Todd has had a diverse and colourful career to date and been fortunate to have worked with several well known and respected Australian companies. After completing his Applied Science degree at University of Queensland he embarked on his trading career with Gardner Smith, Australia’s leading tallow and vegetable oil trader. Todd worked on a very innovative project with the company's owner during this time and played a lead role in establishing AUSCOL to service the national accounts of McDonalds, KFC and Red Rooster.
In the mid 90's he joined Burdekin CANEGROWERS representing grower interests and contributed in the negotiations with the Queensland Government for lower water prices and with CSR for higher cane prices and improved delivery conditions.
Todd joined AWB Limited in 1999 and had the pleasure of working in the Toowoomba office procuring grain from growers. He then relocated to Melbourne to join the International Sales and Marketing Team being responsible for managing key accounts in the Middle East/Africa/Europe region. One of the many highlights during this time was relocating to Egypt and managing the AWB office for a year.
In 2009 Lotema was established providing brokerage and consultancy services to millers and trading companies. The foundation and strength of the business being Todd’s comprehensive trading and marketing experience gained over the past 25 years, the strong business and personal relationships forged during this time and a genuine understanding of the commitment required to establish and maintain, successful trading relationships.