Welcome: Rural Financial Counselling Service Victoria appoints Chris Young

By Vanessa Wiltshire

RURAL Financial Counselling Service Victoria – North West is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Young to the team based at its Bendigo Office.

Chris’s area includes Greater Bendigo, Mt Alexander and Macedon Ranges Shires, including the towns of Heathcote, Castlemaine and Kyneton and related districts.

Chris is from a farming family, and has had an extensive 30-plus-year career in agribusiness finance throughout the southwest and northwest of Victoria. He has moved from Mildura to Bendigo to undertake this role, previously held by the late Ken Slatter.

For the past 10 years he has been involved in farming in northwest Victoria and NSW. He has a solid knowledge of irrigated horticulture, viticulture and broad-acre cropping and grazing. His other interests include football, fishing, camping, travelling and motorbike touring.

Rural Financial Counselling Service is a free, independent, confidential service available to farmers and small businesses who are experiencing financial distress or are at risk of financial hardship. Rural Financial Counsellors are available to meet on farm, at your business or elsewhere.

For further information phone 1300769 489 or visit