10th January 2024

VICCHEM, a leading player in the agricultural and Industrial chemical manufacturing sector, proudly announces the appointment of Bill Dowdle as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).   Dowdle’s promotion follows the December announcement of Managing Director Andrew Killick’s retirement, and transition to the role of Chairman.

Bill Dowdle brings with him a wealth of experience as a dynamic business leader with a proven track record across various sectors, including agribusiness, biotechnology manufacturing and water management. Before joining VICCHEM, Dowdle served as CEO of AgLink Australia, the country’s largest Independent agricultural retail distributor with a group turnover of over 2 billion AUD.  Additionally, he established AgLink Canada, serving as Its founding CEO.   Dowdle is also an Advisory Board Member at ReNutrients Pty Ltd, an Australian business specialising in renewable, sustainable, organic fertilisers and nutrients for the agricultural Industry.

VICCHEM Chairman Andrew Killick expressed his delight at Dowdle’s appointment, emphasising his dynamic leadership style, values-driven approach, and diverse background.   Killick stated, “The Board looks forward to working with Bill and realising the full potential of VICCHEM as we deliver long term growth and value for our customers”.

In response to his appointment, Bill Dowdle stated, “I am delighted to have been appointed to lead VICCHEM”, and expressed his enthusiasm for the future, stating “VICCHEM Is well-positioned to continue its innovative approach delivering products that solve our customers problems and improve their operation performance across agriculture and industrial industries.

“VICCHEM Is proudly Australian family owned, manufactured in Melbourne and use 100% Australian grown canola oil in our products as part of our commitment to grow and support Australian farmers with locally manufactured products” said Dowdle.


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Alison McDowell

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VICCHEM Is a leading provider of agricultural and industrial chemicals, committed to delivering quality, innovative, and sustainable solutions for their customers. Proudly Australian owned and manufactured, VICCHEM use 100% Australian grown canola oil.  

VICCHEM distribute agricultural and industrial chemicals throughout Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia, India, Europe and South Africa.  For more Information visit VICCHEM.COM