The Board of Directors comprises individuals that are highly respected in the Australian financial services and almond industries.


UAL_Bruce_.jpg  Bruce Dungey 

 Bruce Dungey is a Chartered Accountant with over 40 years professional  experience, providing assurance, taxation and business  advisory  services to a  very broad range of middle market enterprises in  a  variety  of industries, notably entrepreneurial growth companies,  international  private companies and High Net Worth Family Offices.

Bruce held a number of leadership roles with two ‘top 4’ global accounting firms and now as a retired Partner, he is actively involved in a range of private company advisory boards and directorships. In recent years, Bruce acted as the CEO of Almond Orchards Australia Limited, which  was formerly the Responsible Entity for Almond Orchards Australia Robinvale 2000 Almond Project.


Julie Bird 

Julie Bird has a broad background in the Australian horticultural industry, spanning various roles over the past 20 years.

Julie has a Bachelor of Teaching degree a Master of Business Administration (Executive) and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Julie manages 1DAY Pty Ltd, a management consultancy servicing the agribusiness sector and Say It With Flowers a retail floristry business. She is a Non-Executive Director of Plant Health Australia.

Julie has wide experience working in all aspects of primary production, including a role with Quality Fruit Marketing, marketing stone fruit to domestic and international markets. Previously Julie was CEO of the Almond Board of Australia, Director of the Australian Nut Industry Council, Independent Chair of the South Australian Apiary Industry Advisory Group Executive for Pollination Australia and was Independent Chair of the Apple and Pear Industry Advisory Committee.

Compliance Committee

The Compliance Committee is required to meet on a regular basis to assess the adequacy of the Compliance Plans and report any breaches to the UAL Board after reviewing detailed documentation provided by the UAL management team.  The Committee Members are highly qualified and have extensive experience in the financial services industry.  The members are as follows:

Ewan Macdonald (Chairman)

Ewan MacDonald replaced Jim Higgins as Chairman in 2008.  Ewan MacDonald is a solicitor specializing in managed funds, AFS licensing, investment management and custody. He is currently Special Counsel at Freehills in Sydney. Ewan has held a range of commercial and legal positions in the financial services industry since 1988.

Henry (Sandy) Gilbert, FCA (External Member)

Henry (Sandy) Gilbert practices as a Chartered Accountant and Auditor and has over 40 years experience in the accounting industry. He is currently a consultant to Rundles Chartered Accountants.