about us

Welcome To Farmers' Finance Australia

You partner in growth, here to help with all your financial needs 

OUR LENDERS

unparalleled service and expertise

Our success is measured by the success of our clients.

At Farmers’ Finance Australia, we are more than a finance company; we are partners in growth and innovation within the agricultural sector. Founded on the principle of supporting Australia’s farming communities, we specialise in providing tailored financial solutions that help our clients thrive in an evolving industry.

 

Our mission is simple: to strengthen and support the backbone of Australia’s economy, the agricultural sector. We achieve this by offering customised loan solutions that meet the unique needs of farmers and agribusinesses. Whether you are starting out, looking to expand, or in need of operational funding, we are here to ensure your venture is a success.

what Is Important To Us?

Local Touch, National Reach

Technology & understanding to connect more farmers with the right finance options.

Customer Focus

Prioritising the needs and objectives of clients by providing personalised advice, service, and loan solutions.

Expertise

Unique understanding of Agribusiness markets, trends, and lending requirements to offer informed client advisory.

Collaboration

We work with your accountant and trusted advisors to ensure finance terms are tailored to fit your farming business.

Sustainability

Lasting relationships established with clients providing them with a finance partner for life.

Innovation

Embracing the use or technology and software to drive innovation and efficiency in agribusiness lending.

Local Touch, National Reach

Technology & understanding to connect more farmers with the right finance options.

Customer Focus

Prioritising the needs and objectives of clients by providing personalised advice, service, and loan solutions.

Expertise

Unique understanding of Agribusiness markets, trends, and lending requirements to offer informed client advisory.

Collaboration

We work with your accountant and trusted advisors to ensure finance terms are tailored to fit your farming business.

Relationships

Lasting relationships established with clients providing them with a finance partner for life.

Innovation

Embracing the use or technology and software to drive innovation and efficiency in agribusiness lending.

Proudly Recognised

Award winning brokers

Some of our Expert Team

Scott Rumble
Head of Asset Finance

Scott Rumble

Head of Asset Finance

Scott Rumble is our Asset Finance specialist and prides himself on his knowledge, service, and the deeply embedded relationships he builds with his clients.

Scott started his career in finance working for a lender in the Asset Finance Industry that specialised in trucks, equipment, and machinery. It was during this period that he honed his skills in credit and deepened his understanding of how financiers complete their assessment and risk on finance applications.

Scott identified a persistent gap in the market across Agriculture—a need for a finance broker who not only possessed in-depth knowledge of how the banks operate but also a very personable approach with his clients across Agribusiness. He has developed a deep passion for supporting clients across Australia in Agriculture.

Over time, Scott Rumble has carved a name for himself within the Asset Finance industry, gaining recognition and winning the coveted award of “Asset Finance Broker of the Year” at the Australian Broking Awards in both 2022 and 2023.

Christian Stevens
CEO

Christian Stevens

CEO

Christian Stevens is the CEO of Farmers Finance, head of the largest Agribusiness brokerage in the country.

He was lucky to spend much of his childhood on a working farm in Numeralla, located just outside of Cooma in the Snowy Monaro region of NSW. Christian’s early years were spent watching his family run their agriculture operation across the sheep, cattle, and cropping disciplines. He has witnessed firsthand the challenges farmers face in cultivating wealth from the ground up.

For the last three years, he has been awarded Best Residential Broker in Australia and has also held the title of Australian Broker of the Year for the same period. Christian stands out in the finance industry for achieving $1B+ in settlements faster than any other individual.

Most importantly, he is passionate about helping others succeed financially and has assisted thousands of Australians grow their wealth through property.

Ben Robinson
Head of Regional & Agriculture

Ben Robinson

Head of Regional & Agriculture

Ben joined the Farmers’ Finance team as Head of Regional & Agriculture to continue his distinguished career in Finance Brokerage. With a background in Accounting and Financial services, Ben can find a solution for the most complex of loan transactions.

After exiting another high-profile Brokerage Business, Ben has joined Farmers’ Finance to help continue to service clients at the highest level. Ben believes that client success and great financial outcomes are build built on the basis of trust, relationships, advice, and ongoing client support. These are key for Ben and his team in providing advice for client now and in future dealings.

As a broker with accounting experience, Ben can deliver detailed solutions on all Residential, Commercial, and Agribusiness opportunities that present his clients.

Ben is a farmer at heart and heads up our Agribusiness division. Merging “work” (on-farm) with work (off-farm), Ben provides a unique understanding of the Agriculture industry along with exceptional relationship-building capabilities. These are both key in the pursuit of Agricultural excellence.

Ben is a well-equipped leader and highly regarded broker in the industry and is a great asset to the FFA team.

When Ben’s not at work he enjoys being away from it all on his farm with his two Kelpies and fiancé Liz.

Kathleen Forrester
Senior Client Experience Manager

Kathleen Forrester

Senior Client Experience Manager

Kathleen is a Client Experience Manager – with 4 years experience in the finance industry and lending sector has seen her provide effective strategic advice to her clients, and thrives in assisting clients in achieving their financial and property goals with her extensive experience and knowledge when it comes to mortgages. Her dedication and experience is peerless to her clients, as she believes everyone deserves good financial health and with the right strategy and tools, can achieve their financial wealth & property goals.

With a real estate and accounting background, Kathleen fell into her mortgage broking career due to her love of structure, numbers and real estate – and admits she could never look back. Kathleen is warm, engaging and personable, she has the ability to work out what clients not only want, but what they need.

Andrew Dihm
Senior Finance Broker

Andrew Dihm

Senior Finance Broker

Andrew holds a key roll as a Senior Credit Adviser with over 30 years’ experience in the financial sector. With his experience, Andrew brings deep insights into the challenges associated with finance in the Australian property market.

Having faced loan hurdles, he’s dedicated to simplifying this process for others. Specialising in tailored solutions from a wide network of lenders, he guides clients through every stage, ensuring their financial strategies align with their goals.

As a dedicated mortgage specialist, he prioritises top-notch service and steadfast support. His niche is assisting downsizers and retirees, offering tailored advice and solutions to meet their needs.

If you’re navigating residential mortgages, Andrew is enthusiastic about assisting you to realise your property aspirations with ease.

Katrina Childs
Senior Loan Strategist

Katrina Childs

Senior Loan Strategist

As a seasoned accounting professional with over a decade of experience serving the vibrant communities of regional New South Wales, I bring a unique perspective to the realm of agricultural finance. While my journey may not have initially led me to the world of farm broking, my intricate understanding of complex farm operations and tax structures has seamlessly transitioned me into the realm of mortgage brokering for farming and agriculture.

Drawing from my extensive background in accounting, I offer clients a meticulous approach to financial management coupled with a deep appreciation for the nuances of farm finances. Living and working in regional NSW has afforded me firsthand insight into the challenges and opportunities that agricultural businesses encounter, allowing me to tailor financial solutions that align with their specific needs and aspirations.

My commitment to delivering personalized service and dedication to client success is unwavering. With a passion for helping agricultural enterprises thrive, I am poised to leverage my expertise and insights to guide clients through the complexities of financing within the farming sector, ensuring their financial goals are not only met but exceeded.

James Margan
Senior Finance Broker

James Margan

Senior Finance Broker

James started his career in finance at Macquarie Bank and has worked the last three years in commercial broking.  He has worked his way through the ranks, from Associate to Sales Manager.  His portfolio includes a number of regional-based clients and has had significant success supporting farmers with lending solutions across the country.

Being a third-generation winemaker and having grown up on their family vineyard in the Hunter Valley James has seen firsthand the importance of strong financial guidance and banking relationships to allow farmers to focus on what they do best. With strong relationships across the vast range of bank and non-bank lenders, James can leverage these to provide timely and effective strategies to allow farmers to grow and diversify their businesses.

Whilst hailing from the lush hills of the Hunter Valley James finds himself at home at North Sydney Oval most Saturday afternoons where he is a highly regarded First Grade Rugby player with the Northern Suburbs in the Shute Shield rugby competition.

Ryan Nelson
Senior Finance Broker

Ryan Nelson

Senior Finance Broker

Ryan is an accomplished finance professional with over 15 years of extensive experience. He dedicated 12 years to the National Australia Bank, where he held various front-line banking and executive roles, culminating in his recognition as a two-time “Night of Night’s Award Winner” and participant in several prestigious Executive Development programs. His last three years as a General Manager and Commercial Broker have solidified his reputation in the industry for exemplary leadership, clear and honest communication, and empathetic guidance.

Ryan’s professional journey is marked by a diverse portfolio management experience that includes diversified sectors, professional services, and notably regional and agricultural industries. His deep-rooted connection to regional communities stems from his upbringing in country Victoria, and he currently resides on the Central Coast of New South Wales. This personal background fuels his commitment to supporting regional clients.

Specializing in agricultural finance, Ryan excels at securing funding for working farms, whether for acquisition or operational capital. He has successfully settled agricultural transactions exceeding $20 million recently, demonstrating his adeptness in navigating complex financial landscapes to benefit his clients.

Isabella Constantinou
Senior Commercial Broker

Isabella Constantinou

Senior Commercial Broker

Isabella (best known as “Izzy”) is one of the few female brokers writing solely commercial lending transactions in Australia specialising in the construction/development finance space.  When it comes to supporting regional customers, Izzy has built out a great niche in supporting customers with sub-division or large land banking style transactions.

In the last 4-years alone, Izzy has personally settled almost $700M in transactions and has been awarded a number of industry accolades. In 2022 Izzy was named the MPA’s Top Commercial Broker, being the first woman to win the award and the youngest to have ever achieved this as well. At the end of 2022 Izzy was also named on the MPA’s 2022 Mortgage Global 100 list, which celebrates those in the industry driving forward innovation and striving to improve the mortgage sector.

In 2023 Izzy was an excellence awardee for the Commercial Broker of the Year at both the Australian Mortgage Awards and the Australian Broking Awards and was also announced as the FAST Aggregation Broker of the Year for 2023. Just recently Izzy took out the title of Commercial Finance Broker of the Year category at the Women in Finance Awards and as a young woman in the commercial broking space is hoping to help pave the way for more women follow a similar pathway.

Izzy’s client ethos centres around prioritising relationships over transactions, and believes this to be pivotal in commercial lending success. Fostering lasting connections allows Izzy to build trust beyond the first settlement for each client.

Izzy’s career journey underscores the value of patience, perseverance, and meaningful client relationships and is well-regarded for her industry-wide client successes.

success stories

Hear the inspiring Stories of
Thriving Clients

our locations

Melbourne office

sydney office

Tamworth office

brisbane office

perth office

Unlock your farm's full potential with expert guidance from us

About Us