Toowoomba City QLD
Passionate about keeping farmers farming, Mark Vayro is our Achmea Risk Specialist in the Toowoomba, Lockyer and Southern Downs regions. He brings with him more than 20 years’ experience servicing the agricultural industries through banking, machinery and energy sectors within South-East and South-West Queensland. Mark was among the thousands of volunteer firefighters who put themselves on the front line of the fires this summer, risking their own lives to protect their communities. Read our recent interview with Mark here. Mark was raised on a dairy farm within the Lockyer Valley and worked on various vegetable farms. After graduating from UQ Gatton with a Bachelor of Business, he immersed himself in the agribusiness field specialising in dairy, beef, sheep, wool, horticulture, fodder, grain and cotton industries. As a third-generation landowner, Mark Vayro runs a cell grazing beef cattle and fodder production system. Mark is a big believer in giving back to the community that supports him and is heavily involved in volunteering including as a rural fire fighter and other community organisations. Passionate about rural industries, Mark feels that every day is an opportunity for a field day as you can never stop learning from farmers. In this recent editorial published by the Queensland Times, Mark clarifies some of the rules around livestock on the road. “Animal collisions are one of the most common vehicle claims for people living in our regions, particularly now during the ongoing and persistent drought,” he said.