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How farmer Greensill came a financial cropper – The Australian Financial Review

The unassuming and dogged Bundaberg high-flyer looks to be falling back to earth, as Swiss caution unpicks his deep tie to metals magnate Sanjeev Gupta.



Greensill had to study law at night, paying his way with a job as a solicitors clerk. He also moonlighted for the Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association, drawing up a payment code that aimed to crunch the time it took buyers to settle farmers invoices.
That was the start of a lifelong immersion in supply-chain finance. He dabbled in the sector in Sydney at the turn of the century before moving to London, putting himself through business school and getting a gig at Morgan Stanley to set up its supply-chain…

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