Tony May

Head of Customer Marketing, Australia and New Zealand
Crop Science division of Bayer
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Tony May is Head of Customer Marketing for the Crop Science division of Bayer in Australia and New Zealand. Tony is responsible for leading the commercial strategies for Bayer’s crop protection, cotton and canola traits businesses.

Tony studied a Bachelor of Applied Science (Rural Technology), Agronomy and Crop Science at the University of Queensland. He worked as a General Manager at Beela, an irrigated farm in Moree district, growing 2,000 hectares of cotton for five years before moving on to work at Deltapine Australia as a Regional Sales Manager. During Tony’s time at Deltapine Australia he worked as a Technical Services Manager and General Manager developing marketing, sales, production, operations and administrative strategies.

In 2008, Tony joined Monsanto Australia as the Canola Business Manager. Four years later, Tony was appointed as the Technology Development Lead for Row Crops. In 2016, Tony was appointed as the Managing Director for Monsanto Australia, serving in this role for more than six years. Following Bayer’s acquisition of Monsanto in 2018, Tony was appointed as Head of Customer Marketing for Australia and New Zealand.

Tony is passionate about innovation in relation to biotechnology, new breeding techniques, the Herbicide Innovation Partnership between GRDC and Bayer, and biologicals. He also strongly believes in the importance of teamwork and positive workplace culture.

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