Terry Enright was appointed AEGIC Chair on April 1 2014.
Terry is a Western Australian grains and livestock producer. As a former Chairman of the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) he has overseen a reorganisation of Australia's wheat-breeding efforts, strengthening its national and commercial focus. He is Chairman of the Australian Livestock Export Corporation (Livecorp), immediate former director of Grain Producers Australia, Chair of the Western Australian Crawford Fund Committee and a member of the Board of Directors.
Terry has served in a number of Agriculture-related positions including as a commissioner of the Export Wheat Commission, a member of the standing committee on national research priorities and member of the panel to conduct an independent review of the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research.
Matthew Macfarlane (BCom GAICD CA) is a Co-founder and Investment Director at Yuuwa Capital, a Perth based $40m early stage venture capital fund launched in 2009. 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 AIMWA WestBusiness Pinnacle Awards.
He has mentored for: the Founder’s Institute (Perth Chapter), the RAC SeedSpark corporate accelerator and the Amcom Upstart accelerator. Matt currently is Chair of Perth’s leading co-working business, Spacecubed and also a director at iCetana, Agworld and PetRescue.
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.
Ron Storey brings extensive experience in the Australian and global grains industry to the AEGIC Board. Ron was General Manager Marketing for the Australian Wheat Board in a career spanning almost 20 years.
In 2000, he established agribusiness consultancy Storey Marketing and then a grains market intelligence business, Australian Crop Forecasters.
He is Chairman of Pulse Australia and a director of Mallee Sustainable Farming, and was a founding Director — and subsequent Chairman — at Australian Grain Technologies. Ron retains a grain growing interest in his family farm.