Free Eyre Ltd Board (Peninsula Ports Pty Ltd)
JOHN CROSBY, Diploma in Agriculture (RDA)
Chair of the Agribusiness Advisory Board of Adelaide University, Chair of Stoney Pinch Sands Pty Ltd; General Manager of own farming and investment business in SE South Australia; and Managing Director of C&F International (exporting Australian produce into Vietnam). Previously Chair of a number of wheat and meat industry bodies; senior roles with the NFF and Agribusiness Association of Australia; and Board member and General Manager of Elders.
MATTHEW BAKER, B ENG, MBA, GAICD
Head of Corporate at Baker Young Stockbrokers. 25 years’ experience in finance, corporate advisory and investor relations (Baker Young Stockbrokers and Patterson Securities). Additional experience as Business Advisor, Commonwealth Government Entrepreneurs and Commercialisation Program, start-up business, management, board and consulting roles.
DAVID GIDDINGS, B App Sc (Agriculture)
Farmer based at Wanilla / Wangarry on the lower Eyre Peninsula. Previous Chairman of the Wanilla Ag Bureau and Chairman of LEDA (Lower Eyre Ag Development).
Farmer based at Streaky Bay on the western Eyre Peninsula. Former Councillor of District Council of Streaky Bay, Member of Eyre Peninsula Water Resources Advisory Committee, Member of Streaky Bay Tourism Committee.
Former Chairman of Board of Directors, Ausbulk Ltd 1995 – 2004, Chairman of Ausbulk finance and Audit Committee, Nominations and Remuneration Committee and Listing Committee. Founder and Chairman of Semaphore Container Services, 2006 – 11.
GORDON TOLL, FAusIMM , MBA, Columbia
Corporate Career of 27 years with Consolidated Goldfields, BHP, Texasgulf, Atlantic Richfield & Rio Tinto – primary focus on iron ore, coal, copper and industrial minerals. Followed by over 23 years as an entrepreneur exploring for major ore bodies and developing significant new port and logistics infrastructure, and new mines.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
MARK RODDA, B Agricultural Business, Masters Innovations & Service Management, GAICD
CEO of FREE Eyre since 2009. Previously General Manager Elders Global wool operations. Recent consulting roles included Executive Officer of the AWI Wool Exchange Portal and ongoing agribusiness advisory roles to the University of Adelaide. Previous Directorships include Agribusiness Association of Australia, Australian Wool Handlers, Elders Primary Wool New Zealand, EP Grain, EP Storage, Elders Risk Management, Rodda Ag Co farming operations, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia.
ASHLEY ROFF, FGIA, Master of Laws (LLM) (Hons 2)
Over 25 years of governance and legal experience in agriculture, including as legal counsel and company secretary of ABB Grain Ltd (now Glencore / Viterra), Ausbulk Ltd, Emerald Grain (a Sumitomo subsidiary) and Berri Ltd. Currently, Non-Executive Director of Port Lincoln based Angel Seafood Ltd (ASX: AS1).
Design Development Team
Jacobs is a S&P 500 listed company, and the top ranked marine and port facilities designer in the world. Jacobs has been involved in Peninsula Ports proposed Port Spencer development from inception and is providing services across the range and breadth of the project.
McConnell Dowell are leading international builders or waterside and other constructions. Their expertise is being used to design and construct a modern high capacity wharf capable of handling vessels up to 90,000 tonnes.
ALLIED GRAIN SYSTEMS
Allied is a major supplier of conveyors and silos to the Australian grain industry. Allied is designing and supplying the grain handling, grain assessment, quality control, fumigation systems and final silo storage up to the point of conveying to the Shiploader.
Bardavcol are a South Australian Civil Engineering company who undertake a wide range of Civil Infrastructure projects with extensive experience in construction of bulk earthworks and pavements including those associated with a number of grain facilities throughout South Australia.
Piper Alderman is a multi-disciplinary Australian law firm, having been lead advisers to commercial interests across Australia for over 175 years. Pipers are arguably Australia’s leading agribusiness legal firm, representing clients in many of the largest agribusiness transactions in rural and regional Australia.
Pacific Maritime has extensive experience in project and asset management, maritime incident investigation and support, maritime compliance, audits, risk assessments, commercial dispute resolution, negotiations, due diligence and business management. PML is providing the maritime expertise to Peninsula Ports, ensuring that the proposal satisfies shipping best practice and compliance with the myriad of nautical and port-related regulation.
Promanage has successfully delivered small, medium and large scale multi-disciplinary projects across a range of industry sectors in both the public and private sector. Promanage offers a full range of construction, project and program management services spanning the entire project lifecycle. Recent projects include Sundrop Farms, and the Pirate Life Brewery development at Port Adelaide.