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.
Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary
Brad joined Select Harvests as Chief Financial Officer on 20 November 2017 and was appointed Company Secretary on 7 August 2018. He is a Certified Practising Accountant and has over 10 years experience in senior financial management. Most recently he has been the CFO of Redflex Limited and previously gained extensive experience in agribusiness as CFO of Landmark (Australia’s largest rural services provider) and senior roles within AWB Limited. He brings extensive agribusiness, agri services and related capital management experience to the role.
General Manager Horticulture
Ben Brown joined Select Harvests in 2014. Ben held the position of Project and Technical Manager of the Horticultural Division, before being appointed General Manager Horticulture in April 2018. Ben is an Applied Science graduate with Honours in Soil Science and has 20 years’ experience across perennial irrigated horticulture with expertise in: orchard development; production horticulture; development of detailed RD&E strategies; and extension and technology transfer of best practice. Prior to joining Select Harvests, Ben was the Industry Development Manager at the Almond Board of Australia and an irrigation and soil agronomist.
Laurence Van Driel
General Manager Trading and Industrial
Laurence joined Select Harvests in 2000. Laurence has over 30 years’ experience in trading edible nuts and dried fruits. He has a comprehensive knowledge of international trade and deep insights into the trading cultures of the various countries in which these commodities are sold. He has held senior purchasing and sales management positions with internationally recognised companies.
Urania Di Cecco
General Manager People, Safety & Sustainability
Urania Di Cecco joined Select Harvests in July 2019. Urania is a highly experienced and commercial HR Leader, with a passion for helping businesses transform to achieve success and sustainable growth through a capable, diverse and engaged workforce. She has proven her adaptability to different industries, having worked in manufacturing, professional services and service and distribution. Prior to joining Select Harvests, Urania was the Director of Human Resources for Cummins South Pacific. She also held the position of Group General Manager, Human Resources at Crowe Horwath and various senior HR roles at Amcor Australasia.
General Manager Almond Operations
Peter joined Select Harvests in 1999. He has held the positions of Plant Manager, Project Manager and General Manager for the Processing area of the Almond Division, General Manager Horticulture and was appointed General Manager Almond Operations in August 2017. Prior to joining Select Harvests, Peter ran his own maintenance and fabrication business servicing agriculture, mining and heavy industry.