Board of Directors

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Jim Kennedy

Jim Kennedy

Jim joined the Board in 2002 and became Chairman in 2007. His career has been in the food industry, associated with the agribusiness sector. A graduate in economics and agriculture, his early career in irrigated agriculture brought him into the rice industry, based in south western NSW. After 4 years as head of export marketing, he was managing director of the Ricegrowers Group for 13 years during which turnover grew to $700m, with 80% derived from exports of packaged rice products. He was a director of 6 group subsidiaries or joint ventures involved in food manufacture and distribution in Australia, PNG, Belgium and UK. In 2002 he completed a 5 year assignment as executive director of the Prime Ministers Supermarket to Asia Council, involved in building branded food exports.

He has also been a non executive Director of Queensland Sugar Ltd, Golden Circle Ltd, Tandou Ltd, and Food Science Australia. He is a Fellow of both the Australian Institutes of Export and Management and a foundation member of AICD. He was inaugural National Export Hero, a member of the National Trade Policy Council, and was awarded a Centenary of Federation Medal for contribution to the food industry.


David Keyte

David Keyte

David Keyte

David is a professional company director and barrister.

Before coming to the Bar in 2016, David worked as a business consultant advising corporations and government entities across a variety of areas including strategic and financial analysis, M&A, risk management, treasury, management reporting and the financial and commercial evaluation of business opportunities.

Prior to that he worked for over 15 years as a corporate adviser and investment banker principally in the areas of mergers and acquisitions and equity capital markets. During that time, David held the position of Director at a number of Australian stockbroking/corporate finance firms. In that capacity, he advised on acquisitions, divestments, equity and debt capital raising transactions in various sectors including: food and agribusiness, media, transport and telecommunications.

David has a bachelor of economics and a bachelor of laws from the University of Sydney, is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of CPA Australia and an associate member of the Financial Services Institute of Australia. David is also a council member of the Sydney University Medical Foundation.

David Keyte, Non-Executive Director since 2003


Andrew Mostyn

Andrew Mostyn

Andrew Mostyn

Executive Director Andrew spent the first 4 years of his working life as an accountant in shipping company Patrick Agencies before joining Craig Mostyn & Co Pty Ltd in 1986. He has held a position on the Board of CM’s various companies since 1993. As part of his interest in business, the community and sport he sits on a number of Boards & committees aligned in those areas such as the NSW and WA Family Business Australia Committees since 2000 and is currently Chairman of FBA in WA and Director of the National Board. Andrew is also the WA Ambassador for the charity Hands Across the Water, a Director of the Fremantle Foundation as well as Western Force Promotions and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


Patrick Walsh

Patrick Walsh

Patrick Walsh

Patrick is the Managing Director of a Brisbane based consulting firm specialising in strategy, process improvements, document control and Mentoring. He has served on charitable and for profit Boards. Previous working history includes, Managing Director at Allight, a Perth based equipment manufacturing and distribution company supplying the mining, hire and construction industries with mobile lighting Towers, pumps, Generating sets and Perkins engines. Four years building and operating a UK consultancy specialising in lean manufacturing, quality systems, human resource management, employment law and occupational health and safety. Six years experience as a director of a multinational machine tool manufacturing organisation based in the UK, with responsibility for operations, quality control, occupational health and safety and human resources management. Born in Fremantle WA and educated in Perth and the UK and holds an MBA from Warwick University (UK). Director of CMG since 2011.


Jo Bartlett

Jo Bartlett
Company Secretary

Jo Bartlett

Jo joined the Craig Mostyn Group in 2014 as a Corporate Accountant and now holds the Group Financial Controller and Company Secretary positions. Jo trained as an accountant with BDO in the UK and Australia where she worked in the audit division. Jo qualified with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, a global accounting body, in 2014. Jo was a prize winner for her examination results, achieving a ranking of 35th in the world for her overall result and a top 20 result for three of the individual examinations.

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