goFARM appoints and welcomes Robert Costa as Chairman

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.

In addition to his role as Chairman of goFARM, Robert is Chairman of Costa Asset Management Pty Ltd, Director of Costa Group Holdings 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).

It was bought for an undisclosed sum by shareholders including goFARM directors and Melbourne businessmen. goFARM Australia director Liam Lenaghan said broadacre cropping would continue on leasehold terms.

“They are our intentions in the next few years, but there are all sorts of options going forward,”
Mr Lenaghan said.

He said almonds were one of many future possible uses for Windomal.

goFARM Australia has also bought the dryland section of the Lamattina farm at Robinvale. A 785ha almond orchard on the Lamattina property has been sold to Almas Orchards, a company formed by former investors in Select Harvests.

goFARM Australia has also bought the dryland section of the Lamattina farm at Robinvale. A 785ha almond orchard on the Lamattina property has been sold to Almas Orchards, a company formed by former investors in Select Harvests.

Back