Board and management
Ross Anderson – Executive Chairman
Ross Anderson is a chartered accountant with over 25 years' experience. He is a fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia and is a chartered tax adviser. He is a registered company auditor and is the principal of the licensed securities dealer, Anderson Investment Services. Previously the president of the MF Global Client Support Group in Australia, he has wide and varied commercial experience in dealing with agribusiness and capital markets.
Mathew Ryan – Chief Operating Officer and Non-executive Director
Mathew Ryan, former managing director of the Bidgee Fresh and Riverina Aquaculture businesses, was instrumental in their growth. With over 18 years' experience in the aquaculture and agriculture industries, he was previously managing director of Agrow Agronomy and Research, which provided agronomic support services to agricultural clients and conducted significant research programs. Mr Ryan holds a Bachelor of Rural Science degree.
Martin Priestley – Non-executive Director
Martin Priestley has extensive capital markets experience. He began his career with NatWest Bank in the UK, specialising in mining and project finance with responsibility for assets in the US, Europe, Asia and Australia. In 2001, Mr Priestley was appointed CEO and managing director of Ashe Morgan Winthrop, an independent corporate advisory and capital raising firm. He went on to run Bamford Partners, which merged with Moss Capital in 2012, before joining CBRE as a senior director in 2014. He currently sits on several boards.
Roger Commins – Non-executive Director
George 'Roger' Commins has 30 years’ experience in the agricultural industry, including establishing and operating a diverse portfolio of enterprises. He is a director of Commins Enterprises, a company widely recognised as a regional innovator. Mr Commins is a founding member and current director of Southern Cotton – a cotton gin based in southern NSW.
Morgan Barron – Non-executive Director
Morgan Barron is a chartered accountant, with over 18 years in corporate advisory. He is a member of the Institute of Company Directors and is a director and shareholder of Ventnor Capital Pty Ltd and Ventnor Securities Pty Ltd, which specialises in the provision of corporate advisory services to a variety of ASX-listed companies. Mr Barron holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Graduate Diploma through the Securities Institute of Australia.