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Board of Directors 

Peter Bush


Peter had a long and successful career in fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), holding senior roles with SC Johnson, Reckitt and Coleman, Ampol/Caltex and Arnott's and was CEO of AGB McNair and Schwarzkopf. He then ran his own strategic consultancy business for six years with clients including Qantas, Telstra, George Patterson Bates, John Singleton Advertising and McDonald's Australia. In 2003, he became the CEO of McDonald's Australia. Peter is also Chairman of Southern Cross Media Group Limited (since 2015). He was previously Chairman of Pacific Brands Limited, Nine Entertainment Co, Mantra Group and NEC Holdings Pty Limited and a director of Insurance Australia Group Limited.

Jim Leighton

Chief Executive Officer

Jim has more than 40 years of experience in fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), most recently the President and Founder of 40 North Foods, a start-up venture backed by global company Pilgrims Pride and JBS. Prior to that, he served as Chief Operating Officer, Interim CEO and Director at Boulder Brands where played a key role scaling the business and ultimately selling it to Pinnacle Foods. He also spent seven years at Perdue Farms and, in his last role there served as President of the company's global multi-billion dollar Food Group. Jim also serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Aryzta AG.

Michael Ihlein

Non-Executive Director

Mike has significant experience across fast-moving consumer goods and supply-chain logistics companies. He held senior roles at Coca-Cola Amatil Limited including Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer as well as Managing Director, Coca-Cola Amatil Poland. Subsequently he was Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer at Brambles Limited prior to becoming Chief Executive Officer until his retirement.

Mike holds a Bachelor of Business Studies (Accounting) from the University of Technology, Sydney. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, CPA Australia and the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.

Mike also serves on the Boards of Scentre Group, CSR Limited, Ampol Limited and the not-for-profit mentoring organisation Kilfinan Australia.

Jackie McArthur

Non-Executive Director

Jackie has more than 20 years’ experience in supply chain and logistics roles globally. Jackie was most recently the Managing Director ANZ for the Martin-Brower Company, a global logistics solutions provider for quick service restaurants. Prior to that Jackie was the McDonalds Vice President Supply Chain for Asia, Pacific, Middle East and Africa having also had roles in McDonalds Australia as Senior Vice President Chief Restaurant Support Officer and Vice President Supply Chain Director. Jackie is an Independent Non-Executive Director on the Boards of Tassal Group Limited and InvoCare Limited. She was formerly a Non-Executive Director of Blackmores Ltd.

Helen Nash

Non-Executive Director

Helen has more than 20 year’s executive experience across the Consumer Packaged Goods, Media and Quick Service Restaurants industries. Initially trained as a certified management accountant in the UK, Helen then spent more than 15 years in brands and consumer marketing including the role of CMO for McDonald's Australia and New Zealand. Helen also held the position of Chief Operating Officer for McDonald's Australia where she had strategic, commercial and operational responsibility for the business. Helen is currently an Independent Non-Executive Director of Metcash Ltd and Southern Cross Media Ltd. She was formerly a Non-Executive Director of Pacific Brands Ltd and Blackmores Ltd.

Linda Bardo Nicholls, AO

Non-Executive Director

Linda has more than 30 years’ experience as a senior executive and director in banking, insurance and funds management in Australia, New Zealand and United States. She is a Chairman of Japara Healthcare and Chairman of Melbourne Health. Linda is also a director of Medibank Private and is a Member of the Museums Board of Victoria. Linda was previously an Independent Non-Executive Director of Fairfax Media, Pacific Brands and Sigma Pharmaceuticals.

Andrew Reeves

Non-Executive Director

Andrew is an experienced consumer goods executive who has served as CEO and Managing Director for both ASX-listed entities and large-scale multinationals. Andrew's most recent executive role was as CEO of George Weston Foods, a role he held between 2011 and 2016. He has also held senior roles at Lion Nathan and Coca Cola Amatil. He is currently an Independent Non-Executive Director of Credit Union Australia, Netget Limited and Keytone Dairy.

Rob Gordon

Non-Executive Director

Rob has more than 35 years of experience in the FMCG and agribusiness sectors, including over 20 years in CEO and Managing Director roles for companies including Viterra Inc, Dairy Farmers Ltd and Goodman Fielder (Meadow Lea and Consumer Goods divisions). Rob is currently the CEO and a director of Ricegrowers Limited, and a member of the Rabobank Agribusiness Advisory Board. Rob has also served as a Non-Executive Director of Gresham Private Equity and as the Non-Executive Deputy Chair of the Australian Food & Grocery Council.

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