The Board of Directors of Kiland Limited is responsible for the Corporate Governance of the Group and is committed to meeting the highest standards of Corporate Governance, business integrity and professionalism with due regard to the interests of all stakeholders. The Board guides and monitors the business and affairs of Kiland Limited on behalf of the shareholders by whom they are elected and to whom they are accountable.
Kiland Limited has adopted the principles and recommendations established by the ASX Corporate Governance Council in its “Principles of Good Corporate Governance & Best Practice Recommendations”. The Board regularly reviews and updates its Corporate Governance to ensure that they reflect best practice.
Kiland Limited recognises the value contributed to the organisation by employing people with varying skills, cultural backgrounds, ethnicity and experience and believes that this diverse workforce is the key to its continued growth, improved productivity and performance.
We actively value and embrace the diversity of our employees and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace where everyone is treated equally and fairly, and where discrimination, harassment and inequity are not tolerated. While Kiland Limited is committed to fostering diversity at all levels, gender diversity has been and continues to be a priority for the Group.
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Paul McKenzie BSc(Agric), BCom, FAICD, AIAST
Board member since April 2005, appointed Chair July 2009, retiring from Chair in October 2021. Paul is the Managing Partner of Agrarian Management, a leading Western Australian agriculture consultancy with offices in Geraldton, Perth and Esperance. Paul has over 30 years’ experience in agribusiness, management, finance and primary production. He is a past President of the Australian Association of Agricultural Consultants (WA) Inc and a Ministerial Appointee to various agribusiness review and advisory panels. Paul is the Chair of the Cooperative Research Centre for Honey Bee Products Ltd, Chair of Hay Australia Pty Ltd, Director of SALIC Australia Pty Ltd, Director of Minbos Resources Ltd (ASX: MNB), and Director of Rural Financial Counselling Service (WA), which administrates a federal government funded program in WA under the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry. Paul was the founding Chairman of Gage Roads Brewing Co from concept to private company to ASX listing in December 2006, and resigned in May 2008.
Paul is KPMG’s WA Agribusiness Specialist for M&A, advisory, and reconstruction appointments.
James Davies BCompSc, MBA, GAICD
James has more than 35 years of experience in investment management across timberland, economic infrastructure, real estate, private equity and special situations. Most recently he was Head of Funds Management at New Forests Asset Management, overseeing
$2.5 billion worth of investments in broad acre real estate, forestry assets and environmental markets. His portfolio responsibilities included Kiland’s hardwood estate. Prior to that he held Director roles at Hastings Funds Management Limited and Royal Bank of Scotland’s Strategic Investments Group. He is Chairman of ASX-listed property investor Eildon Capital and a non-executive Director of ASX-listed New Energy Solar. He is also a member of the Advisory Board for AGR Partners, a US-based private equity firm focused on agribusiness.
James was appointed as a Non-Executive Director in July 2021, then Executive Chairman in October 2021.
Mitch Taylor BComm, MAppFin, GAICD
Mitch is a Portfolio Manager at Samuel Terry Asset Management Pty Ltd, which manages the Samuel Terry Absolute Return Active Fund, the largest shareholder of Kiland Limited.
Mitch has more than 10 years of commercial experience in funds management. He has experience in a variety of commercial transactions and corporate situations across a range of industries.
As a representative of Samuel Terry Asset Management, Mitch is a non-independent Director.
Mitch was appointed a Non-Executive Director in October 2021.
CFO and Company Secretary
Vicky is a Fellow of The Association of Certified Chartered Accountants and a member of Chartered Secretaries Australia.
Vicky has more than 25 years’ accounting and auditing experience, including senior accounting positions in a number of listed companies and was an audit manager for Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu. In addition, Vicky has gained professional experience while living and working in both Australia and the United Kingdom.
Vicky is current Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) for a number of ASX listed companies. Her previous experience has included being Company Secretary and CFO for a number of ASX listed companies, including: Safety Medical Products Ltd, Centrex Metals Ltd, Adelaide Energy Ltd, Enterprise Energy NL, and Island Sky Australia Ltd as well as a number of unlisted companies. In her role as Company Secretary, Vicky has also assisted a number of companies to list on the ASX.
Vicky has experience in all sizes of business from sole traders to large companies, in a wide variety of business sectors. She is based in Adelaide, South Australia.
Luke Tregurtha BEc(Agric) MFinaA
Luke joined Kiland in a business development capacity in June 2020. He has a background in agricultural finance, commodity markets and mergers and acquisitions. Luke holds a Bachelor of Agricultural Economics from the University of Sydney and a Masters of Financial Analysis from UNSW.
Luke is one of the founders of Aurora Equus, an Australian agribusiness which is commercialising the feral donkey population of the Northern Territory. He has a passion for forestry, agribusiness and alternative investments.
Within Kiland, Luke is responsible for financial modelling and analysis across sales opportunities, acquisitions and strategic planning.