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Bega Cheese Ltd (BGA.AX)

BGA.AX on Australia Stock Exchange

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Barry Irvin

2008 Executive Chairman of the Board

Paul van Heerwaarden

2017 Chief Executive Officer

Colin Griffin

2012 Chief Financial Officer, Company Secretary

David McKinnon

2012 General Manager - Human Resources

Garth Buttimore

2012 General Manager – Manufacturing Services

Brett Kelly

2002 Company Secretary

Terrence O'Brien

2017 Director

Richard Cross

2011 Non-Executive Director

Jefferson Odgers

2011 Non-Executive Director

Richard Parbery

2011 Non-Executive Director

Maxwell Roberts

2011 Non-Executive Director

Peter Margin

55 2011 Non-Executive Independent Director

Raelene Murphy

2015 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Barry Irvin

Mr. Barry Andrew Irvin, AM, is an Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. Barry Irvin is recognised globally for his extensive knowledge of the Australian dairy industry. In 2011 he was awarded the Rabobank Agribusiness Leader of the Year. He was awarded the NAB Agribusiness Leader of the Year in 2009 and appointed a member of the Order of Australia in 2008. He was Director of Gardiner Foundation, Tatura Milk, Capitol Chilled Foods (Australia) Pty Ltd, Giant Steps Melbourne Limited and Giant Steps Sydney Limited.

Paul van Heerwaarden

Mr. Paul van Heerwaarden, CPA, is Chief Executive Officer of the Company effective 1 February 2017. He served as Chief Financial Officer and Executive General Manager at Tatura Milk Industries Limited. Previously, he worked in senior financial and management positions with a number of Australian and international agribusinesses. He has a MBA from the Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne, Australia, and a Bachelor of Business (Accounting), RMIT University, Australia.

Colin Griffin

Mr. Colin Griffin is Chief Financial Officer, Company Secretary of Bega Cheese Ltd. He was appointed to the position of Company Secretary in 1993. Colin Griffin holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and is a Chartered Accountant with 32 years’ experience. Colin Griffin’s primary responsibility is as Chief Financial Officer.

David McKinnon

Mr. David McKinnon is General Manager - Human Resources of the Company. He has responsibility for Human Resources strategy development and execution throughout the Company. Increasing the capability of all leaders within the Company, the performance of employees, and increasing talent are the key focuses of David’s Human Resources leadership. He is a firm believer that to maximise employee’s contribution at work, employees need role clarity and good leadership. David joined Bega Cheese in April 2012, and has previously held senior Human Resources leadership roles with Orica and Mobil Oil Australia.

Garth Buttimore

Brett Kelly

Mr. Brett G. Kelly is Company Secretary of the Company. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and is a Chartered Accountant with 26 years experience. He has also been a Graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors since 2006.

Terrence O'Brien

Mr. Terrence Xavier O'Brien is a Director of the Company. Terry brings to the Board a wealth of experience in the food industry and has been responsible for a number of divestments and acquisitions during his career. Terry was, from 2001 until 2017, the Managing Director of Simplot Australia Pty Limited, the US owned, but Australian centric, food processor and marketer managing leading Australian brands including Birds Eye, Edgell and John West. Since announcing his retirement in early 2017, Terry transitioned to a portfolio career and sits on a number of Australian Company Boards. An accountant by training, Terry has been active in finance and management roles in the textile industry for ten years and in the food industry for over thirty years.

Richard Cross

Mr. Richard (Rick) Dean Cross, B.Ag Sci (Hon), is Non-Executive Director of the Company. Richard Cross has represented dairy farmers at various levels within the United Dairyfarmers of Victoria, is the current Chair of Murray Dairy Inc., the regional extension arm of Dairy Australia, and was recently a member of the Horizon 2020 working group. Richard Cross was a Director of Tatura Milk from 2003 to 2011. He is a Director of Murray Dairy Inc.

Jefferson Odgers

Mr. Jefferson (Jeff) Rex Odgers, B.Bus (Ag Management), is Non-Executive Director of the Company. Jeff Odgers owns and actively manages an expanding dairy farming business on two properties near Shepparton, Victoria. He has experience in regional and national dairy industry leadership roles. Jeff Odgers is a former Chairman of Murray Dairy Inc. He is a Director of Dairy Australia Limited.

Richard Parbery

Mr. Richard Charles Parbery is Non-Executive Director of the Company. Richard Parbery is the managing partner of a successful regional accounting practice, is a Fellow of the Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accountants, a registered Company Auditor, registered Tax Agent, a registered Self-Managed Superannuation Fund Auditor, Justice of the Peace NSW, an External Examiner for the Law Society of NSW and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Richard Parbery is experienced in servicing many agricultural and general business clients.

Maxwell Roberts

Mr. Maxwell John Roberts is Non-Executive Director of the Company. Max Roberts has been involved in the dairy industry for many years, including agripolitical, Board representation and direct dairy farming activities. Max Roberts is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is Chairman of Dairy Australia Limited.

Peter Margin

Mr. Peter Maxwell Margin is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Peter Margin has many years of leadership experience in major Australian and international food companies. His most recent position was the CEO of the ASX-listed food group Goodman Fielder Ltd from 2005 until April 2011. Prior to that appointment he was the CEO and Chief Operating Officer of National Foods Limited and has had experience at Heinz, Birds Eye Foods, Plumrose and Peter is currently Executive Chairman of Asahi Beverages (ANZ). He is Non-executive Director of Nufarm Limited, PMP Limited, Pact Limited, Huon Aquaculture Limited and Costa Group Holdings Limited. Mr Margin has advised that he will be retiring as Director of PMP Limited and Huon Aquaculture Limited by the end of August 2016.

Raelene Murphy

Ms. Raelene Margaret Murphy CA, is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Raelene Murphy was formerly a Managing Director of the 333 Group, a leading specialist consulting firm which provides strategic, financial and operational advisory services. She has over 30 years’ experience in strategic, financial and operational roles in both industry and in professional services as a Partner and Managing Director. Her industry experience includes FMCG, supply chain, logistics and construction, while in her professional service career she specialised in restructuring and merger and acquisition integration. Raelene was the CEO of the Delta Group and has had various senior executive roles in the Mars Group. She is Non-Executive Director of Service Stream Limited, Tassal Group Limited and Ross House Investments Pty Limited (Stillwell Motor Group). Non-executive Director of the DOXA Youth Foundation.

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