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GTA Board

Peter Reading

Chairman & Special Qualifications Director (Industry)

Peter Reading was appointed to the GTA Board in August 2012 as a Director with Special Qualifications and assumed the role of Chair following the AGM in October of that year. In addition to his role as Chair, Peter is Chair of the Boards Governance Committee and a member of the Audit, Finance & Remuneration Committee.

Formerly the Managing Director of GRDC and with previous roles at GrainPool WA, Peter has extensive experience in agribusiness and the Australian grains industry. 

Other current industry roles include Independent Director of the Batlow Apples Co-operative and a Director of Botanical Resources of Australia.

B.Science. (Hons) Agricultural Science

Jason Craig

Director - Ordinary Level A

Jason Craig was appointed to the GTA Board in October 2015 as an Ordinary Level A Director. In this capacity he is Chair of the GTA Trade & Market Access Technical Committee. 

Jason commenced his career in the Grain Pool (now part of CBH Group )in WA approximately 20 years ago and now holds the position of General Manager – Marketing and Trading. Prior to his current role, Jason worked internationally, based in Indonesia as President Director of PT Eastern Pearl Flour Mills for 4 years before returning to CBH in 2012. 

Throughout his career, Jason has been actively involved in the industry globally previously serving as a GAFTA Council Member and has and continues to act as a Director for a number of CBH subsidiaries.

B. Commerce (Banking & Finance), Post Graduate Diploma ASIA (Treasury Stream)  

Lyndon Asser

Director - Ordinary Level A

Lyndon Asser has 28 years' experience in grain trading, specialising in Barley.

 

He is currently the Senior Commerical Manager for Glencore Agriculture Pty Ltd and has worked in Australia and the Netherlands.

 

Lyndon joined the Australian Barley Board in 1989, based in Adelaide and continued with the company as it privatised, listed on the ASX, was taken over by Viterra and more recently Glencore.

 

In 2009, as international activity expanded, a global barley office was established in Geneva. In late 2011, Lyndon moved to Geneva. With the Glencore purchase of Viterra, Lyndon moved to Rotterdam, The Netherlands, as joint head of Glencore's global barley trading operations.

 

In 2015 he returned to Australia to take up his current position.

 

He holds a Bachelor of Economics (University of Adelaide) and CPA.

Malcolm Finlayson

Director - Ordinary Level B

Malcolm Finlayson was appointed to the GTA Board in 2007 as a Director with Special Qualifications and then a Level B Director in October 2015. He is currently Chair of the Audit, Finance & Remuneration Committee, a Member of the Business Development and AGIC Committees and a Director for Wheat Quality Australia on behalf of GTA. 

Malcolm is Managing Director of Finesse Solutions, a specialist grain industry Management Consultancy and has previously held Director and CFO positions at Jossco Group, DR Johnson Group and worked with ABB Grain.

He is also a current Director of Plant Health Australia.   

B. Business Studies, MBA, Member of CPA Australia

Ole Houe

Director - Ordinary Level B

Ole Houe was appointed to the Board in October 2016 as an Ordinary Level B Director. He is a member of the GTA Trade & Market Access Committee.

Ole is currently the Director of Advisory Services at IKON Commodities Pty Ltd.

Ole Houe has been involved in International Trading for more than 20 years in a number of different roles in Grain, Sugar and Steel.

Ole has been a member of the GTA commerce committee, a GTA arbitrator and a director of Barley Australia.

He is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD).

BA in Economics from Denmark, a BA in International Business from London, a Masters of Applied Finance from Kaplan and an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management, Sydney.

 

Andrew Goyder

Director - Ordinary Level C

Andrew Goyder was appointed to the GTA Board in August 2014 as a Level C Director.  Andrew is a Member of the Board’s Membership & AGIC Committees and an Approved GTA Arbitrator.

He has over 20 years industry experience encompassing grain production, the seed industry and the trade. Previous roles include Regional Manager Southern WA with Grain Pool WA and involvement in the seed industry and export canola industry with SGB Australia. 

Andrew is currently Managing Director of Grain Link WA, established in September 1999.   Prior to GTA Andrew has a history of representative Committee and Director roles in the West Australian industry including NACMA, CBH and GIWA. 

Lachlan Allen

Director - Merchant Association

Lachlan Allen was appointed to the GTA Board in October 2016 as a Merchant Association Director. Lachlan is a Member of the AGIC Committee and the GTA Trade & Market Access Committee.

Lachlan has been working in the Australia Grains Industry for 10 years. His career commenced in October 2006 when he joined ABB Grain, and subsequently Viterra. In 2011, he joined GrainCorp Limited.

Lachlan is currently the President of Grain Industry Association of South Australia and National Grain Manager at Elders Grain, based in Adelaide.

Lachlan was granted the inaugural GTA/Nuffield Australia Fellowship in 2015.

Diploma of Agricultural Production from Adelaide University. 

Rob Imray

Director - Merchant Association

Rob Imray was appointed to the GTA Board in October 2013 as a Merchant Association Director. He is Member of the Audit, Finance & Remuneration and Membership Committees and Chair of the GTA GM Grain & Seed Industry Consultative Committee.

Rob is the Managing Director of Farmarco Australia having held a number of roles there throughout his career following a background in rural accounting and the sugar industry. 

Away from GTA, Rob is a Director of Cotton Compass and currently President of Queensland Agricultural Merchants (QAM) Inc.

B. Business, Grad. Dip. Acct. Master of Business

Michael Wood

Director - Merchant Association & Vice-Chair

Michael Wood was first appointed to the GTA Board in October 2011 as a Merchant Association Director. He is a Vice-Chair to the Board, Chair of the Membership Committee and a Member of the Governance Committee.

Michael is Managing Director of Rural Logic (Australia) a grain trading, accumulation and logistics business based in Melbourne. His background includes managerial roles with ABB and the International Malting Company and being a founding manager of the Stockfeed Company James & Son (Australia).

Michael was President of the Grain Industry Association of Victoria (GIAV) from 2011-2015 and continues to have a position on their Executive Committee.

Diploma Applied Science (Agriculture)  

Geoff Farnsworth

Director - Special Qualifications (Law & Contracts) & Vice Chair

Geoff Farnsworth was appointed to the GTA Board in October 2002 as a Director with Special Qualifications.  He is currently a Vice-Chair to the Board, Chair of the Dispute Resolution Service Committee and a Member of the Governance and Membership Committees.

Geoff is a Partner at the law firm Holding Redlich where he practices in commercial, disputes and regulatory matters for clients involved with Transport, Agribusiness and Energy and Resources.

He holds a position on the GTA Commerce and GTA Transport, Storage and Ports Technical Committees, acts as Legal Counsel to GTA and is a Director of the Australian Logistics Council.

B. Law, B. Arts  

Rebecca Reardon

Director - Special Qualifications (Production Sector)

Rebecca Reardon was appointed to the GTA Board in February 2015 as a Special Qualifications Director. She is a member of the Board Governance Committees, sits on the GTA Commerce Committee and is an Approved GTA Arbitrator.

Rebecca has significant trade experience including trading and management roles with GrainCorp, Jossco Australia, ABB Grain/Viterra and Special One Grain. She now actively manages the family farm at Moree NSW, an enterprise focused on summer and winter cereals, pulses and oilseeds. 

She was appointed by the Minister to the Wheat Export Advisory Taskforce, is on the Executive Council of NSW Farmers Association and Deputy Chair of their Grains Committee.

B. Agricultural Economics (Honours)