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Hutch Ranck

Mr James Hutchison (Hutch) Ranck, BS Econ, FAICD


Age 66 – Appointed Chairman in April 2014. Non-executive director of the Board since June 2008. He is also Chairman of the Occupational Health and Safety Committee and the Nomination and Prudential Committee, and a member of the Remuneration and Human Resources Committee, and the Audit, Risk and Complaince Committee. Hutch retired as Managing Director of DuPont (Australia) and  Group  Managing Director of DuPont  ASEAN in May 2010 .  In his 31 years with DuPont Hutch has led businesses in ANZ and Asia Pacific in Agriculture, Pharmaceuticals, and Industrial Chemicals.   In the last 10 years Hutch has served as a director in a variety of companies and organisations including, The Business Council of Australia, an Australian Government Statutory Authority -APVMA, The Chemical and Plastics Association –PACIA, and The Crop Chemical Association – Crop Life. From 2000 until 2010 Hutch was  a  member of the Prime Minister’s Science , Engineering and Innovation Council – PMSEIC. Currently Hutch is a director of Iluka Resources and the CSIRO. Mr Ranck is a resident of New South Wales.