Our People

Board of Directors

DON MACKAY

Chairman of the Board

Don has over 40 years’ experience in corporate agriculture in Australia. He is the former Managing Director of AACo and Rangers Valley, and Senior Executive of Elders. He is currently the Chairman of the Red Meat Advisory Board and non-executive director of Thames Pastoral.

SIMON GRAY

Managing Director

(Investment committee, Acquisitions, Fundraising)

Simon is the co-founder and Managing Director. He has a double degree in Accounting and Quantative Finance from the University Of Technology, Sydney

Simon has held positions of Managing Director/ Head of Trading at a number of Investment banks including Merrill Lynch and BNP Paribas. He has built and managed trading and investment teams in London, New York And Hong Kong.

Simon maintains interests in the financial industry via a substantial shareholding in Qantex Capital Markets; A Hong Kong based, SFC licenced Interdealer Broker. Simon is an investor in Agriculture, farm owner and avid aviator.

He is married with 5 children and Lives between Sydney and Goulburn.

STEVE FRANCIS

General Manager, New Harvest Agriculture Group

Steve has more than 30 years of farm management experience, covering many facets of the agricultural sector as both an owner and operator. Prior positions held include Head of Elders Agribusiness Group and CEO of Bydand Pastoral Co.

SIMON FENWICK

Director

Simon Fenwick is a Founding Partner at International Value Advisers LLC (USA). His background is in funds management and equity research.

Simon is also a director at UQef and Outlier Energy Pty Ltd.

DAVID DOSSOR

Board Member

David has a deep understanding of livestock management; wool production, lambing and animal nutrition systems. His main interest has been in grain handling and trading, having developed his own enterprise, Hunter Grains, later sold to Graincorp.

PROF STEVE CALLENDAR

Board Member

Steve Callander is the Herbert Hoover Professor of Public and Private Management and Professor of Political Economy at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. He is also Professor of Economics by courtesy in Stanford’s Economics Department and a Visiting Professor of Economics at UNSW. He is a leading expert on business strategy with a focus on how business strategy connects to regulation, legislation, and other beyond-market forces.

MARK McCONNELL

Advisor

Mark is an advisor to NHIM. Mark holds degrees in Science(BSc), Logistics, Employment Relations and International Trade (MBA). After an 8 years stint as an officer in the RAAF, Mark moved into a range of operational positions in aviation and corporate finance. In 2007 he founded New Territories Investments, a niche private equity house that has managed over $1B of foreign direct investment, in addition to establishing a number of successful technology businesses. Mark is an investor in Agriculture,