Mark Palmquist joined GrainCorp as managing director & chief executive in October 2014. Mr Palmquist was executive vice president and chief operating officer, Ag Business, for CHS Inc., a leading global agribusiness, diversified in energy, grains and food. He held a variety of leadership roles for a broad range of CHS agricultural inputs and marketing areas, retail businesses and grain-based food and food ingredients operations. Mr Palmquist was previously director of Rahr Malting, a leading US maltster. Mr Palmquist is a director of Allied Mills Australia.