Central West Farming Systems Executive Committee


Josh Gordon

Manager International Engagement, Foreign Direct Investment, Grains, Oilseeds & Pulses, Orange HO

Josh has worked with the IEU since January 2015. Having spent seven years as Speciality Canola Business Manager and Australian Speciality Grains Manager for Cargill. Prior to this he worked for AWB Limited in commodity marketing roles and spent nine years with NSW DPI in agronomic research and industry development roles including Executive Officer of the Durum Industry Association. Josh has a Degree in Agricultural Science and holds Australian Financial Markets Association (AFMA) accreditation.


Vice Chairman

Ruth Klinger



Graham McDonald



David McDonald - Condobolin


Committee member

Lawrence Higgins - Merriwagga

Lawrence Higgins has been on the CWFS executive since the inception of the organisation in 1998. Lawrence has been a farmer within the Merriwagga area since 1962 on a family farm as well as leased and share farmed land. The main driver for being part of Central West farming Systems has been to help conduct research that is relevant to the Merriwagga area. In 1998 majority of the agricultural research being extended was conducted in Wagga Wagga and wasn’t relevant to the drier climate at Merriwagga.

Committee member

Dan Mattiske


Committee member

David Watt - Trundle


Committee member

Guy Webb


Committee member

Dr Libby Roesner


Committee member

Warren Lander

Warren currently works in the role of Territory Sales Manager for AWB / Cargill, covering the Central West area and based in Forbes. Warren has an extensive background in agriculture, having been born and bred in the Grenfell district and growing up on his family’s mixed farming enterprise. After nearly 20 years of experiencing the highs and lows of family farming and exclusive cropping, Warren and his wife decided to move out of the farming business and move into the agribusiness sector. Warren has studied agriculture at The University of Sydney.