Ian Wilton

Mr Ian Wilton


Appointed Chair on 11 September 2019 and Non-Executive Director since April 2014. He is also Chair (appointed 11 September 2019) of the Work Health and Safety Committee and the Nomination and Prudential Commitee and a member of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee (former Chair) and the Remuneration and Human Resources Committee.

Mr Wilton is an accountant with extensive experience across the agricultural sector as both a Non-Executive Director and Senior Executive. He has held Chief Financial Officer positions with the sugar division of CSR Limited, Ridley Corporation Limited and GrainCorp Limited and was President and Chief Executive Officer of GrainCorp Malt. Mr Wilton is a Non-Executive Director and Chair of both the Sheep CRC Limited and Australian Innovation Company Ltd and a Non-Executive Director of Tivoli Investments Pty Ltd. He is also Chair of the advisory board of MacKay's Banana Marketing. Mr Wilton is a resident of New South Wales.

Mark Allison

Mr Mark Charles Allison


Appointed Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director in May 2014. He has extensive experience spanning 35 years in the agribusiness sector. He is a former Managing Director of Wesfarmers Landmark Limited and Wesfarmers CSBP Limited and Executive Director of GrainGrowers Limited. Prior to his appointment at Wesfarmers in 2001, Mr Allison held senior positions with Orica Limited as General Manager of Crop Care Australasia and with Incitec Limited as General Manager – Fertilisers. Between 1982 and 1996 Mr Allison performed a series of senior sales, marketing and technical roles in the Crop Protection, Animal Health and Fertiliser industries. Mr Allison was the Managing Director of Makhteshim Agan Australasia Pty Ltd from 2005 to 2007 and Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Jeminex Limited from 2007 to 2008. Mr Allison is a resident of South Australia.

Diana Eilert

Mr Michael Carroll


Non-Executive Director since September 2018 and former Chair (having stepped down from the latter role on 11 September 2019). He is also a member of the Nomination and Prudential Committee, the Work Health and Safety Committee, the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee and the Remuneration and Human Resources Committee, having stepped down as the Chair of the first two Committees on 11 September 2019. 

Mr Carroll has strong Non-Executive Director experience in the Australian listed company environment including current positions at Select Harvests Limited and Rural Funds Management Ltd (the responsible entity for Rural Funds Group) and former positions with Tassal Group Limited and Warrnambool Cheese & Butter Factory Company Holdings Limited. Other former board roles include Queensland Sugar Limited, Rural Finance Corporation of Victoria, the Australian Farm Institute, the Geoffrey Gardiner Dairy Foundation, Sunny Queen Australia Pty Limited and Meat and Livestock Australia Limited.

Mr Carroll also holds current directorships with non-listed companies including Paraway Pastoral Company Limited and Viridis Ag Pty Limited. He is also chair of the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation.

During his executive career, Mr Carroll held senior positions at the National Australia Bank (NAB) where he was responsible for establishing and leading NAB’s Agribusiness division. Roles prior to this include several years as a senior advisor in NAB’s Investments and Advisory unit. Before joining NAB, he worked for companies involved in animal health and crop care including Monsanto Agricultural Products.

Michael comes from a family who has been involved in agriculture for over 145 years and operates a cattle property in western Victoria.

Robyn Clubb

Ms Robyn Clubb


Non-Executive Director since September 2015. She is also Chair of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee (appointed on 11 September 2019) and a member of the Remuneration and Human Resources Committee (former Chair), the Work Health and Safety Committee and the Nomination and Prudential Committee.

Ms Clubb is a Chartered Accountant and Fellow of the Finance & Securities Institute of Australia, with senior executive experience of over twenty years in the financial services industry, working for organisations including AMP Limited and Citibank Limited.

She is currently a Director of Craig Mostyn Holdings Pty Limited, Essential Energy, Chair of V&V Walsh Limited, Chair of the Australian Wool Exchange Limited, Chair of ProTen Limited and Member of the Rice Marketing Board for the State of NSW. Ms Clubb is a former Non-Executive Director of Rural Bank Ltd, Beef CRC Limited, UrbanGrowth (a NSW state-owned corporation responsible for urban land development) and Murray Irrigation Limited. Ms Clubb is a resident of New South Wales.

Diana Eilert

Ms Diana Eilert

BSc (Syd), MCom (UNSW), GAICD, member of Chief Executive Women

Non-Executive Director since November 2017. She was appointed Chair of the Remuneration and Human Resouces Committee on 11 September 2019. She is also a member of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee, the Work Health and Safety Committee and the Nomination and Prudential Committee.

With an executive career of more than 25 years, Ms Eilert brings four main skills to the Elders board – CEO level operational leadership, strategy, technology and digital disruption and customer experience/marketing.

Ms Eilert’s career includes roles as Group Executive for Suncorp’s entire insurance business and subsequently Group Executive for Technology, People and Marketing. In her 10 years with Citibank, Diana’s roles included Head of Credit Risk Policy, running the Mortgage business, and Lending Operations for Australia and New Zealand. She was also a Partner with IBM. In her final executive role as Head of Strategy and Corporate Development for News Limited, Ms Eilert developed a deep understanding of digital trends, disruption and alternate strategies for a large traditional business.

Ms Eilert is currently a Non-Executive Director of ASX listed companies Domain Holdings Australia Limited and Super Retail Group Limited, and has previously been a director of Navitas Limited, (REA Group), Veda (data and analytics) and digital start-ups “onthehouse” and “OurDeal”. Ms Eilert is a resident of New South Wales, sharing her time between Sydney and the family cattle farm on the NSW South Coast.

Company Secretaries

Peter Gordon Hastings

Mr Peter Gordon Hastings

BA, LLB, GDLP, FGIA, Grad Dip Applied Corporate Governance, GAICD

Mr Hastings was appointed Company Secretary in February 2010. He held the position of Group Solicitor with the Elders Group between 1995 and 1999 and again between 2003 and 2010, and has also held the position of General Counsel since February 2010.

Sanjeeta Singh

Ms Sanjeeta Singh

BEd (Primary), FGIA, Grad Dip Applied Corporate Governance

Ms Singh was appointed Joint Company Secretary in March 2016, after having been Assistant Company Secretary for the previous 6 years. Ms Singh has extensive experience in all governance activities having served with Elders for over 10 years.

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