Manager Asset Management (Natural Capital & Sustainability focus)


Gunn Agri Partners


Orange, Albury or Sydney

Salary etc:

Permanent Full-time

  • Make a significant contribution to the asset management team, with leadership of certain sustainability and natural capital work streams.
  • Opportunity to join a rapidly growing agricultural investment manager backed by industry-leading investors with a teamwork focused, high-performance culture.
  • Attractive salary package will be negotiated with the successful candidate.
  • Training and development provided to enable you to reach your career goals

The Position

The Manager-level role sits within the Asset Management and Natural Capital team and will lead delivery of the Sustainability and ESG framework, and other Natural Capital works streams. We are seeking someone with expertise in agricultural asset management, sustainability and environmental accounting, with a flair for data and commercial analysis.  

GAPs Sustainability framework is ambitious and includes whole-of-life cycle sustainability target-setting, measurement and reporting.  The role will work closely with the asset management and on-farm teams and will have a significant impact on sustainability practices from on-farm planning to data collection coordination, data analysis, systems improvement, and reporting.  

Your key responsibilities will include: 

  • Working with the asset management and on-farm teams to deliver the sustainability framework.
  • Leading the design and implementation of GAPs asset sustainability plans for new assets, a first principles scientific approach to monitor and report environmental indicators.
  • Managing the sustainability and ESG reporting framework for the business including coordinating the monitoring and reporting of key metrics.
  • Managing the development of farm sustainability plans, including designing practice changes, target setting and metric development, data collection and analysis.
  • Conduct detailed data analysis and modelling, providing insights to support improved farm management and reporting.
  • Conduct commercial analysis and financial modelling to support natural capital and sustainability projects.
  • Author and present high quality sustainability reports. 

The Candidate

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Agriculture, Environmental Science, or similar.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of agricultural production, sustainability practices and environmental management.
  • 5 + years’ experience in environmental monitoring, agriculture asset management, sustainability, natural capital, or related fields. 
  • Expertise in data modelling, commercial analysis, and reporting systems including business intelligence reporting.
  • High level of attention to detail and accustomed to scientific methodology and rigour.
  • High level proficiency in the Microsoft office suite including MS Excel.
  • GIS experience preferred or the ability to rapidly acquire GIS skills.
  • Proven ability to build and maintain strong internal and external relationships.
  • Strong team orientation and the ability to work with and through others to achieve results.
  • Current driver’s licence and ability to undertake frequent travel throughout Australia.

Gunn Agri Partners - Overview

Gunn Agri Partners, established in 2013 is managed by a highly credentialed team of agricultural and investment industry professionals. The business combines decades of experience in institutional investment management and “boots on the ground” farm and natural capital management.

Gunn Agri Partners adopts an industry-leading framework that integrates sustainability in the design and delivery of its strategies and a mandate to transparently report against investor’s target outcomes.

Gunn Agri currently manages around $800m of assets across Australia via the following platforms: 

  • Gunn Agri Cattle Fund: northern Australian grass-fed cattle, row cropping and natural asset development. The operating entity established in 2015 is Cunningham Cattle Co. Pty Ltd. 
  • Wollemi Farms: investing in permanent crop assets such as macadamias, avocados, and stone fruit across the eastern seaboard of Australia. The operating entity established in 2021 is Wollemi Farms Pty Ltd. 
  • Transforming Farming: mixed farming enterprises, which includes the development of natural assets such as carbon sequestration and biodiversity. The operating entity established in 2021 is Faulkner Farming Pty Ltd. 
  • Wilga Farming (Australia): mixed farming enterprises, which includes the development of natural assets such as carbon sequestration and biodiversity. The operating entity established in 2023 is Wilga Farming (Australia) Pty Ltd. 

As the dedicated investment manager Gunn Agri Partners has oversight of the operating platforms and the employees within those organisations. 

Our Commitment to Diversity

Gunn Agri Partners is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace. We embrace diversity and welcome applications from all candidates, irrespective of culture, faith, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or age.

The role is available to be based at our offices in Orange, Albury or Bondi Junction.  There will be a requirement to travel to the farms and the support offices from time to time.

An attractive salary package will be negotiable with the successful candidate based on experience and qualifications. Flexibility of hours will be offered. The opportunity to undertake further studies will be supported.


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