Don C Taylor
Chairman and Non-executive Director
CA, GradCertRurSc, FAICD
Don Taylor has been Chairman of the Board of Directors since December 2005. He is a member of the Human Resources Committee and of the Business Risk Committee. Mr Taylor joined the Board in October 2003. He was formerly Executive Chairman of Grainco Australia Limited, Director of Forest Enterprises Australia Limited and Chairman of Carrington Cotton Limited (formerly listed on Australian Securities Exchange).
Alison M Watkins
Managing Director & CEO
BCom, FCA, FFin, FAICD
Alison Watkins is an experienced Chief Executive Officer and ASX 20 company Board Director, with wide ranging and international experience in the agriculture, food processing, consumer, retail, financial and professional services sectors. She is a member of the Corporate Governance Committee and is entitled to attend the Business Risk Committee, Board Audit Committee and Human Resources Committee meetings ex-officio. Ms Watkins joined the company and the Board in July 2010.
Ms Watkins has held a number of Executive roles, including CEO of Berri Limited, Executive Chair of Mrs Crocket’s Kitchen Pty Ltd, CEO of the Bennelong Group and is a former partner of McKinsey & Company. She was formerly a Non-executive Director of Just Group Limited and Woolworths Limited, and is currently a Non-executive Director of Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited.
Barbara J Gibson
BSc, MAICD, FTSE
Barbara Gibson is a member of the Business Risk Committee and of the Corporate Governance Committee, and joined the Board in March 2011. Ms Gibson is an experienced Executive having spent 20 years with Orica Limited, most recently as Orica’s Group General Manager, Chemicals Group for eight years. She is currently a Director of Nuplex Industries Limited, Sunday Agencies Pty Ltd Superannuation Fund (and Trustee), Warakirri Holdings Pty Limited and Warakirri Dairies Pty Limited. Ms Gibson is also Chair of Warakirri Asset Management Pty Limited. She was formerly a Director of St. Barbara Limited and Penrice Soda Holdings Limited.
Peter J Housden
BCom, FCPA, FAICD
Peter Housden is Chairman of the Board Audit Committee.. He joined the Board in October 2008 and is currently Chairman of Royal Wolf Holdings Limited, a Board member of Alliance Aviation Services Limited, Sparke Helmore Lawyers, and Magenta Shores Golf and Country Club. Mr Housden is also a member of the Audit & Risk Committee for Housing NSW, a State Government agency as well as a former Director of iSoft Group Limited, Sino Gold Mining Ltd and Clean Seas Tuna Limited.
Donald G McGauchie
Donald McGauchie is Chairman of the Human Resources Committee. Mr McGauchie joined the Board in December 2009 and is currently a Director of James Hardie SE, Chairman of Nufarm Limited, Chairman of Australian Agricultural Company Limited and Chairman of the Australian Wool and Testing Authority. His previous roles with public companies include Chairman of Telstra Corporation Limited, Deputy Chairman of Ridley Corporation Limited, Director of National Foods Limited, Chairman of Woolstock, Chairman of the Victorian Rural Finance Corporation (a statutory corporation), and also President of the National Farmers Federation.
In 2001 Mr McGauchie was named the Rabobank Agribusiness Leader of the Year, was awarded the Centenary Medal for services to Australian society through agriculture and business and in 2004 was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia.
Dan J Mangelsdorf
Dan Mangelsdorf is Chairman of the Business Risk Committee, and member of the Board Audit Committee. He operates grain growing interests in Central NSW and has wide ranging grains industry expertise. He joined the Board in February 2005 and was formerly Chairman of Grain Growers Association Limited. He is a member of the Federal Government Industry Expert Group.
David B Trebeck
BScAgr(Hons), MEc, FAICD
David Trebeck is Chairman of the Corporate Governance Committee, and a member of the Human Resources Committee. He joined the Board in February 2002. He is currently Chairman of Penrice Soda Holdings Limited and a Director of Limited and PrimeAg Australia Ltd. Mr Trebeck was formerly a Director of Maersk Australia Pty Limited, Commissioner of the National Water Commission, and Principal, Managing Director and co-founder of economic consultancy ACIL Consulting Pty Ltd (now ACIL Tasman Pty Ltd).