Case Studies


Galvin-Rowley Executive partnered with Terragen to help develop the structure and build a high-performing team.

Terragen is changing the face of global agriculture through innovative biological solutions.

The company has been operating for approximately ten years, developing critical regenerative farming products to reduce farmers’ reliance on chemical-based fertilisers, pesticides and antibiotics. Terragen has invested heavily to create a small range of excellent ‘organic’ products and is poised to scale its operations to drive strong growth across Australia, New Zealand and the US.

Operating in the agribusiness sector, Terragen has successfully developed and commercialised a range of biological products that use live microbes to address soil health and help boost farm production animals’ growth, quality and resilience.

Terragen is changing the face of global agriculture through innovative biological solutions.

They currently have two products on the market in Australia and New Zealand: the soil conditioner’ Great Land’ and microbial feed supplement ‘Mylo®’. Terragen is also developing veterinary medicines: Lactolin, a teat conditioner to maintain and improve the udders of lactating production animals; and Halo, an anti-inflammatory product to assist dairy cattle with mastitis and companion animals such as dogs with mobility impairments.

Terragen’s Growth Strategy

Terragen reached out to Galvin-Rowley Executive to help find a suitable team to implement their growth strategy, which focuses on increasing the scale and distribution networks for Great Land and Mylo® in Australia and New Zealand. There was also the opportunity to roll out Terragen products in crucial dairy markets in Australia, New Zealand and the United States. Finally, they also wanted to assess market potential in selected countries of the European Union.

Terragen has identified the dairy sector as a key platform for growth due to the large addressable market.

Company Structure

Terragen company structured:

  • Board
  • Travis Dillon, Non-Executive Chairman
  • Science, R&D, Production and QA; located in Coolum.
  • Corporate roles; located in Melbourne
  • Salespeople; located in specific regions

Galvin-Rowley Executive’s Role

Galvin-Rowley Executive has partnered with Jim Cooper, the Managing Director & CEO, since 2020 to help develop the structure and build a high-performing team. The roles that Galvin-Rowley Executive have placed so far include:

  • Chief Financial Officer
  • General Manager, Sales & Marketing
  • Finance Manager
  • Area Sales Manager, Western District, Victoria
  • Area Sales Manager, Eastern Gippsland, Victoria
  • Area Sales Manager, Tasmania
  • Veterinary Specialist

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I have had the great fortune to partner with Galvin-Rowley Executive for over 15 years. Jen and the team are extremely professional and above all take the time to understand the role requirements to ensure the right candidate is matched. When labour markets are tight, and roles are in high demand Galvin-Rowley Executive always find the right candidate. I really appreciate how they keep me informed of their progress, challenge my thinking and create a collaborative environment. Finding the right candidate is never easy, Jen makes it easy!

Georgegina Poulos

T2, Global Director People

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She worked closely with us to ensure she had a good understanding of the brief, provided regular progress updates and delivered a strong shortlist from which we were able to select our new CEO. We found Jen’s approach and follow up to be really professional and engaging and we achieved a great outcome.”

Jenny Gillam

Chair Windana - a leading Drug and Alcohol Recovery service.

“Jen is as invested in getting amazing people into T2 as we are. Settling for average is not an option and this comes from her deep understanding of our business and culture and a strong appreciation for the emphasis we place on both capability and fit in equal measure. We are delighted with the great people we have at T2 thanks to Jen – they are most certainly our cup of tea!”

Nicole Sparshott

T2 Tea, Global Chief Executive Officer

I have had the absolute pleasure of partnering with Jen both as a client and candidate and the experience has been seamless & pleasurable on both fronts. Jen sets herself apart from the plethora of recruiters in that she fosters an intricate understanding of her clients vision and culture and weaves this delicately into the people she puts forth. Jen has been a formidable partner in building high functioning and performing teams. Needless to say we thoroughly relish working with her!

Sharon Elding

HR Director , Jungheinrich Australia

“Further to our discussions from time to time, I am writing to express my appreciation more formally to you for so well managing the process for recruitment of our new Executive Director. The process ran seamlessly, and the ultimate appointment of Lynn Haultain was correct as her performance has shown. Thank you. Kind regards.”

The Honourable Hartley Hansen QC

Victoria Law Foundation, Chair

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