Board of Directors

Birol Akdogan

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director

Birol is a highly accomplished results driven senior executive with more than 25 years’ experience in ASX listed companies. He has a demonstrated ability in streamlining business operations to drive growth, increase efficiency and bottom-line profit. 

Previously, Birol was global Vice President of Finance at Ansell Ltd and was involved in over $1billion of M&A initiatives from 2008 to 2020. He was also previously the CFO in the turnaround of ASX listed CPI Group Ltd between 2001 and 2008. Operating in the low margin paper and printing industry, Birol was instrumental in a variety of M&A and restructuring initiatives to restore profitability to the group. 

Birol is a Chartered Accountant and holds MBA and Bachelor of Commerce degrees from the University of Melbourne. 

Andrew Monk

Non-Executive Director & Chairman of the Board

Andrew was elected in January 2018 to the Board of MRG and is Chairman of the Board.

Andrew has owned and managed organic horticultural, food processing and waste management businesses, with extensive experience over three decades in organic regulations and markets domestically and internationally. 

His other public roles include Chairman of pharmaceutical sector company Xerion Ltd, while being past Chairman of industry services group Australian Organic Ltd.

Andrew is a committed advocate for high value added production from Australia to the world as the core means by which Australian agri-food producers will achieve longer term sustainable outcomes and higher returns for investors.

Qualifications: BSc and PhD (Ag R&D policy); GAICD and Adjunct Ass. Prof. UNE Armidale Centre for AgLaw.

Paul McDonald

Non-Executive Director

Paul has extensive global experience in agri-business and FMCG, having worked with many ASX listed and private agribusiness companies in Australia. As a former senior auditor, Paul brings significant expertise and strong focus on financial reporting, audit, risk management and corporate governance. 

Paul previously led KPMG Australia’s national agribusiness sector, where he was a Partner for 24 years, including five years as Partner-in-Charge of the Melbourne audit practice. Paul also served as Chairman of KPMG’s Audit Committee Institute and as member of the National Executive of the Group of 100.

Paul is also Chair of MRG’s Finance, Audit and Risk Committee. Paul has a strong interest in growing Australia’s agribusiness sector through new export markets, exploiting new technologies to improve yield and farming methods and good governance practices.

Paul holds a B.Com and a MBA from Melbourne Business School, is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountant in Australia and New Zealand.

Graeme Fallet

Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary

Graeme has extensive experience with over 20 years in listed ASX companies having served as CFO and Company Secretary for a diverse range of companies. He has demonstrated ability in company transformation and executive leadership across a broad range of disciplines.   

Graeme was most recently CFO of Silver Chef Limited (SIV) and led the private equity takeover of the company. Previously he was CFO and Company Secretary of Lovisa Limited (LOV) and CFO Australian Pharmaceutical Industries (API).

Graeme is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Business from RMIT.