Improving the value & sustainability of Esperance port zone grain growers.
 
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Niki Curtis

Executive Officer

PO Box 365 Esperance,
WA 6450

E: eo@sepwa.org.au
 T: 08 9083 1152
 T: 0447 908 311
 F: 08 9083 1100

Born and bred in Esperance, Niki grew up on a local farm and has continued her association with the agricultural industry ever since. 
Niki studied at Muresk Institute of Agriculture and has worked as a journalist with the Countryman newspapers, WA Newspapers and the Farm Weekly.
More recently, Niki was employed as the Communications Officer for the Esperance Department of Agriculture and Food WA (DAFWA), before she started working full time at SEPWA.
Workdays: Mon, Tues, Thurs and Friday. 8am to 4pm
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Nigel Metz

Project Officer

PO Box 365 Esperance,
WA 6450

E: nigel@sepwa.org.au
 T: 08 9083 1115
 T: 0447 631115
Nigel graduated from Muresk Institute of Agriculture, a branch of Curtin University of Technology, with a Bachelor of Agribusiness marketing. Nigel's skills are varied and he has an incredible capacity to take on any project and run with it. He is currently working on improving the Data Network for farmers in the Esperance Port Zone and is part time involved with setting up a new business of his own. In the past Nigel specialised in harvest management for maximising grain quality and has also run the SEPWA trials program.
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Jan Clawson

Bookkeeper

PO Box 365 Esperance,
WA 6450

E: janclawson@bigpond.com
 T: 0407 990 497
Jan works part time as the SEPWA Bookkeeper. She is mother to three beautiful children and when not working as a parent and a bookkeeper, enjoys playing hockey. In the past, Jan has done the bookkeeping for a local livestock and grain transport company. Jan has also been a truckie which has seen her carting livestock around the Esperance region and around Australia.
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Bill Sharpe

Trials Coordinator

PO Box 365 Esperance,
WA 6450

E: multiseed@westnet.com.au
 T: 08 9083 1115
Bill worked with the Department of Agriculture for 25 years in Newdegate and Merredin before moving to Esperance in 1998 to take up role with Esperance District Office as Senior Technical and Certification Officer. In 1997 Bill entered the commercial seed industry and in 2004 formed his own seed production company. Bills role will be as SEPWA Trials coordinator (Part Time) to liaise with breeding programs, seed companies and farmers in the Esperance Port Zone and to oversee the large scale demonstration trials. These trials will include Wheat, Barley and Canola. Bill, unfortunately, also has the passion for the Fremantle Dockers.
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Aidan Sinnott

Project Officer

PO Box 365 Esperance,
WA 6450
E: aidan@sepwa.org.au
 T: 0427 188 854
Since moving from Ireland to Esperance in 2010, Aidan has worked for Swans Veterinary Services, AGT and DAFWA and most recently he was Operations Manager for Precision Agronomics Australia. Aidan has a Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) and also speaks fluent German. Aidan is married and has two young boys.