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Rabobank Australia Limited Directors

James Fazzino (Chair) – Independent

Mr Fazzino joined the Board on 11 May 2020. He graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) and is a fellow of CPA Australia.

Mr Fazzino held senior executive roles with Incitec Pivot Limited in the period 2003 to 2017 including as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer from 2009 to 2017. He was previously the Chair of Tassal Limited and is currently a director of Australia’s leading energy infrastructure group, APA Group, and is the Chair of Manufacturing Australia.

Mr Fazzino is a member of the Board Audit Committee, Board Risk and Compliance Committee and Board People and Remuneration Committee.

Geerten Battjes

Mr Geerten Battjes joined the Board on 28 May 2015. He has a degree in Econometrics (Hons) from the State University of Groningen in the Netherlands.

Mr Battjes joined Rabobank in 2009 and was responsible for the risk management function within Rabobank's international operations. Currently he is Rabobank’s Head of Enterprise Risk and Chief Credit Officer. Mr Battjes is the Senior Officer Outside Australia for Rabobank Australia Branch and a director of Rabobank New Zealand Limited.

Mr Battjes is a member of the Board Audit Committee, Board Risk and Compliance Committee and Board People and Remuneration Committee.

Christine Feldmanis - Independent

Ms Feldmanis joined the Board on 1 September 2020. She has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Wollongong and a Masters of Applied Finance from Macquarie University.

Ms Feldmanis is a non-executive director on a number of boards including Bell Asset Management Limited, Bell Financial Group Limited, Omni Bridgeway Limited and Utilities Trust of Australia. She has previously held executive positions with Deloitte, Elders Finance, Bankers Trust, NSW Treasury Corporation and Treasury Group Investment Services.

Ms Feldmanis is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Trustee Fellow of the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia, a Senior Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and a Certified Practising Accountant.

Ms Feldmanis is a member of and the Chair of the Board Audit Committee and a member of the Board Risk and Compliance Committee and Board People and Remuneration Committee.

Christine Feldmanis - Independent

Ms Feldmanis joined the Board on 1 September 2020. She has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Wollongong and a Masters of Applied Finance from Macquarie University.

Ms Feldmanis is a non-executive director on a number of boards including Bell Asset Management Limited, Bell Financial Group Limited, Omni Bridgeway Limited and Utilities Trust of Australia. She has previously held executive positions with Deloitte, Elders Finance, Bankers Trust, NSW Treasury Corporation and Treasury Group Investment Services.

Ms Feldmanis is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Trustee Fellow of the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia, a Senior Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and a Certified Practising Accountant.

Ms Feldmanis is a member of and the Chair of the Board Audit Committee and a member of the Board Risk and Compliance Committee and Board People and Remuneration Committee.

Clive Stiff - Independent

Mr Stiff joined the Board on 20 March 2024. He has a Master of Science, Management from the Ecole des HEC, University of Lausanne, Switzerland, and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Mr Stiff is currently a Non-executive Director of Cleanaway Waste Management (ASX:CWY) and of GrainCorp (ASX:GNC), and a member of the Quantium Advisory Board. He was previously a Non-Executive Director of Australian Pharmaceutical Industries (formerly ASX:API), Chair of the Australian Food & Grocery Council and a member of the Genpact Australian Advisory Council. Mr Stiff has over 35 years’ experience in fast moving consumer goods. He was formerly CEO of Unilever Australia & New Zealand, CEO of Procter & Gamble France and previously held other senior executive roles with the company internationally, as well as locally with Goodman Fielder.

Mr Stiff is a member of Board Audit Committee, Board Risk and Compliance Committee and Board People and Remuneration Committee.

Mark Wiessing

Coinciding with his appointment as Chief Executive Officer of Rabobank Australia Limited, Mr Wiessing joined the Board on 1 May 2023. He holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Georgia and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Nyenrode Business University.

Mr Wiessing is a member of Rabobank’s global Management Team for Wholesale and Rural and is responsible for the Rabobank Australia and New Zealand Region in his capacity of Regional Manager, Australia and New Zealand.

Mr Wiessing has more than 30 years’ experience in the financial sector, including postings in South America, Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe. He joined Rabobank in 2006 and for the past eight years was the Regional Manager South America and Chief Executive Officer Brazil. Prior to Rabobank Mr Wiessing held roles with other leading financial institutions including Standard Bank of South Africa, Citibank and ING.

Jillian Segal AO - Independent

Ms Segal joined the Board on 12 March 2018. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and Law (University Medalist for law) degree from the University of NSW and has a Master of Law from Harvard University. In 2019, Ms Segal was appointed as an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AO). She is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Ms Segal holds a number of non-executive positions including Chair of the General Sir John Monash Foundation, the Australia Israel Chamber of Commerce and the Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority (IPEA). Ms Segal is also a member of the International supervisory Board of the Weizmann Institute of Science and a director of the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and the Grattan Institute. Previously, Ms Segal was a director of National Australia Bank and the Australian Securities Exchange. She was also Deputy Chancellor of the University of New South Wales, Sydney, a Deputy Chair of ASIC and President of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ).

Ms Segal is a member of and the Chair of the Board Risk and Compliance Committee and a member of the Board Audit Committee and Board People and Remuneration Committee. 

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Lara Yocarini

Ms Lara Yocarini joined the Board on 1 December 2020. She graduated from the University of Cambridge with a Master of Philosophy in Development Studies.

Ms Yocarini is an experienced executive who has worked across Europe, the United States and Africa, in finance, management consulting and not-for-profit organisations. She joined Rabobank’s Wholesale and Rural business in early 2020 and has been instrumental in driving delivery of its global strategic transformation agenda. Since October 2021, she has headed up Rabobank’s rural business internationally and looks after a portfolio of activities supporting Rabobank’s strategy and positioning as a leading Food & Agri bank. Ms Yocarini is a Member of the Shareholders Council of Rabo Partnerships and also a director of Rabobank New Zealand Limited.

Previously, Ms Yocarini was a Managing Director with Natixis CIB and an Associate Partner with McKinsey & Company in Paris. Earlier in her career she worked for the United Nations Development Program in New York.

Ms Yocarini is a member of the Board Audit Committee, Board Risk and Compliance Committee and Board People and Remuneration Committee. Ms Yocarini is also a director of Rabobank New Zealand Limited.

Company Secretaries

Lara Gray

Ms Gray was appointed Company Secretary in August 2022 and is the Regional General Counsel for Rabobank Region Australia, New Zealand. She has a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and Master of Laws (majoring in Commercial and Environmental Law) from the University of Sydney. Ms Gray is an experienced commercial lawyer with over 20 years’ experience and is an affiliated member of the Governance Institute of Australia and member of the Australian Corporate Lawyers Association.

Jeffrey Davis

Mr Davis was appointed Company Secretary in September 2006 and is the Deputy General Counsel for Rabobank Region Australia, New Zealand. He has degrees in Law and Economics from Macquarie University and is a member of the Australian Corporate Lawyers Association.

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