Corporate Governance

The Board of Directors of Kiland Limited is responsible for the Corporate Governance of the Group and is committed to meeting the highest standards of Corporate Governance, business integrity and professionalism with due regard to the interests of all stakeholders.  The Board guides and monitors the business and affairs of Kiland Limited on behalf of the shareholders by whom they are elected and to whom they are accountable.

Kiland Limited has adopted the principles and recommendations established by the ASX Corporate Governance Council in its “Principles of Good Corporate Governance & Best Practice Recommendations”.  The Board regularly reviews and updates its Corporate Governance to ensure that they reflect best practice.


Kiland Limited recognises the value contributed to the organisation by employing people with varying skills, cultural backgrounds, ethnicity and experience and believes that this diverse workforce is the key to its continued growth, improved productivity and performance.

We actively value and embrace the diversity of our employees and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace where everyone is treated equally and fairly, and where discrimination, harassment and inequity are not tolerated.  While Kiland Limited is committed to fostering diversity at all levels, gender diversity has been and continues to be a priority for the Group.

To review the Securities Trading Policy, the Company’s response to the Corporate Governance Council’s Recommendations and the Corporate Governance Policies of Kiland Limited, please click the links below.

Policies and Charters

Anti-Bribery and Corruption Policy

Board Charter

Continuous Disclosure Policy

Corporate Governance Statement

Code of Conduct

Cyber Security Policy

Diversity Strategy

Investor Relations Program

Valuation Policy





Constitution approved


James Davies BCompSc, MBA, GAICD

Executive Chairman

James has more than 35 years of experience in investment management across timberland, economic infrastructure, real estate, private equity and special situations. Most recently he was Head of Funds Management at New Forests Asset Management, overseeing
$2.5 billion worth of investments in broad acre real estate, forestry assets and environmental markets. His portfolio responsibilities included Kiland’s hardwood estate. Prior to that he held Director roles at Hastings Funds Management Limited and Royal Bank of Scotland’s Strategic Investments Group. He is Chairman of ASX-listed property investor Eildon Capital and a non-executive Director of ASX-listed New Energy Solar. He is also a member of the Advisory Board for AGR Partners, a US-based private equity firm focused on agribusiness.

James was appointed as a Non-Executive Director in July 2021, then Executive Chairman in October 2021.


Paul McKenzie BSc(Agric), BCom, FAICD, AIAST
Non-Executive Director

Board member since April 2005, appointed Chair July 2009, retiring from Chair in October 2021. Paul is the Managing Partner of Agrarian Management, a leading Western Australian agriculture consultancy with offices in Geraldton, Perth and Esperance.  Paul has over 30 years’ experience in agribusiness, management, finance and primary production.  He is a past President of the Australian Association of Agricultural Consultants (WA) Inc and a Ministerial Appointee to various agribusiness review and advisory panels.  Paul is the Chair of the Cooperative Research Centre for Honey Bee Products Ltd, Chair of Hay Australia Pty Ltd, Director of SALIC Australia Pty Ltd, Director of Minbos Resources Ltd (ASX: MNB), and Director of Rural Financial Counselling Service (WA), which administrates a federal government funded program in WA under the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry. Paul was the founding Chairman of Gage Roads Brewing Co from concept to private company to ASX listing in December 2006, and resigned in May 2008.

Paul is KPMG’s WA Agribusiness Specialist for M&A, advisory, and reconstruction appointments.

Mitch Taylor BComm, MAppFin, GAICD
Non-Executive Director

Mitch is a Portfolio Manager at Samuel Terry Asset Management Pty Ltd, which manages the Samuel Terry Absolute Return Active Fund, the largest shareholder of Kiland Limited.
Mitch has more than 10 years of commercial experience in funds management. He has experience in a variety of commercial transactions and corporate situations across a range of industries.
As a representative of Samuel Terry Asset Management, Mitch is a non-independent Director.

Mitch was appointed a Non-Executive Director in October 2021.

Executive Team

Andrew Metcalfe
Company Secretary (B.Bus, CPA, GAICD, FGIS)

Andrew is a qualified accountant (CPA) and a graduate member of AICD and Fellow of the governance institute of Australia.

Andrew provides specialised company secretarial and governance services to Boards of ASX listed companies
He has undertaken CFO and company secretarial duties for a number of listed companies across a broad industry base over the past 25 years.

Alastair Beard
Chief Financial Officer. BEc., graduate of CPA and graduate of AICD

Alastair provides outsourced accounting and governance services to ASX listed companies along with pre-IPO companies and private entities.

He has worked as the CFO and/or Company Secretary for listed, and unlisted, public companies for the past 15 years. Prior to that Alastair spent many years in the energy industry (predominantly network operations) in a variety of commercial, IT and operational roles.