Board Profiles

Laurie Arthur

Chairman, Moulamein Rice Grower - BAgSc GAICD

Director since 2007. Chairman since 2014.

Directors' Committees: Chair, Nomination. Member, People and 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

Paul Serra

Chief Executive Officer - BEng (Hons)

Director since 2023.

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, Pryde's Tucker Bag Pty Limited, Pryde's Easifeed Pty Ltd, Pryde's Easifeed NZ Ltd and Rice Industries Ltd.

John Bradford

Deputy Chair, Mayrung Rice Grower GAICD

Director since 2015.

Directors’ Committees:  Member, Finance, Risk and Audit, People and Remuneration, Nomination and Grower Services. 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 People and Remuneration, Independent and Nomination. Director, The BeCause Foundation Ltd, Harvey Norman Limited and Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. 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: Chair, Safety, Health and Sustainability. Member, Finance, Risk and Audit and Independent. Chair, SI Investment Holdings Pty Limited and Cubbie Ag Services Pty Limited. Director, Viridis Ag Pty Ltd; Viridis Ag Services Pty Ltd; RAC WA Holdings Ltd. and Committee for Perth Ltd. Former: Chancellor Curtin University, 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) MIEAust GAICD

Director since 2016.

Directors' Committees: Chair, People and Remuneration. Member, Finance, Risk and Audit, Independent 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

Melissa De Bortoli

Griffith Rice Grower – BBus, MProp, GAICD

Director since 2023.

Directors' Committees: Member, Grower Services, Safety Health and Sustainability.

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Ian Mason

Finley Rice Grower - MAICD

Director since 2018.

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

Julian Zanatta

Benerembah Rice Grower - GAICD

Director since 2019

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

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