Board of Directors

Hon Cheryl Edwardes A.M

Hon Cheryl Edwardes A.M

LLM, BA, LLB, Bachelor of Jurisprudence, Non-Executive Chairperson

Mrs Edwardes has a long and distinguished political career, most notably as the first female Attorney General for Western Australia, Minister for Environment and Labour Relations, and was the Member for Kingsley for nearly 17 years. A current Senior Advisor in the Public and Government Affairs team at FTI Consulting, Mrs. Edwardes was appointed as a member of the Foreign Investment Review Board in August 2017 and is also a Company Director on a number of ASX Boards, private companies and not-for-profit associations. Mrs. Edwardes was awarded an Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2016 for "significant service to the people and Parliament of Western Australia, to the law and to the environment, and through executive roles with business, education and community organisations.

Mrs Edwardes was appointed to the Board in March 2018.

Mr Peter Roborgh

Mr Peter Roborgh

BSc, MSc (Hons), Non-Executive Director

Peter was General Manager of rural telco Farmside at NZX listed TeamTalk Ltd. Earlier he served as Chief Operating Officer of Energy Mad Ltd. In this role he was responsible for representing Energy Mad’s interests in its joint venture with its Chinese manufacturing partner, for establishing new national sales channels and for all aspects of worldwide fulfilment and logistics. Prior to Energy Mad, he worked for the New Zealand Institute of Plant and Food Research evaluating the intellectual property, market proposition and future for CropLogic and was instrumental in CropLogic being established as a separate company. Peter was earlier Chief Executive of telco CallSouth Ltd, a business he established and subsequently sold to NZX listed TrustPower. Peter has a strong track record in FMCG, financial services and energy utilities and in startups in telecommunications, consumer electronics and agritech.

Peter was appointed to the Board on 2 November 2010.

The Board considers that Mr Roborgh is an independent Director.

Mr Steven Wakefield

Mr Steven Wakefield

B.Com, B.Sc, FCA, C.M.Inst.D, Non-Executive Director

Steven‘s career has seen him working for over 30 years with global accounting and management consulting firm Deloitte both in New Zealand and the USA in such roles as Senior Partner ― Risk Advisory. He is a director of the NZ Health Innovation Hub, former Deputy Chair of the Canterbury District Health Board, and an experienced director and trustee. Steve was named as New Zealand’s top Chartered Accountant in the 2012 NZCIA annual leadership awards.

Steven was appointed to the Board on 27 August 2013.

The Board considers that Mr Wakefield is an independent Director.

Executives

JAMES COOPER-JONES

JAMES COOPER-JONES

Chief Executive Officer

A graduate of one of Australia’s top ranked agricultural universities James is an experienced finance executive with a global perspective and has managed accounting and reporting functions in Australia, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. James’ career has seen him hold accounting and secretarial roles in companies in the resources, agriculture, import/export and information technology industries. James also has extensive experience managing listed entities including reporting, marketing and investor relations, market positioning and branding and capital raising.

James was appointed as Chief Executive Officer on 30 April 2018.

Governance Documents