Board and Executives
Don C Taylor
Chairman and Non-executive Director
BCom, CA, GradCertRurSc, FAICD
Don Taylor joined the GrainCorp Board in October 2003 and has been Chairman since December 2005. Prior to joining the Board, he was the Executive Chairman of Grainco Australia Limited. Mr Taylor is a member of the Business Risk Committee and the People Remuneration and Nominations Committee, and attends all meetings of the Board Audit Committee and Safety Health and Environment Governance Committee. Mr Taylor is a Non-executive Director of Beston Global Foods Limited, GrainCorp’s appointed director on the Board of Five Star Flour Mills, member of the Agricultural Advisory Roundtable group to the Export Council of Australia, and has extensive experience as Chairman and Director on boards of public companies in the agriculture industry.
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. Mr Palmquist is a Director of Allied Mills Australia Pty Ltd.
Graham J Bradley AM
BA, LL B (Hons I, Sydney), LL.M (Harvard), FAICD
Graham Bradley is a professional company director and is currently Non-Executive Chairman of HSBC Bank Australia, EnergyAustralia Holdings and Virgin Australia International Holdings. He is a director of Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited and GI Dynamics. In July 2013 he was appointed Chairman of Infrastructure NSW, and in 2016 as a Director of Tennis Australia.
Graham was Managing Director of Perpetual Limited from 1995—2003. Under his leadership, Perpetual grew to become one of Australia's leading listed funds management and financial services groups. Prior to joining Perpetual, Graham was National Managing Partner of national law firm, Blake Dawson (now Ashurst). Before this, Graham was a partner of McKinsey & Company, a leading international firm of management consultants. Graham was President of the Business Council of Australia from 2009–2011. He was formerly Deputy President of the Takeovers Panel. He is a member of the Advisory Council of the Australian School of Business at UNSW. Graham also devotes time to a range of non-profit organisations, including the State Library of NSW as a Foundation board member.
Graham was made a member of the Order of Australia in 2009 in recognition of his contribution to business, medical research and the arts. He was acknowledged by the Australian Institute of Company Directors NSW as the Distinguished Fellow for 2012 in recognition of his contribution to good corporate governance in Australia.
Rebecca P Dee-Bradbury
Rebecca Dee-Bradbury joined the GrainCorp Board in September 2014. Ms Dee-Bradbury is 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 also a Non-executive Director of TOWER Limited and BlueScope Steel Limited, an Honorary Fellow of the University of Melbourne, and was recently appointed as 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. She is a fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering and is a Director of Nuplex Industries Limited and Chairman of Warakirri Asset Management Pty Limited.
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 is Chairman of Royal Wolf Holdings Limited and a Director of Alliance Aviation Services Limited and Calibre Group Limited and 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 elected as an independent Director of GrainCorp Limited in 2008, after having served as a major shareholder representative director from 2005. 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 company director with agricultural, supply chain, international trade and risk management expertise. He is also Chairman of Warakirri Agricultural Trust.
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 and is a Director of James Hardie plc, Chairman of Nufarm Limited and Chairman of Australian Agricultural Company Limited. 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 since 1990. Prior to joining Dyno Nobel, Mr Richards worked for Wesfarmers Limited and BP Petroleum plc. Mr Richards 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. Mr Richards is also Chairman of NSL Consolidated Limited and Emeco Holdings Limited, and Chairman of Cockatoo Coal Limited.
Simon L Tregoning
Simon Tregoning joined the GrainCorp Board in December 2008. Mr Tregoning is a member of the Board Audit Committee and the Safety Health Environment and Governance 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 Allied Mills and Chairman of their Audit Committee, 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
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.
Group General Manager GrainCorp Storage and Logistics
Neil Johns was appointed Group General Manager GrainCorp Storage & Logistics in November 2013. He has held a number of corporate and operating positions in the Company including General Manager Ports – Storage & Logistics, Chief Development Officer, Deputy Divisional Manager for Southern NSW, Grain Trading Manager and Customer Marketing Manager. He is a Non-executive Director of Grain Trade Australia and has previously served as a Non-executive Director of Allied Mills. Mr Johns is also a director of GrainCorp subsidiary companies.
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
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 GrainCorp Marketing
Klaus Pamminger was appointed Group General Manager GrainCorp Marketing in August 2012. Mr Pamminger joined GrainCorp in 2007 and was previously Trading Manager GrainCorp Marketing. Mr Pamminger is responsible for all domestic and international grain and oilseed marketing and trading activities. Before joining GrainCorp, he worked for a number of companies in Australia and the USA. Mr Pamminger is also a director of GrainCorp subsidiary companies.
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.