fbpx

For farmers, by farmers

With over 14 years of experience in running his own farm and over 40 years of experience in the IT industry, Craig combined his two biggest passions in an effort to bring his vision to life:

Provide farmers with a smart, cost effective and easy to use solution to better manage their most valuable resource – water.

The farming experience across our executive team allows us to intimately understand the everyday hardships that farmers are faced with.

That’s why Farmbot’s solutions are designed and built to not only bring innovation and progress into the agri-business but to also provide farmers with the KNOWLEDGE they need to better plan their day, save on costs and have the peace of mind they rarely get to have.

Get to know the team

Andrew Coppin
With family ties and experience on cattle stations, Andrew has merged his rural experience with an extensive career in financial markets to raise capital for significant projects in the agriculture sector. He has invested both his time and capital in helping Farmbot grow.
Andrew Coppin
Managing director
Craig Hendricks
Drawing on his experiences a farmer for 14 years and his specialist technical knowledge, Craig founded Farmbot in 2014 to create smart, cost-effective and easy-to-use water management solutions for farmers. Craig also has over 40 years’ experience in the IT industry working across the banking, telco, retail and government sectors.
Craig Hendricks
Founder and COO
Andrey Shirben
Andrey is a prolific entrepreneur, investor and founder of SYD Ventures, a venture capital company that invests in early-stage start-ups and is the co-founder of Follow(the)Seed, a global VC fund for companies seeking post-seed investment. Andrey has a strong technical background in online marketing and the monetisation of early-stage business ideas.
Andrey Shirben
Non-executive director
Alex Mantaut
Inspired by his father, an agricultural engineer, Alex joined Farmbot as the lead software engineer of the platform. He holds degrees in electrical engineering and software engineering at the University of Buenos Aires and has been working on various M2M and IoT projects since 2011.
Alex Mantaut
Lead Software Engineer
Catalina Chaparro-Solano
Catalina Chaparro Solano is an industrial engineer from Colombia. She moved to Sydney in 2011 to experience life in Australia and loves the challenge of getting Farmbot monitors to all parts of rural Australia.
Catalina Chaparro-Solano
Logistic Manager
Tessa O’Hagan
Tess is from the Latrobe Valley in, Victoria and has a qualification in event management. Her customer focus in events greatly compliments her customer service role at Farmbot. Her ideal holiday is spending time on friends properties in regional NSW.
Tessa O’Hagan
Customer Service Officer
Hamish Griffin
Hamish has worked as a finance and operations manager for over 10 years in Australia and overseas with experience in start-up businesses. He has a Master of Environmental Fluids Engineering and a passion for innovative and practical solutions the sustainability of the water supply.
Hamish Griffin
Financial Controller
Michael Atkins
Mike grew up in regional NSW on his family property at Braidwood. After many years a regional and national retail manager, including five years at Telstra, Mike jumped at the opportunity to reconnect with rural Australia as part of the Farmbot team.
Michael Atkins
General Manager, Business Development
Nick Bradley
Nick has 25 years’ notable experience in numerous agricultural sectors, developing pastoral enterprises with remote tourism operations and managing cattle stations. He has advised government agencies, lobbied parliamentarians and delivered a variety of water-focused modernisation projects in Western Australia, the Northern Territory and Victoria.
Nick Bradley
Business Development Manager
Pascal Hendricks
Pascal has a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronics, first class honours) and a Bachelor of Science (Physics). Pascal works closely with the Farmbot team on product design and is a founding member of Farmbot.
Pascal Hendricks
Product Development, R&D
Rachael Dunn
Rachael holds an Advanced Diploma of Farm Management from the University of Sydney, Orange. She worked as an agronomist in Northern NSW before completing a Bachelor of Business – going on to work in various sales roles including with CropCare, Schweppes and Diageo.
Rachael Dunn
Business Development Manager, Southern Region

The Farmbot tank monitor is one of the handiest management tools I have seen for a long time. It is simple to install and simple to use! I wish we had one of these years ago as it eliminates a lot of stress worrying about water. I thoroughly recommend it and it will allow you to sleep at night.

Damian Forshaw – General Manager – Nita Downs Station, Broome WA

Farmbot is a simple system, easy to install, reliable and affordable. It certainly has provided our business with greater efficiency and security with regard to our cattle management. By using Farmbot, I can usually sleep well at night, especially during the summer months.

Douglas Lillecrapp, Todmorden Cattle Company

Thanks to Farmbot, we can deal with issues promptly, before they become disasters and in remote pastoral country it is difficult to put a price on that.

C.H. MACLACHLAN, Jumbuck Pastoral

Farmbot to me is the most reliable labor I have.

Bruce Nutt, SA Grazier

You know you’re in good hands

Exceptional customer service
Exceptional customer service
Money-back guarantee
Money-back guarantee
Replacement warranty
Replacement warranty
100% Australian-made and owned
100% Australian-made and owned

Comments are closed.