Board of Directors

Guy Cowan
BSc (Hons) Engineering, FCA (UK) MAICD
Non-executive Chairman

Guy Cowan was appointed non-executive Chairman and Director on 28 February 2018. Mr Cowan is a senior company director based in Queensland and is the Chair of Queensland Sugar Limited and Chair of the Audit Committee of Santos Limited. He is Director of Beak & Johnston and Winson Group, and was previously Chief Financial Officer at Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited from 2005 to 2009. Mr Cowan had a 23 year career in Shell and was CFO of Shell Oil US from 2003 to 2005, and CFO and Commercial Director of Shell Nigeria from 2000 to 2003. In the 1990s, Mr Cowan served as Treasurer of Shell Australia where he was also an Alternate Director of Woodside Petroleum Limited. His previous Directorships include UGL Limited, Ludowici Limited, Coffey International Limited, Soprole S.A.I.C of Chile and Shell Petroleum Inc.

Other listed directorships: Santos Limited (ASX: STO)

Former listed directorships (last 3 years): None

Special responsibilities: Chairman of Remuneration Committee

 

Qi (Christina) Chen
B.A. Econ, B.Com Fin (University of Manitoba)
Non-executive Director

Ms Chen was appointed a director on 28 July 2017. Ms Chen is a Director of ChaCha Food Co. Ltd and a Director and Vice Chairman of Hefei Huatai Group Co. Ltd. Ms Chen has relevant experience in fast moving consumer goods, E-commerce, and equity investment. She has held a number of senior positions previously including, CEO of Hefei ChaCha Weileyuan E-Commerce Co. Ltd, Assistant President, Vice President of Anhui Huayuan Financial Group Co. Ltd. and as an Investment Manager and a partner in Harvest Capital Co. Ltd.

Other listed directorships: ChaCha Food Co. Ltd (SHE: 002557)

Former listed directorships (last 3 years): None

Special responsibilities: None

 

Dennis Lin
CA, Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland
Non-executive Director

Dennis Lin was appointed as a director on 3 November 2017.  Mr Lin is a Partner of BDO, leading the firm’s China Advisory Services in Australia. He is also Chairman of listed consumer goods company Bubs Australia Limited.  As a Chartered Accountant and Solicitor he has been involved in a wide range of commercial transactions, merger and acquisitions, and capital market transactions between Australian and Chinese businesses and has a specialist focus on agriculture and consumer goods.

Other listed directorships: Bubs Australia Limited (ASX:BUB); eCargo Holdings Limited (ASX:ECG)

Former listed directorships (last 3 years): None

Special responsibilities: Member of the Remuneration Committee and Member of the Audit, Safety & Compliance Committee

 

Peter Francis O'Keeffe
Non-executive Director

Mr O’Keeffe was appointed a director at the 2014 AGM on 31 October 2014. Mr O’Keeffe is an accounting professional, with both public practice and commercial accounting experience, within Australia and overseas, across the full range of small and medium to large sized business structures. Recent industry involvement includes manufacturing, wholesale and distribution within the food industry, service industries, IT services and database development and contract accounting services to a variety of enterprises.

Other listed directorships: None

Former listed directorships (last 3 years): None

Special responsibilities: Chairman of the Audit, Safety & Compliance Committee

 

Albert Yeuk Kuk Tse
CA, LLB, BBus, GradDipLegPrac, JP (Qual)
Non-executive Director

Mr Tse was appointed a director on 15 February 2017. Mr Tse is the founder of Wattle Hill Capital which manages a private equity fund investing in Australian and New Zealand companies that benefit from China’s growth. Mr Tse was the former Legal Representative of Macquarie Group in Beijing and led transactions including the historic $22.1bn Hong Kong and Shanghai initial public offering of the Agricultural Bank of China in 2010. Mr Tse is also a specialist in Chinese outbound investments across many different sectors. Mr Tse is a Director of SGSP (Australia) Assets Pty Ltd; Jemena, one of Australia’s largest energy utilities. Prior to working in China, Mr Tse worked in London for Macquarie Capital, focused on European infrastructure as well as at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Australia where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant. Mr Tse is also admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland.

Other listed directorships: None

Former listed directorships (last 3 years): None

Special responsibilities: Member of the Remuneration Committee and Member of the Audit, Safety & Compliance Committee

 

Jessica McKinnon
B.A. LLB (Hons) (UQ), Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland
Company Secretary 

Ms McKinnon holds a Bachelor of Arts (Political Science) and a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of Queensland, is a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland and High Court of Australia, and a Member of the Queensland Law Society, Women on Boards and Association of Corporate Council., Ms McKinnon has almost twenty years’ broad legal experience across a range of industries and is currently Senior Corporate Counsel with the RACQ Group of companies. Ms McKinnon will shortly obtain her Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance and global certification as a Chartered Secretary with the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.