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BOSS currently employees over 220 people during peak times. This makes BOSS one of the largest employers within the New England region of NSW.

BOSS invests a significant amount of time into their staff. This very important in maintaining the high quality standards we expect for our extensive product range. BOSS see their workforce as a key asset to its ongoing competitiveness in the market and maintaining its reputation as an employer of choice.


BOSS Engineering’s ongoing success has been driven by its Directors, who all have a clear passion for the Manufacturing and Agriculture sectors. The unique advantage for BOSS Engineering is that it started with four key individuals with distinct skill sets that compliment each of the other Directors. These Directors have also been working within the business since its inception. The Directors (combined) have over 80 years experience working within the Manufacturing and Agriculture sectors. As the business has grown other key staff have been brought into the business to fill key roles.

Michael Grills

Michael is responsible for the day to day operation of the workshop, staff and equipment. He is a welding fabricator by trade, he spent 4 years as Branch Manager of Agricultural & Truck dealership in Inverell. He has been instrumental in the growth and development of this business in Inverell from its inception. For the past 10 years Michael has managed the BOSS workshop while ensuring business growth for BOSS Engineering.

Andrew English

Andrew is responsible for engineering and drafting personnel and the design and development of core products. He has extensive experience with Computer Aided Design Software. Andrew has designed and developed numerous agricultural implements for the Australian farming industry. Recently he has developed the entire new range of Broadacre planters, Air Seeders & Row Crop equipment range for BOSS Agriculture.

Dan Ryan

Dan is responsible for sales & marketing of core products to all markets, this includes new product releases and field day promotions. He has been employed in sales and marketing roles for the past 15 years forging good long lasting relationships with clients from Agricultural, Mining & Transport related industries. Dan spent 2 years as the QLD territory manager for One Steel Waratah before joining the BOSS team.

Nathan Barnett

Nathan is responsible for the execution of the BOSS Group vision and strategy. He has extensive experience in strategy building and execution, executive leadership, financial modelling, digital transformation as well as business process modelling and efficiency.

Nathan has worked in the banking and financial services industry, food manufacturing industry and agribusiness industries and has a passion for delighting customers and delivering exceptional customer and workplace experiences.

James Roger
(Chairman of the Board)

James is an experienced business executive and professional services partner. Trained as a Chartered Accountant with a professional services firm in Sydney, James went on to work both domestically and internationally across chartered accounting, corporate finance, private equity, professional services advisory and as a Chief Financial Officer.

In his role as CFO of a vertically integrated manufacturing group, James led initiatives that resulted in acquisitions, mergers, debt raising, an international equity raising and a finance function transformation programme.