Senior Management

Michael Lee – General Manager

Michael Lee is the General Manager of Hico and is based at our head office in Maffra. He joined Hico in 1994 after previously working as a mechanical technician in the power industry. He has held a number of positions within Hico with his keen interest in the agricultural industry being derived from his upbringing on a local beef & sheep farm.
0428 878 472


James Ristrom – Sales & Marketing Manager

James Ristrom is the Sales and Marketing Manager for Hico, working across all of our branches. Prior to starting with Hico in 2014, James was the General Manager at The Primary Agency, a boutique agricultural Marketing Agency in Melbourne. James has always had a passion for the agricultural industry having grown up on a stud beef property in Lang Lang, Gippsland. James has completed an Associate Degree in Agriculture at the University of Melbourne, Dookie College as well as a Bachelor of Commerce with majors in Finance and Marketing at Deakin University.
0419 100 642

Leesa Wade – Laboratory Manager

Leesa Wade is the Laboratory Manager for Hico, and is based at the Korumburra Branch. She joined Hico in 2002 and has worked in both the milk analysis and pregnancy testing laboratories. Leesa acknowledges her passion for the agricultural industry to her studies and upbringing on a local dairy farm at Poowong North, Gippsland. Leesa has completed a Bachelor of Biological Science with Honours in Genetics at Latrobe University.
(03) 5658 1311


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