SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA —GrainCorp announced on Sept. 29 that Rebecca Dee-Bradbury has been appointed to the GrainCorp board as a non-executive director. The appointment is effective from Sept. 29.
Dee-Bradbury was formerly the chief executive officer (CEO) and president of developed markets with Mondel?z International (previously known as Kraft Foods/Cadbury) from 2010-14, where she lead the business through major transformational change.
Prior to joining Mondel?z, Dee-Bradbury was the CEO of the Barbecues Galore group, and has held a number of other senior executive positions in organizations including Maxxium, Burger King Corp. and Lion Nathan/Pepsi Cola Bottlers.
In addition to her position on the GrainCorp board, Dee-Bradbury is a non-executive director of TOWER Limited and BlueScope Steel Limited.
GrainCorp Executive Chairman Don Taylor said that Dee-Bradbury brings to GrainCorp significant experience in consumer and retail marketing, product innovation, and technology development.
“The skills Rebecca has built through her career in the FMCG sector will be invaluable to our organization as we continue to deliver growth through our downstream processing businesses.
Rebecca will be a strong contributor and complements the existing skills set of the Board. We welcome Rebecca to GrainCorp,” Taylor said.
Dee-Bradbury has participated in a number of industry policy leadership forums, including the Prime Minister’s Manufacturing Leaders Group (Food and Agriculture Representative), and Premier Napthine’s Food and Agriculture to Asia Strategic Advisory Committee.
“Earlier in the year we outlined a plan to refresh the board and bring new skills and perspectives to our business. The appointment of Rebecca is the first step in this process,” Taylor said.
With Dee-Bradbury’s appointment, the GrainCorp board comprises seven independent non-executive directors and the executive chairman.