OUR BOARD

Business for Development works with a leading board who bring cutting-edge advice on the market and operations.

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DOUG RATHBONE

Chair

Doug’s background is in Chemical Engineering and Commerce. He is an accomplished public company director with over 40 years’ experience in agriculture and food industries.

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JAMES LOWREY

Deputy Chair and Chair, People Committee

James is Senior Executive in the Finance Sector with extensive experience in the commodity sector spanning oil & gas, mining & metals and agribusiness

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KAREN JAMES

Chief Executive Officer

With a background in Systems Thinking and Engineering, KJ has a unique talent for unpacking complex issues with companies to determine strategic opportunities.

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KRISTINA HERMANSON

Chair, Audit, Risk and Governance Committee

Kristina has extensive international business experience in power generation, agriculture and food sectors.

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ANDREW GUTHRIE

Andrew is a global agribusiness leader with over 30 years' experience. He has gained extensive agricultural and business insights through his work internationally, including with smallholder growers in Asia and Africa.

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CHRIS LYNCH

Over his vast career, Chris has held a number of senior positions in the Resource and Infrastructure sector.

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PETER HORTON

Peter is the Group General Counsel and Company Secretary at IAG. He has advised at TransGrid, QBE Insurance Group, Woolworths, WMC Resources and BHP.

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ELIZABETH RAUT

Company Secretary

At the end of 2010, Elizabeth completed ten years as the Victorian Manager of the Australian Institute of Architects.