Our Leadership Team

Luke Wheat

Founder and Managing Director

B Science (Marine Science and Conservation Biology) Ba Aquatic Science (Coastal Zone Management)

Diverse experience across field biology and environmental management operations, Luke brings a unique and multidisciplinary approach to R&D to enable growth of FGS’s technology and process and a comprehensive understanding of data.

Nik Zairidin

Chief Financial Officer

B Comm (UWA); M Comm (UNSW); G Dip. (Finsia)

Over 15 years of investment banking, corporate finance advisory and investments experience across Australia and Asia. Nik specialises in capital raisings, M&A and managing private equity and venture investments.

David Adams

Business Development


A qualified accountant and governance professional with over 25 years’ experience in executive leadership and management roles in the technology and food service sectors.

Sofia Katzin

Research Lead and Food Technologist

B Food Science and Technology (Hons)

Strong knowledge and background in food composition and nutrition with lab analysis experience. Sofia works on maximising nutrient availability in poor nutrient substrates such as food waste and animal waste in order to improve BSF larvae growth, protein yield and food conversion rates.

Our Advisory Board

Terry Agnew


BE (Hons), M Sc (App Maths), MBA, Adjunct Professor of Curtin Business School, Hon. Doc. of Curtin

A decorated and seasoned global executive, 20 year tenure as Group CEO at RAC WA. Terry is passionate about building solid business foundations focused on branding, culture, safety and innovation.

Sam McConkey

Board Member

B Comm, B Law (UWA) and MBA (Wharton)

Experienced tech executive with expertise in scaling up early and mid stage ventures. Sam is the co-founder of Bare, one of the fastest growing tech companies in Australia. He was previously the COO of RateIt and the COO of Sidekicker, a HR tech platform now majority owned by SEEK.