Board of Directors

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Guy Cowan

Non-executive Chairman
BSc (Hons) Engineering, FCA (UK) MAICD

Guy Cowan was appointed non-executive Chairman and Director on 28 February 2018. Mr Cowan is a senior company director based in Queensland and is the Chair of Queensland Sugar Limited and Chair of the Audit Committee of Santos Limited. He is Director of Winson Group, a former director of Beak & Johnston, and was previously Chief Financial Officer at Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited from 2005 to 2009. Mr Cowan had a 23 year career in Shell and was CFO of Shell Oil US from 2003 to 2005, and CFO and Commercial Director of Shell Nigeria from 2000 to 2003. In the 1990s, Mr Cowan served as Treasurer of Shell Australia where he was also an Alternate Director of Woodside Petroleum Limited. His previous Directorships include UGL Limited, Ludowici Limited, Coffey International Limited, Soprole S.A.I.C of Chile and Shell Petroleum Inc.

Other listed directorships: Santos Limited (ASX: STO)
Former listed directorships (last 3 years): None
Special responsibilities: Chairman of Remuneration Committee and member of the Audit, Safety & Compliance Committee

Qi (Christina) Chen

Non-executive Director
B.A. Econ, B.Com Fin (University of Manitoba)

Ms Chen was appointed a director on 28 July 2017. Ms Chen is a Director of ChaCha Food Co. Ltd and a Director and Vice Chairman of Hefei Huatai Group Co. Ltd. Ms Chen has relevant experience in fast moving consumer goods, E-commerce, and equity investment. She has held a number of senior positions previously including, CEO of Hefei ChaCha Weileyuan E-Commerce Co. Ltd, Assistant President, Vice President of Anhui Huayuan Financial Group Co. Ltd. and as an Investment Manager and a partner in Harvest Capital Co. Ltd.

Other listed directorships: ChaCha Food Co. Ltd (SHE: 002557)
Former listed directorships (last 3 years): None
Special responsibilities: None

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Dennis Lin

Executive Director
CA, Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland

Mr Lin was appointed a non-executive director on 3 November 2017 and an executive director on 1 July 2020. Mr Lin is Executive Chairman of Bubs Australia Limited and a Director of Synertec Corporation Limited. He is also co-founder and chairman of Cortina Capital, an independant private equity fund. Mr Lin focusses on high growth branded businesses that are looking to expand globally. He speaks fluent Mandarin, Chinese and Japanese.

Other listed directorships: Bubs Australia Limited (ASX:BUB); Synertec Corporate Limited (ASX:SOP)
Former listed directorships (last 3 years): eCargo Holdings Limited (ASX:ECG)
Special responsibilities: Member of the Remuneration Committee and Member of the Audit, Safety & Compliance Committee.

Peter Francis O’Keeffe

Non-executive Director
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Mr O’Keeffe was appointed a director at the 2014 AGM on 31 October 2014. Mr O’Keeffe is an accounting professional, with both public practice and commercial accounting experience, within Australia and overseas, across the full range of small and medium to large sized business structures. Recent industry involvement includes manufacturing, wholesale and distribution within the food industry, service industries, IT services and database development and contract accounting services to a variety of enterprises.

Other listed directorships: None
Former listed directorships (last 3 years): None
Special responsibilities: Chairman of the Audit, Safety & Compliance Committee and member of the Remuneration Committee

Andrew Bond

Non-executive Director
B.Bus Acc, GAICD, CA
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Mr Bond has over twenty five years of broad corporate leadership experience across a range of industries. Qaulifying as a Chartered Accountant whilst with KPMG, before moving to commerce, Mr Bond has held a number of senior roles both domestically and internationally across a variety of industries, predominately FMCG, including senior roles with Capilano Honey, medihoney and Buderim Foods. Mr Bond acted as CEO of the company from 16 December 2017 to 30 September 2020 and has been critical to the execution of the Company’s strategies and turnaround of the Company.

Other listed directorships: None
Former listed directorships (last 3 years): None
Special responsibilities: None

Lisa Davis

Company Secretary
B.Com, GradDip Bus, CA

Ms Davis was appointed Company Secretary of all group companies on 27 May 2020. Ms Davis holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and IT), a Graduate Diploma in Business and is a qualified Chartered Accountant member of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand institute. Ms Davis has over 15 years’ of experience leading high performing teams, focusing on driving finance transformation, process improvement, offshoring, strategic business planning, and systems improvement. Ms Davis has worked for multinational organisations in New Zealand, India and Australia and joined the Group as Finance Manager in June 2019 and Chief Financial Officer on 1 July 2020.

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