Our Business

Board of Directors

Mr Andrew McBain

Managing Director

Mr McBain has had a long business career in the business to business industrial services sector, during which he has established a solid history of business development and profitable growth. More recently Mr McBain headed up a private equity consortium which built the Loscam Pallet business into a major competitor to Chep in Australia and to market dominance in South and North Asia. Loscam was sold to Chinese logistics group CML Ltd for $600 million in 2010. Mr McBain has significant experience in M&As including operational integration and enjoys a reputation for an intense focus on customers and creating shareholder value.

Mr Trevor Stoney

Non Executive Chairman

Mr Stoney brings cumulative knowledge, acumen and relationships from more than 50 years in agribusiness. From 1962 until a sale in 2009, he managed numerous large-scale family owned mixed farming enterprises across the Western Australian and Victorian agricultural zones. Mr Stoney is also a founding director of an innovative renewable energy business based in Perth, and has active interest and investments in agriculture.

Mr Neil McBain

Non Executive Director

Mr McBain has had a long business career in the business to business industrial services sector, during which he has established a solid history of business development and profitable growth. More recently Mr McBain headed up a private equity consortium which built the Loscam Pallet business into a major competitor to Chep in Australia and to market dominance in South and North Asia. Loscam was sold to Chinese logistics group CML Ltd for $600 million in 2010. Mr McBain has significant experience in Mergers and Acquisitions including operational integration and prides himself on a reputation for an intense focus on customers and creating value for shareholders.

Management Team

Mr Andrew McBain

Managing Director

Mr McBain is the founder of Alterra - Carbon Conscious, and over the past 15 years has successfully developed a number of start-up businesses involved in agriculture, carbon and mineral exploration. The capital sourced and raised for these ventures since 2005 exceeds $100 million. Mr McBain has experience in management, business development, ASX listings including IPO’s and RTO’s, capital raisings and corporate compliance. Previous directorships include ASX entities Rumble Resources Ltd, AACL Holdings Ltd, Scimitar Resources Ltd.

Mr Anthony Fitzgerald

Commercial Manager & Company Secretary

Mr Fitzgerald has over 30 years’ experience in operational and financial management of agribusinesses that span large-scale extensive animal production, land conservation projects, farmer networks and grain marketing pools. At Alterra his responsibilities include managing compliance with the Carbon Farming Initiative ACT, generation of Australian Carbon Credits Units and driving a commercial focus into the management of properties. He holds a Bachelor of Agribusiness (Hons) and Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Services.

Mr Andrew Ten Seldam

Investment Manager

Mr ten Seldam has over 16 years’ experience in business analysis in London & Australia across industries including the agriculture, health, merchant banking & engineering sectors. Mr ten Seldam is an innovative problem solver with financial modelling, business strategy & M&A skills. Previous experience includes presenting business cases to boards & senior management including: the A$110m international merger of Mamba Minerals with Champion Iron Mines; and the acquisition of the US$105m Ram River metallurgical coal project. Mr ten Seldam has built complex financial models for identifying key profit levers & optimisation opportunities, including: the C$3b Fire Lake iron ore mine & rail development; the £1.3b Birmingham New Street station; and the $200m Heytesbury cattle operation.