Agricultural Management Company Pty Ltd (“AMC”) was launched in 2009 to develop and enhance productivity in the agribusiness supply chain through successful investments and professional business management. AMC is an operator, advisor and investor offering true alignment with our clients.
AMC brings a global perspective to clients utilising a commercial approach with vast agribusiness and geographical experience.
Alignment of interests is important to AMC’s business model and culture. We achieve this through:
- Having an owner, operated company
- Co-investing with our clients
- Investing in our own projects and initiatives
- Absolute alignment of interests with our clients and end customers
- Incentivised team according to achievement of performance and milestones
- We avoid conflicts of interest often associated with large multinational firms
AMC has world class expertise comprising leaders who add value to our strategic direction, operations and global relationships. AMC’s network is truly global and reaches across sectors which allows for effective deal sourcing, lateral thinking and leverage into many markets.
AMC’s farm management and agribusiness advisory service is enhanced by a holistic view on global marketplaces and cultures.
Charlie Blomfield, co-founder and Managing Director
B.AgSc; GAICD; RG146 (Managed Investments)
Charlie is co-founder and Managing Director of Agricultural Management Company Pty Ltd (AMC), a specialist agribusiness management, advisory and investment company focussed on Australian agri-food services and infrastructure.
Charlie is from a multi-generational farming family background and has been involved with production agriculture his entire career in livestock, cropping, cotton and horticulture. Charlie has worked with clients such as Apollo Global, Terra Firma, Qatar Investment Authority, SGRF Oman, Landmark and major Australian investment firms in investing and managing agricultural assets.
Charlie possesses a unique ability to deliver results in the paddock and the boardroom. He has direct networks with clients in regional Australia, the Middle East, Asia and North America. Each year, he is also invited to the Forbes Global CEO Conference, a meeting of 400 selected global CEO’s, entrepreneurs and leaders.
Charlie has a Bachelor of Agricultural Science, is RG146 compliant for Managed Investments, and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
- co-founder & Director, CommStream Capital Limited (commstream.com.au)
- Advisor to the Board, Austpec Capital Pty Limited (austpec.com.au)
- Former Director, Future Farmers Network Limited (futurefarmers.com.au)
- Former Director, Agribusiness Association of Australia (agribusiness.asn.au)
AMC exists to enhance Australia’s agricultural productivity by partnering with ambitious owners and founders.
“Enhance”: Enhancing is not just providing capital, advice or management services, but having a complete understanding and belief in the company and the people doing the work.
“Australia’s”: As many of our clients will attest, we have a global perspective, although we are unequivocally Australian. We believe in the future of the Australian agribusiness sector and the ethics of those within the industry.
“agricultural productivity”: The single greatest challenge and opportunity for Australian agribusiness. We are continually curious, seeking ways to improve through innovation, technology, ingenuity and capital. There is always a better way!
“partnering with”: We will only work with and alongside the best.
“ambitious”: We want to work with the ambitious few that are aiming to change the face of Australian agribusiness.
“owners and founders”: Our job is to supplement great owners and founders to help them succeed.
AMC’s investment business is focussed on generating excellent returns for our clients. Our farm management and advisory work aims to boost the Australian agribusiness ecosystem, helping to enhance productivity and innovation, and foster the next group of founders our clients will back.
AMC’s operations are guided by core values and beliefs that influence our decisions, attitudes, behaviours and performance.
We wear workshirts
We are focussed on getting results on the ground and always will be. We pride ourselves on being able to practice what we preach, from pulling a bore to advising a Board on an acquisition. We relate to and work with the founders we back.
We are continuously curious
Curiosity may have killed the cat; more likely the cat was just unlucky. We explore opportunities, are interested in the interesting and ask plenty of questions! Whilst curiosity is good, we pull up short of poking a Brown Snake just to see what happens…
We believe there is always a better way
Pressure testing the status quo is important. As a result of our curious ways, we often come up with better ways to get things done.
We are big fans of great owners and founders
Owners and founders come first, they are our reason for being. We work for the owners and founders. Our reputation is everything and we will guard it relentlessly.
We respect heritage
We respect the heritage and beliefs of our clients in Australia and overseas. We conduct ourselves in a respectful manner at all times.
We believe reputation is everything
Everything we do, we do with integrity, in a way that you’d be happy for your grandchildren to read about. We have a responsibility to operate in the best interests of our clients, owners and founders. We take pride in acting with independence, accountability and transparency. We compliant with regulations and pay our taxes. We will always question the questionable. We have pride for ourselves, our job and our land.
AMC’s founder and Managing Director, Charlie Blomfield, plays a critical role in the firm’s strategic direction and in generating the best outcomes for our clients by enabling our team to deliver high performance business strategies.