Appointment of AEGIC Chairman and new AEGIC Director

Tuesday 1 September, 2020

Ron Storey has been appointed Chairman of the Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre (AEGIC) Board.

Mr Storey, who has been an AEGIC Director since 2016, takes over from outgoing Chairman Terry Enright, who is taking on the role of Chairman of the newly-formed Grains Australia Ltd.

New Director Karlie Mucjanko will join current Directors Matthew Macfarlane, Alick Osborne and Mr Storey on the AEGIC Board.

Mr Storey said he was proud to take the helm from Terry Enright, who served as AEGIC’s Chair for more than six years.

“Terry has had an enormous positive impact on AEGIC,” Mr Storey said.

“During his term as Chair, AEGIC has grown into a widely-respected organisation delivering real value for growers.

“I look forward to carrying this legacy forward and helping AEGIC increase value in the Australian grains industry. While Covid-19 is presenting its short term challenges, the trends in global health and nutrition present unique opportunities for Australia. That is exciting for our industry and AEGIC’s work builds a preferred supplier status with Australian grain customers.”

Karlie Mucjanko brings with her a wealth of grains industry experience, including more than a decade as a senior executive at CBH Group.

Ms Mucjanko said she was thrilled to join the AEGIC Board.

“I am looking forward to working with my fellow Directors to build on AEGIC’s past successes in delivering value in the Australian grains industry,” she said.

Ron Storey biography

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.

Karlie Mucjanko biography

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.

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AEGIC is an initiative of the Western Australian State Government and Australia’s Grains Research and Development Corporation.