About us

We are leaders in Australian agriculture investment and asset management.

Compass, established in Australia in 2013 by Nigel Pannett and his New Zealand business partner, Guy Blundell, with an initial focus on private consulting and succession planning. Six months later we had identified, purchased and were developing and managing our first agricultural assets in Tasmania.

From these roots, Compass has evolved into managing agri assets across the country and working with a broad spectrum of large scale corporate and private agricultural clients.

Dedicated Team

Based in Tasmania and Victoria, our dedicated and experienced team include agribusiness specialists, accountants, and human resources professionals.


By drawing on our collective knowledge, network and experience, we pride ourselves on our ability to bridge the gap between the practical on-farm challenges of farming and the financial, business and commercial aspects, and matching the right wholesale investors with the right Australian agricultural investment.


Every asset we manage has our dedication and focus on meeting our ESG commitment around our people and communities, the land and water and our animals.

  • I have been very pleased with the work undertaken by Compass, not only in improving operational efficiencies on farm, but in terms of transparency of information and responsiveness. The team is very user friendly and proactive in communicating key issues or decision points. Across the firm, from the back office accounts team through to the direct farm managers, I have been impressed with advice we have received. Most importantly, I have confidence in the honesty and integrity of the team.
    Mark Glengarry
    Anchorage Capital
  • Thank you for a wonderful [Investor Day]. Based on the level of engagement that I observed between all the stakeholders, I felt it was a tremendous success. Personally, it was great to meet more of the Compass team, including the on-farm teams, along with the directors and other unitholders. The Derwent Valley was looking a picture, as were [the farms]. I came away remaining very comfortable with[our] investment in CTFT, and confident in the ability of the Board and Compass Ag to execute CTFT's well-articulated strategy.
    Jonathon Hewitt
  • Over the past 5 years our investments have matured and are meeting expectations set by all stakeholders. This along side industry and economic change and with significant input and guidance from the Compass team, we see a bright future for our investment as we continue to look forward. Without the full support and alignment of investors, governance and the management team at Compass, including our on farm teams, the future goals would be that much harder to achieve. Thank you to Nigel and his team.
    Bruce Donnison
    Investor and Chairman (Current Compass Managed Asset Board)