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Who We Are

Stuart Grainger
Chief Executive

Stuart joined GWF’s parent, ABF in 1996 with UK based roles with British Sugar, AB Agri and Weston Centre; then moved to Australia in leadership roles with GWF’s Weston Milling. In 2010 Stuart was appointed to lead Don through significant change including commissioning a new $280M state-of-the-art factory in Victoria. He took on the role of GWF’s Chief Executive in September 2016. Stuart has extensive experience in the food industry and in driving value across the entire food supply chain from farm to fork. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology from Reading University in the UK.

Michelle Pombart
Director, People & Performance

Michelle joined GWF in 2012 and leads the People and Performance function across the company. With expertise in driving high performance people practices and organisational change, Michelle has held senior leadership roles in companies across industries including financial services, telecommunications, hospitality and retail. Prior to GWF, she was Head of HR for FlexiGroup achieving AON Hewitt Best Employer accreditation; and also held senior HR roles with Vodafone Australia, Dymocks and Mariott Hotels. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Human Resources) from the University of Western Sydney.

David Wallace
Managing Director, MAURI anz

David joined GWF in 2011 as Chief Financial Officer, and in 2014 was appointed as Managing Director of MAURI anz. David has substantial experience across a range of industry sectors including over 14 years in FMCG businesses. Prior to GWF he was Group Strategy Director for Lion Nathan National Foods. He also worked directly with the CEO and Board of Lion Nathan Limited to assess the company's strategic growth options, and prior to this, was the Finance Director of Lion's Australian business. David was also a senior consultant with Arthur Andersen. He holds a Bachelor degree in Accounting, an MBA from Sydney University and attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

Andrew Cummings
Managing Director,
Tip Top

Andrew joined GWF in 2011 to lead the Tip Top business. He has extensive experience in leading large scale, diverse manufacturing businesses. With expertise in Marketing and industrial and consumer branding, Andrew was previously Vice President Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa business for The Clorox Company (a US home care products manufacturer that markets over 27 diverse products in more than 100 countries). Andrew holds a postgraduate diploma in Marketing Management from Macquarie University.

Paul Mealor
Managing Director,
DON

Paul joined GWF to head up the Finance Team as DON acquired KRC and the integration commenced. With extensive experience in emerging markets Paul has a strong track record in building capability, driving change and delivering top and bottom line growth. Following an extensive integration and restructuring program Paul returned to the world of customers and brands to successfully lead the Sales and Marketing function. More recently, in March 2016 Paul has taken on the role of Managing Director for DON.

Lorna Raine
Chief Financial Officer

Lorna joined GWF in 2014 as Chief Financial Officer. She has extensive experience in finance, operations and leading transformational change teams, having held senior roles in multinational consumer and quick service restaurant businesses. Prior to joining GWF, Lorna was Chief Operating Officer with Fairfax Media and CFO of their Metro Media Division. She held senior leadership roles with Yum Restaurants International (Australia), and in South Africa, was CFO for McDonalds. Lorna holds a Bachelor of Commerce with Honours, is a non Executive Director of Dick Smith Holdings, a member of the Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Matthew Rowland
Managing Director,
Jasol

Matthew joined GWF to lead the Jasol business in September 2013. He has extensive international experience in business and general management of multi-national organisations working across a range of industries including mining, food & beverage, chemicals and water treatment. Prior to joining GWF, Matthew held a range of senior executive roles with Orica Watercare in Australia and USA and Orica Chemnet in New Zealand. He has also held engineering and business development roles with ICI Explosives in Australia and Vietnam. He holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Monash University and an MBA with Mt Eliza Business School.