In 2022, we launched New Agriculture to provide a platform for large scale sustainable agricultural investment and operations management.
New Agriculture has been established to both manage the 100,000-hectare Lawson Grains aggregation, which was acquired by New Forests and Alberta Investment Management Company (AIMCo) in January 2022, and to build a portfolio of agriculture assets in Australia and New Zealand.
New Agriculture’s objective is to manage these assets for market leading investment returns through sustainable agricultural production while also aligning with New Forests’ strategic impact objectives to contribute to nature-based solutions, shared prosperity and the circular bioeconomy.
As a natural extension of what we’ve been doing for 17 years, we see an opportunity to apply our high impact approach to landscapes by building out our sustainable agricultural capabilities. We believe that improving agricultural land management and optimising landscapes for multiple uses, is central to the transition to a sustainable future.
We believe there is room for an agricultural investment manager who puts landscape optimisation and alternate landscape values at the forefront of leading investment performance in the agriculture sector.
Meet the team
Head of New Agriculture
Bruce is responsible for the overall strategy and direction of New Agriculture. He leads the New Agriculture team with the aim of building the business to become one of the leading agriculture managers in Australia and New Zealand.
Portfolio Manager, Agriculture
Ben is responsible for leading the operational oversight of New Agriculture’s fund investments which includes existing agricultural operations across New South Wales, South Australia and Western Australia.
Jamie is responsible for identifying and evaluating investment opportunities across New Agriculture’s portfolio.
Ben is responsible for the day-to-day operations of New Agriculture’s fund investments which includes existing agricultural operations across New South Wales, South Australia and Western Australia.