Sydney, 1 June 2021 – The Yield Technology Solutions (“The Yield”) today announced the appointment of Tim Ebbeck as the new Independent Chair of the Board to help drive the company’s expansion and business growth.
Tim has extensive board, executive and advisory experience. He was formerly ANZ CEO at SAP and Oracle and Chief Commercial Officer at NBN Co. He held CFO roles at a number of multinational technology companies and board positions with ReadyTech (ASX.RDY), Tymlez (ASX.TYM), CPA Australia and Nextgen Distribution.
With his impressive digital and technology pedigree, Tim has over a decade of board level experience across global IT, education, media, public sector, services and finance industries.
His strong commercial and financial background has enabled him to innovate, transform and grow businesses, drive revenue, build and close large competitive commercial transactions, build diversity and talent, and develop and successfully implement strategic business changes.
Ros Harvey, Founder and Managing Director of The Yield was thrilled with the appointment and looked forward to Tim’s insights and contributions to the business.
“With the recent retirement of The Yield’s current Board Chair, Harry Debney, we’ve taken the opportunity to refresh our Board structure. We’ve recruited new expertise and welcomed back a familiar face, all to help support and guide the business,” she said.
“As Chair of the Board, Tim will help guide The Yield to navigate the next phase of business growth and the US expansion starting on the West Coast,” she said.
“His addition to our Board is pivotal for our company. Tim has a wealth of experience in enterprise sales. As a B2B business, The Yield is developing sales to success systems to support our Go-To-Market strategy. I am very much looking forward to working with Tim, as are our Board members and Senior Executives,” Ros said.
“We are also pleased to welcome back Ian Scutt to our Board. Ian has a strong background in Australian agriculture and understands the opportunities and challenges faced by our customers. As a strong customer advocate, his unique perspective will be key to guiding our business.”
Paul O’Dwyer will also step down from the Board but will continue his association with The Yield in the form of an independent adviser and chair of the Remuneration Committee.
Tim Ebbeck is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and has completed the INSEAD graduate program with SAP. He is also a Fellow of CPA Australia, and a Fellow of Australian Institute of Management.
He received a lifetime achievement award from the Australian Computer Society and the President’s Award and Board Award from CPA Australia. He completed an Economics degree with Macquarie University, the CPA program at CPA Australia and has completed the Company Directors program with an Order of Merit.
Based in Sydney, The Yield is a highly awarded Australian agricultural technology company on a mission to transform food and farming practices with scalable digital technology. The Yield uses Internet of Things (IoT), data science and artificial intelligence (AI) to power its technology to solve real challenges at farm level and throughout the food chain. It works with some of Australia’s largest food corporations in intensive irrigated crops.