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Key personnel


Robert Burbury

Robert Burbury

Business Consultant  

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 providing management consulting services to The Healthy Grain, Robert maintains a number of Non-Executive Director board positions.

Sharon Lawton

Sharon Lawton

Technical Consultant  |  Sharon Lawton Nutrition

Sharon is a Registered Nutritionist (Registered with the Nutrition Society of Australia), Food Scientist and Strategy Specialist. She holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Food Science and Nutrition) and a Graduate Certificate in Human Nutrition. She has also completed a Professional Certificate in Strategy Specialisation from Harvard University’s Business School.

Sharon commenced her career in the dairy industry about 20 years ago, Since then she has either consulted or been employed across a range of Australian small and large food businesses including Simplot Australia, Byron Bay Tea Company, Living Pure and other FMCG, Shelf stable, frozen and food service businesses. In addition, Sharon conducts school and corporate nutrition and wellbeing programs to further optimise the health of Australians.

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.

Jennie Grigg

Jennie Grigg


HR Consultant  |  Director, Blink Connect

Jennie is a Certified HR Practitioner (CAHRI) and holds a Professional Diploma of Human Resources, from the Australian HR Institute (AHRI).

Jennie has over 20 years’ commercial experience across a variety of industries including FMCG, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, events, media, legal, hospitality and retail. Jennie’s focus is on strategic HR and developing lasting improvements in The Healthy Grain’s performance, profitability and growth through their most important asset – their people.

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