Doug Rathbone

Doug is an accomplished public company director with over 40 years’ experience in agriculture and within food industries. His background spans chemical engineering and commerce. He is Chair of Rathbone Wine Group, a family-owned business that includes Victorian wineries Yering Station and Mount Langi Ghiran, and Xanadu Winery in Western Australia, together with a temperature-controlled […]

James Lowrey

Based in London, James has over 25 years’ experience in international banking and the financial services sector, successfully structuring complex local and cross border transactions across key industries. He has broad international board and governance experience, including in business and economic development, social enterprise and the private sector. He is currently the Global Head – Research & Analysis, […]

Karen James

Karen has a 30-year background in engineering, banking, IT, consulting and change management. She specialises in helping companies solve complex issues and develop strategic opportunities. In her role at Business for Development, she has helped define the business vision and strategy and formed relevant partnerships and stakeholder relationships to ensure the target communities get the […]

Kristina Hermanson

Kristina has extensive international business experience in power generation, agriculture, and food sectors. She is the Managing Director at FMC Corporation for the Australasian region. Kristina has an impressive leadership background across commercial planning, company transformation projects, business development, and strategy for multinational corporations. She has 20 years’ international business experience, starting her career as […]

Andrew Guthrie

Andrew has dedicated his career to agriculture, having spent more than three decades working with Syngenta; one of the world’s leading agriculture companies, driven to help safely feed the world while protecting the planet. Growing up near the Yarra Valley in Victoria, Andrew developed an affinity for agriculture and studied Agricultural Science at La Trobe […]

Peter Horton

Peter is the Group General Counsel and Company Secretary of IAG.Peter’s career has included a number of senior legal counsel and governance roles. Prior to joining IAG, Peter’s roles included Executive Manager Legal, Governance and Risk for TransGrid, Group General Counsel and Company Secretary for QBE Insurance Group Limited, Group General Counsel and Company Secretary […]

Chris Lynch

Over his career, Chris has held a number of senior positions in the resource and infrastructure sector. Currently, Chris serves as a Non-Executive Director at Westpac. His last Executive position was as CFO of Rio Tinto, based in London, and prior to that, he was CEO of Transurban. Chris also held several Senior Executive positions […]

Elizabeth Raut

Elizabeth completed ten years as the Victorian Manager of the Australian Institute of Architects at the end of 2010. Prior to this, Elizabeth worked in a number of roles within the health care sector. She was the National Business Development Manager with the Victorian Healthcare Association, undertook several management roles at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne […]

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