The Company is a Group Company with the following wholly owned and complementary subsidiaries and divisions: Fibre & Hurd Australasia (FHA), Mineral/microbe fertiliser company, Carbon IQ, Open Sea & Aquaculture and Asset Management


An agricultural group utilising innovative agricultural technology to fulfil a growing need for high quality food and fibre across the world.


FFLI will be a major international provider of superior quality food and fibre, through the application of healthy soils, on a large commercial scale.

  • Be open, honest and act with integrity
  • We will win or lose as a team
  • Take brave steps and when required, courageous decisions
  • We enjoy what we do
  • We are international in our thinking and approach
  • Innovative in agricultural technology

Mine Site Rehabilitation

Based upon FFLI’s Microbial Carbon Farming systems, our ‘Microbial Carbon Environmental Management System’ has proven to revive disturbed and disrupted soils – and establish self-sustaining vegetation in the harshest conditions. Even the most depleted commercial sites can be revegetated by using our programs and products – resulting in increased levels of mineral nutrition and soil Carbon for sustainable growth with less water required, compared to conventional approaches.

After a period of intense research, development and testing, our programs use various products including our hero product, EnviroMatrix ECM (Biologically activated Erosion Control Matrix), which has emerged as a cost effect self-sustaining erosion control solution for commercial sites where topsoil has been lost or depleted due to:

  • Mining activity
  • Development and infrastructure
  • Steep slope work

Kavvabis PTY LTD

Developed as a co-investment with the Birkbeck Family to secure ‘Topical Listable Therapeutics’, ‘Aromachology’ and ‘Aromatherapy Concepts’, ‘Food Flavours’ and ‘Beverages’ and ‘Fragrances’ from terpenes and extraction technologies and new industry business expertise.

Already in operation and producing trial materials.

Creating consumer product and branding ventures in reference to Cannabinoid (CBD) and Terpene extraction and processing from hemp plant material from industrial hemp crops grown by FFLI.

Business contacts in European Perfumery businesses, Development of first to market product, Currently getting products tested for CBD levels and terpenes, Trialling beverages and Developing brand for products


Tony Adcock

Tony is an experienced Chairman of several private and ASX listed boards, an independent director of several companies and Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee of EMLPayments Ltd. Tony utilises his extensive international business experience to drive the governance and vision of the FFLI Group together with relationships with Banks, funds and individual investors.

He is also a facilitator of the prestigious Australian Institute of Company Directors International and domestic and courses. Tony is a former PwC Consulting Partner and has a strong Australian and Asia Pacific network across many industries, specifically Singapore, China, Malaysia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia and New Zealand.


Robert Edkins

An experienced Chief Executive Officer of agricultural and natural resource management enterprises, Robert Edkins is responsible for implementing the strategy and realising the benefits of healthy productive farming and food production systems.

Along with highly developed skills in business management, Robert utilises his extensive skill base including development and management

 of soil carbon, mine site rehabilitation and degraded land management and natural resource management to drive innovation and create value for the stakeholders of FFLI Group.


Sophie Dwyer
B. Sc. (Horticulture) Hons MBA GAICD
Independent Director

A highly experienced professional within the agribusiness and finance sectors, Sophie is an experienced director having successfully launched and operated a private consultancy firm since 2005 and been appointed to the boards of several state government enterprises.

A highly active community member, Sophie is an elected member of a local government and holds voluntary board positions with an independent public school and a harm prevention charity.


Craig Astill
B. Bus (Int. Trade) B Bus. (Banking & Finance)
Independent Director

The leader of the Caason Group, a sophisticated investments group with interests across a diverse range of markets, Craig’s appointment as independent director of FFLI Group particularly contributes expertise in strategic investment in public and private companies, commercialisation, business acquisition and integration along with large scale agribusiness.

Craig brings expertise in exploration and mining, agriculture, environmental technologies, information and communications technology and innovative research and development