WEST PERTH, AUSTRALIA — GrainCorp announced on Dec. 19 that Amanda Luhrmann has been appointed to the role of Group General Counsel, effective Feb. 1, 2017.

Luhrmann will be a member of the executive leadership team reporting to Mark Palmquis, managing director and chief executive officer. Her responsibilities will include managing the group’s governance, risk, insurance and legal functions. Luhrmann also will be appointed as joint company secretary.

“Amanda brings great experience to our business, having worked for more than 20 years across the FMCG, industrial products, media and transport sectors in private practice and in-house roles,” Palmquist said. “Amanda is very commercial in her approach to in-house counsel and a strong leader who will be a valuable contributor to the leadership team and the GrainCorp Group.”

Luhrmann has held corporate counsel, compliance and executive management positions across a diverse range of industries and businesses with international operations. Most recently she gained exposure to the food sector as general counsel at Vittoria Food & Beverage, where she was responsible for group legal services across Australia, New Zealand and the U.S. She previously was general counsel and compliance manager of Crane Group, part of Fletcher Building Ltd.

Prior to her corporate roles, Luhrmann worked at Clayton Utz specializing in corporate advisory and mergers and acquisitions for publicly listed, private equity and government clients in manufacturing, energy, media, telecommunications, rail and aviation.

Luhrmann has a bachelor of laws (Hons) and a bachelor of science degrees from the University of Sydney, as well as a graduate diploma in applied corporate governance. She is a fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia, a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales.