Ian Sainsbury


Ian Sainsbury comes to Ray White with a strong background in the rural / agricultural sector. Born in Tamworth NSW; growing up on a cattle property just outside Tamworth and then gaining my Bachelor of Agricultural Engineering from the USQ provides me with a broad knowledge of the rural industry. I have held various senior executive management positions and directorships both within Australia as well as overseas...having worked in the USA midwest for 6 years. Most recently I held the position of Regional Vice President for Pentair (a Wall Street listed public company). I was responsible for the water products division (well known brands like Southern Cross and Onga in the agricultural, commercial and mining sectors) with management reponsibilities for manufacturing facilities and sales offices across Australia, New Zealand, SE Asia, China, Middle East and Africa. Even though I have worked for large multi-nationals, I do have a passion for the success of SME's in Australia. For 6 years, I was a director of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) and for 2 of those years, I was CCIQ President. Now I am excited to be taking on a new direction with Ray White. Based at Ray White Rural - Crows Nest, I will be working with Geoff Trost in the area of rural property and livestock sales.