Open Resolve Funds Management team profiles

Tony Long – Chartered Accountant (FCA), GAICD

  • Extensive experience with the financial and managerial requirements associated with large scale farming and grazing enterprises (budgeting, strategic planning, systems development, corporate governance, etc).
  • Currently the CFO of three large scale cattle operations in the Northern Territory. The ‘Beetaloo’ group of properties, owned by the Dunnicliff family, are one of the best case studies of regenerative land management practices in Australia. Investor capital and family management expertise have been successfully linked to create positive outcomes financially and environmentally.
  • Retired as a director of Boyce, Chartered Accountants, having worked in Moree and Goulburn offices for over 25 years.

Stuart Martin – BCom (Land Economics), MSUS (Master of Sustainability), GAICD

  • Over 20 years experience in corporate real estate, real estate securities and funds management.
  • Five years in the UK as senior portfolio manager, Global Property Securities with Colonial First State Global Asset Management.
  • Extensive experience in financial markets, investment management, real estate and the requirements associated with institutional funds management.
    Recently completed a Master of Sustainability at University of New England

Tony Thompson – Chief Operating Officer

  • Previously worked as an agronomist in Northern NSW. A grazier and irrigation family farmer, based at Bourke in Western NSW for the past 22 years.
  • Recognised globally for his innovative grazing practices and systems approach over the past decade, focused on improving efficiencies in both grazing and livestock production. These include remote individual animal management and time controlled grazing.
  • His current operation has a core of Dorper ewes and his properties provide “proof of concept” of the grazing methodology being implemented into the Australian Outback Grazing project. The business also grows irrigated cotton.
  • Experience in restoring 14,000 hectares of degraded grazing land at Bourke
  • Currently a member of the Western Local Land Services Community Advisory Group and the Central NSW and Rangelands regional committee of the Southern Australia Meat Research Council (SAMRC).
  • Chairman of Barwon Darling Water and has held previous roles as Director of Western Catchment Management Authority, a government based Natural Resource Management organisation. Director role at the North Bourke Ginning Co.

Dr Terry McCosker – Advisor

Terry McCosker is one of the great innovators of Australian agriculture who has had an inordinate impact on agricultural practices around the world over many years. As founding director and shareholder of RCS (Resource Consulting Services), Terry has redefined the approach of a large number of graziers across Australia via RCS’s unique education and mentoring process, to successfully implement the principles of regenerative land management. This transition has resulted in a quantum change to the environment, animal welfare, social and financial outcomes to these businesses, which can be demonstrated through their ProfitProbe™ benchmark database. Terry is recognised globally for his ground-breaking work on soil carbon and is Executive Chairman of the company Carbon Link.

Terry was described in the Australian Farm Journal editorial in July 2010 as follows: “It is hard to imagine the mental toughness and commitment McCosker and his early farmer adopters had to muster to withstand the flood of criticism from within conventional agricultural science circles…McCosker’s ideas took farming out of a war with nature to an association with it. He introduced Australian farmers to the concept of ecosystem health and developed methods of measuring it alongside financial health. Critically he introduced the concept of farm family well-being and welcomed female partners, siblings and parents into courses about decision making.”

In 2015 Terry was awarded the degree of Honorary Doctor of Agribusiness by CQ University for his contribution to the agricultural industry.