Directors

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Bruce Simpson, Chairman
Dipp AppSc (Ag) (Hons), FAICD

Mr Simpson is from Denimein Irrigation District and has been a shareholder Director since August 2012. Mr Simpson was appointed Chair in May 2017. He was previously Chair between November 2013 and November 2015. Mr Simpson has been a Director of Peppin Planners since 2001 and prior to this was a Director of FS Falkiner & Sons Pty. Ltd. He was Chair of the Murray Group of Concerned Communities from 2010 to 2013. Mr Simpson is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation.

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Ben Barlow, Deputy Chairman
B. Ec, M. Bus (Ag)

Mr Barlow is an independent Director who was appointed to the Board in June 2016. He was appointed Deputy Chair in May 2017. Mr Barlow has a strong connection to both the agricultural industry, as well as the Riverina region. Currently residing in Corowa, he has past experience as a farmer and grazier at Hay. He is also a Board member of the Local Land Services Western Division. Mr Barlow has significant connections to both equity and agribusiness, having held senior strategic and operational leadership positions in finance - both in Australia and overseas. He has completed a Bachelor of Economics and holds a master's degree in Business (Agribusiness) and is a Fellow of the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation.

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Mark Robertson
GAICD

Mr Robertson is a shareholder Director who was appointed to the Board in April 2009. He served as Chairman between November 2015 and May 2017. Mr Robertson has been a Director of Ricegrowers' Limited (trading as Sunrice) since 1996 and also holds Director profiles on international subsidiaries in Papua New Guinea. He is a graduate of the Australian Rural Leadership Program and is an owner/operator of a mixed farming business in the East Berriquin area.

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Tim McKindlay
B.Ag.Ec. (Hons)

Mr McKindlay is a shareholder Director who was appointed to the Board in November 2009. Mr McKindlay is Murray Irrigation's delegate to both NSW and National Irrigators' Councils. In September 2012 Mr McKindlay was appointed to the Board of the National Irrigators' Council and was elected Deputy Chair in November 2013. Mr McKindlay is a former Chair of the Deniboota Landholders' Association, delegate to Southern Riverina Irrigators', and member of both the NSW State Water Corporation Murray Lower Darling Customer Service Committee and the Barmah-Millewa Consultation Reference Group. Mr McKindlay is an owner/operator of a mixed farming business in the Deniboota area.

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James Sides

Mr Sides is a shareholder Director who was appointed to the Board in November 2013. Mr Sides is a former Chair of the West Berriquin Irrigators' Council. He is a licenced Stock and Station, Real Estate Agent and Auctioneer, operating for over 19 years. Mr Sides operates his own Rural Property Estate Agency and Water Brokering business in association with the national brand Landmark and has based his business in Deniliquin and Hay since 1995. He is a owner/operator of a mixed livestock and farming business in the Deniliquin area.

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Chris Brooks

Mr Brooks is a shareholder Director elected to the Board in November 2015. He was Managing Director of the family farming, storage, transport and trading business, Brooks Grain from 1986 until 2001 and then CEO of Australian operations of trading giant Glencore Grain until 2011. Other positions held by Mr Brooks include Managing Director of Corporate Farms Pty. Ltd. and Chairman of AACL. He was previously an active Board member of the Aust. Grain Exporters Association and Grain Industry Association of Victoria. Mr Brooks and his wife Jan currently own and operate a farming business at Barooga, focused specifically on irrigated grain production.

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John Bradford
MAICD

Mr Bradford is a shareholder Director appointed to the Board in November 2015. He is also a Director on the NSW Rice Marketing Board and holds director positions on SunRice and its Papua New Guinea subsidiary company. Mr Bradford is a former Chairman of Southern Riverina Irrigators and is the Board's representative to the NSW Irrigators Council. Mr Bradford is a fellow of the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation and runs a mixed irrigation business, predominately in the Berriquin and West Berriquin irrigation areas.