Duncan Ashby is a farm business adviser and CPA who specializes in business advice focused on business reporting and analysis; and management accounting and financial performance measurement, marketing and the supply chain.
Special interests: Management accounting and reporting – budgeting, financial management, and business performance analysis; Agri-Business Advice – including farm planning, book-keeping (especially efficient management of financial reporting and budgeting; and the software required); succession and estate planning; and risk management; and Agricultural produce supply chains and Blockchain strategy.
Operating throughout south-eastern Australia, Duncan works with clients to review, analyze and develop efficient and profitable businesses. His focus is on ensuring the businesses are structured in a tax effective manner with clearly developed succession and estate plans.
Areas of interest - guest lecturer in the Farm Management and Agribusiness courses at Marcus Oldham College; undertakes corporate governance work with selected companies (company secretary), has co-authored a RIRDC publication on land leasing and is a Churchill Fellow (who researched farm leasing in the UK, Canada and the USA).
Duncan has been a farm business adviser for 15 years.
He studied economics, management and business law (Bachelor of Commence from The University of Melbourne); and politics (Graduate Diploma of Arts (Pol.Sci.) – also from The University of Melbourne); and has further post graduate qualifications in accounting (CPA) and certification from Oxford University in Blockchain Strategy.
He has utilized this education in a broad range of work experience from roles in the financial sector with JBWere; to roles in government with the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, with the Department of Defence; and more recently as a farm business adviser.