Succession planning:

The transfer of management and family assets from one generation to the next.

What’s the future for your farm or business?

I’m James Hamilton

As an experienced facilitator, I can help you reach a succession planning outcome that works for everyone involved.

If you are considering family succession and not sure how to start, give me a call. I’m available to meet with families and businesses anywhere in Australia. I will help you develop a plan for the transfer of your management and assets.

It is never too early to start planning. The further ahead you can plan succession for your farm or business, the more you increase the options and opportunities for all family members.

Start early: use time to your advantage.

James Hamilton
James Hamilton

About me

I’m a facilitator and I’m also a farmer. I’m based in Narromine in central New South Wales, where I operate a farming enterprise with my wife, Amanda. I love farming and have been doing it for 25 years. Amanda and I have raised our three daughters on the farm.

I have first-hand experience of successful succession. My parents were approaching 60 years of age when they developed the succession plan for our family farm between three siblings.

As a facilitator, I’ve worked across all levels of government, in the corporate sector and small business. To be able to work with families on succession, in 2013 I launched Cultivate Advisory. I love helping people achieve mutually successful outcomes.

You can read more about me on LinkedIn.

Succession can be a difficult period in many people’s lives because the stakes are high. Emotions can run high too.

I have helped people in situations like yours and can help you reach agreement with a succession plan.

If one or more of the following statements applies to you, let’s talk.
I can help if:

  • You do not have a clear plan for the ownership and/or management of assets.
  • Not all members of your family or employees are able to give their point of view openly.
  • You have a large asset base that is integral to the business.
  • You are unsure about how to approach a conversation where all family members plan for future possibilities and opportunities.
  • You are unable to articulate your future needs and wants.

Hear from James

Cultivate Advisory Successful Succession


James’ style and process resulted in clarity for family members and myself to successfully move to owned and agreed outcomes.

Peter Carnell, Accountant.

James was pivotal in helping my family with our succession planning. The combination of his rural background and his business training meant James understood exactly the issues involved and how to find a way forward.

Alison McDonell, Sydney.

James is a breath of fresh air in the succession space. I recommend his services to anyone looking to successfully transfer the family business from one generation to the next.

Claire Booth, Estate Planning Lawyer.
Cultivate Advisory Successful Succession

Megan Rowlands

Rural industry advisor, farm partner and former lecturer in agribusiness planning at Charles Sturt University

Contact me

If you want to talk about succession, I would like to talk with you.

Phone: 0428 890 151


PO Box 47
NSW 2821

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Cultivate Advisory is a business that specialises in succession planning:
the transfer of management and family assets from one generation to the next.