People

Alex Shead – Founding Chairman

With a wide range of entrepreneurial business experience, Alex has a 25 year track record in large scale merger and acquisition activity.

Kelly McJannett – CEO

Kelly McJannett is experienced in the development of high impact start ups that create broad reaching, sustainable impact and change.

Olivia Shead – Communications Manager

With a background in journalism, Olivia brings a wide breadth of expertise in reporting, strategic planning and media relations, fostered from working in a breaking news environment.

Scott McDonald – Horticulture and Training Manager

Scott’s career in horticulture and related industries extends over 30 years, 25 years of which have been in Australia’s Northern Territory.


Nigel McLean – Project Coordinator

Nigel has worked in the agriculture sector since 1991, after he graduated from the University of Tasmania with a Diploma in Applied Science in Aquaculture. 

Kumar Chandan – India Manager

Kumar has a diverse array of experience in project management, for projects pertaining to agri-business, rural electrification, renewable energy and education.

Graeme Smith – Greenhouse Technical Advisor

With over 25 years of experience in soil-less hydroponics, Graeme brings best-in-class knowledge and acumen to Food Ladder’s ambitious goal: to make its technology available to the most disadvantaged communities in the world.