Meet our Team

Garry Edwards

Managing Director

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Garry Edwards

Managing Director

Garry Edwards is the Founder and Managing Director of the AAM Investment Group Pty Ltd (AAMIG).  He has over 20 years’ experience in investments and management within the Australian agribusiness sector.  As an equity investor, he has developed assets and opportunities in livestock production, livestock marketing, value added marketing and processing, and consistently delivered superior financial returns.

Garry studied a Bachelor of Applied Science, Systems Agriculture at the University of Western Sydney, Hawkesbury where he graduated as dux of his course and also received a scholarship to attend the University of Illinois in the United States.

In his early career, Garry created Livestock Exchange and developed the technology and systems that today underpin Australia’s multi-billion dollar livestock industry through the National Livestock Identification System (NLIS). These days, Australia is the envy of all other livestock export markets due to the value attributed to commodities that fall under the NLIS program.

Garry has extensive experience in a diverse range of agricultural businesses from family operations through to large scale integrated corporate agricultural operations across a range of industry sectors.  In 2007, AAMIG commenced the development, operation and management Operation and Management a portfolio of livestock selling facilities on behalf of Australian Superannuation funds which today trade over $1 billion of livestock annually.

Headquartered in Brisbane, our team of over 280, operate across regional Australia.

Cye Travers

CEO - LX Operations

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Cye Travers

CEO - LX Operations

A specialist in “gate to plate” systems, Cye has a deep understanding of marketing, key assessments on value and volume potential. Specialising in pastoral and livestock operations, his expertise involves farm management innovation, managing large scale pastoral companies, strategic business planning and implementing system improvements.

Cye has been employed within various sectors of the red meat industry and is a former winner of the Australian Intercollegiate Meat Judging Competition. Holding a large range of qualifications within meat specification and product grading, including a Bachelor of Applied Science in Agriculture from the University of Western Sydney has given Cye the reputation of a high-level livestock management expert.

He has managed a large-scale pastoral company, Chandler River Pastoral Company for 8 years. After assorted industry roles he went from there to General Manager of the Beef Group with AACo, General Manager for Romani Pastoral and provided advisory and project management services in the Livestock Agribusiness industry.

Cye joined AAM Investment Group in February 2020 and is responsible for overseeing and continuously improving the RLX operations across Australia.

James Thompson

Regional Operations Manager - VIC

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James Thompson

Regional Operations Manager - VIC

James has been a key part of the AAMIG team for a number of years specialising in implementation, application, development and training of saleyard software throughout this period. James originally began as the Northern Victoria Livestock Exchange Operations Manager and is currently the Southern Regional Manager of the portfolio. James heavy involvement with the Operations of Saleyards lead him to being the President of the Australia Saleyards Managers Association and on the board of Australia Livestock Markets Association for two (2) years. James is currently heavily involved in the implementation of Sheep EID in Victoria.

Before completed a Diploma in Farm Management at the University of Sydney James was working in the Northern Territory and Queensland. Prior to joining the Operations team at AAMIG James went on to managed and operated a mixed farming enterprise property for thirteen (13) years at Coolah, running merino sheep, trading heifers and approx. 1000 acres of farming for grain and fodder.  

Gavin Tickle

Regional Operations Manager - QLD

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Gavin Tickle

Regional Operations Manager - QLD

Gavin completed his apprenticeship at Gough and Gilmour in the Hunter Valley as a Plant Mechanic through the Caterpillar dealership and spent time in the USA. Gavin then moved on to running a family business doing mechanical repairs and fabrication to the rural sector.

Gavin then moved on to Operational Management at a large scale intensive cattle operation, in addition to this Gavin worked in an Operations Manager role with a livestock transporter and following this spent some time in the mining industry.

Gavin joined the RLX team in July 2016 as Operations Manager at Tamworth Regional Livestock Exchange (TRLX), a part of the ever expanding RLX network. Tamworth is the fourth largest cattle selling facility in NSW and growing as one of the state’s leading store markets. Gavin’s role at TRLX included the management and co-ordination of sale days along with the site maintenance and compliance. Tamworth is also looking to expand its services provided to the producers and buyers by introducing yard weaning, health treatments, inductions, weight ranging and all other additional services we can assist with. Gavin is currently completing a Diploma in Business.

Gavin became Regional Operations Manager - QLD in 2019 where he overseas all Queensland assets, whilst still fulfilling his role as CQLX Operations Manager. 

Brock Syphers

Regional Operations Manager - NSW

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Brock Syphers

Regional Operations Manager - NSW

Brock grew up on the outskirts of Orange, in the New South Wales Central Tablelands. After finishing his high school education Brock spent time working on cattle stations in Central and Northern Queensland, where he developed a keen interest in large scale cattle operations and the wider agricultural industry.

In 2008, Brock commenced working at Central Tablelands Livestock Exchange (CTLX) as a saleyard assistant, starting six months after the first sheep and cattle were sold out of the iconic CTLX facility. 

Brock’s role, as site operations manager included the management and co-ordination of all cattle and sheep sales, maintenance of the facility, ensuring areas of animal welfare and site safety are met and all other operational procedures. Brock currently manages a team of 50-60 staff members. Brock focuses on engaging with the local community through addressing advertising opportunities and contributing to sponsorship of local charities and sporting teams on behalf of CTLX.

In 2019, Brock commenced his role as Regional Operations Manager - NSW and currently oversees CTLX Carcoar, HRLX Singleton and TRLX Tamworth. 

Rick Kernke

CQLX Operations Manager

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Rick Kernke

CQLX Operations Manager

Steven O'Brien

IRLX Operations Manager

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Steven O'Brien

IRLX Operations Manager

Steven grew up on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales at Wauchope on the family cattle property. Upon completion of schooling Steven completed a Fitter Machinist Apprenticeship at Multinail Machinery. Following this, Steven worked in varied jobs from Mining, Machinery, Manufacture to Rural Contracting and Horse Breaking.

In 2009 Steven started pre-sale scanning at Inverell and then started leading the team who did the scanning at Inverell. In April 2012, Steven started as the Operations Manager at IRLX following. The role includes Management and coordination of Sheep and Cattle sales. Steven manages a team of 20 staff. Maintenance of site and ensuring animal welfare and compliance is maintained to a high level is an imperative aspect of Steven's role. Steven enjoys assessing and rolling out additional site services that may be of a benefit to the site users. 

Steve Davidge

TRLX Operations Manager

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Steve Davidge

TRLX Operations Manager

Tim Keys

NVLX Operations Manager

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Tim Keys

NVLX Operations Manager

Miles Hazel

CRLX Operations Manager

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Miles Hazel

CRLX Operations Manager

Jeff Paull

CVLX Operations Manager

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Jeff Paull

CVLX Operations Manager

Jayden Reid

HRLX Operations Manager

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Jayden Reid

HRLX Operations Manager

Katie Turner

Operations Performance Manager

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Katie Turner

Operations Performance Manager

Katie grew up on a cattle station on the edge of the Channel Country in south west Queensland. Before joining AAM Investment Group at the start of 2020, Katie was managing the family property where she was responsible for all operations including cost control, crisis management, implementing operational efficiencies, procurement and all other factors that come into play when running a large-scale livestock operation during a century long drought.

Katie has a Bachelor of Business (Management) from the Queensland University of Technology and prior to managing a cattle station worked in agribusiness banking, business development and agribusiness consulting.

Katie contributes to the ongoing success of the RLX portfolio in the Operations Team where she assists with the financial analysis, process improvement, planning and evaluation of the groups operational goals and objectives.

Tim Donnelly

Operations Coordinator

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Tim Donnelly

Operations Coordinator

Sally Rees

Marketing Coordinator

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Sally Rees

Marketing Coordinator