our team


Rob Lawson

Rob joined Balco Australia in 2001 as a Business Development Manager, tasked with the management and development of the company’s rail link at Bowmans. Successfully leading the project to begin operations on schedule in 2003, the Bowmans rail link now accounts for the transportation of over 25000 containers to the Port Adelaide terminus.

Promoted to Chief Executive Officer in 2015, Rob applies his strategic leadership skills and expert industry knowledge to the management of all aspects of the company’s operations in WA and SA, and its 75 employees.


Shaun Sunnasy

Shaun has been with Balco since 2017 in the role of Operations Manager overseeing our manufacturing site in both SA & WA. Shaun has extensive global manufacturing experience spanning across a number of industries. Shaun has recently worked in the FMCG space transforming operations across three states. His work is strategic and focuses on people, process & asset reliability with a firm handle on cost control. He also has an in-depth knowledge on asset reliability and maintenance methods which will prove invaluable to our manufacturing sites.

Shaun’s remit within Balco is to transform its operations to world class, lean manufacturing sites so as to position Balco as the leading manufacture in the hay industry


Pat Guerin

Pat has been employed at Balco for the last 11 years. Pat has a Biochemistry degree from the Adelaide University and worked in the agricultural manufacturing industry for 24 years, including the key areas of stock feed manufacturing industry, particularly in the live sheep and cattle export industry, export fodder industry, cereal and animal production farming.

Over the last 7 years as Balco’s Procurement & Field Service Manager Pats’ predominant focus has been from a technical perspective, with a keen interest in animal nutrition and agronomic practices.


Andrew Lane

Chief Financial Officer with Balco since 2002. Andrew is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and holds a MBA from Warwick University in the United Kingdom. Andrew is responsible for the financial control of the Balco group.


Ray Mahony

With 20 years' experience in export sales and marketing of animal feed products, Ray is heavily involved in all operational aspects of the business.

A speaker of Japanese, Ray is in charge of sales to Japan, Taiwan and Middle East

Currently based in Japan


Anthony Yandell

Commenced at Balco in February 2000. Anthony has a vast knowledge of the hay processes where he has been involved & held a variety of roles in Balco from intake, hay quality through to production, including plant manager at Bowmans and currently heads up the China & Korean sales team as Sales Manager.