Board of Directors

Graham Kraehe AO

Non-executive Chairman

Christine Cross

Non-executive Director

Doug Duncan

Non-executive Director

Tony Froggatt

Non-executive Director

David Gosnell

Non-executive Director

Tahira Hassan

Non-executive Director

Stephen Johns

Non-executive Director

Carolyn Kay

Non-executive Director

Brian Long

Non-executive Director

Tom Gorman

Chief Executive Officer

 

 
 

Graham Kraehe AO

Non-executive Chairman
Chairman of the Nominations Committee and member of the Remuneration Committee

 

Re-joined the Board in December 2005, was appointed Deputy Chairman in October 2007 and Chairman in February 2008. He is currently Chairman of BluescopeSteel Limited and a director of Djerriwarrh Investments Limited. Graham was a Non-executive Director of Brambles from December 2000 until March 2004, when he retired due to commitments in his past role as Chairman of National Australia Bank Limited. He has also been the Chief Executive Officer of Pacific BBA and Southcorp Limited, a member of the Board of the Reserve Bank of Australia and a Non-executive director of News Corporation. Graham has a Bachelor of Economics degree from Adelaide University. He is an Officer of the Order of Australia.

 
 

Brian Long

Non-executive Director
Member of the Audit Committee

 

Joined Brambles as a Non-executive Director in July 2014. He is a Non-executive Director of Commonwealth Bank of Australia and is the Chairman of its Audit Committee. He is also a Non-executive Director and Deputy Chairman of Ten Network Holdings Limited and member of both its Audit and Remuneration Committees. Previously Brian had long standing international career with Ernst & Young where he was a partner from 1981 to 2010. He was the firm’s most senior audit partner for many years taking responsibility for the major clients of the firm and specialising in major transactions, initial public offerings and matters related to governance and risk management. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and a past member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants.

 
 

Carolyn Kay

Non-executive Director
Member of the Audit Committee

 

Joined Brambles as a Non-executive Director in June 2006. She is a director of Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Infrastructure New South Wales and The Sydney Institute, and an External Board Member of Allens Arthur Robinson. Carolyn has had over 25 years of experience in the finance sector and worked as an executive in international finance at Morgan Stanley in London and Melbourne, JP Morgan in New York and Melbourne and as a finance lawyer at Linklaters & Paines in London. She holds Bachelor degrees in Law and Arts from the University of Melbourne and a Graduate Diploma in Management from the AGSM. Carolyn is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a member of Chief Executive Women and was awarded a Centenary Medal for services to Australian society in business leadership.

 
 

Christine Cross

Non-executive Director (Independent)

 

Joined Brambles as a Non-executive Director in January 2014. Christine is a food scientist by background, having lectured at Edinburgh and Bath Universities for 15 years, prior to joining Tesco. From 1989 to 2003, she held a variety of Director-level roles at Tesco, focusing on own brand, non-food and global sourcing, and international and small format expansion. Christine left Tesco in 2003 and now runs a retail advisory business providing international best practice in customer-led business planning and value chain management. She has previously served on the Boards of Empire Canada, Fairmont Hotel Group Canada and Taylor Wimpey and as Chief Retail Advisor for PricewaterhouseCoopers. Christine currently retains the title of Visiting Professor at Belfast and Hull University Business Schools and holds non-executive directorships with Next, Sonae group, Woolworths and Kathmandu. She has a Master of Science in Food Science and a Diploma in Management.

 
 

Doug Duncan

Non-executive Director (Independent)
Member of the Audit Committee

 

Joined Brambles as a Non-executive Director in January 2012. He is a director of JB Hunt Transport and Benchmark Electronics. Doug’s career in the transport and logistics industry spans over 30 years. From 2001 until his retirement in 2010, he was President and CEO of FedEx Freight. Prior to that, he spent more than 20 years with the company that ultimately became Viking Freight, where he held senior executive roles including President & CEO from 1998 to 2001, when FedEx acquired Viking. Doug holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Christopher Newport University, Virginia.

 
 

David Gosnell

Non-executive Director (Independent)
Member of the Audit Committee

 

Re-joined Brambles as a Non-executive Director in December 2011, having originally joined the Board in June 2006. He is Managing Director of Global Supply & Procurement for Diageo plc, leading a global team of 9,000 people across manufacturing, logistics and technical operations as well as managing Diageo's multi-billion-dollar procurement budget. Prior to joining Diageo, David spent 20 years at HJ Heinz where he served on the UK board and held various European operational positions. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Middlesex University, England.

 
 

Stephen Johns

Non-executive Director
Chairman of the Audit Committee and member of the Nominations Committee

 

Joined Brambles as a Non-executive Director in August 2004. He is former Chairman and a Non-executive Director of Leighton Holdings Limited and Spark Infrastructure Group, and a former Executive and Non-executive Director of Westfield Group. Stephen had a long executive career with Westfield where he held a number of senior positions including that of Finance Director from 1985 to 2002. He has a Bachelor of Economics degree from the University of Sydney and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

 
 

Tahira Hassan

Non-executive Director (Independent)

Member of the Remuneration Committee

 

Joined Brambles as a Non-executive Director in December 2011. Tahira is a Non-executive Director of Recall Limited, is based in Toronto, Canada and had a distinguished career with Nestlé. From 2003 to 2006, she was Senior Vice President & Head of Global Supply Chain. Based in Switzerland, this was a new role created to lead the reshaping of Nestlé's global approach to supply chain management. Her other roles included Senior Vice President & Global Business Head for Nescafé Ready To Drink from 2006 to 2009 and Vice President, Deputy Operations, Zone Americas from 2001 to 2003. Previously, Tahira held various leadership positions in Nestlé Canada, including President, Ice Cream and Executive Vice President, Consumer Demand Chain & Information Services. Tahira is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK and a Certified Member of the Society of Management Accountants of Canada.

 
 

Tom Gorman

Chief Executive Officer
Chairman of the Executive Leadership Team

 

Joined Brambles as Group President, CHEP Europe, Middle East and Africa in March 2008 and became Chief Executive Officer in November 2009. Previously, Tom had a long career with the Ford Motor Company, and served as President, Ford Australia from March 2004 until January 2008. Before joining Ford, he worked for the Bank of Boston. Tom holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and International Relations from Tufts University and an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School.

 
 

Tony Froggatt

Non-executive Director (Independent)
Chairman of Remuneration Committee and Member of Nominations Committee

 

Joined Brambles as a Non-executive Director in June 2006. He is a non-executive director of Billabong International and Coca-Cola Amatil. Previously, Tony was a non-executive director of AXA Asia Pacific Holdings and was CEO of Scottish & Newcastle plc from May 2003 to October 2007. He began his career with the Gillette Company and has held a wide range of sales, marketing and general management positions in many countries with major consumer goods companies including HJ Heinz, Diageo and Seagram. He holds a Bachelor of Law from Queen Mary College, London and a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School, New York.

 

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