Ron Storey brings extensive experience in the Australian and global grains industry to the AEGIC Board.
Ron has over 20 years of global grain marketing experience, plus a further 20 years in consulting, market research, and commercialisation activities in grains and agribusiness. He is a Director and Chairman of Pulse Australia, and was a former Director and Chairman of AGT Breeding and Australian Crop Forecasters. Ron is currently Managing Director of Storey Marketing Services and retains a grain growing interest in his family farm.
Matthew Macfarlane (BCom GAICD CA) is the CEO of iCetana and a co-founder of Yuuwa Capital, a Perth based $40m early stage venture capital fund.
Matt has been both an investor and an entrepreneur in early stage tech startups, actively participating in the startup eco-system in Perth for over 15 years. Matt works hands-on with startup companies to assist in building teams, accelerating growth, achieving milestones and securing additional financing.
He has judged for: the WA Innovator of the Year Awards, multiple Startup Weekends, the inaugural Unearthed Hackathon, Curtin’s Commercial Innovation Awards, OzApps and the AIM Pinnacle Awards.
He is Chair of Perth’s leading co-working business, Spacecubed and also a director at PetRescue which operates Australia’s most popular charity website.
Matt is an angel investor in a number of Perth based software technology startup companies.
Alick Osborne has amassed significant experience in the Australian grains industry.
Alick spent more than 12 years in senior management roles at Louis Dreyfus Commodities, including two years as Managing Director.
He is also a past president of the Australian Grain Exporters Association, and has experience in other commodities including three years as CEO of Tully Sugar Limited.
Alick is currently the CEO of Seasol International Pty Ltd.
Karlie Mucjanko has almost 20 years of experience communicating with and on behalf of farmers across Australia, and for more than a decade of this time, built her commercial management skills as a Senior Executive for Australia’s largest agribusiness, the CBH Group.
During her time with the CBH Group, Karlie in her role as General Manager External Relations, played an integral role in reducing the cost of regulation for CBH at the same time as building stronger engagement and connection with grain growers to secure supply and build competitive advantage for CBH.
Karlie has also been building her Non-Executive Director career and is currently the Deputy Chair of the Western Australian Regional Development Trust and a Director of Fremantle Port, Intergrain Pty Ltd and the Guildford Grammar School Foundation.