Dean Ryan is the Principal/Managing Director of Central Stockcare Pty Ltd. Dean grew up in Chinchilla QLD on a small farm, where he developed a passion for the land and livestock. From a young age, Dean regularly attended cattle sales in SE QLD with his late father Pat. Later he completed his secondary schooling at St Laurence's Boys College in Brisbane and then studied at the University of QLD - Gatton gaining a degree in Applied Science, with a major in Rural Management.
Dean started in the live export industry in December 1993 as a boat stockman and quickly progressed to a General Manager role in the Live Export industry, based in Darwin and Perth for 11 years. Dean advanced to a Director position of another export company for the duration of 12 years whilst building the CSC business. Dean is a member of ALEC and ALFA. Dean won the inaugural Livestock Export industry Young Achiever of the Year award in 2000, being the first recipient of this prestigious award.
Dean's first passion is his family, closely followed by farming, pastoralism and agriculture. He enjoys working dogs and loves playing polocrosse and attending the odd camp draft. His greatest joy is watching his daughters compete in various sports, particularly dancing.
Dean's motto is "The harder I work, the luckier I get".