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 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, and has completed the Chartered Financial Analyst ® (CFA) Program and has been awarded the CFA Charter. He 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
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 the past 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.
Rob Bransby has been Managing Director of HBF Health Limited since January 2008 having been appointed Chief Executive Officer in 2007 and Group General Manager in 2005. He was formerly a Director of HealthGuard Health Benefits Pty Ltd and was Director of HBF Insurance Pty Ltd before the sale of HBF’s general insurance business in 2011.
Rob’s term has coincided with a period of unprecedented competition within the health insurance sector during which HBF has consolidated its position as Western Australia’s leading health fund. Under Rob’s leadership HBF has reaffirmed its focus on member health, selling the HBF general insurance business and embarking on an ambitious strategy to become a valued health partner to HBF members. Rob is well known as an outspoken advocate for health fund members, having taken a leadership role in a campaign against the federal government’s policy to means test the private health insurance rebate.
Prior to working at HBF, Rob enjoyed a successful career in banking, holding positions including Corporate Finance Manager, Corporate Banking Western Australia and Head of Business Financial Services in New South Wales during twenty-five years at the National Australia Bank Ltd.
In 2001, he left NAB to take up the position of Chief Executive Officer of Chantec Group and over the next three years, gained experience as head of a diverse group of companies. He then returned to the NAB Group as Chief Executive Officer of Medfin Aust Pty Ltd.
Rob is President of Private Healthcare Australia (PHA) and Director of the Australian Digital Health Agency, Pioneer Credit Ltd, Synergy, Commonwealth Financial Planning Limited, BW Financial Advice Limited, Count Financial Limited and Financial Wisdom Limited. He is also a Commissioner of the Insurance Commission of WA.
Robyn joined the board of Craig Mostyn in February 2017. A long term career in financial services of over 20 years preceded Robyn’s extensive involvement now in agriculture and agribusiness as a non-executive company director.
She holds a Bachelor of Economics, is a qualified Chartered Accountant, a Fellow of the Financial Securities Institute of Australia and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Robyn worked as a senior executive with organisations such as Citibank and AMP Ltd, in sectors including corporate advisory, corporate lending, and funds management in Australia, New Zealand, and China.
Robyn is currently a non-executive director of Elders Limited, Chairwoman of the Australian Wool Exchange and Chairwoman of the Rice Marketing Board for the State of NSW. Robyn is also Treasurer of the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW and RAS Foundation.
Former roles as a director include Beef CRC Co-operative Research, Murray Irrigation Limited, Rural Bank Limited, and UrbanGrowth NSW.
She raises beef cattle in southeastern NSW and formerly owned a commercial stone fruit orchard.
Scott joined Craig Mostyn Group in June 2010, since then he has held the positions of Corporate Account, Treasury Manager and Group Financial Controller, before being appointed CFO in March 2016. In January 2018, Scott was also announced as Company Secretary for the Craig Mostyn Holdings Pty Ltd. Prior to joining Craig Mostyn Group Scott has worked at the Perron Group for four years and previous experience in public practice. Scott has over ten years accounting and finance experience working with two of WA’s largest privately owned businesses. Scott is CPA qualified and holds a Bachelor of Business in Marketing and Accounting.