Monash University CC News

Timbercorp Major Sponsors

By Catherine Jones

This year the MGCC committee has been able to secure the sponsorship of Timbercorp. Please find some details about the company below:

Timbercorp is a public listed company and one of Australia's leading Agribusiness Investment Managers. Timbercorp sources, funds and manages high quality, large scale agribusiness projects for investors looking for attractive tax advantaged returns.Timbercorp manages, on behalf of its investors, in excess of $1 billion in plantation forestry and horticulture investments. These are expected to generate more than $6 billion in investor returns over the next 20 years.

Timbercorp developed and now manages 12% of Australia's eucalypt plantations which produce woodchip exported to Japan, the world's largest olive grove on a single site and the largest almond orchard estate in the Southern Hemisphere. Timbercorp further diversified into established citrus, table grape, mango and avocado operations (in each case being the largest producer in Australia) through alliances with Australia's leading producers, processors and marketers.

This portfolio is managed intensively to deliver added value and ongoing improvement in performance. Timbercorp's strategy is to leverage this core investment management strength to grow and diversify revenue streams and product offerings within the agribusiness sector. Since 1992, Timbercorp has managed more than $1 billion in funds invested into agribusiness by 15,000 investors from around the country. Timbercorp employs more than 180 staff directly and is responsible for the employment of more than 1,500 employees and contractors throughout regional Australia.