Board and Team

Board

terry enright is a glnc board member

Terry Enright, Chair
Appointed 2016

Terry was appointed Chair of GLNC in October 2016. As a Western Australian grains and livestock producer and former Chairman of the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Terry has overseen a reorganisation of Australia’s wheat-breeding efforts, strengthening its national and commercial focus. He is an Independent Director of the Australian Livestock Export Corporation (Livecorp), immediate former director of Grain Producers Australia, Chair of the Western Australian Crawford Fund Committee and a member of the Board of Directors. Terry has served in a number of Agriculture-related positions including as a commissioner of the Export Wheat Commission, a member of the standing committee on national research priorities and member of the panel to conduct an independent review of the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research

Steve Marshall, Director
Appointed 2005

Steve was appointed to the Board in December 2005. With a background in food science and technology management, Steve held senior positions at Goodman Fielder from 1993 until 2000 and previously served as a Chair for the Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre until 2016 and was Director and Deputy Chair for the Rural Industries R&D Corporation from 2002 until 2008. Steve was also a Director of the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation from 2005 to 2007 and was the Deputy Chair of GRDC until 2011.

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Robyn Murray, Director
Appointed 2012

Robyn was appointed to the Board in January 2012 after spending 2 years as General Manager of GLNC. Robyn has 25 years experience in the food industry, leading R&D programs for Campbell Arnott’s and Kellogg’s. Robyn has had a particular focus on Product Development, Sensory Science and Nutrition, locally and globally. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Food Technology and a Masters of Commerce in Marketing from University of New South Wales, Sydney.

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Alick Osborne, Director
Appointed 2016

Alick was appointed to the Board in October 2016. With significant experience in the Australian grains industry, Alick has spent more than 12 years in senior management roles at Louis Dreyfus Commodities in Australia, including two years as Managing Director. He is also a past president of the Australian Grain Exporters Association, and has experience in other commodities including three years as CEO of Tully Sugar Limited. Alick is currently the CEO of Seasol International Pty Ltd.

ron storey is a glnc board member

Ron Storey, Director
Appointed 2016

Ron was appointed to the Board in October 2016 and brings 35 years experience in the Australian grains industry to the GLNC Board. He spent 15 years as head of grain marketing for the Australian Wheat Board and since 2000 has run his own agribusiness consulting practice. He is also a Director at Pulse Australia and Mallee Sustainable Farming, and was a founding Director – and subsequent Chairman – at Australian Grain Technologies. In the 2010-2015 period, Ron was involved in introducing online information and tools for the grains industry. Ron retains a grain growing interest in his family farm.

 

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Matthew Macfarlane, Director
Appointed 2016

Matthew Macfarlane (BCom GAICD CA) was appointed to the Board in October 2016 and is a Co-founder and Investment Director at Yuuwa Capital, a Perth based $40m early stage venture capital fund launched in 2009. Matt has been both an investor and an entrepreneur in early stage tech startups; actively participating in the startup eco-system in Perth for over 10 years, working in a hands-on capacity with startup companies to assist in building teams, accelerating growth, achieving milestones and securing additional financing.  Matt is also currently a director at Spacecubed Ventures (co-working space), PetRescue (Australia’s most visited charity website), iCetana (video analytics) and Agworld (farm management software).

Team

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Dr Sara Grafenauer, General Manager
Appointed 2017

Sara was appointed General Manager of GLNC in May 2017. Sara is an AdvAPD and author with experience in health, food industry (consulting and brand management) and tertiary education. Her PhD research focused on dietary patterns and dietary change in weight loss. She is a Fellow of the University of Wollongong providing lectures and student supervision. Her more recent research leverages social media in large scale health promotion and as a research tool. She has additional qualifications in Communications and Public Relations and significant work history leading marketing and communications for the Dietitians Association of Australia.

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Alexandra Locke, Marketing & Communications Manager
Appointed 2016

Alexandra was appointed Marketing & Communications Manager in July 2016 and has experience working in the UK and Australia across the FMCG & Retail industries in Marketing, Communications and Product Development. Alexandra holds a Bachelor of Science in Food Marketing Management and a PGC in Digital Communications.

 

Felicity Curtain, Nutrition Manager
Appointed 2017

Felicity is an Accredited Practising Dietitian, and commenced as Nutrition Manager at GLNC in August 2017. Felicity is passionate about translating complex nutrition science in an easily digestible manner, and has experience working in nutrition communications and marketing and in private practice. Felicity holds a Bachelor of Food Science and Nutrition and a Master of Dietetic Practice, as well as a Graduate Certificate in Communications.