Chief Executive Officer, AEGIC
Richard Simonaitis has broad experience in export-focused commodities industries, having worked in logistics and product quality roles in the iron ore industry and in senior management roles in the grain industry across logistics, operations and marketing and trading.
Richard has a track record of leading teams and effecting change by fostering an effective and high performing culture.
With the CBH Group, Richard led the national Accumulations Team for five years.
He has a strong understanding of grain growers, the grains industry across Australia and of the markets Australian grain is sold into. Richard also has international experience developing a number of grain infrastructure projects in Indonesia.
Richard is a former Chairperson of the Country High Schools Hostels Authority, an inaugural board member of the Australian Grains Institute capacity building project, a fellow of the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation, a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has a Graduate Certificate in Business with the University of Western Australia. He is on the Grain Trade Australia Trade and Market Access Committee, the Wheat Quality Australia Wheat Classification Council and is part of the Grains Industry Market Access Forum.