Machinery Team Members

Kelvin Sloper

Machinery Specialist

I have worked in agricultural supply and merchanting throughout my career, building up an extensive knowledge of the industry.

Before joining AF, I worked for a long-established machinery dealership undertaking a diverse role with responsibility for sales, purchasing and finance.  Prior to this, I spent time with an importer of agricultural implements and also worked for a large multi-national company as well as spending several years with an agricultural co-operative.


I now enjoy using the knowledge and experience I have gained to procure machinery products for AF members.

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Greg Purling

Vehicle Specialist

I use my experience to use the best methods and networks to procure vehicles for AF Members.

I have nine years of experience in the vehicles role at AF, over which time I have built up an extensive and in-depth knowledge of the vehicle industry, developing the best methods and numerous contacts to procure vehicles for AF Members. Previous to my time at AF, I worked in the buying office of a plastics manufacturer, so have been in purchasing roles for the whole of my working life.


Jill Roberson

Machinery Specialist

I enjoy the pace and variety of conversations with Members to help their businesses.

I have been involved in the agricultural industry one way or another for over 30 years. I ran my own independent retail business for 10 years and have extensive administration and customer experience. Outside of work I’m an eco-blogger and keen gardener.

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Robert Dunham

Machinery Procurement Manager

I have always had an interest for understanding all things mechanical and enjoy the procurement of farm machinery for Members.

Before joining AF, I ran my own business as a registered firearms dealer and gunsmith so I have always been involved with the farming community. It was a great opportunity to come to AF as a machinery specialist. Out of work I run and show a classic Jaguar and have over the years owned and refurbished various Land Rovers etc.


Jake Thurtle

Procurement Support Specialist

As Procurement Support Specialist, I work with the procurement teams across AF, identifying proactive opportunities for us to help Members make the most of their membership.

Before AF, my work in fuel sales developed my essential customer service skills, so I can identify the best way to service customers; a valuable skill that I bring to AF and put into action for our Members. I take great pride knowing that I’m helping our farmer Members during some of the toughest times they’ve had to face. From ordering a vast range of items to working with Members who just need a bit of advice, I’m here to help.