Kelly Engineering has grown from a small sideline agricultural equipment manufacturer selling to local farmers to now producing world-leading dry land farming tillage equipment for export to the USA, Europe and elsewhere. This can be attributed to the visionary entrepreneurial leadership of Shane Kelly.
Shane is the sixth-generation custodian of his family farm at Booleroo Centre in the Southern Flinders district of South Australia and his various roles in the family business include procurement, engineering, sales, financial management, HR, business development, product development and R&D.
Shane has a deep connection with this beautiful country and has grown with a sense of community, involving himself in leadership roles, governance and service through SA Ambulance, Scouts, Hospital and Aged Care among others.
He cares about quality and about people and enjoys working with good people who strive to improve, who see customer service as paramount and who care about the people and facilities they work with. He enjoys challenging himself, continually learning and striving to achieve greater things. He has been privileged to travel and experience agriculture and business around the globe, the new perspectives this provides always create opportunities for improvement in the things they do in their business.
As a leader, Shane likes to empower people; trust people and build relationships.