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PAUL RIORDAN – Non-Executive Director
Paul Riordan was appointed to the Board in October 2012. He has worked in various rural enterprises during his career, in Australia and the United States, including small seed production, large-scale sheep and grain organisations, and beef cattle. Paul is a co-founder and executive director (operations) of Boundary Bend Olives, Australia’s largest vertically integrated olive company. Paul has a Diploma of Farm Management from Marcus Oldham Agricultural College, Geelong and has extensive operational and business experience in vertically integrated agribusinesses, including in horticultural operations and risk management.
FRED GRIMWADE – Non-Executive Director
Fred was appointed to the board on 27 July, 2010. He works with a wide range of companies in a board or advisory capacity. He is Chairman of CPT Global Limited, and is a Principal and Executive Director of Fawkner Capital. He has held General Management positions in Colonial Agricultural Company, Colonial Mutual Group, Colonial First State Investments Group, Western Mining Corporation and Goldman Sachs & Co. Is a member of the Remuneration Committee, Audit and Risk Committee and the Nominations Committee.
PAUL THOMPSON – Managing Director
Paul Thompson joined Select Harvests as Managing Director in June 2012. He is an experienced executive with over 30 years of management experience. Before joining Select Harvests Paul was President of SCA Hygiene Australasia responsible for a $600 million turnover business across all of its divisions (FMCG, Pharmacy, Industrial/Foodservice & Healthcare) and overseeing leading brands including Sorbent and Handee. Paul is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has formerly held positions as a Director of the Australian Food & Grocery Council and on other industry bodies.
MICHAEL IWANIW – CHAIRMAN
Michael was appointed to the board of Select Harvests on 27 June, 2011 and appointed Chairman in November 2011. He began his career as a chemist with the Australian Barley Board (ABB), became managing director in 1989 and retired 20 years later. Helped orchestrate the merger of ABB Grain, AusBulk Ltd and United Grower Holdings Limited to form one of Australia's largest agri-businesses. He has a Bachelor of Science, a graduate diploma in business administration and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He has acted as a Non executive director for a number of companies including Toepfer International, New World Grain, Australian Bulk Alliance and 5-star flower mill, and is currently a non-executive director of Australian Grain Growers Cooperative.
ROSS HERRON – Non-Executive Director
Ross joined the board on 27 January 2005. A Chartered Accountant, Mr Herron retired as a Senior Partner of PriceWaterhouseCoopers in December 2002. He was a member of the Coopers & Lybrand (now PriceWaterhouseCoopers) Board of Partners where he was National Deputy Chairman and was the Melbourne office Managing Partner for six years. He also served on several international committees within Coopers & Lybrand. He is a Non-Executive Director of Heemskirk Consolidated Ltd, Royal Automobile Club of Victoria(RACV) Ltd and a major industry superannuation fund. Is Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee, and member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committees.
MICHAEL CARROLL – Non-Executive Director
Michael joined the board on 31 March, 2009. He works with a range of agribusiness companies in a board and advisory capacity, and has directorships with Meat and Livestock Australia, the Rural Finance Corporation, Rural Funds Management, and Warrnambool Cheese and Butter. He has 18 years’ experience in banking and finance, having lead and established the Agribusiness division within the National Australia Bank. He has worked for a number of companies in the
agricultural sector. He is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee, and a member of the Audit and Risk Committee and Nomination Committee.