group includes leading general insurance, banking, life insurance and superannuation brands in Australia and New Zealand. The Group has 14,500 employees and relationships with nine million customers. Suncorp Group Limited is a Top 20 ASX-listed company with $94 billion in assets. Suncorp Bank is Australia’s leading regional bank servicing more than one million personal, SME and agribusiness customers.

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