Board Profiles

Laurie Arthur

Chairman, Moulamein Rice Grower - BAgSc GAICD

Director since 2007. Chairman since 2014.

Directors' Committees: Chairman, Remuneration and Nomination. Director, Aqaba Processing Company Ltd (Jordan). Representative, Rice Industry Co-ordination Committee. Former President of the Ricegrowers" Association of Australia.

Rob Gordon

Chief Executive Officer - BSc (Hons) CEng

Director since 2012.

Director, Riviana Foods Pty Ltd; Aqaba Processing Company Ltd (Jordan); Sunshine Rice Inc. (USA); Trukai Industries Ltd (PNG); SunFoods LLC (USA), Singapore PTE Limited, Australian Grain Storage Pty Ltd, SunRice Australia Pty Ltd, Silica Resources Pty Ltd, SunArise Insurance Company Ltd. Member, Agribusiness Advisory Board, Rabobank. Representative, Rice Industry Co-ordination Committee. Former: Director and Deputy Chair, Australian Food and Grocery Council; Director, Dairy Farmers Ltd; Managing Director, Goodman Fielder, Consumer Foods; various senior executive positions, Unilever; Bread Research Institute of Australia Ltd; Advisory Board Member, Gresham Private Equity.

Glen Andreazza

Willbriggie Rice Grower - AdvDipAgr AAICD FAICD

Director since 2011.

Directors’ Committees: Member, Finance and Audit; Grower Services, Safety Health and Environment. Mirrool Branch Alternate Delegate, Ricegrowers' Association of Australia Inc. Senior Deputy Captain, Kooba Rural Fire Service. Representative, Irrigation Research Extension Committee.

John Bradford

Mayrung Rice Grower - MAICD

Director since 2015.

Directors' Committees: Member, Grower Services; Rice Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee. Director, Trukai Industries Ltd (PNG); Murray Irrigation Limited. Member Rice Marketing Board for the State of NSW, Chairman Southern Riverina Irrigators, Delegate NSW Irrigators Council, Deniliquin Branch alternate Central Executive, Ricegrowers Association of Australia Inc.

Luisa Catanzaro

Non-Grower Director - BComm FCA GAICD

Director since 2018.

Directors’ Committees: Chair of Finance and Audit Committee. Former: CFO, Lynas Corporation Limited. CFO and Company Secretary, Dairy Farmers; The Australian Agricultural Company Limited. Senior finance executive roles, Pioneer International Limited. Senior audit manager, Arthur Andersen.

Dr. Andrew Crane

Non-Grower Director - BSc (Hons) PhD FAICD

Director since 2018.

Member, Trade & Investment, Infrastructure and Education & Employment Taskforces (Federal Government 2018). Former: CEO of CBH. CBH JV Director of Interflour. General Manager Strategy and Business Development and General Manager Marketing and Trading CBH. Various manufacturing, purchasing and international sales roles in the European malting and brewing industry. Member, the Prime Minister’s B20 Leadership Group in 2014.

Ian Glasson

External Director - BEng (Hons) MAICD

Director since 2016.

Directors' Committees: Member, Finance and Audit; Remuneration; Nomination and Grower Services. Director, Clover Corporation. Former: CEO of Gold Coin Group/Zuellig Agriculture. Former: CEO, Sucrogen; Managing Director of Gresham Rabo Food & Agribusiness PE Fund; Managing Director, Goodman Fielder’s international ingredients division; various management and engineering positions in Esso Australia and its parent Exxon.

Gillian Kirkup

Yanco Rice Grower - MAICD

Director since 2005.

Directors’ Committees: Member, Finance and Audit, Remuneration and Nomination. Member, Rice Marketing Board for the State of NSW. Representative, Irrigation Research Extenion Committee. Member, NSW Agricultural Consultative Committe to the Bureau of Meteorology. Named one of the Top 100 Women in Australian Agribusiness (2014). Former: Chairman, Murrumbidgee Irrigation Limited, Member, Reference panel for the Prime Minister's Working Group on Soil, Water and Food; Basin Community Association. Delegate, National Irrigators Council; NSW Irrigators Council.

Ian Mason

Finley Rice Grower

Director since 2018.

Directors’ Committees: Member, Finance and Audit, Grower Services, Safety Health and Environment, Member, Rice Marketing Board for the State of NSW, Chairman, RIRDC Rice Research and Development Committee.

Mark Robertson

Berriquin Rice Grower - MAICD

Director since 1996.

Directors’ Committees: Member, Remuneration and Nomination. Chairman, Trukai Industries Limited (PNG). Director, Rice Industries Ltd and Murray Irrigation Ltd. Representative, Rice Industry Co-ordination Committee.

Leigh Vial

Moulamein Rice Grower - BAgSci (Hons), MEc, PhD GAICD

Director since 2015.

Directors' Committees: Member, Finance and Audit; Safety Health and Environment and Rice Research Australia Pty Ltd. Member, RIRDC Rice Research and Development Committee. Adjunct Fellow, University of Queensland. Former Head of International Rice Research Institute's Experiment Station (Philippines).