Our leadership team

We are Terragen, a group of passionate individuals who share a deep understanding of the rural landscape, its people, and the challenges it represents. This gives us a unique perspective on farming and provides an opportunity to use our range of innovative products and practical solutions to action real change in an industry that needs it.

Board of Directors

Mike Barry

Non-Executive Chairman

Mike was appointed to Chairman of the Board in June 2023. Mike has a senior executive career spanning more than two decades, including a 13-year CEO role at MSF Sugar Limited and 10 years at Boral Limited. Mike is additionally the Non-Executive Chair of Entyr Limited (ASX:ETR).

Dr Michele Allan AO

Non-Executive Director

Dr Allan is a food industry and agribusiness specialist who has held senior executive and director positions in the food, agriculture and education sectors and has an academic background in biomedical science, management and law.

Dr Allan is the Chancellor of Charles Sturt University, Chair of Wine Australia, Chair of Smart Sat CRC, Chair Corregeo Limited and Chair of Defence CRC for Trusted Autonomous Systems. Her current board positions include CSIRO, MJ Chicken Pty Ltd, Food Agility CRC and Dairy Food Safety Victoria.

Dr Allan has a Bachelor of Applied Science from University Technology Sydney, a Master of Management (Technology) from the University of Melbourne, a Doctor of Business Administration from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and a Master of Commercial Law from Deakin University. She is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.  In January 2023, Dr Allan was made an Officer in the Order of Australia for distinguished service to the agricultural, food production and business sectors, and to tertiary education.

Michele commenced as a Non-Executive Director of Terragen in November 2023.

Executive Team

Richard Norton

CEO and Managing Director

Richard has extensive experience in the food processing and agribusiness sector with a specialised focus on commercialisation, having held executive positions in retail, innovation, logistics, marketing and agribusiness for over 30 years. Richard’s executive experience includes time as Chief Executive Officer of Food Agility CRC, an Australian Government Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) which helps enterprises fund innovation programs, research, develop IP and drive product commercialisation.

Richard’s experience also includes time as Managing Director of Meat and Livestock Australia, where he delivered global branding strategies for the red meat industry and ushered in sustainability targets. As Managing Director of Landmark Operations and as General Manager Retail at Elders, he held responsibility for annual turnover of $1b and $90m EBITS with ASX listed companies.

Richard is a highly experienced Non-Executive Director, currently on the board of Grain Growers Limited and PrimeSafe Victoria. He has also sat on the boards of Agrium Asia Pacific, Australian Wheat Board, RD1 New Zealand, Landmark Harcourts, Australian Wool Handlers, Australian Independent Rural Retailers, Titan AG, Integrated Traceability Solutions (Chair), and AuctionsPlus (Chair).

Richard commenced in the role of CEO and Managing Director of Terragen on 1 February 2024.

Joss West

Chief Operating Officer

Dr Joss West grew up on cattle stations in the Northern Territory and Queensland. Her passion for agriculture and animals led her to complete a double degree as a Bachelor of Veterinary Biology / Bachelor of Veterinary Science at Charles Sturt University. After graduating in 2011, Joss progressed in clinics with a focus on mixed and production animal practice, eventually becoming a clinic lead for National Vet Care in 2018. She concurrently completed an MBA through Griffith University. Joss joined Terragen in 2022 as Head of Veterinary Science and has recently been appointed Chief Operating Officer. Joss is in the business of sustainable agricultural solutions and achieving profitable results for producers through preventative health and management strategies.

Robyn Smith

Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary

Robyn joined Terragen in April 2021 as a Senior Financial Controller and was appointed to Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary in July 2023. Robyn offers 15 years of expertise overseeing and directing accounting functions for private and public companies, including PwC, where she developed skills specific to the manufacturing and mining sectors.

Robyn is a Chartered Accountant (CAANZ) and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in Accounting, Financial Management, Auditing and Tax.

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