Managing Partner, SLM Partners LLP
Paul McMahon is a co-founder of SLM Partners, a business that acquires and manages agricultural land on behalf of institutional investors. With offices in the London, Australia and New York, it seeks to scale up regenerative, ecological farming systems that deliver both financial returns and environmental benefits. Its first fund – the SLM Australia Livestock Fund – has raised AU$75 million and acquired more than 1 million acres of land in Australia for grass-fed cattle production. SLM Partners is also developing an investment strategy in southern Chile focused on sheep production.
Previously, Paul was Vice-President at Climate Change Capital Ltd, where he led a team developing a strategy for a global farmland fund, and, before that, an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company in New York. He has also acted as an advisor on sustainable agriculture to the UN Food & Agriculture Organisation and The Prince of Wales’s International Sustainability Unit.
In 2013 he published a book on the global food system titled Feeding Frenzy: The New Politics of Food. Paul holds a PhD from Cambridge University and a BA from University College Dublin.