Board of Directors

David Christie

Independent Non-Executive Chairperson

Mark Hardgrave Wingara AG


David Christie is a Co-Founder and COO of Wilson A.I. – a specialist Artificial Intelligence (AI) company developing and applying AI solutions for multiple industries. He is also a Co-founder of Amplifir Pty Ltd a Digital Marketing Agency.

David is also a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Remuneration & Nominations Committee, of Kleos Space S.A. (ASX:KSS), a satellite company based out of Luxembourg and is a Non-Executive Director at Litigation Lending Services. He is also a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee for Litigation Lending Services Limited.

Over the past 20 years David has served as a senior executive in London, Russia and New York at Renaissance Capital Bank, Deutsche Bank and Simmons & Simmons Lawyers; and in Australia at Minter Ellison Lawyers and recently iSelect Ltd. (ASX:ISU), where he held the roles of Chief Strategy Officer, General Counsel and Company Secretary with responsibility over Legal affairs, Compliance, Governance, Human Resources, IT, Investor Relations, Public Relations and Litigation/ Disputes.

Brendan York

Non-Executive Director

Jeral D'Souza Wingara AG

Brendan York joined the Wingara board in September 2021 as a Non-Independent Director, as a nominee of Naos Asset Management, Wingara’s major shareholder.

Mr York brings significant ASX-listed experience in financial and risk management, governance, mergers and acquisitions, and investor relations. He was Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary of Enero Group Limited, where he was responsible for the finance function of the global marketing services group with operations across 7 countries and 13 cities worldwide.

Mr York previously gained Big 4 accounting experience at KPMG and has recently transitioned into funds management as a Portfolio Manager at NAOS Asset Management. He is also a Non-Executive Director and Member of the Audit and Risk Committee of Big River Industries Limited.

Given Mr York’s background, he chairs Wingara’s Audit and Risk Committee.

Steven Chaur

Non-Executive Director

Jeral D'Souza Wingara AG

MBA (Monash), Grad. Dip. Marketing, GAICD, FIML

Steven Chaur brings over 30 years’ experience in consumer, agricultural and industrial products markets with a solid understanding of agriculture having led businesses engaged in the production of dairy, fresh produce, beef, stock feeds and consumer foods.

Mr Chaur has held Managing Director roles with Patties Foods Ltd (ASX:PFL), Nutrano Produce Group Ltd and was Pacific Region Managing Director for Saint-Gobain (EPA:SGO), the one of the world’s largest building products companies. He has held previous senior leadership roles with George Weston Foods, Findus Australia Pty Ltd, National Foods Limited, Simplot Australia and Unilever.

Mr Chaur is a past director of Meat & Livestock Australia, where he was also Chair of the MLA Donor Company, past Chair of the Remuneration Committee, director of the Integrity Systems Company and a member of the Audit & Risk Committee. Mr Chaur is also a past non-executive director for several not for profit youth charitable organisations and brings over 20 years’ experience working in international market development across Asia, China, USA and Europe.

Mr Chaur is currently Group Chief Executive Officer of Castlegate James Australasia, the leader in food chain sustainability. The company innovatively converts consumer food manufacturing by-products into value added livestock feeds, bio energy and other products.

Vanessa Chidrawi

Company Secretary

Vanessa Chidrawi Wingara AG

Vanessa Chidrawi is a highly experienced governance professional, with a portfolio of domestic and international clients across various sectors. She had 12 years’ private practice experience in commercial law and litigation, practicing for her own account in Johannesburg. Over the past 15 years, she has acted as General Counsel and Company Secretary for ASX200 and TSX-listed companies and has held senior executive positions in the mining industry across Australia and S-E Asia.

Ms Chidrawi holds Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Commerce qualifications and brings with her a wealth of experience in corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, board advisory and capital raising in the listed company space.  She currently acts as company secretary and governance advisor to 6 ASX-listed companies, including FINEOS Corporation plc and Wisr Limited.