Directors

Andrew Young - Chairman

Appointed in 2017 and Chairman in 2019, Andrew brings expertise in soft commodity trading and processing, commodity risk management, strategic joint ventures and business acquisitions. 

Andrew is currently the Executive Chairman and Managing Director of Plum Grove Pty Ltd, a privately owned, WA-based grain accumulation and export business.

 

Marco D’Orsogna

Marco is a Director of their family-owned smallgoods business, D’Orsogna Ltd, as well as a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Vice President of the Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and a councillor of the Western Australian Art Gallery Foundation. 

Marco was first appointed to the Board in 2001 and was instrumental in establishing Westpork’s first piggery during the 1980’s to guarantee the supply of pork for D’Orsogna’s smallgoods operation.

Julie Cox

Julie joined the board in 2019 and has a background in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and strategy.  Julie worked for over thirty years with PricewaterhouseCoopers across a wide range of industries.  She was General Manager - Business Development for the Craig Mostyn Group between 2012 and 2018 with responsibility to execute the company's strategy to double in size by acquisition.  From mid 2018, Julie has pursued a career as a non-executive director and sits on three other boards apart from Westpork.

Brad Thomason

Brad joined the Board in January 2020 and brings a wealth of experience in marketing and strategic planning in the meat and food manufacturing industries.  Brad was the Managing Director of D'Orsogna Ltd for almost 20 years and is now a non-executive director on their board.  He has held management positions with Dandy Jacobs and was CEO of George Weston Foods Meat and Dairy division for 14 years.  Brad also sits on the board of BE Campbell Group and was Deputy Chairman of the Australian Meat Industry Council for 10 years, having resigned from that position in July 2019.

Andrew Kennedy

Andrew joined the board in June 2020 and is the Group Executive for Legal, Sustainability and External Relations at Newmont Australia.  Having studied at agricultural college in the UK and having worked in the agricultural industry for several years, Andrew transitioned into the legal profession in London before moving to Melbourne to work in the field of workplace relations and workplace safety for a multinational law firm Herbert Smith Freehills.

In 2006, Andrew moved from Melbourne to Perth with the same multinational law firm before commencing as Manager for Legal Services with Newmont Mining Corporation. In 2013 Andrew left Newmont to take up partnership multinational law firm K&L Gates.

In March 2017, Andrew returned to Newmont when he was appointed Group Executive Legal Services for the Australia Region of Newmont, and effective late 2019 has furthered his leadership to include the Sustainability and External Relations portfolio for the region