OUR TEAM

Nick Waters

Nick Waters

Managing Partner

Nick is a co-founding Managing Partner of RCP and holds primary responsibility for the day to day operations and water investment strategies of the firm.  

Nick holds a Bachelor of Agricultural Science (University of Queensland), a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment (Securities institute of Australia), a Graduate Diploma of Technical Analysis, and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Agribusiness Executive Program (Harvard University).

Previously, Nick was an Investment Director in the Real Assets team of Blue Sky Water Partners, specifically responsible for the Water investment strategy.  Prior to this, Nick held senior roles in businesses involved in the trading, marketing and price risk management of a range of agricultural commodities in Australia and Asia.

Patrick Hayden

Patrick Hayden

Managing Partner

Patrick is a co-founding Managing Partner of RCP with primary responsibility for strategic business development and investor relations.

Patrick holds a Master of Business Administration – Distinction (University of Oxford), a Masters of Economic Studies (University of New England) and a Bachelor of Agribusiness (University of Queensland).

Previously, Patrick was a Director of US based Blue Sky Alternative Investments LLC, with primary responsibility for Blue Sky Real Assets activities in North America and shared responsibility for building Blue Sky’s North American business. Prior to this, Patrick held various roles in agricultural finance, asset management and corporate agriculture in Australia and North America.

Michael Blakeney

Michael Blakeney

Managing Partner and Chair

Michael is a Managing Partner of RCP, Chairman of the Board and holds primary responsibility for the diversified agricultural investment strategies of the firm.

Michael holds a Master of Science (University of London), a Bachelor of Agricultural Economics (University of Queensland), and is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Agribusiness Executive Program (Harvard University).

Previously, Michael was an Investment Director in the Real Assets team of Blue Sky Water Partners, specifically responsible for the farmland, agricultural infrastructure and agribusiness investment strategies and portfolios.  Prior to this, Michael was responsible for a number of institutional agricultural investment portfolio’s on behalf of Australian and International investors.

Matthew Houlahan

Matthew Houlahan

Associate Partner

Matthew is an Associate Partner of RCP with responsibilities covering financial modelling, portfolio management (maintaining of portfolio positions, portfolio reporting) and deal origination of agricultural and water assets.

Matthew holds a Bachelor of Business – Agribusiness (University of New England), a Bachelor of Law (University of New England), has completed Agricultural Commodity Markets, Pricing and Supply Chain Risk Management Certification and is a 2020 Master of Finance candidate (Queensland University of Technology).

Previously, Matthew was an Investment Associate in the Real Assets team of Blue Sky Water Partners, focusing on the water investment strategy.

Brent Loeskow, CFA

Brent Loeskow, CFA

Associate Partner

Brent is an Associate Partner of RCP with responsibilities covering financial modelling, portfolio management (maintaining of portfolio positions, portfolio reporting) and deal origination of agricultural and water assets.

Brent holds a Bachelor of Commerce – Finance (Bond University), a Bachelor of Law – Honours (Bond University) and is a CFA Charterholder.

Previously, Brent was an Investment Associate in the Real Assets team of Blue Sky Water Partners, focusing on the diversified agriculture investment strategy.  Prior to this, Brent worked at Ferrier Hodgson, primarily focused on conducting pre-lending and internal business reviews on behalf of financier clients. 

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