Board of Directors


Michael Iwaniw

Michael Iwaniw

Chairman

Appointed to the board on 27 June 2011 and appointed Chairman 3 November 2011. He began his career as a chemist with the Australian Barley Board (ABB), became Managing Director in 1989 and retired 20 years later. During these years he accumulated extensive experience in all facets of the company’s operations, including leading the transition from a statutory authority and growing the business from a small base to an ASX 100 listed company. He helped orchestrate the merger of ABB Grain Ltd, AusBulk Ltd and United Grower Holdings Ltd to form one of Australia’s largest agri businesses. He has a Bachelor of Science, a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Michael is the immediate past Chairman of Australian Grain Technologies. He is a member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee.

Paul Thompson

Paul Thompson

Managing Director and CEO

Appointed the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Select Harvests Limited on 9 July 2012. Paul has over 30 years of management experience. Formerly President of SCA Australasia, part of the SCA Group,one of the world’s largest personal care and tissue products manufacturers. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has formerly held positions as a Director of the Food and Grocery Council and councillor in the Australian Industry Group.

Michael Carroll

Michael Carroll

Non-Executive Director

Appointed to the board on 31 March 2009. He brings to the Board diverse experience from executive and non-executive roles in food and agribusiness. Current non-executive board roles include Sunny Queen Farms, Tassal, Rural Funds Management, Paraway Pastoral Company, RFM Poultry and Paraway Pastoral Company, Australian Rural Leadership Foundation and Viridis Ag Pty Ltd. Previous board roles include Queensland Sugar and Warrnambool Cheese & Butter. During his executive career Mike established and led the NAB’s agribusiness division with earlier senior executive roles including marketing, investment banking and corporate advisory services. He is Chairman of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee.

Fred Grimwade

Fred Grimwade

Non-Executive Director

Appointed to the board on 27 July 2010. Fred is a Principal and Director of Fawkner Capital, a specialist corporate advisory and investment firm. He is Chairman of CPT Global Ltd and a director of Australian United Investment Company Ltd, XRF Scientific Ltd and AgCap Pty Ltd. He was formerly Chairman of Troy Resources Ltd, a non-executive director of AWB Ltd and has held general management positions with Colonial Agricultural Company, Colonial Mutual Group, Colonial First State Investments Group, Western Mining Corporation and Goldman, Sachs and Co. He is a current member of the Audit and Risk Committee.

Nicki Anderson

Nicki Anderson

Non-Executive Director

Appointed to the board on 21 January 2016. Nicki is an accomplished leader with deep experience in strategy, marketing and innovation within branded food and consumer goods businesses, including agri businesses of SPC Ardmona and McCain. Nicki has over 20 years local and international experience including senior positions in marketing and innovation within world class FMCG companies and was Managing Director within the Blueprint Group concentrating on sales, marketing and merchandising within the retail sales channel. She is a current Non-Executive director of the Australian Made Campaign Limited, Skills Impact (representing the National Farmers Federation) and Mrs Mac's Pty Ltd. She is the Chair of the Monash University Advisory Board (Marketing). She is a member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee and the Audit and Risk Committee.

Fiona Bennett

Non-Executive Director

Appointed to the board on 6 July 2017. Fiona has an extensive background in corporate governance, audit and risk, and is currently a non-executive director of Hills Limited and the Chairman of the Victorian Legal Services Board. Fiona has previously served on the boards of Beach Energy Limited, Boom Logistics Limited, Alfred Health and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. She was formerly a senior executive in several leading listed companies and major government sector and consulting organisations. She is Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee.