David Grant

CEO and Board Member

David Grant

CEO and Board Member

David’s vision to build the world’s most innovative pet food company commenced when VIP Pet Foods was acquired by Quadrant Private Equity in 2015. Under his guidance, a new corporate entity was born - Real Pet Food Co – armed with a mission to create a portfolio of brands that are committed to championing real love, real food and real ethics for our pets.

With a 25-year global career with Nestlé, which included the Purina pet care range among other FMCG categories, David is one of the world’s most qualified pet care leaders. He is focused on growing RPFC both through acquisitions and organically, all the while remaining true to the Real ethos of the new corporate brand.

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Germaine Chua

Chief Commercial Officer

Germaine Chua

Chief Commercial Officer

An early career in Funds Management and the IT industry have given Germaine a foundation for success in the FMCG space for the past 13 years. She has been widely recognised in the industry for her customer centric and category achievements. Germaine has worked in the pet care category for over 7 years; building exceptional industry and category understanding.
Her acute insight brings strategic and technical principles into her current role of building compelling growth strategies for the business. Germaine is passionate and leads a team who challenges the norm & focus on bringing unique innovation and solutions to the marketplace.

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Clive Cuthell

Chief Financial Officer

Clive Cuthell

Chief Financial Officer

Clive is a Chartered Accountant, originally from Edinburgh, Scotland. He has been a CFO for over fifteen years, looking after global businesses in the construction materials, telco and chemicals industries.

After he joined RPF in 2020, his focus moved to organic growth & acquisitions; driving change for people to learn and grow.

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Alissa Taylor

Senior VP, Human Resources

Alissa Taylor

Senior VP, Human Resources

With acquisition as a core focus, Alissa is a highly skilled HR professional with extensive experience in category and business transformation. As RPFC continues its strategic acquisitions and organic growth, Alissa is implementing HR management strategies that support the organisation’s ambition to have the best performing and most passionate pet care team in the world.

In her career, Alissa has amassed a decade of experience in HR alongside 10 years of experience in the pet care sector.

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Joseph Dalo

Senior VP, Operations

Joseph Dalo

Senior VP, Operations

Not only does Joseph have a Masters in Business & Technology (paired with a degree in Food Science), he’s passionate in delivering results and building up the leaders of the future. Joseph has over 25 years of experience in manufacturing and logistics across multi-sites and enjoys leading transformational programs within current organisations or where there has been acquisitions of new businesses across Australia, New Zealand and the Asian markets.

Whether it’s through service delivery or innovation and introduction of new technology, Joseph Dalo will see it through.

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We're passionate about real partnerships, real ambition, real ethics, and real opportunities for our people to make their mark.
If you're interested, join our pack to change the ideas of real pet food.

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