Feeding the world is a huge responsibility. It drives us to improve and evolve.
The world is growing at an unprecedented rate. And as population climbs, food demand will surge. It’s estimated that global food production will need to
double in the next 30 years just to keep up.
With operations in grains and oilseeds in Australia, Canada, China, Germany, India, New Zealand, UK and Ukraine, GrainCorp is an accomplished and diverse business partner operating at scale in a vital industry. And our customers are central members of an international taskforce stepping up to meet that challenge.
They’re the farmers who produce the raw ingredients that start the supply chain. The bakers, chefs and food retailers who deliver nutrition, every day. Global companies who make the treats we love and the brewers and distillers who craft the perfect beverage.
Feeding the world is a huge responsibility – and partnering with our customers to meet this challenge is what drives us to improve and evolve.
You'll find our products in baby formula, treats and even biofuel.
Working in partnership with global, regional and food manufacturers, our malted base products are integral to the foods you love. From joint research and development in our labs to quality assurance and traceability of supply, we help our partners create award-winning and delicious treats.
From Oregon to Saskatchewan and Kyiv to Coonamble, we are a key partner for growers, local communities and end-use customers. By storing, transporting and trading grain, we provide an indispensable link between local growers and national and international markets. With an emphasis on quality and accountability, we help generate confidence in the entire grains supply chain.
Pies to pastries, infant formula to animal feed: Kitchen-grade oil is a flexible, important ingredient across a spectrum of end uses. We collect, crush and process canola oil for use in cooking, food products, animal feed and as an essential oil in baby formula. We assure the quality and specification of our oils, while also collecting and upcycling waste cooking oil to biodiesel for use in transport.
Our strategy, vision and values embody who we are and where we’re going.
LEAD the way
OWN the result
Commit to SAFETY
Chairman and Non-executive DirectorBCOM
Peter Richards joined the GrainCorp Board in November 2015 and was appointed Deputy Chairman in June 2019. Mr Richards was formerly the Managing Director of Norfolk Group Limited in 2013, and Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Dyno Nobel Limited from 2005 to 2008, having held various senior positions in the company both in Australia and the United States since 1990. Mr Richards is a member of the Board Audit Committee and the Safety Health Environment and Governance Committee. Mr Richards is also the Chairman and Non-executive Director of EMECO Holdings Limited, Elmore Limited (formerly IndiOre Limited) and Cirralto Limited. Mr Richards resigned from the Board of Baralaba Coal Company Limited in September 2017. Mr Richards has over 35 years business experience with global companies, having worked in operational and business development roles in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Managing Director & CEOMr Spurway was previously Chief Operating Officer, Global Operations for Fonterra Co-operative Group. Prior to this, Mr Spurway held operational roles with Fonterra including GM South Island Operations and Acting Director Operations & Logistics.
Non-executive DirectorBEc, FAICD, FCPA
Ms Grigg was appointed to the Board on 11 December 2019. Ms Grigg is Chair of GrainCorp’s Audit & Risk Committee and a member of the Remuneration & Nominations Committee and the Safety, Health & Environment Committee.
Ms Grigg has an extensive background in finance and operational management, including as Finance Director of the Australian Wool Research and Promotion Corporation and leadership roles in agriculture sector organisations.
Ms Grigg is currently a Director of Suncorp Portfolio Services, a Council member and Deputy Chancellor of Deakin University and a member of the Audit Committee of the ACCC.
Ms Grigg’s previous directorships include Director and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee of Australian Pork, Chair of PorkScan and Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Navy Health, Chair of CoINVEST, Deputy Chair of the Grape and Wine Research and Development Corporation and Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Southern Health.
Non-executive DirectorBAGEC(HONS), FAICD
Dan Mangelsdorf was first elected as an independent Director of GrainCorp Limited in 2008, after having served an earlier term on the Board as a major shareholder representative. Mr Mangelsdorf is Chairman of the Business Risk Committee and a member of the Board Audit Committee. Mr Mangelsdorf owns and operates farming interests in NSW, and is an experienced public company director with agricultural, supply chain, international trade and risk management expertise. He is also the Non-executive Chairman of Warakirri Agricultural Trusts, and a Non-executive Director of Warakirri Asset Management Pty Ltd
Donald McGauchie re-joined the GrainCorp Board in December 2009 (having previously served during the period from October 2000 to July 2003). Mr McGauchie is Chair of GrainCorp’s Remuneration and Nominations Committee. He is also Chairman Australian Agricultural Company Limited and Chairman of the Australian Wool Testing Authority. Mr McGauchie has farming interests and extensive experience acting as chairman and director on public company boards.
Chief Operating Officer
Klaus Pamminger was appointed Group General Manager Grains in August 2017 and is responsible for the Grains Operations and Trading businesses in Australia, Singapore, China, Europe and Canada. Mr Pamminger joined GrainCorp in 2007 and prior to this he worked for a number of companies in Australia and the USA. Mr Pamminger is the Chairman of GrainsConnect Canada, a director of GrainCorp subsidiary companies and a Member of AICD.
Group General Counsel
Stephanie Belton was appointed Group General Counsel and Company Secretary in February 2019.
Ms Belton was most recently General Counsel and Company Secretary at SurfStitch Group Limited, and previously held General Counsel and senior management roles at Helloworld Limited, Qantas Airways Limited and The Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company.
Prior to Ms Belton’s corporate roles, she worked in private practice at Linklaters in London.
Ms Belton holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow) and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Oxford.
Ms Belton is admitted to practice in New South Wales and Scotland..
Chief People and Transformation Officer
Cate Hathaway was appointed Chief People and Transformation Officer in April 2019 and is responsible for transformational change, people. safety, environment and technology. She is also director of GrainCorp subsidiary companies.
Ms Hathaway joined GrainCorp in July 2018 as Group General manager, HR and SHE.
Ms Hathaway has previously held senior executive positions in the banking, building resources and insurance industries, and had responsibility for Australian, Asia Pacific and international operations. She is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), a fellow of the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI), a member of AHRI’s Diversity and Inclusion Panel, a member of the Western Sydney University School of Business External Advisory Committee and Director of the Board of the Environmental Defenders Office.
Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Commerce (UWS, Property Economics) and an Executive Master of Business Administration (AGSM).
Chief Financial Officer
Ian Morrison was appointed Chief Financial Officer in July 2020. As Chief Financial Officer, Ian leads the Company’s functions in finance and accounting, strategy, tax, treasury, risk management and shared services. Ian has previously held a number of senior finance roles across GrainCorp including CFO of the Grains & Oils divisions and Group Financial Controller. Prior to joining GrainCorp in 2011, Ian worked with KPMG in the UK and Australia. Ian holds a Bachelor of Accounting and Finance (Hons) from the University of Glasgow and is a Chartered Accountant.
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