Board and Executives
Graham J Bradley AM
Chairman and Non-executive Director
BA, LLB (Hons I, Sydney), LLM (Harvard), FAICD
Graham Bradley assumed the role of Chairman of the GrainCorp Board on 1 May 2017.Mr Bradley is currently Non-Executive Chairman of HSBC Bank Australia, EnergyAustralia Holdings and Virgin Australia International Holdings. He is also a Director of HongKong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, GI Dynamics, and Stilmark Pty Ltd. In July 2013, he was appointed Chairman of Infrastructure NSW. Mr Bradley has had a distinguished career in business, including eight years as Managing Director of Perpetual Limited and senior roles at Blake Dawson and McKinsey & Company. He was President of the Business Council of Australia from 2009-2011 and the former Deputy President of the Takeovers Panel. He is a member of the Advisory Council of the Australian School of Business at UNSW. Mr Bradley was made a member of the Order of Australia in 2009 in recognition of his contribution to business, medical research and the Arts.
Mark L Palmquist
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
Mark Palmquist joined the GrainCorp Board as Managing Director & CEO in October 2014. He was previously Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Ag Business, for CHS Inc., a leading global agribusiness, diversified in energy, grains and food. He has held a variety of leadership roles for a broad range of CHS agricultural inputs and marketing areas, retail businesses and grain-based food and food ingredients operations. Mr Palmquist was previously a Director of Rahr Malting, a leading US maltster, and a Non-executive Director of Allied Mills Australia Pty Ltd until his resignation in March 2017.
Rebecca P Dee-Bradbury
Rebecca Dee-Bradbury joined the GrainCorp Board in September 2014. Ms Dee-Bradbury is Chair of the People Remuneration and Nominations Committee and a member of the Board Audit Committee. She was previously Chief Executive Officer/President Developed Markets Asia Pacific and ANZ for Mondelez from 2010 to 2014. Ms Dee-Bradbury is a Non-executive Director of BlueScope Steel Limited, and was previously a Non-executive Director of Tower Limited until her resignation in 2016. Ms Dee-Bradbury is also a Director of EnergyAustralia Holdings following her appointment in April 2017. Ms Dee-Bradbury is an inaugural member of the Business Advisory Board at Monash Business School. She brings to the Board significant experience in strategic brand marketing, business integration and transformation, customer relationship management and innovation.
Barbara J Gibson
BSc, MAICD, FTSE
Barbara Gibson joined the GrainCorp Board in March 2011. Ms Gibson is Chairman of the Safety Health Environment and Governance Committee and is a member of the Business Risk Committee. Ms Gibson is an experienced executive having spent 20 years with Orica Limited, and is a member of the Institute of Company Directors. She is also a fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, and Chairman of Warakirri Asset Management Pty Limited. In 2003, Ms Gibson was awarded a Centenary of Federation Medal for services to Australian Society in Medical Technology. Ms Gibson was previously a Non-executive Director of Nuplex Industries Limited until her resignation in September 2016.
Peter J Housden
BCom, FCPA, FAICD
Peter Housden joined the GrainCorp Board in October 2008. Mr Housden is Chairman of the Board Audit Committee and a member of the Business Risk Committee. He is a Director of Alliance Aviation Services Limited. He was previously the Chairman of Royal Wolf Holdings Limited until his resignation in September 2017, a Director of Seeing Machines Limited until his resignation in July 2017, and a Director of Lincor Limited until his resignation in December 2016. Mr Housden is the Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee for Sydney Trains (NSW Government). He has extensive experience acting on public company boards.
Daniel J Mangelsdorf
Dan Mangelsdorf was first elected as an independent Director of GrainCorp Limited in 2008, after having served an earlier term on the Board as a major shareholder representative. Mr Mangelsdorf is Chairman of the Business Risk Committee and a member of the Board Audit Committee. Mr Mangelsdorf owns and operates farming interests in NSW, and is an experienced public company director with agricultural, supply chain, international trade and risk management expertise. He is also the Non-executive Chairman of Warakirri Agricultural Trusts, and a Non-executive Director of Warakirri Asset Management Pty Ltd
Donald G McGauchie AO
Donald McGauchie re-joined the GrainCorp Board in December 2009 (having previously served during the period from October 2000 to July 2003). Mr McGauchie is a member of the People Remuneration and Nominations Committee. He is also Chairman of Nufarm Limited, Chairman of Australian Agricultural Company Limited, and Chairman of the Australian Wool Testing Authority. Mr McGauchie has farming interests and extensive experience acting as chairman and director on public company boards.
Peter I Richards
Peter Richards joined the GrainCorp Board in November 2015. Mr Richards was formerly the Managing Director of Norfolk Group Limited in 2013, and Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Dyno Nobel Limited from 2005 to 2008, having held various senior positions in the company both in Australia and the United States since 1990. Mr Richards is a member of the Board Audit Committee and the Safety Health Environment and Governance Committee. Mr Richards is also the Chairman and Non-executive Director of EMECO Holdings Limited. Mr Richards resigned as Chairman of NSL Consolidated Limited in April 2017, but continues as Non-executive Director. He also resigned from the Board of Baralaba Coal Company Limited in September 2017. He has over 35 years business experience with global companies, having worked in operational and business development roles in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Simon L Tregoning
Simon Tregoning joined the GrainCorp Board in December 2008. Mr Tregoning is a member of the Safety Health Environment and Governance Committee and a member of the People Remuneration and Nominations Committee. He is also a Director of Capilano Honey Limited. Mr Tregoning was previously Vice-President of Kimberly Clark Corporation, has extensive overseas senior executive experience and is an experienced company director.
Chief Information Officer
Andrew Baker was appointed Chief Information Officer in July 2015. Mr Baker has experience across a variety of industries including resources, industrial and fast moving consumer products. He has held several IT leadership roles in Accenture, Mars Corporation and was previously the Chief Information Officer at BlueScope Steel.
Group Chief Financial Officer
Alistair Bell was appointed Group CFO in November 2010. Mr Bell leads the international finance, treasury, investor relations and shared services. Prior to joining GrainCorp, Mr Bell held various CFO, COO and strategy positions with public, private equity and multinational companies spanning various industries. He is a Director of Alzheimer’s Australia NSW, and a member of its Investment Committee and Chairman of its Audit & Risk Committee. Mr Bell is also a director of GrainCorp subsidiary companies.
Group General Manager Human Resources and SHE
Phil Caris was appointed Group General Manager Human Resources in September 2015. Mr Caris leads GrainCorp's global people and culture strategy and is responsible for leadership, talent, engagement, employee relations, performance, reward and diversity & inclusion. In 2016, his portfolio was extended to include Group Safety, Health and Environment responsibilities. Prior to joining GrainCorp, Mr Caris was Executive General Manager of Human Resources and Safety at Coates Hire and has held a number of other senior human resource leadership roles with companies including BHP, Coca-Cola and TNT both in Australia and overseas. Mr Caris is also a Non-Executive Director of the LUCRF Superannuation Fund.
President and CEO GrainCorp Malt
Greg Friberg was appointed President and CEO GrainCorp Malt in July 2013. Mr Friberg joined United Malt Holdings (acquired by GrainCorp in 2009) in 1999 and has held a number of senior management and commercial roles across the Group. Mr Friberg has extensive experience across the grains and malting industries having previously worked for ConAgra Grain Company and Columbia Grain Inc.
Chief Development Officer
Marcus Kennedy was appointed Chief Development Officer in August 2015. Mr Kennedy is responsible for corporate strategy development, implementation and governance. He joined GrainCorp in 2012 and was most recently the General Manager Strategy & Business Improvement for GrainCorp Oils. Mr Kennedy has held several senior commercial and strategy leadership roles across a variety of industries including financial services, insurance, resources and agriculture.
Group General Counsel & Company Secretary
Amanda Luhrmann was appointed Group General Counsel and Company Secretary in February 2017 and leads our global governance, risk, insurance and legal services. Ms Luhrmann has held corporate counsel and executive management positions across a diverse range of industries and businesses with international operations, having previously specialised at a top tier firm in corporate advisory and mergers & acquisitions acting for clients in manufacturing, energy, media, telecommunications, rail and aviation. Ms Luhrmann is admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, a Member of AICD and a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia and the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.
Group General Manager Grains
Klaus Pamminger was appointed Group General Manager Grains in August 2017 and is responsible for the Grains Operations and Trading businesses in Australia, Singapore, China, Europe and Canada. Mr Pamminger joined GrainCorp in 2007 and prior to this he worked for a number of companies in Australia and the USA. Mr Pamminger is the Chairman of GrainsConnect Canada, a director of GrainCorp subsidiary companies and a Member of AICD.
Group General Manager GrainCorp Oils
Sam Tainsh was appointed Group General Manager GrainCorp Oils in August 2012, and is responsible for the edible oils crushing, refining, food ingredients, feeds, liquid terminals and used oils businesses. Mr Tainsh joined GrainCorp in July 2001 and was previously Group General Manager GrainCorp Marketing. Before joining GrainCorp, he worked as a commodity trader at Louis Dreyfus Corporation in Australia and the USA. Mr Tainsh is also a director of GrainCorp subsidiary companies.