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.