Directors and Shareholders
Rod Banks (Managing Director)
Managing Director of CowBank with over 30 years experience in the dairy industry and agri-business. Managing the King Island Dairy factory and farms in the late 1990’s ignited Rod’s passion for dairy farming and ultimately resulted in the formation of CowBank, Australia’s first cattle leasing business.
Waanda Van Beek (Chairman)
Waanda has broad experience in farm and agri-business management, including as a director of Murray Irrigation Limited. He has had dairy and cropping farms in Gippsland and the Riverina as well as other agribusiness investments.
Dan has had a long association with Rod Banks, working together in prior businesses such as King Island Dairy. Dan’s primary business concerns are in agri-business, bio-technology and pharmaceuticals, as well as having dairy and cropping farms in south-west Victoria.
David has been a principal partner of Southern Riverina Vets with a large number of dairy farming clients and is now a private veterinary consultant. David has beef farming investments and a longstanding interest in the viability and prosperity of the dairy industry.
Darin is a successful dairy farmer in south-west Victoria and a director of ADFC Milk Co-Op. Darin’s farming system is highly productive, whilst also focussed on sustainablity and soil health.
CowBank’s experienced long-term staff, Luke Fitzpatrick and Kim Dellar are also shareholders in the company.