Mr Andrew McBainManaging Director
Mr McBain is the founder and Managing Director of Alterra. Mr McBain is passionate about opportunities in Australian agribusiness and his career, which extends over 15 years, includes raising over $100 million for various agricultural and mineral related projects.
Previously, Mr McBain was a founding director of ASX listed mineral exploration companies Scimitar Resources Ltd (now Cauldron Energy Ltd) and Rumble Resources Ltd (including Managing Director) as well as founder and Managing Director of AACL, a grain production, finance and marketing business that was sold to a major international grain trading company. With a reputation for innovation and developing talented people, Mr McBain has experience in start-ups, ASX listings, capital raisings, investor relations and corporate compliance. His experience is complemented by competencies including business management, strategic thinking and business development. Mr McBain is a member of the AICD.
Mr Trevor StoneyNon 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 Oliver BarnesExecutive Director
Mr Barnes holds a balanced skillset of commercial, technical and financial expertise accumulated from a wide range of agricultural development initiatives executed in Australia, Sub-Saharan Africa and Eastern Europe.
He is well versed in realising value from agricultural development opportunities, understands the WA agricultural industry and has extensive experience in improving agribusiness management. For the 4 years prior to joining Alterra Mr Barnes was Chief Operating Officer of WA Sandalwood Plantations. Based in the Middle East between 2008-2012 he: advised on agricultural investment in emerging markets; set up Miro Forestry one of West Africa’s largest plantation forestry businesses; and facilitated over US$70m of investment into the African agricultural sector. Having grown up in the horticultural hub of rural Kenya he graduated from the University of London with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Business Management in 2002.
Mr Anthony FitzgeraldCompany Secretary and Commercial Manager
Has over 35 years’ experience in the operational and financial management of agribusinesses including large scale animal production, land conservation projects, farmer networks, and grain marketing pools.
For the 5 years prior to the transfer of Alterra’s carbon business to ACCUAM and Carbon Conscious Investments Ltd Mr Fitzgerald lead the Alterra internal and external teams that managed compliance with the Carbon Farming Initiative Act to generate Australian Carbon Credits, drove a commercial focus into managing the 30 properties (21M trees on 18,000 Ha), and developed the science and IP that supported the business. At Alterra he maintains executive management and Co-Sec responsibilities and holds: a Bachelor of Agribusiness (Hons); an AFMA Post-Grad Diploma in Financial Services, and is a member and AICD program graduate.