The TurfBreed Team

Our team is a dedicated mix of agronomists, agricultural scientists and financiers, all with years of experience in helping Australian agricultural businesses grow. We are here to give our growers, retailers and consumers total satisfaction through excellence in breeding, supply and support. We aim to develop ongoing relationships with our whole supply chain through regular in-person conversations because we are all working together for a common goal – delivering outstanding turf to end users.

Steve Burt TurfBreed

Steve Burt

Managing Director/ Business Development Manager wa

Steve Burt is co-founder and Managing Director of TurfBreed and has more than 30 years’ experience in agribusiness, including roles at both a board and senior management level. Steve’s previous track record sees him having successfully managed, business organisation start-ups, mergers and acquisitions, capital raisings, commercial operation, risk and oversight of businesses with multi-billion-dollar turnovers. From this cross section of experience, Steve maintains an extensive network across the Australian and Global Agribusiness sector where he has been integral in developing businesses and finding solutions for numerous agricultural and business ventures. Steve’s vision for TurfBreed is to be the turf industry genetics manager of choice through partnering with turf growers to grow their business safely, sustainably and profitability through leading edge genetics, innovative marketing and business support.

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Ann McKeon TurfBreed

Liz stevenson

Business Development Manager NSW

Liz Stevenson is a career professional with an Applied Science Degree specialising predominately in operations and project management for the last 30 years in both the supplier and customer arenas.

Liz has considerable experience in visual merchandising, setting up businesses, signage and fixture development, program development and training and project management experience coupled with a proven track record of motivating teams, strong customer service and attention to detail.

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TurfBreed Dr Andrew Fletcher

Nathan Tovey


Nathan Tovey is a qualified Turf Manager with more than 25 years’ in the Australian Turf Industry. His experience ranges from starting as an apprentice on Golf Courses, managing some of Melbourne’s elite private school grounds through to project managing large scale turf installations across Victoria.

Nathan’s vast work experience has seen him gain a wide-ranging knowledge when it comes to turf. Nathan looks forward to working with all of TurfBreed’s stakeholders across the country and has a strong appetite to continually learn from all those in the Industry he will be alongside.

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