Our People

Steve Brown - Director

A founding director of Kitchwin Hills Stud. Steve has 20+ years of experience in financial markets with Bankers Trust, JP Morgan and Citigroup. Co-founder of miRunners, Director of 99 Sports Pty Ltd parent company of Mistable™ as well as co- founder of promising private exploration junior, New South Resources.

Steve Brown successfully developed his stock broking career with Bankers Trust, and Ord Minnett, moving on to spend 6 years as a Senior Vice President with Citigroup Wealth Advisors. Steve has participated in numerous company capital raisings / IPOs over several cycles and successfully established and helped build “Kitchwin Hills”, one of the fastest growing thoroughbred stud farms in Australia, with specialised stallion, breeding, foaling, rearing and brood mare accommodation facilities.

Steve’s passion is sport and everything Australian, racing was always going to be a natural fit. The natural surrounds of Kitchwin Hills play precisely into this theme.


Mick Malone - Director/Stud Manager

Growing up in Turramurra, it was clear Mick was always destined for a country lifestyle!

After working as a jackaroo in his early years, Mick ventured to the Hunter Valley where he originally worked for Arrowfield Stud.

While working there in all aspects of the farm, he got in contact with some old school mates Grahame and Steve Brown.

They were just setting up a little farm in Gundy and asked if he wanted to become involved.

22 years later and Mick is now an integral part of that little farm known as Kitchwin Hills.

His role ranges from everything between fixing fences, to mating mares, managing bloodstock and every little aspect in between.

The most common term used throughout Kitchwin usually is ‘Ask Mick’

Outside of work Mick is a keen fisherman and hunter, and loves getting away with family.

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Pauline Alix - Assistant Stud Manager

Pauline grew up in Brittany, a small town outside of Paris.

Her love of horses developed from a young age when she began riding at the age of 4, then through her years at boarding school horses were on the agenda most weekends.

At the age of 19 Pauline moved to Ireland and worked for the famous Godolphin operation for 3 years, before embarking on a trip to Australia.

After working in Melbourne and travelling, Pauline found her way to Kitchwin as a backpacker, and over the next 9 years worked her way up from a backpacker to now assistant stud manager, also gaining an Australian Citizenship.

Outside of work hours Pauline loves spending time with her young son Ollie, as well as cooking and camping.

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Bo Ritson- Client Relations

Having been apart of Kitchwin for nearly 15 years, Bo is the go to for many clients when it comes to information on the farm!

A previous winner of the HTBA Administration award, Bo has been an enormous part in managing the growth of the farm and its operations.

Whether its booking horses on transport, coordinating staff, or making a cup of tea at the sales Bo is an influential member of Kitchwin!

James Hetherington - Marketing & Nominations

James grew up in Tamworth where he began to ride horses at a young age. Soon grew a passion for Showjumping and racing which he pursued and worked in while at school.

He then moved to competing full time in Showjumping while studying Marketing & Communications at University. While studying he worked for then local trainer Barry Lockwood, who he credits for a large part of his racing knowledge.

James has also spent time working as a Stock & Station agent selling Cattle & Sheep.

The passion for racing stayed strong however, with James having now been at Kitchwin for over 2 years, in a role that covers many aspects. He mainly looks after the marketing of the farm, as well as coordinating sales and nominations.

Outside of work, James enjoys giving Louis fishing lessons.

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Louis Robey- Stallion Manger

Louis grew up on a stud farm in Westmeath in the Republic of Ireland, where he developed his horse skills breaking in and Fox hunting.

He then moved back to Herefordshire England, on the Welsh border and continued breaking and working on his Dads sheep farm.

After moving to Australia in 2012, he originally worked at Patinack Farm. Since then he has worked on a stock camp for NAPCO in the NT, Stallions and breaking in for Sun Stud in Vic and QLD.

Louis moved to KWH 4 years ago, with a strong love of educating young horses.

Outside of work he enjoys fishing trips and rugby union.

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