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The Board of Leaf Resources comprises of one executive director and four non-executive directors. The collective group has extensive experience in technology commercialisation, intellectual property protection, capital raisings, government relations and financial management; taking a strategic and hands-on approach to managing Leaf Resources and the development and commercialisation of its core technology, the Glycell™ Process. The board is responsible for the overall performance of the business and determining the strategic direction of the company, which is focused on building and growing a robust global business around sustainable and renewable bio-based products and thereby delivering value to shareholders.

It is also responsible for operating the Company in continuous compliance with all laws and rules which apply to it including the ASX Listing Rules, international legal requirements and industry codes of conduct.

Alex Baker

Managing Director

Alex Baker

Managing Director

Mr Alex Baker is an experienced executive with over 20 years multi-sector experience in the life sciences, biopharma and industrial biotechnology areas delivering product innovation, leadership and business management. He is a Non-Executive Director of Leaf Resources and has C level experience in a range of companies including listed Australian stock exchange (ASX) groups and was part of the listing team for one of Australia's largest IPO's in the biotech/specialty pharma sector. Alex holds a Master of Technology Management, Graduate Diploma in Biotechnology and a Bachelor of Science and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Ray Mountfort

Managing Director

Ray Mountfort

Managing Director

For the last 20 years Ray has been primarily involved in the pine chemicals industry, working to establish his vision of sustainable natural hydrocarbon based chemical production.

Douglas J Rathbone

Chairman

Doug has extensive experience in agriculture with broad knowledge across the whole sector from production to processing. He is a chemical engineer by training and served as the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director at Nufarm Limited from 1999 to 2015, and previously as Managing Director of Nufarm Australia Limited from 1982.

Doug joined the Board of Leaf Resources in 2016 and is currently the Chairman of Rathbone Wine Group, a Director of Cotton Seed Distributors and AgBiTech, and also a member of Rabobank Advisory Board. He is a former Board member of the CSIRO. He has won a number of distinguished awards. These include a Centenary Medal in 2003, for outstanding service to science and technology, and the Rabobank Agribusiness Leader of the Year in 1999. He has also been listed several times in Engineers Australia top 100 most influential engineers and was awarded the Institute Engineers Australia 'Sheddon Pacific' medal for excellence in engineering.

Ken Richards

Executive Director

Ken Richards

Executive Director

Ken Richards has more than 30 years’ experience as a Chief Executive and Managing Director across both public and private companies in the agriculture, finance and technology sectors.

Throughout his executive career Ken has developed a strong track record for growing and transitioning start-up companies from concept phase through to commercialisation. Along the way he has completed corporate transactions including capital raisings, takeovers and asset sales well in excess of $200m.

Currently Ken is the Managing Director of Leaf Resources Limited (ASX: LER) which he and the Leaf team have grown from a $2M market capitalization to a $20M Company and one with imminent commercial opportunities across multiple continents.

Ken is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is currently a board member of Golf Australia and was previously Deputy Chairman of Surf Life Saving (WA). He holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees from the University of WA.

Grant Yeatman

Executive Director

Grant Yeatman

Executive Director

Grant is a co-founder of Essential Queensland having been involved since its incorporation in 2017, providing guidance on intellectual property development and the management and growth of the company.

Drew Speedy

Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary

Drew Speedy

Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary

Drew has held numerous finance roles within ASX listed companies over the past 19 years. Most recently he was CFO and Company Secretary of UIL Energy Ltd until its (Board Recommended) takeover by Strike Energy Ltd. Prior to that he was Financial Controller of Bow Energy Ltd until its sale to Arrow Energy and has held senior finance roles with other companies including Arrow Energy, Blue Energy and Queensland Gas Company.

Drew has extensive experience in company financial reporting, regulatory and governance areas, business acquisition and disposal due diligence and capital raisings.

Drew holds a Bachelor of Business from the Queensland University of Technology. He is a member of the Certified Practicing Accountants and the Governance Institute of Australia.