Our team

The AEGIC team boasts an array of world-class expertise with strong international linkages, including grain quality scientists, market analysts, economists; and communication and marketing experts.

AEGIC also collaborates closely with other leading Australian and international research and development providers.

Key Personnel

Richard Simonaitis

Richard Simonaitis

Chief Executive Officer
Simon Johnson

Simon Johnson

General Manager / SMIRO Manager (Perth)
Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre Staff Corporate Portr

Dr Ken Quail

General Manager - Research & Technical Services (Sydney)
Ian Rathbone

Ian Rathbone

Chief Financial Officer
Ross Kingwell

Prof. Ross Kingwell

Economics and Business Analysis Manager
Larisa Cato

Dr Larisa Cato

Wheat Quality Technical Markets Manager
Mark Tucek

Mark Tucek

Barley & Oat Quality Program Manager
Our team

(Currently vacant)

Barley Technical Markets Manager
Barry Cox

Barry Cox

SMIRO Program Leader - Middle East, China
Ros Jettner

Roslyn Jettner

SMIRO Program Leader - South East Asia / China
Matt Yamamoto

Matt Yamamoto

SMIRO Program Leader - Japan, Korea and China
Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre Staff Corporate Portr

Dr Hayfa Salman

Business Manager - Analytical Laboratory (Sydney)
Troy Adriansz web

Troy Adriansz

Wheat Quality Laboratory Manager
Stefan Harasymow

Stefan Harasymow

Barley Quality Laboratory Manager
Keir Tunbridge

Keir Tunbridge

Media contact

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