GRAIN industry stalwart, 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 AEGIC director Karlie Mucjanko will join current directors Matthew Macfarlane, Alick Osborne and Mr Storey on the Board.
Mr Storey said he was proud to take the helm from Mr Enright, who served as AEGIC’s chair for more than six years.
“Terry has had an enormous positive impact on AEGIC. During his term as chair, AEGIC has grown into a widely-respected organisation delivering real value for growers,” Mr Storey said.
“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.”
Mr Storey 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.
He is currently managing director of Storey Marketing Services and retains a grain growing interest in his family farm.
CBH Group experience
Ms Mucjanko brings with her a wealth of grains industry experience, including more than a decade as a senior executive at CBH Group.
During her time with the CBH Group, in her role as general manager external relations she 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.
Ms Mucjanko 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.