Make the best farming decisions
The core aim of the business is simple – to help farmers get the best results they can, to in turn build a strong, sustainable, profitable agricultural future.
In 2010, after a 20-year career with News Corp in London and Sydney, Alasdair founded Macdoch Ventures, a Sydney based Angel Investor focussing on helping start-ups succeed in today’s interactive digital media marketplace. Passionate in his belief that digital technology and data management can bring improved operating practices across the Agricultural sector, he is the co-founder of Maia Technology. He is also director of Soils for Life, an organisation dedicated to encouraging the adoption of sustainable farming practices. Alasdair runs a family-owned beef cattle operation in the New England Tablelands in NSW.
Bert brings over 10 years of experience in large scale property management in New South Wales. He specialises in grazing systems and the provision of supply chain solutions for vertically integrated businesses including wool, beef and lamb helping corporate and private clients customise and implement their business strategies and maximise their return on investment. Bert is a Director of Impact Ag Partners Pty Ltd, Director of Wilmot Natural Beef, and Non-Executive Director of Australian Land Management Group.
Peter has over 30 years’ experience in innovative software development, product strategy and design. Peter cofounded Natural Carbon, a carbon project developer generating new revenue streams for farmers and landowners focussed on grazing and grassland management, where he remains an Executive Director. Previously he founded InfoMedix, a company providing electronic medical record software. He has a B.Eng and an M.EngSc from Monash University.
Colin hails from livestock background on the Southern Monaro of NSW where he grew up on the family sheep and cattle property. Colin brings over 15 years business development experience to Maia Technology forged in sectors spanning agriculture, environment, telecommunications and corporate services. Colin holds a degree in Systems Agriculture from UWS (HAC).
As a consultant for over 15 years across a diverse range of farming operations, Bart applies a system based approach, relying on principle, to work with and train land managers in the development of and reporting to farm nutrient management plans. Bart’s experience spans throughout the agriculture sector, from low input certified organic systems through to high input, intensive dairy and irrigated cotton and grains.
He has developed training workshops for NRM organisations, Australian Land Management Group (ALMG) and individual farmer groups.