Experienced
managers.
Skilful
investors.

Overview

At goFARM, we do what we do because we are passionate about the business of Australian agriculture and believe it is an industry that is both vital to Australia’s future and rich in opportunity.

Everything we do is focused on improving Australian agriculture and creating wealth for our investors.

We achieve this by conducting rigorous analysis, applying independent and critical thinking, and through implementing innovative investment models.

We develop investment-grade agricultural assets by bringing together great people, properties and technology.

The three key qualities behind our success

The three key qualities
behind our success

A unique strategy

goFARM’s unique investment strategies evolve from the unique insights gained from a commitment to on-going applied research, the ruthless application of independent thinking and the validation of deep agricultural experience

We work collaboratively with all our stakeholders

From the moment we identify under-utilised or under-capitalised assets
we work closely and collaboratively with our clients to ensure maximum
return on investments

We’re genuine, committed and trustworthy

goFARM's team is trustworthy and committed, possess real agricultural experience and investment credibility, are personally involved as both sleeves-rolled up managers and co-investors, and critically, focused on delivering exceptional returns.

Our People

Robert Costa | Chairman

Background and experience:

Extensive agribusiness and horticultural experience

Cofounder of Australia’s largest grower and marketer of fresh fruit and vegetables

Owner of private investment house focusing on delivering positive risk-adjusted returns

Robert brings a wealth of knowledge to goFARM across all aspects of agribusiness. Robert’s passion for agriculture combined with his business expertise, strongly align with goFARM’s values.

Robert has extensive experience in the horticultural industry having co-founded Australia’s largest grower and marketer of fresh fruit and vegetables. Through the formative years of the business, Robert had responsibility for management at the Group level of the company’s asset base and balance sheet, including working capital, liquidity and cash flow. A major focus of Robert’s activities is the continuous development of the business, in line with both Australian and world horticultural standards.

Robert’s company, Costa Asset Management, is a private investment house. Its activities focus on growing, managing and sustaining capital by delivering positive risk-adjusted returns. Costa Asset Management owns a variety of assets including a large scale, high performing agribusiness portfolio of productive land, glasshouse, and water and associated assets across Australia. In addition, Costa Asset Management is invested heavily in commercial property and property development.

Robert is also Chairman of Costa Asset Management Pty Ltd and Chairman of Unigrain Pty Ltd.

Robert also holds several community appointments including Chairman of Global Reconciliation Pty Ltd, Chairman of Geelong Region Innovation and Investment Fund (Federal govt. auspice) and Director of the Geelong Performing Arts Centre Trust (State govt. auspice).

Robert formerly held the office of the Mayor of City Geelong West and was Chairman of Geelong Area Consultative Committee (Federal govt. auspice).

Liam Lenaghan | Managing Director

Background and experience:

Passionate about the business of agriculture 

Possesses a rare mix of agricultural capabilities

Has built a reputation as an astute agricultural investor and manager

Passionate about the business of agriculture, Liam’s career has progressed from applied research and extension, through to agronomy and farm management consultancy and on to leading private and institutional investment in Australian agricultural industries.

Over the past 20 years, Liam has developed a rare mix of agricultural capabilities, agricultural market insight, transactional experience and financial expertise. He is recognised as a strategic thinker who is capable of identifying and executing investment-grade opportunities whilst being critically attuned to the optimisation or risk and reward.

Liam has built a reputation as an astute agricultural investor and manager.

Since establishing goFARM, Liam and his team have acquired and commenced development across a prime agricultural landbank in excess of 23,000 hectares.