Terry is one of the great innovators of Australian agriculture who has had a significant impact on agricultural practices around the world over many years. On this basis the Central Queensland University conferred on Terry the degree of Honorary Doctor of Agribusiness in March 2015.
Terry co-founded Resource Consulting Services over 30 years ago which has set the benchmark for capacity building in rural and regional Australia and has been independently rated as the most trusted source of farming knowledge in Australia.
Terry is also a pioneer in the field of soil carbon and carbon farming, having been committed to research and commercial activity in this area for over ten years. In this capacity he is Chairman of Carbon Link Limited, an agricultural carbon aggregator. Carbon Link was awarded a Commonwealth Commercialization grant of almost $1m in 2016 and was the most innovative business in the region in 2016.
Terry is a Churchill Fellow, a Fellow of the Tropical Grasslands Society, has chaired the Australian Beef Expo, and sat on numerous advisory committees.