Board of Directors

  • Stephen Johns
    Non-Executive Chairman

    Chairman of the Nominations Committee and member of the Remuneration Committee

    Joined Brambles as a Non-Executive Director in August 2004 and was appointed Chairman in September 2014. 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. 

  • Christine Cross
    Non-Executive Director

    Member of the Remuneration Committee

    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 Next, 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 Sonae Group, Woolworths, Kathmandu and Plantasgen. She has a Bachelor of Education degree, Master of Science in Food Science degree and a Diploma in Management.

  • Tony Froggatt
    Non-Executive Director

    Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and Member of the Nominations Committee

    Joined Brambles as a Non-Executive Director in June 2006. He is a Non-Executive Director of Coca-Cola Amatil. Previously, Tony was a Non-Executive Director of AXA Asia Pacific Holdings and Billabong International and was Chief Executive Officer 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 degree from Queen Mary College, London and a Master of Business Administration degree from Columbia Business School, New York. 

  • Tom Gorman
    Chief Executive Officer

    Chairman of Executive Leadership Team

    Joined Brambles as Group President, CHEP EMEA 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 & International Relations from Tufts University, Massachusetts and a Master of Business Administration degree with distinction from Harvard Business School, Massachusetts. 

  • David Gosnell
    Non-Executive Director

    Member of the Audit Committee and Member of the Nominations Committee

    Re-joined Brambles as a Non-Executive Director in December 2011. He retired from his role as President of Global Supply & Procurement for Diageo plc on 1 July 2014, during which he led a global team of 9,000 people across manufacturing, logistics and technical operations as well as managing Diageo's multi-billion sterling procurement budget. David was a Non-Executive Director of Brambles from June 2006 until March 2010, when he retired due to his other commitments at that time. Prior to joining Diageo in 1998, 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 & Electronic Engineering from Middlesex University, England. 

  • Tahira Hassan
    Non-Executive Director

    Member of the Remuneration Committee

    Joined Brambles as a Non-Executive Director in December 2011. Tahira is a Non-Executive Director of Recall Holdings Limited. She 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. 

  • Carolyn Kay
    Non-Executive Director

    Member of the Audit Committee

    Joined Brambles as a Non-Executive Director in June 2006. She is a Non-Executive Director of John Swire & Sons Pty Ltd and The Sydney Institute, an External Board Member of Allens and a member of the Future Fund Board of Guardians. She was also a Non-Executive Director of Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Infrastructure NSW, Symbion Limited, Mayne Group Limited, Pacific Dunlop Limited, Treasury Corporation of Victoria and Victoria Funds Management Corporation. Carolyn has more than 25 years' experience in the finance sector and worked as an executive in finance at Morgan Stanley in London and Melbourne, JP Morgan in New York and Melbourne and at Linklaters & Paines in London. She holds Bachelor of Law and Arts degrees from the University of Melbourne and a Graduate Diploma in Management from the Australian Graduate School of Management. Carolyn is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a member of Chief Executive Women and Women Corporate Directors and has a Centenary Medal for services to Australian society in business leadership. 

  • Brian Long
    Non-Executive Director

    Chairman 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, at which he is the Chairman of its Audit Committee, and Ten Network Holdings Limited, at which he is Deputy Chairman. He was formerly Ernst & Young's most senior audit partner, retiring in 2010 after 29 years with that firm, at which he was Chairman of both the Global Advisory Council and the Oceania Area Advisory Council (respectively, its worldwide and regional partner governing bodies). Brian is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and has been a member since 1972.

  • Scott Perkins
    Independent Non-Executive Director

    Member of the Audit Committee

    Joined Brambles as a Non-Executive Director in June 2015. Scott is a Non-Executive Director of Woolworths Limited and effective 1 September 2015, will be a Non-Executive Director of Origin Energy Limited, and was a director of Meridian Energy Limited from 1999 to 2002. He is a Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art and is active in the charity and public policy sector as the founder or director of a number of organisations. Scott has extensive experience in corporate finance, capital markets and investment banking. He held senior executive leadership positions at Deutsche Bank from 1999 to 2013, including as Managing Director and Head of Corporate Finance for Australia & New Zealand and as a member of the Asia-Pacific management committee.