Francois Visser – Founder/ CEO
Dr Francois Visser holds an MCom, MBA, and PhD in Environmental Science / Sustainable
Agriculture. He developed world-leading IP in agricultural carbon accounting with a unique
consumer communication interface application.
Francois is recognized nationally and internationally for his innovative approach to agri carbon accounting, whereby farmers are incentivised to improve the sustainability levels of their crops by measuring and communicating the reduction of their carbon emissions to the consumer. He has extensive experience in working within the agricultural industry to support farmers to adapt their farming practices to reduce the effects of climate change. Francois has worked in Australia, the UK, South Africa and Malaysia where he has developed carbon management software programs for various industries including cotton, beef, rubber, palm oil, and a wide range of horticultural crops.
Francois is a passionate environmental scientist and also the owner of Native Beeings, a boutique native bee farming enterprise, manufacturing the world’s first commercial native bee propolis extracts.
Julia Checco – Agroecologist / Carbon Accounting Analyst
Julia’s deep appreciation and passion for food and agriculture developed at a very young age, where she spent her summer holidays at her grandparent’s organic farm. She graduated with a Master of Agribusiness from The University of Queensland in 2019, where she focused on sustainable agriculture, protein alternatives, value chain analysis, marketing, and food science. Prior to joining Carbon Friendly, Julia worked in the frozen food and pet food industry and has gained three years of marketing experience in Singapore.