Executive Team

James Whiteside

Chief Executive Officer

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James Whiteside has been the CEO of Wingara since July 1, 2021. He has had a career in agriculture, including 23 years with Incitec Pivot Limited. He was the Chief Operating Officer of Incitec Pivot Fertilisers from 2012 to 2015 and Chief Executive Officer of Quantum Fertilisers, a Hong Kong based trading joint venture for over five years. He also held executive responsibility for global procurement and supply chain for the IPL Group.

From 2016, James was the CEO of AUSVEG Limited, Australia’s largest horticulture advocacy group, responsible for advancing the causes of growers nationally.

He is a current Director of Verdant Minerals and was Chairman of that company from 2016 to 2019. He is a past Director of the Fertiliser Industry Association of Australia and the International Fertilizer Association.

Kelley King

Chief People Officer

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Kelley King serves as the Chief People Officer, she joined Wingara Ag in November 2020.

Kelley’s career in Human Resource Management spans over twenty years’ most recently in senior HR roles in the Oil & Gas, FMCG and Steel Wholesale industries. Her extensive experience involving generalist operational and strategic HR guidance means that she understands the fundamentals of systems, processes, policies and procedures that need to be in place to meet both governance and compliance standards.

Kelley is currently studying her Bachelor in Psychology, is a DISC ADVANCED accredited consultant and a certified member of the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI).