Our Board


Dorothy Coombe

Member (VIC) Appointed Non-Executive Director.

Dorothy has significant experience in marketing including ownership of Coombe Telephone Marketing Pty Ltd. She is Chair of Foodbank Victoria, Chair of the Country Women’s Association and former board member of the Australian Telemarketing Association.



John Debenham


Member (QLD) Appointed Non-Executive Director.

John is a career banker with diversified experience across many functions in finance at ANZ, Deloitte and NAB. In over 10 years with Suncorp, he has held various senior positions and is currently Head of Business Customers. John is a founding director of “K’s4 Aussie Farmers” a charity bike ride raising funds to assist farmers ravaged by the drought.



Tony Froggatt


Independent Non-Executive Director. Chair of the Board.

Tony has over 40 years’ experience in the international food and beverage sector including business and brand development, marketing and distribution in mature and developing markets. He is also a director of Brambles Ltd.



Anthony Gregorio

Dip Vis Com ISP Dip Adv Mark Cert

Independent Non-Executive Director.

Anthony has over 25 years’ experience in the UK and Australia in the fields of advertising and marketing both in agencies and inhouse. He was with Havas Worldwide Australia for 15 years, the last six as Group CEO. He is currently CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi.


Peter Kelly

Member (NSW & ACT) Appointed Non-Executive Director.

Peter has over 40 years’ senior executive experience in the food and beverage manufacturing industry at Nestle. He was leader of the Corporate Affairs function and responsible for Nestle Oceania’s external media, government relations, consumer services and legal team. Peter is now an independent management consultant.



Peter Mansell

B.Com LLB HDip Tax

Member (WA) Appointed Non-Executive Director.

Peter has 36 years as partner in law firms practicing commercial and resources law and on the boards of directors of a number of ASX listed public companies predominantly in the resources sector. He is Chair of  Foodbank Western Australia and also Energy Resources of Australia Ltd, CQ Select Pty Ltd and the Cancer Research Fund Pty Ltd. He is a Director of  Z-Filter Pty Ltd.



Terry O’Brien

Independent Non-Executive Director

Terry has over 40 years’ experience in the food industry. He was Managing Director of Simplot Australia from 2001 prior to which he was Deputy Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer.  He is also chair of AG Thompson (Kookaburra Sport) and Bundaberg Brewed Drinks and director of Food Innovation Australia Limited and former chair of the Australian Food and Grocery Council. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the East Asia Review Commission of the Societe d’Oxygene et d’Acetylene de’Extreme-Orient. A qualified accountant with postgraduate qualifications in banking and finance, he is a Fellow of both CPA Australia and the Institute of Company Directors.



Simon Schrapel

Member (SA) Appointed Non-Executive Director.

Simon is Chief Executive of Uniting Communities. He has over 30 years experience in the social and community services field in the UK, Sri Lanka and Australia involving positions in local government, State Government and non-government organisations. He is director of the Australian Council of Social Service and Families Australia.



Geoff Starr


Independent Non-Executive Director.

Geoff brings 32 years of executive experience around the world in bakery, processed and fresh meat, confectionery and pet food – 15 years of which were at Managing Director or CEO level. He also has significant board experience. He is currently Chair of Cannpal Therapeutics Ltd and also a director of Australian Pork Ltd, Food Innovations Australia Limited and the Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research. Centre.



Tanya Barden


Independent Non-Executive Director.

Tanya is CEO of the Australia Food and Grocery Council. She has significant experience at senior executive levels in both the public and private sectors as well as experience in the food and grocery sector. She was AFGC Director of Economics, Trade and Sustainability and prior to that worked in various roles at the Australia Competition and Consumer Commission and the energy retailer ActewAGL.



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