A RESPECTED former chief executive officer of a multi-billion dollar company could possibly be added to the ranks at SunRice.
The company has announced Dr Andrew Crane as the proposed additional external director A class grower shareholders will consider voting on to the SunRice board at the company’s annual general meeting in September.
Dr Crane has more than 30 years’ experience working in agriculture for a range of trading, processing and international marketing businesses as statutory authorities, listed entities and cooperatives.
He recently retired after eight years as CEO of CBH to pursue a non-executive director career. CBH is Australia’s second largest private company with a $3.9 billion turnover, running a 15 million tonne grain supply chain.
SunRice chairman Laurie Arthur said there had been support from growers and shareholders over the past 18 months on the proposed appointment of another skills-based director.
“Andy is very experienced, with a solid track record of delivering sustained growth and performance in large complex organisations through clear strategic thinking and execution, leadership of cultural change and a focus on safety and values,” he said.
“He is a fantastic fit for SunRice.”
Dr Crane will act as a consultant to SunRice ahead of the AGM. “I have long been a supporter of Australian agricultural businesses growing to a scale that allows them to compete and thrive at a regional and global level,” he said.