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

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 several 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. Bruce also previously acted as the Chief Executive Officer 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.

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 the Chief Executive Officer 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 the Independent Chair of the Apple and Pear Industry Advisory Committee.

Ewan MacDonald


Ewan MacDonald has held a range of commercial and legal positions in the financial services industry since 1988.

As a lawyer, his specialisations include managed funds, investment platforms, AFS licensing, financial services regulation, investment management and custody. He is currently Special Counsel at Herbert Smith Freehills in Sydney.

He is an active compliance committee member and was previously Chair of UAL’s Compliance Committee. He has held compliance committee positions across a range of sectors including structured products, quantitative strategies, fixed interest, domestic and global equities, hedge funds, direct property, mortgages and agriculture.

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