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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

Mark McDonald

2018 Executive General Manager - Dairy Ingredients

Adam McNamara

2018 Executive General Manager - Bega Foods

Hamish Reid

2018 Executive General Manager - Nutritionals

Antonietta Timms

2018 Executive General Manager - Operational Excellence

Brett Kelly

2002 Company Secretary

Richard Cross

2011 Non-Executive Director

Jefferson Odgers

2011 Non-Executive Director

Richard Parbery

2011 Non-Executive Director

Maxwell Roberts

2011 Non-Executive Director

Raelene Murphy

2015 Non-Executive Independent Director

Terrence O'Brien

2017 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 is Director of Tatura Milk Industries Limited, Capitol Chilled Foods (Australia) Pty Ltd, Giant Steps Melbourne Limited and Giant Steps Australia Limited. He was a director of Geoffrey Gardiner Dairy Foundation Ltd.

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 35 years’ experience. Colin Griffin’s primary responsibility is as Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

Mark McDonald

Adam McNamara

Hamish Reid

Antonietta Timms

Brett Kelly

Mr. Brett G. Kelly is Company Secretary of the Company. Brett Kelly was appointed to the position of Company Secretary in 2002. Brett Kelly holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and is a Chartered Accountant with 33 years’ experience. He has also been a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors since 2006. Brett Kelly completed the Certificate in Governance and Risk Management with the Governance Institute of Australia in December 2011.

Richard Cross

Mr. Richard (Rick) Dean Cross, B.Ag Sci (Hon), is Non-Executive Director of the Company. Richard Cross has represented dairy farmers in many various industry roles, he is currently the Chair of Murray Dairy, Inc., a position he has held for three years. He also owns and actively manages a progressive dairy farm in Northern Victoria. He is Director and Chairman 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 a 700-cow dairy business on two irrigation 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 Chairman 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. Following a career in journalism Max Roberts has been involved in all aspects of the Australian Dairy Industry. This has included agripolitical representation at the highest level, Board appointments including Chairing Dairy Australia, representing the Australian Dairy industry at a National and international level and at the same time running a successful family dairy farming business. He is Chairman of Peanut Company of Australia Limited.

Raelene Murphy

Ms. Raelene Margaret Murphy CA, is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Raelene Murphy has over 35 years’ experience in strategic, financial and operational leadership in both industry and professional advisory. In her professional advisory career, she specialised in operational and financial restructuring including merger and acquisition integration. She was formerly a Managing Director at KordaMentha and a Partner in a national accounting firm where she led the corporate turnaround practice. Her industry experience includes as CEO of the Delta Group and senior executive roles in the Mars Group. Raelene is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. She is Non-executive Director of Integral Diagnostics Limited, Altium Limited, Service Stream Limited, Clean Seas Seafood Limited and Ross House Investments Pty Limited (Stillwell Motor Group). She served in EVZ Limited, Tassal Group Limited, Deputy Chairman of the DOXA Youth Foundation.

Terrence O'Brien

Mr. Terrence Xavier (Terry) O'Brien is a Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Terry has over 40 years’ experience in major Australian and international food companies, including Simplot where he was Managing Director for 16 years. Terry has also recently become a member of the East Asia Review Commission (Advisory Board) of Societe d’Oxygene et d’Acetylene d’Extreme-Orient, a member of the Air Liquide Group. He is Chairman of A.G Thompson Pty Ltd (t/a Kookaburra Sport); Bundaberg Brewed Drinks Pty Limited; and Clean Seas Seafood Limited. Director of Foodbank Australia. He was a director of Food Innovation Australia Limited.