Robert Burbury

Robert Burbury

MBA (Melb), MMkt (Melb), GAICD

Chief Executive Officer

After attending Marcus Oldham Farm Agricultural College, Robert Burbury spent the first fifteen years of his career as the principal of a large mixed farming enterprise in Tasmania’s northern midlands. Since moving to Victoria in 1991, he has been involved in consulting to large agribusinesses, managing property developments, and has spent ten years in senior executive corporate agribusiness roles at Austrade, Pivot Ltd., O2e and Warakirri Dairies.

In addition to being the CEO of The Healthy Grain P/L, he is also Managing Director of Ormley Pty Ltd and until recently was an Independent Non-Executive Director of Harris Dairies Ltd. (Macquarie Agricultural Funds Management) and Riordan Grain Services.

Alfred Leung


Finance Director

Alfred is a finance, analytics and business professional with over 12 years’ experience in banking and financial services sector. He has delivered business insights, initiated strategic plans, and managed performance in fast paced environments. Before joining The Healthy Grain, Alfred worked with ANZ Banking Group, GMAC, BMW Financial Services, and Commonwealth Bank of Australia.

Alfred is an Associate Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries and Administrators, and the Governance Institute of Australia. He is also a Member of the Australian Institute of Management.


Dr Paul Sims

Dr Paul Sims


Technical Business Manager

Paul has wide experience in the biomedical and food businesses having worked for pharmaceutical and biotech companies, and for CSIRO. He spent several years managing CSIRO’s technology commercialisation in Japan. Currently he is seconded from CSIRO to work for The Healthy Grain P/L

Lauren Ross-Gilder

BBus(Marketing), BBus (Management) –
Monash University

Marketing Manager

Lauren is a marketing professional with over five years’ experience. Working with iconic brands across a wide range of industries, Lauren takes a hands-on approach to all facets of marketing and isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty!

In joining The Healthy Grain, Lauren sees the rare opportunity to build a brand from the ground up, that can truly make a difference to the health of people across the globe. With experience across digital, events, PR, social and strategy, Lauren is excited to be able to facilitate the marketing of The Healthy Grain to drive growth domestically and internationally.

Michele McNamara

BEc (Monash), MBA (IMD Switzerland)

Sales Manager – Australia & New Zealand

Michele is an international business development specialist.  She started her career in finance at The Fuji Bank in Tokyo and Price Waterhouse in Melbourne.  After moving into the food and dairy industry she worked in Japan for Nakazawa Dairy and Nestle Snow and after completing her MBA at IMD in Switzerland, for Roche Vitamins and DSM Nutritional Products in Basel.  Michele’s vast experience and unique skill set is perfectly suited to developing the markets in Australia and New Zealand for the natural and nutritionally superior BARLEYmax®™ and Kebari® range of barley products produced by The Healthy Grain.