HUGH KILLEN
Managing Director & CEO
Hugh is Managing Director and CEO at Impact Ag Partners, guiding our Australian operations. Regarded industry-wide as an authentic, influential, and purpose-driven leader, Hugh’s deep commitment to environmental and social impact drives profit growth aligned with natural capital outcomes. With over 25 years of experience in global food and agriculture leadership, including pivotal roles at Climate Asset Management, Pollination Group, and the Australian Agricultural Company Limited, Hugh brings unparalleled expertise in optimising agricultural landscapes for nature and profit.
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TOBY GROGAN
Chief Operations Officer
Toby drives nature positive investments across Impact Ag Partners’ managed assets and independently managed portfolios. With a background in environmental management, coupled with on-farm experience implementing regenerative transition, Toby champions fresh thinking, constructive solutions to challenges, and a hands-on approach to optimising both agricultural and natural assets.
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TILLY BRAUER
Investment Manager
As Investment Manager, Tilly leads Impact Ag Partners’ financial and production analysis, financial modelling, budgeting, and management reporting across our clients’ assets. Bringing extensive expertise in analysing agricultural productivity at scale, Tilly drives asset strategy and financial management for a diverse range of investment portfolios, including irrigated and dryland cropping, livestock production, and permanent tree crops.
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SARA SCHMUDE
Natural Capital Project Manager
Sara leads Impact Ag Partners’ natural capital team in developing and customising nature-based solutions to capitalise on dynamic natural capital markets. Leveraging over two decades of experience in sustainable land management and regenerative agriculture, Sara leads a variety of natural capital projects across our managed assets, including soil carbon projects, biodiversity assessments, and development initiatives.
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MELINDA ATKIN
CFO
Mel provides strategic leadership for Impact Ag’s corporate and financial governance. Overseeing the company’s financial compliance, forecasting, and reporting, Mel also provides high-level support and advice on client matters, develops business support services, and acts as Company Secretary. Her extensive expertise drives business outcomes and fosters growth opportunities for Impact Ag and our clients.
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ANGUS ANDREWS
Operations Manager
Gus oversees on-farm operations, managing the development of capital projects, operational efficiency, and productivity. Bringing extensive hands-on experience in agricultural production at scale, Gus works with on-farm teams to ensure successful implementation of client strategy and vision across managed assets.
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TOM ARCHER
Operations Manager
Tom oversees on-farm operations, leading the farm teams in implementing the client’s strategy and vision for the asset. With a lifelong connection to agriculture and experience managing his family pastoral enterprise, Tom brings hands-on experience and expertise to his role overseeing assets, developing capital projects, and mentoring teams for operational efficiency and productivity.
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ASHLEY FOOTE
Compliance Manager
Ashley oversees Impact Ag Partners compliance and risk, including on-farm safety and animal welfare. With an extensive background in livestock assurance and accreditation schemes, including with one of Australia’s largest vertically integrated beef production companies, Ashley’s diligent approach to data analysis and impact reporting ensures up-to-date compliance and risk management across Impact Ag’s portfolio of assets.
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ELLAH THOMPSON
Analyst
Ellah’s agricultural upbringing anchors her deep connection to the industry. With a Business Degree in Agribusiness and Management, she specialises in industry research, data collection, due diligence, and the development of product marketing strategies. Ellah’s diligent approach to budgets, forecasts, and reporting helps to inform decision-making – and foster enduring collaborations with investment partners.
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JAZMINE HOBBS
Analyst
Jazmine brings a strong blend of on-farm and academic expertise to her role with Impact Ag Partners, assisting our advisory clients to meet their nature positive objectives. Leveraging experience as a commodity producer, Jazmine drives long-term results through strategic business management and production data analysis that helps clients identify and unlock value from their natural capital assets.
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KRISHNA NAGARAJAN
Graduate Analyst
Krishna supports our natural capital team, contributing fresh insights to our strategies for optimising nature positive outcomes. With a passion for regenerative practices and a keen interest in the intersection of agriculture and environmental stewardship, Krishna actively contributes to our initiatives aimed at enhancing the ecological impact of our assets.
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JUSTINE BIDDLE
Business Manager
Justine oversees the smooth running of Impact Ag’s business functions – including HR, office management, and executive assistance. With extensive experience across executive support and business services for high-growth regional companies, Justine champions organisational performance through collaboration and support.
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KATE BUCKNELL
Finance Officer
Kate combines her extensive business knowledge with practical expertise to ensure the efficiency and accuracy of our finance and administrative functions. Kate enables seamless collaboration between our on-farm management teams and operational teams.
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