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John Klepec

Independent Non-Executive Director

John possesses considerable expertise in commercial management, business development and finance across a wide range of industry groups including agriculture, logistics and commodities.

He has considerable public company experience, including, most recently, as a non-executive director and alternate director of Ten Network Holdings Limited for three years.

Mr Klepec was also recently the Chief Development Officer for Hancock Prospecting from 2010 to 2016, and prior to that held senior management positions with major Australian publicly listed companies BHP Billiton Limited, Mayne Group Limited and with the BGC Group.

During his time at Hancock Prospecting he was responsible for developing Hancock’s substantial agricultural portfolio, including acquisition of 50% of Bannister Downs Dairy, three major Kimberley Beef Pastoral Stations (Fossil Downs, Liveringa and Nerrima) and two premier Wagyu herds. He also

led the sale of a 30% equity interest in Roy Hill to Japanese, Korean and Taiwanese interests for $3.5billion; the rationalisation of Hancock’s coal interests; and was integral to securing the $7 billion of project finance for Roy Hill.