James Jackson (Executive Chairman)
James Jackson has background and experience in both capital markets and agribusiness. He worked for JB Were in Australia and SG Warburg & Co. in both London and New York over a ten year period in Equity Capital Markets and Institutional Sales transacting with significant American and European institutional investors. He is now a company director and professional investor, and was a director of the ASX listed MSF Sugar Limited (known formerly as The Maryborough Sugar Factory Ltd) from 2004 and Chairman from 2008 until the agreed takeover in 2012. This was during a period of significant growth and shareholder value creation for the company. The skills and expertise relevant to the position of director include a deep knowledge of agribusiness, financial risk management, strategic analysis and development and implementation of strategy and corporate governance. He has strong interest in agriculture and a large network in rural Australia and the capital markets. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Queensland, completed the Program for Management Development at Harvard Business School and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a resident of Australia. During the last three years, James has served as a Director and Chairman of MSF Sugar Limited from 2004 to 2012 and Deputy Chairman of Elders Limited (ASX:ELD) from April 2014 to December 2017.