Steven Chaur - Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
Steven comes to Nutrano with a 25-year career in food industry leadership roles working with major consumer food brands and perishable food production sectors including dairy, bakery and agricultural foods across Australia and New Zealand. Steven’s most recent experience was as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of ASX-listed Patties Foods Limited. Steven has held senior leadership roles with George Weston Foods, Findus Australia, National Foods Limited, Simplot Australia and Pacific Brands Food Group.
Blair Gibbs - Chief Financial Officer
Blair has extensive food industry experience, having been Financial Controller at Costa Group (Mushroom Division), Bluebird Foods Ltd, and listed produce company Turner and Growers, Auckland New Zealand. Most recently, Blair was Group Financial Controller of Axieo Group.
Brett Jackson - Executive General Manager, Marketing & Export
Brett has over 20 years’ experience in the Produce industry including senior leadership roles with Seven Fields and Costa. Brett has an intimate knowledge of farm practices and supply chain infrastructure to better meet customer’s expectations. He also has extensive experience in implementing strategic marketing plans, managing sales and supply of produce throughout Australia and international markets.
Chaise Pensini - Executive General Manager, Banana & Berries
Chaise brings to Nutrano over 28 years’ experience in growing and marketing produce, having been raised on a banana farm. He has served in various roles in the agricultural sector with responsibilities spanning wholesale markets, ripening, sales, marketing, supply chain and key account management. Chaise also represents the Australian banana industry on the Strategic Investment Advisory Panel.
Clinton Orr - Company Secretary/General Counsel
Clinton leads the group’s secretarial legal, compliance and governance functions and brings over 10 years’ experience in legal and governance roles to Nutrano. Before joining Nutrano, Clinton was General Counsel and Company Secretary of Patties Foods Ltd, an ASX listed food manufacturer
Jeff Pentney - Group General Manager, People & Organisation
Jeff has over 35 years’ experience in human resource management across a range of blue chip companies in the FMCG, Telecommunications, Specialty Chemicals, Mining and Construction sectors. Through his senior HR roles, he has supported successful organizational and transformational change while developing sustainable and inclusive workplace cultures.
Lucy Coward - Executive General Manager, Supply Chain
Lucy brings a wealth of Supply Chain experience to Nutrano. Her career has spanned over 20 years in Procurement, Logistics and International Trade. Lucy has led and optimised complex international supply chains, both in Australia and internationally. While Lucy’s most recent executive role was General Manager, Australasia and South Africa at T&G Global Limited, prior to this Lucy held senior procurement and logistics positions with Lion, in both the Drinks and Milk Divisions.
Malcolm Frick - Executive General Manager, Farming Northern
Malcolm has responsibility to lead and oversee the Barbera Farms relationship and the further operational development of Abbotsleigh, Mareeba and Katherine assets. Prior to taking on this role, Malcolm was a non-executive member of the Nutrano Board for three years. He comes to this role with diverse agricultural experiences gained over 22 years in senior commercial Agronomy roles with John Deere, T-Systems Australia and Crop Tech.
Richard Byllaardt - Executive General Manager, Farming Southern
Richard has responsibility for the day-to-day management of Nutrano’s farming operations in the Southern Region with an emphasis on all of the production and post-harvest activities. Richard is a former owner of Seven Fields and has been with the company since 2006. Prior to this, Richard was employed by Australian Vintage Limited for 12 years and developed over 3,600 hectares of new vineyards. Richard also has extensive experience working in technically advanced irrigation management.