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Board and Executive Team

Matt Brand
Chief Executive Officer

Matt Brand brings a wealth of knowledge and experience, most recently from his previous role as the long-term CEO of NSW Farmers, Australia’s largest state farmer organisation.

In this role, Matt drove a strategic, structural and cultural change agenda within NSW Farmers. He has a solid track record of strong agricultural organisational leadership and driving a strategic change agenda.

He has also held senior marketing, commercial and sponsorship roles in the fast-moving consumer goods industry and professional sport.

Matt is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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Sally Holmes
General Counsel and Company Secretary

This function contains the Legal and Audit & Risk teams.

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Bernadette Chehine
Executive Manager, Human Resources

This function contains the Human Resources and Workplace Health & Safety teams.

The Finance, Procurement & IT function, in combination with the Governance & Risk (GR) and Human Resources (HR) functions, provides accountability for the quality and expenditure of operating the business. The requirements of finance, risk and compliance, systems, recruitment and development of quality resources are carefully managed to optimise the operations of the company.

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Andrew Farmer
General Manager, Strategy & Technology

The Strategy & Technology function includes the strategic projects and planning team and the IT and reporting teams.

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David Moore
General Manager, Research, Marketing & Investments

This function contains the Research & Development Management, Fund Management (investments), Business Development Management (co-investment), Marketing and Data, Insights & Analytics teams.

The function is accountable for investing funds in quality and value-for-money research and marketing; increased focus on investment returns through the Fund Management capability; greater focus on data; and increased focus on developing new sources of co-investment.

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Graham Royden
Chief Financial Officer

This function contains the Finance, Procurement & Contracts, and Office Services teams.

The Finance and Procurement function, in combination with the Governance & Risk (GR) and Human Resources (HR) functions, provides accountability for the quality and expenditure of operating the business. The requirements of finance, risk and compliance, systems, recruitment and development of quality resources are carefully managed to optimise the operations of the company.

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Michael Rogers
General Manager, Trade & Export

This function contains the Trade Unit, which is a new area of focus under Hort Innovation’s Constitution and recognises the opportunities for growth both domestically and abroad.

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