Our people

We are proud to have a team comprising eminent researchers, microbiologists, soil scientists, agronomists, entrepreneurs, and creative thinkers from all over the world.

Loam was founded in rural Australia and has grown rapidly. We now work across four laboratories in two continents, with trial sites across Australia and North American farming regions.

Frank Oly, COO and co-founder

Mick Wettenhall, co-founder

Guy Webb, co-founder

Dr Abed Chaudhury, Head of Scientific Innovation

Dr Ray Riley, North American lead

Dr Suresh Subashchandrabose, senior scientist

Adrianna Marchand, carbon specialist

Dr Brooke Bruning, Research Agronomy Team Leader

Dr Raghvendra Sharma, R+D scientist

Grace Scott, Microbiology officer

Dr Venkatachalam Lakshmanan, senior microbiologist

Dr Ahsan Haque, research scientist

Dr Ginger Korosi, research scientist

Jamila, microbiology officer


Dr Neeraj Purushotham, scientist

Lexi Sturrock, operations officer

Chris Shafto, product officer

Andres Reyes Gaige, North America Senior Manager of Product Development

Cassandra O’Brien, North America bioprocessing manager

Rosmar Riedel, US microbial screening and isolation manager

Pratishta Sharma, technical officer

Lachlan Hyde, technical officer

Carolyn Dye, lab assistant, North America

Sam Morris, technical officer

Jason Bowkett, project officer

Lara Vallejo Roosdorp, data manager

Megan Hall, laboratory assistant, US

Maicy Vossen, laboratory assistant, US

Ashley Marie Landsman, Trials Research Associate, US

Join us

At Loam, you will be doing more than just a job, you’ll be doing your life’s work.