Over 50 local business owners gathered at Ned’s Restaurant to hear Herron Pharmaceuticals founder Euan Murdoch speak at the Beaudesert Chamber of Commerce Business Breakfast last month.
Euan gave an interesting and entertaining overview of his career path, sharing his knowledge and expertise through decades of business.
“You need to have a dream,” said Euan.
Growing up he had intended to be a farmer, but his father passed away when he was in his last year of school and the farm was subsequently sold.
This changed his intended life course and he decided to follow a career as a vet.
He found this study was not for him and pursued a number of positions in sales.
He later undertook a Commerce degree and was working as a pharmaceutical agent when he purchased the company that made Goanna Oil.
It was through this business that led him to found Herron Pharmaceuticals.
Euan and his wife Kaye purchased Nindooinbah Homestead near Beaudesert in 2005.
The homestead, set on 3000 acres, was originally built in 1850 and had fallen into disrepair.
The Murdochs contracted Rod Andersen of Andersen Constructions to renovate and restore the homestead and outbuildings, while Euan set about following his dream of working the farm.
“The work that was done there – Nindooinbah will be there for another 100 years, the quality of the work is so good.”
They employed Nick Cameron to manage the farm and built a strong team.
Euan had a lot of advice for the business owners present, including: “Always try to employ people who can do the job better than you – who can replace you if and when it is needed.”