Fred GrimwadeNon Executive Chairman
Fred chairs CPT’s Finance and Audit Committee and is a member of the Remuneration Committee. He is an executive director of specialist corporate advisory and investment firm Fawkner Capital, and is a non-executive director of Select Harvests Limited and XRF Scientific Limited. He is also a director of the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal.
Fred was a commercial lawyer at Mallesons Stephen Jaques, and later worked with Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York and Sydney. He also served as Company Secretary and General Manager of Shareholder Relations at Western Mining Corporation. In 1996, he joined Colonial Mutual as Group Company Secretary and General Manager for Legal Affairs and subsequently became Head of Private Capital for Colonial First State Investments, one of Australia’s largest fund managers. He was Managing Director of the Colonial Agricultural Company from 1998 to 2006 and a non-executive director of AWB Limited from 2008 to 2010.
Fred is a senior fellow and life member of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia) and was its joint president from 2005 to 2006. He is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of Chartered Secretaries Australia.