Forbes Elworthy

Forbes is the Founder of Craigmore Sustainables and chairs the Investment Committee from the UK, where he and Bridgie returned to live in 2013. From 2009 Forbes partnered with his brother-in-law Mark Cox to create Craigmore Farming. Since 2012 he has been working on a farmer-owned spin-out from Craigmore called Map Of Agriculture. Map Of Agriculture is a global agricultural enterprise financial returns database used for farm comparative investment and risk analysis.

Forbes Elworthy

Brought up on Craigmore Station in the South Island of New Zealand Forbes worked as a shepherd in the early part of his career. He then trained in Agricultural Economics at Lincoln University in New Zealand where he was student president in 1984. He went to Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar in 1985. After some time at Goldman Sachs he completed an MBA at Harvard Business School in 1992. Forbes worked as a credit trader at Merrill Lynch from 1992 to 1999 where he headed a convertibles trading desk. He then led financial information publisher Credit Market Analysis which was acquired by Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Forbes returned full time to farming in 2005 to live on and manage Craigmore Station – a sheep, beef and deer property farmed by the Elworthy family since 1864. Craigmore Sustainables is now responsible for 40 New Zealand farms in the dairy, sheep-beef, horticultural and forestry sectors.