Duncan Ashby

Farm Business Adviser in Geelong, Australia

Duncan Ashby

Farm Business Adviser in Geelong, Australia

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Duncan Ashby is a management accountant who specialises in agri-business advice with a focus on collaborative farming models, farm financial management, business structuring and succession planning.

Over the last decade Duncan has advised farm businesses throughout south-eastern Australia . He has recently merged his business with ProAdvice where he is now working as a Senior Consultant.

Duncan works with clients to review, analyse and develop efficient and profitable agri-businesses, which are structured in a tax effective manner with clearly developed succession and estate plans. This focus includes analysis of farm debt, off-farm investments, rural land leasing and risk management strategies.

In 2013 Duncan was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to study the leasing and share-farming of rural land in the UK, Canada and the USA.

In 2016 Duncan participated in the GRDC Extension Adoption Training and Support Program.

In 2017 Duncan is involved with pilot programs for Figured Farm Software and for the Farm Co-Operatives and Collaboration Program.

Duncan is also involved in lecturing at Marcus Oldham College in Off-farm investment, Rural Leasing (and collaborative farm business models), and Business Law; corporate governance work with selected companies and has co-authored a RIRDC publication on land leasing ('Successful Land Leasing in Australia').

Duncan studied economics and business law (Bachelor of Commerce from The University of Melbourne); and politics (Graduate Diploma of Arts (Pol.Sci.) from The University of Melbourne); and has further post graduate qualifications in Accounting (Graduate Certificate in Accounting from Deakin University); and Financial Planning. Duncan is also a CPA Associate and a Xero Certified Adviser.

  • Work
    • ProAdvice
  • Education
    • University of Melbourne
    • Deakin University