About Us

Board of Directors

Neil Kearney

Non-Executive Chair

Bachelor of Economics Monash University
Advanced Management Program INSEAD
Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors

EXPERIENCE
Neil has significant leadership experience in major Australian and international food companies with senior roles at Goodman Fielder Limited and National Foods Limited. His most recent role was Chief Strategy Officer of ASX-listed company Goodman Fielder Limited from 2011 – 2014 and before that he was CEO and Managing Director of Warrnambool Cheese & Butter Factory Co. Holdings Limited from 2007 – 2009.

OTHER CURRENT POSITIONS
Neil currently holds the following board positions:

  • Chairman: Huon Aquaculture Group Limited
  • Chairman: Felton Grimwade & Bosisto’s Pty Ltd
  • Non-Executive Director: Simonds Group Limited
  • Non-Executive Director: Craig Mostyn Holdings Pty Ltd

Lance Giles

Founder, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

EXPERIENCE
With over 10 years’ experience in ready-made meals specifically, Lance has grown the category through vision, drive and determination. Lance has experience and extensive knowledge in manufacturing, marketing, sales, logistics and product development, having grown and led all aspects of Youfoodz’ business model since inception. Lance works closely with his strong senior leadership team to ensure the Youfoodz model challenges the status quo to become the future of food.

Stuart Nash

Non-Executive Director

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Cambridge University
Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors

EXPERIENCE
Stuart is a qualified accountant and has executive experience including CEO and CFO roles in a large, privately owned consumer foods business. Stuart has over 20 years’ experience in finance with global firms including Macquarie Capital and Barclay’s Capital, specialising in mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity capital markets and strategy.

OTHER CURRENT POSITIONS
Stuart currently holds the following board positions:

  • Chairman: Opteon Group Holdings
  • Previously Chairman: Affordable Housing Securities Limited
  • Previously Non-Executive Director: Salmat Limited

Julie Mcpherson

Non-Executive Director

Master of Laws; Diploma of Law Sydney University
Master of Applied Finance Macquarie University

EXPERIENCE
Julie has extensive legal and financial experience across a wide range of roles. Julie was previously Group General Counsel and Company Secretary for Amcor Limited where she had global responsibility for the group’s legal function and company secretary’s duties. Julie also has experience in corporate transactions including advising multi-national companies on corporate restructures, mergers and acquisitions, structured finance, corporate governance, material contracts, trade practices, food law and litigation.

Andrew Duff

Non-Executive Director

Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand CAANZ
Australia Institute of Company Directors MAICD

EXPERIENCE
Andrew has extensive experience in the finance industry across a range of roles. Andrew was previously CFO and Finance Director of Primary Health Care. Prior to joining Primary Health Care, Andrew was Chief Accountant of Medical Defence of Australia and an Insolvency Manager and Senior Audit Manager at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu.

OTHER CURRENT POSITIONS
Andrew currently holds the following board positions:

  • Chairman: 4Cyte Pathology
  • Non-Executive Director: Healthcare Wholesale Property Fund
  • Previously Chairman: Elixinol Global Limited