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GTA Committees

The Committee structure within GTA allows Members to raise issues that impact on their commercial operations, leading to industry consensus on particular issues such as, trade rules and grain standards.

The Chairman of each Technical Committee is Board appointed according to his or her particular qualifications.  Any Member can nominate themselves or someone else for a position on a GTA Technical Committee and all members can submit issues to the Technical Committees.

All GTA Technical Committees must agree to and abide by:

Charter of the GTA Technical Committees  
GTA Technical Committees Expense Guidelines


GTA Technical Committee Nominations now open. Nominations close on COB Friday 05 October 2018. Email


GTA Technical Committee Recommendations and Submissions

GTA Technical Committees will from time to time call on Members to submit recommendations on specific industry issues.

GTA also welcomes, throughout the year, Member submissions regarding any other industry issues of relevance to GTA's role in supporting the efficient facilitation of trade across the Australian grain supply chain.

Submissions should be presented to GTA on the following form and forwarded to

GTA Technical Committee - Submission Form


Trade and Market Access Committee

The Trade and Market Access Committee shall make recommendations to the GTA Board on issues relating to:

  • Storage & Handling;
  • Contractual issues (domestic and export);
  • Conduct an advocacy role for the grain industry and statutory organisations on issues of importance to members;
  • GTA education and training issues, specifically those supporting the objectives of this Committee; and
  • Other relevant matters of concern to GTA members and within the area of expertise of the Biotechnology Committee.
Jason CraigChair   (GTA Director)
Lyndon AsserDeputy Chair   (GTA Director)
Luke MathewsGrainGrowers Ltd
Nick GoddardAust. Oilseeds Federation
Barry LargeGrain Producers Australia
Adrian ReginatoCargill Australia Ltd
Richard SimonaitisAEGIC
Andrew HannonViterra
Rosemary RichardsBowman Richards & Associates
Tony RussellGrain Industry Market Access Forum
Rob DickieCBH Group
Ravinesh PrakashADM Trading Australia
Jason ShanleyGrainCorp Operations Ltd


Commerce Committee

The Commerce Committee shall make recommendations to the GTA Board on issues relating to:

  • Review of and changes or additions to GTA contracts (includes compiling location differentials and other supporting documents);
  • Review of and  changes or additions to the GTA Trade Rules; and
  • Review and management of the GTA arbitration process.
Michael WoodChair  (GTA Director)          
Lyndon AsserDeputy Chair (GTA Director)
Geoff FarnsworthGTA Director
Darryl BorlaseADM Trading Australia      
Nathan CattleClear Grain Exchange
Simon GellertGlencore Agriculture Pty Ltd
Anthony ChapmanAustralian Grain Exports
Belinda TurnerCOFCO International
Wade DabinettGrain Producers Australia
Stephen HowellsRidley Agriproducts
Scott HaughtonPeter Cremer Australia Pty Ltd
Fiona McCredieGrainGrowers Ltd
Luke O'ConnorGrainCorp Operations Ltd
Joshua LawrenceAllied Pinnacle


Standards Committee

The Standards Committee shall make recommendations to the GTA Board on issues relating to:

  • Review and updates of commodity standards in cooperation with Pulse Australia, Australian Oilseeds Federation and other industry participants;
  • Review of issues relating to quality assurance for GTA Development of protocols for accreditation of laboratories involved in testing to support GTA contracts; and
  • Development of the Industry Codes of Practice.
Rob ImrayChairman  (GTA Director)  
Andrew GoyderDeputy Chair  (GTA Director)
Robert EassieGrain Producers Australia
Vince MoroneyCBH Group    
Julie O'DeaViterra
Adrian ReginatoCargill Aust. Ltd   
Luke MathewsGrainGrowers Ltd
Patrick WilsonGraincorp Operations Ltd
James SaundersCommodity Inspection Services
Melinda CurwoodEmerald Grain
Anthony ChapmanAustralia Grain Exports
Gerard McMullenGTA Technical Consultant
Paul PanozzoAllied Pinnacle


Transport, Storage & Ports Committee

The Transport, Storage & Ports Committee is responsible for making recommendations on:

  • Port Terminal and Container Matters; 
  • Transport, Storage and Quality Assurance;
  • Other relevant matters of concern to GTA Members and within the area of expertise of the Transport, Storage & Ports Committee.
Geoff FarnsworthChair (GTA Director)                   
Jason Craig Deputy Chair (GTA Director)
William ThompsonEmerald Grain
Fiona McCredieGrainGrowers Ltd
Craig DennisNetwork Grains
Justin BaylesCBH Group
Mark O'BrienGeorge Weston Foods Ltd
Zsolt SzilassyViterra Operations     
Dene LadmoreQuattro Ports
Andrew WeidemannGrain Producers Australia
David SymeLouis Dreyfus Commodities
Shaun WilliamsGrainCorp Operations Ltd
Tim RossTechnical Consultant
Alister BoydCargill Aust Ltd
Richard GlassonArrow Commodities


Plant Breeding Innovation

The Committee for Plant Breeding Innovation is responsible for making recommendations to the Board and industry on the potential effect to commerical activity as a result of the:

  • Planned intentional release of approved GM grain events; or the
  • Unplanned and unintentional release (escape) of unapproved grain events
  • Implications arising from plant breeding innovations
Rob ImrayChair (GTA Director)                   
Jason CraigDeputy Chair (GTA Director)
Bill FullerAustralian Seed Federation
Nick GoddardAustralian Oilseeds Federation
Tristan CoramAustralian Grain Technologies
Rosemary RichardsBowman Richards & Associates
Tony RussellGrain Industry Market Access Forum
Michael SouthanGrainGrowers Ltd
Tresslyn WalmsleyWheat Breeders Reference Group
Tanya PittardGrain Producers Australia (GPA)
David HudsonSGA Solutions

Information Technology Advisory Committee

The Information Technology Advisory Committee will make recommendations to the GTA Board in relation to:

  • Improving the faciliation of trade through collaboration whilst acknowledging the value of investment, innovation, and differentiation in the competitive process and the faciliation of trade.
  • Identifying risks, gaps, and opportunities for the grains industry from a data and information technology perspective.
  • Identification of opportunities to improve data exchange across the industry and Governments (local and global) to improve efficient faciliation of trade.
Ole HoueChair (GTA Director)
Rebecca ReardonDeputy Chair (GTA Director)
Ashley CooperGrain Growers Ltd
David HoughtonMarket Check
Dominic DillonCargill Australia
Josh WhitingEmerald Grain Pty Ltd
Julie O'DeaViterra
Mark SloanPlansafe Logistics
Scott McClureGrainCorp
Tristan CoramAustralian Grain Technologies
Nathan CattleClear Grain Exchange
Dennis StrydomCBH Grain