Board of Directors
Donald McGauchie AO
Donald McGauchie AO, joined the board in 2003 and was appointed chairman in 2010.
He has wide commercial experience within the agricultural, food processing, commodity trading, finance and telecommunication sectors. He also has extensive public policy experience, having previously held several high-level advisory positions to the government including the Prime Minister’s Supermarket to Asia Council, the Foreign Affairs Council and the Trade Policy Advisory Council. He is a former member of the board of the Reserve Bank of Australia.
Donald is chairman of Australian Agricultural Company Limited and a director of Graincorp Ltd. In the past 3 years, Donald was a director of James Hardie Industries plc.
Donald is chairman of the nomination & governance committee and a member of the human resources committee.
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
Greg Hunt joined the Board in May 2015.
Greg joined Nufarm in 2012 and was Group Executive Commercial Operations prior to being appointed acting chief executive officer in February 2015. Greg has considerable executive and agribusiness experience. Greg had a successful career at Elders before being appointed managing director of Elders Australia Limited, a position he held between 2001-2007. After leaving Elders, Greg worked with various private equity firms focussed on the agriculture sector and has acted as a corporate advisor to Australian and international organisations in agribusiness related matters.
Anne Brennan joined the board in 2011.
She has a bachelor of commerce (hons) from University College Galway and is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
She was formerly the executive finance director for the Coates Group and chief financial officer for CSR. Prior to this Anne was a partner in professional services firms Ernst & Young, Andersen and KPMG.
Anne is a director of Charter Hall Group, Argo Investments Limited and Metcash Limited. She is also a director of Rabobank Australia Limited and Rabobank New Zealand Limited. In the past 3 years, Anne was a director of Myer Holdings Limited.
Anne is a member of the audit & risk committee and human resources committee.
Gordon Davis joined the board in 2011.
He has a bachelor of forest science (Hons), master of agricultural science and holds a master of business administration.
Gordon is a Director of Midway Limited, Primary Health Care Limited and was Managing Director of AWB Limited between 2006 and 2010. Prior to this, he held various senior executive positions with Orica Limited, including General Manager of Orica Mining Services (Australia, Asia) and General Manager of Incitec Fertilizers. He has also served in a senior capacity on various industry associations.
Gordon is Chairman of the Health, Safety & Environment Committee and a member of the Audit & Risk Committee and the Human Resources Committee.
Frank Ford joined the Board in October, 2012.
Mr Ford has a Master of Taxation from the University of Melbourne and a Bachelor of Business, Accounting from RMIT University and is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. Frank is a former managing partner of Deloitte Victoria after a long and successful career as a professional advisor spanning some 35 years. During that period, Mr Ford was also a member of the Deloitte Global Board, Global Governance Committee and National Management Committee.
Frank is a director of Tarrawarra Museum of Art.
Frank is the chairman of the audit & risk committee and a member of the nomination & governance committee.
Peter Margin joined the board in 2011.
He has a bachelor of science (hons) from the University of NSW and holds a master of business administration from Monash University. Peter has many years of leadership experience in major Australian and international food companies. His most recent role was a chief executive of Goodman Fielder Ltd and, before that Peter was chief executive and chief operating officer of National Foods Ltd. He has also held senior management roles in Simplot Australia Pty Ltd, Pacific Brands Limited (formerly known as Pacific Dunlop Limited), East Asiatic Company, HJ Heinz Company Australia Limited and is currently executive chair of Asahi Beverages ANZ.
Peter is a director of ASX Listed companies Bega Cheese Limited, PACT Group Holdings Limited and Costa Group Holdings Limited. In the past 3 years Peter was a director of PMP Limited and Huon Aquaculture Group Limited.
Peter is chairman of the human resources committee and a member of the audit & risk committee.
Marie McDonald joined the Board in 2017.
Marie has a bachelor of Laws (honours) and a bachelor of Science (honours) and was a senior partner at Ashurst until 2014, specialising in mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and commercial law. She was widely recognised as one of Australia’s leading corporate and commercial lawyers.
Marie is a director of CSL Limited, Nanosonics Limited and the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, and a senior adviser at Flagstaff Partners Pty Ltd.
She was chair of the Corporations Committee of the Business Law Section of the Law Council of Australia from 2012 to 2013, having previously been the Deputy Chair, and was a member of the Australian Takeovers Panel from 2001 to 2010.
Marie is a member of the audit & risk committee, the health safety and environment committee and the nomination & governance committee.
Toshikazu Takasaki joined the Board in 2012.
Mr Takasaki represents the interests of significant shareholder Sumitomo Chemical Company (SCC).
He has a bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Tokyo and is a former executive of SCC holding senior management positions in businesses relating to crop protection, both within Japan and in the US. He is now a business consultant with a national qualification registered by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry as a small and medium sized Enterprise Consultant.
He brings broad industry and international experience to the Board.
Toshikazu is a member of the health, safety and environment committee.