Governance

agCap recognises the value of robust corporate governance. As a holder of an Australian Financial Services Licence, we are also regulated by the Australian Securities and Investment Commission; and our financial accounts and AFSL compliance are externally audited each year.

agCap has put in place structures and processes to ensure appropriate governance and to deliver sustainable performance for our clients. We have formal policies and procedures to cover a range of issues including conflicts of interest, breach reporting and complaints handling. Our robust risk management processes, and a strong culture are aligned with clients’ needs and expectations.

Board of Directors

agCap’s operations are overseen by a Board of Directors, comprising one Director appointed by agCap’s major shareholder and two independent Directors.

Shirley Harlock

Independent Chair

With extensive experience in the dairy industry, Shirley is currently the chair of the Australian Dairy Plan Joint Transition Team. She has also been involved in a number of other industry bodies including the past Chair of the Robotic Research project at Camden for Dairy Australia, past chair of Dairy Food Safety Victoria, past director of Australian Dairy Farmers and has been a former Vice President of United Dairy Farmers, Victoria.

As a partner of Wollaston Farms, Shirley’s farming enterprise includes a dairy property at Warnambool and a mixed beef and sheep property with her family at Bool Lagoon, in South Australia. Shirley has been honoured as the 2015 recipient of the ADIC Outstanding Service Award and has been inducted onto the Victorian Honour Roll of Women.

Fred Grimwade

Independent Director

Fred is a Principal and Director of Fawkner Capital, a specialist corporate advisory firm. Fred is a non-executive director of a number of listed companies including Select Harvests, Australian United Investments and XRF Scientific. Fred has extensive experience in the finance, investment management and agriculture sectors. He was previously the Managing Director of Colonial Agriculture Company and head of Private Equity at Colonial First State Investments.

With a Bachelor of Laws and Commerce from the University of Melbourne and an MBA from Columbia University, Fred has had a diverse career including roles at King & Wood Mallesons, McKinsey & Co., Goldman, Sachs & Co., WMC and Colonial. Fred is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Governance Institute of Australia.

Cameron Griffin

Non-Executive Director

Cameron has 19 years of finance and investment management experience having worked in Australia, the United Kingdom and United States of America. He currently manages the direct investment portfolio of the Fitzpatrick Family Office specialising in alternative asset investments and holds a number of board or advisory panel roles including Latam Autos, Equiem and Proterra including representation on a number of subcommittees. Cameron previously worked at Hastings Funds Management in infrastructure equity and debt investments and EY Corporate Finance.

Cameron has completed studies at the University of Melbourne, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and Harvard Business School.