Board of Directors

Stephen John Morrow, B Ag Econ, UNE, MAICD
Non-executive Chairman and Chair of the Remuneration Committee

Mr Morrow joined the Board in February 2010, and was appointed Chairman on 29 April 2011. He has had 35 years’ experience in Agribusiness in the grain, wool, pastoral, banking and food processing industries. Over the past 18 years he has held the positions of Managing Director, ConAgra Wool Australia, Managing Director Primac Holdings, General Manager Agribusiness, Suncorp and Chief Executive Golden Circle Limited. He presently holds directorships with Horticulture Australia Ltd, Cefn Pty Ltd, and  Priestley’s Gourmet Holding Ltd. Mr Morrow is 60 years of age. Mr Morrow has not held any other listed company directorships in the past 3 years.

 

Peter Francis O'Keeffe
Non-executive Director and Member of the Audit & Compliance Committee

Mr O'Keeffe was appointed a director at the 2014 AGM on 31 October. Mr O'Keeffe is an accounting professional, with both public practice and commercial accounting experience, within Australia and overseas, across the full range of small and medium to large sized business structures. Recent industry involvement includes manufacturing, wholesale and distribution within the food industry, service industries, IT services and database development and contract accounting services to a variety of enterprises. Mr O'Keeffe is 65 years of age and does not hold a position as director in any other listed public company.

 

Mr Albert Tse
Non-executive Director and Member of the Audit and Compliance Committee and Remuneration Committee 

Mr Tse is the founder of Wattle Hill Capital which advises a private equity fund investing in Australian and New Zealand companies that benefit from China’s growth. Mr Tse was the former Legal Representative of Macquarie Group in Beijing and led transactions including the historic $22.1bn Hong Kong and Shanghai initial public offering of the Agricultural Bank of China in 2010.  Mr Tse is also a specialist in Chinese outbound investments across many different sectors.  Mr Tse is a Director of SGSP (Australia) Assets Pty Ltd; Jemena, one of Australia’s largest energy utilities. Prior to working in China, Mr Tse worked in London for Macquarie Capital, focused on European infrastructure as well as at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Australia where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant.  Mr Tse is also admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland.

 

Mr Yigang Yang
Non-executive Director and Member of the Audit and Compliance Committee and Remuneration Committee 

Mr Yang is the Founding Partner and CEO of WaterStone Capital Co., Ltd.  He was the CEO of COFCO Agricultural Industrial Investment Fund Management Co., Ltd. From 1994 to 2009, Mr. Yang worked in New York as Managing Director for Asia Capital Group, Managing Director for Capital Market Engineering and Trade LLC, and Vice President for Credit Suisse First Boston. Before being transferred from Credit Suisse China to Credit Suisse First Boston in New York, Mr. Yang was the Chief Credit Officer at Credit Suisse Beijing Representative Office. Throughout his career, Mr Yang has had an interest in fast moving consumer goods, and continues to be involved in this industry through investments and identifying supply chain solutions. Mr. Yang holds a bachelor degree of Finance from the Capital University of Economics and Business from 1987.

 

Andrew Bond B.Bus (Acc), CA., GAICD.
Company Secretary

Mt Bond was appointed Company Secretary on 31 January 2014. With over twenty six years of corporate experience including company secretarial, Mr Bond has broad experience across a range of industries. He has held senior executive roles with Capilano Honey Limited, Fenix Fitness, and most recently Village National Limited. Mr Bond holds a Bachelor of Business degree in accounting, is a Member of the Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants and a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.