Board

 

WANG WENFENG

Chairman and Executive General Manager China

I have spent my career working in the banking and investment industry in China, assisting many established and new businesses to grow in the dynamic Chinese market.  Since founding HeSheng Holdings, I have been able to focus my efforts on building a portfolio of investments in commercial real estate, manufacturing and chemicals, mainly in China.  I have also built a team around me with a shared vision and purpose for the future.

I recognised the importance of food and agriculture in China a few years ago and set about a strategy to establish a business to service the rapid growth in demand for high-quality food in China.  Bringing this vision together with the team in Australia means we can collectively build and operate an integrated agriculture and foods business.

 

YIXIANG YUAN

Executive Director and General Manager, China Operations Development, EMBA

I have worked as an investment finance professional throughout my career, across a variety of industries, including electronics, IT, chemicals and now agriculture. With a focus inside China, I have seen the incredible growth in my country over the last 30 years and the opportunities this has created.

I see the opportunity for innovation in the food and agricultural sector in China. We have a population that demands better quality, more variety, and greater food safety in what it consumes. This needs businesses like Harmony that can respond and go beyond the traditional import/export relationships to build businesses that are customer focused, analytical and reliable.

 

STEVE MEERWALD

Chief Executive Officer

I have been a part of the meat and livestock industry my whole career, mostly based in Western Australia but working with operators around the world. I have enjoyed the many opportunities to be with the people whose livelihood it is to put food on our plates, and to share the passion they have for Australian agriculture and particularly livestock.

Food is at the heart of our daily lives and, in founding Harmony, I wanted to be part of a business that was willing and able to be innovative in growing and supplying high-quality food products from Australia and New Zealand, where we have some of the most pristine conditions for food production.

 

RICHARD PEARCE

General Manager, Strategy and Market Development

MBA, BSc(Hons), GradDip Finance, GradDip Geostatistics

I have been fortunate enough to work in the agricultural and mining sectors in many parts of the world in diverse roles, including as Managing Director of two ASX-listed companies and as a board member of public and private companies.

Helping to found Harmony has brought many ideas together about the opportunities within the agricultural sector.  We have a clear vision for what can be achieved and how to build a long-term sustainable and valuable business.  It is great to have the chance to work with such a diverse set of skills in Australia and China with a common theme – their professionalism and dedication.

 

DANIELLE BRANDENBURG

Financial Controller, Australasia and Company Secretary

BComm, BA, GradDip Applied Governance, GradDip Applied Finance, GradDip Chartered Accounting

I’ve been a chief financial officer for an ASX-listed company in the pearl and perfume sector, and with a large private equity group. I started my career with BDO as a chartered accountant.

Having spent the past few years working in the agriculture industry I have been fortunate to meet some incredibly inspiring individuals who are truly passionate about what they do. This industry is not always kind but it is rewarding in many other ways.