Board Profiles

Laurie Arthur

Chairman, Moulamein Rice Grower - BAgSc GAICD

Director since 2007. Chairman since 2014.

Directors' Committees: Chair, Nomination. Member, Remuneration. Director, Aqaba Processing Company Ltd (Jordan). Representative, Rice Industry Co-ordination Committee. Former President of the Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia Inc and a Commissioner of the National Water Commission

Rob Gordon

Chief Executive Officer - BSc (Hons) CEng MAICD

Director since 2012.

Chair, Ricegrowers Singapore Pte Ltd, Ricegrowers Vietnam. Director, Riviana Foods Pty Ltd; SunRice Australia Pty Ltd, Sunrice Trading Pty Ltd, Roza’s Gourmet Pty Ltd; Aqaba Processing Company Ltd (Jordan); Trukai Industries Ltd (PNG); Solomons Rice Company Limited (Solomon Islands); Sunshine Rice Inc (USA); SunFoods LLC (USA), Ricegrowers Limited New Zealand, Ricegrowers Middle East DMCC (UAE); Australian Grain Storage Pty Ltd; Sunshine Rice Pty Ltd; Rice Research Australia Pty Ltd, KJ & Co Brands Pty Ltd and Inghams Group Limited. Member, Agribusiness Advisory Board, Rabobank; Representative, Rice Industry Co-ordination Committee. Former: Director, Bread Research Institute of Australia Ltd; Advisory Board Member, Gresham Private Equity.

John Bradford

Mayrung Rice Grower MAICD

Director since 2015.

Directors’ Committees: Chair, Grower Services.  Member, Remuneration and Nomination. Chair, Trukai Industries Limited (PNG). Member, Rice Marketing Board for the State of NSW.  Alternate Delegate, Deniliquin Branch, Ricegrowers Association of Australia Inc. Former: Chairman Southern Riverina Irrigators.

Luisa Catanzaro

Non-Grower Director - BComm FCA GAICD

Director since 2018.

Directors’ Committees: Chair, Finance, Risk and Audit. Member Remuneration and Nomination. Director, The BeCause Foundation Ltd. and Harvey Norman Limited. Former: CFO, Lynas Corporation Limited; CFO and Company Secretary, Dairy Farmers;  CFO and Company Secretary,The Australian Agricultural Company Limited. Senior finance roles, Pioneer International Limited. Senior Audit Manager, Arthur Andersen.

Dr. Andrew Crane

Non-Grower Director - BSc (Hons) PhD FAICD

Director since 2018.

Directors’ Committees: Member, Finance, Risk and Audit. Chair, Lawson Grains Pty Ltd. Director, Viridis Ag Pty Ltd; Viridis Ag Services Pty Ltd; RAC WA Holdings Ltd. and Committee for Perth Ltd. Chancellor, Curtin University. 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) GAICD

Director since 2016.

Directors' Committees: Chair, Remuneration. Member, Finance, Risk and Audit and Nomination. Director, Clover Corporation. Former: CEO of PGG Wrightson; CEO of Gold Coin Group/Zuellig Agriculture; 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: Chair, Safety, Health and Environment. Member, Rice Marketing Board for the State of NSW. Representative, Irrigation Research Extension Committee.  Member, Riverina Local Land Services. Former: Member, NSW Agricultural Consultative Committee to the Bureau of Meteorology; 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; and Director, NSW Irrigators Council. Named as one of the Top 100 Women in Australian Agribusiness (2014).

Ian Mason

Finley Rice Grower - MAICD

Director since 2018.

Directors’ Committees: Member, Finance, Risk and Audit, Grower Services, Safety Health and Environment. Director, Trukai Industries Limited. Member, Rice Marketing Board for the State of NSW. Former Chairman of AgriFutures Australia Rice Advisory Panel.

Jeremy Morton

Moulamein Rice Grower - MAICD

Director since 2019

Directors Committees: Member, Grower Services and Safety Health and Environment. Chair, National Irrigators Council and Murrumbidgee Irrigation Council. Member, Ricegrowers Association Water Committee, Delegate, National Farmers Federation Water Taskforce.

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Dr Leigh Vial

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

Director since 2015.

Directors’ Committees: Chair, Rice Research Australia Pty Ltd., Member, Grower Services and Safety, Health and Environment. Director, Agripak Pty Ltd. Adjunct Fellow, University of Queensland. Former: Head of International Rice Research Institute’s Experiment Station (Philippines).

Julian Zanatta

Benerembah Rice Grower - MAICD

Director since 2019

Directors' Committees:  Member, Finance, Risk and Audit and Grower Services.

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