Who We Are

The Basis Commodities Group was established in 2014 by founder and Managing Director, Chris Whitwell, to assist flour and feed manufacturers with their raw material needs. Since then, Basis Commodities has grown into a successful global agricultural commodity consultancy business with a team of experienced professionals located between offices in Sydney and Dubai.

Our reach extends across the globe, connecting a network of trusted associates in Europe, North and South America and Asia.

Meet the team

Our team is made up of industry professionals with over

60 years cumulative experience in agricultural commodities across grain trading, supply chain management, contract execution and finance.

Chris Whitwell
Managing Director

Steven Foote
Finance & Operations Manager

Elias Azar
General Manager - Dubai

Dean Nelson
Business Development Associate

Our History

Basis Commodities was founded in 2014 to assist Food & Animal Feed manufacturers with their soft commodity procurement needs.

Since then, we have grown into a successful agricultural commodity business with offices in Sydney & Dubai.

Our History
Basis Commodities assists in the export of over 180KMT wheat to Saudi Arabia from Australian Ports.
Our History
Steven Foote joins as Finance Manager

Basis Commodities sources feed barley from UK and soybeans and wheat from the US

Our History
Basis Commodities makes first fodder sales to the Middle East
Our History
Basis Commodities completes first container trade and charters first bulk vessels for clients

Elias Azar becomes GM of Basis Commodities in Dubai

Our History
Basis Commodities opens Dubai office

Basis Commodities organises their first feed barley cargo from Australia

Our History
Basis Commodities founded by Chris Whitwell in March 2014

Suppliers and Trade Partners

Trade Partners



Basis Commodities' joint venture with Rochford provides our clients with access to advice on cash flow, funding, FX hedging, profitability and transaction cost modelling and the accounting treatment of hedging programs to reducing profit and loss volatility.

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In 2019 we were pleased to announce that through a partnership with “Arthur J. Gallagher”, a leading international insurance brokerage, we are able to assist international clients with their insurance needs. Arthur J. Gallagher was recognised in 2020 as a ‘World’s Most Ethical’ company for the 9th consecutive year, and the only insurance broker globally to achieve this award.


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