Our successful domestic and international reputation has blossomed through the hard work, innovative and hands-on approach of our founders, Ian and Marion MacLaughin.
The couple share a passion for their adopted homeland and a deep connection to the land itself. South-African born Ian was raised in Zimbabwe but decided to leave the country and his post as army captain in 1981 after Robert Mugabe came to power.
Ian and Marion and their young family moved to Oman, and then to the United Kingdom, where the former soldier gained wider experience in the insurance and retirement industries.
However, Australia’s culture and climate called and the family immigrated to Perth in 1987. After considering various business opportunities in WA, they set off on their trusty BMW R80GS motorbike to explore their new country. They established Skybury Coffee the same year.
Today the farm is home to three generations of the MacLaughlin family. Ian and Marion work alongside two of their three children. Five of their grandchildren also call the farm home.