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goFARM appoints new executive

The goFARM company has a number of farms in northern Victoria.

An investment company which owns a number of farm properties in northern Victoria, goFARM, has announced a new senior staff appointment.

Rob Brooks, based in Adelaide and who previously worked for Telstra and Price Waterhouse, has been appointed chief investment officer.

He comes from a commercial and legal background. goFARM managing director Liam Lenaghan welcomed Mr Brooks to the company.

“Rob’s extensive experience, network and reputation in agricultural investment and management will boost our management capability, help us to attract further capital and operate at a scale which will enable us to effectively deliver against our purpose,” Mr Lenaghan said.

Mr Brooks has worked at a number of leading agricultural investment and management companies including AWARE Water Group, Summit Global Management and Elders Rural Bank.

He has a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws degrees from the University of Queensland and has completed a private equity and venture capital course at Harvard University.

Mr Brooks said he was pleased to be joining goFARM.

“I am looking forward to working with Liam Lenaghan and the team at goFARM because I share their values and aspirations to transform Australian agriculture, create wealth for our investors and generate a positive legacy in rural Australia,” he said.

The company, which is jointly owned by the Costa family and Mr Lenaghan, owns or manages more than 50,000 hectares in NSW, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania.