SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA — GrainCorp has named Ian Morrison as chief financial officer (CFO).

In mid-July, Morrison took on the role of interim CFO of GrainCorp when the previous CFO, Alistair Bell, left the company. GrainCorp conducted an executive search and decided to make an internal appointment following this process.

“Ian is a proven and respected business leader within GrainCorp,” said Robert Spurway, chief executive officer of GrainCorp. “He has strong financial and commercial expertise as well as a deep understanding of GrainCorp’s trading, marketing and operations units. We are pleased to be appointing such a high caliber internal candidate who will bring relevant experience and ensure continuity and focus across our financial and commercial teams.”

Morrison joined GrainCorp in 2011 and has held senior finance roles across all areas of the company, including CFO of the Grains division. His experience at the company includes commercial finance, IT, mergers and acquisitions, capital management, and shared services. Prior to joining GrainCorp, Morrison spent more than seven years working with KPMG in both the UK and Australia.