Executive Leadership Team

  • Tom Gorman
    Chief Executive Officer

    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 Master of Business Administration degree with distinction from Harvard Business School, Massachusetts and Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics & International Relations from Tufts University, Massachusetts.

  • Jean Holley
    Chief Information Officer

    Joined Brambles in September 2011 from telecommunications services company Tellabs Inc, where she was Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer. Previously, Jean held roles including Vice President & Chief Information Officer at building materials group USG Corporation and senior information technology and information systems roles at environmental services company Waste Management Inc. Jean is also a member of the Board of Directors for VASCO Data Security International, Inc. She has a Master of Science degree in Computer Science & Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science & Electrical Engineering from the Missouri University of Science & Technology. 

  • Peter Mackie
    Group President, Pallets

    Became Group President, Pallets in March 2013, having previously held the following Executive Leadership Team positions: Group President, Pallets Americas and Group President, CHEP Asia-Pacific. Previously, Peter held the positions of: Acting Group President, CHEP Europe, Middle East & Africa; President, CHEP Europe; Senior Vice President, Customer Service, CHEP Europe; Vice President, Strategy, CHEP Europe; and Managing Director, CHEP UK & Ireland. Before joining CHEP in 2001, Peter held senior roles with Boots and The BOC Group. Peter is a qualified chartered engineer and has a Master of Business Administration degree from London Business School. 

  • Wolfgang Orgeldinger
    Group President, RPCs

    Became Group President, RPCs in August 2013, having first joined Brambles in March 2011 following the acquisition of IFCO Systems. Wolfgang served as Chief Operating Officer of IFCO from January 2002 to August 2011 and Chief Information Officer, with responsibility for e-logistics and IT, from December 2000 to January 2002. Before joining IFCO, Wolfgang was a member of the Executive Board at Computer 2000, a European IT distributor, and held various executive roles. Prior to that, he worked for nine years in management positions at Digital Equipment. He holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Bayreuth, Germany.

  • Nessa O’Sullivan
    Chief Financial Officer

    Joined Brambles in October 2016. Prior to Brambles, Nessa worked for ten years with Coca-Cola Amatil, including as Group Chief Financial Officer from 2010 to May 2015, and as Group Chief Financial Officer for Operations and Chief Financial Officer for Australia and New Zealand. Nessa began her career in the audit practice with Price Waterhouse in Dublin, also working in New York and Sydney, before moving to Tyco Grinnell - Asia Pacific as a Financial Controller. She then joined PepsiCo where she held a number of senior functional roles over a 12-year period, including five years as Regional Chief Financial Officer, South Pacific Region for  Yum! Restaurants International. Nessa is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland, a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) degree from University College Dublin.

  • Jason Rabbino
    Group President, Containers / Head, Group Strategy

    Joined Brambles in May 2012 from diversified industrial company Tyco International, where he was Senior Vice President of Enterprise Solutions. Previously, Jason held a number of senior executive roles in Tyco’s ADT electronic security solutions business, managed services company Aramark Corporation and management consultancy McKinsey & Company. Before entering the corporate world, he was an officer and aviator in the United States Navy. He has a Master of Business Administration degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Jason was appointed as Head, Group Strategy on 1 June 2014. 

  • Nick Smith
    Group Senior Vice President, Human Resources

    Joined Brambles in November 2007. Previously, he was Group Human Resources Director for Inchcape, the international automotive retail group. Prior to this, Nick spent a number of years in the telecommunications industry, firstly with British Telecom and then with Cable & Wireless. During this period, Nick spent three years working for Cable & Wireless Optus in Australia, where he was Human Resources Director. He has also worked for KPMG and Macquarie Bank. Nick is a qualified management accountant, and has a Master of Business Administration degree and a Bachelor of Science (Economics) degree in International Politics.