• Stephen Johns
    Non-Executive Chairman (Independent)

    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. Stephen is a Non-Executive Director of Goodman Group, a former Chairman and a Non-Executive Director of Leighton Holdings 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 is also a Director of the Garvan Institute of Medical Research. He has a Bachelor of Economics 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.

  • Graham Chipchase
    Chief Executive Officer

    Chairman of the Executive Leadership Team

    Joined Brambles at the beginning of January 2017 as Chief Executive Officer Designate and became Chief Executive Officer on 20 February 2017. Prior to Brambles, Graham was Chief Executive Officer of Rexam plc, one of the world’s largest consumer packaging companies, from 2010 to June 2016. Graham had first joined Rexam in 2003 as Group Finance Director before moving to Group Director of Plastic Packaging. Graham left Rexam in June 2016, after Rexam was successfully acquired by Ball Corporation. He is also a Non-Executive Director of AstraZeneca plc, chair of its Remuneration Committee and its Senior Independent Director. He holds an MA (Hons) Chemistry from Oriel College, Oxford, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

  • George El-Zoghbi
    Non-Executive Director (Independent)

    Member of the Nominations and Remuneration Committees

    Joined Brambles as a Non-Executive Director in January 2016. George has extensive international consumer packaged goods and supply-chain experience. He is based in Chicago, USA, and is currently a Special Advisor to and a Director of Kraft Heinz Company and a Strategic Advisor to Altimetrika, a US based digital and IT solutions company. He previously served as Chief Operating Officer of US commercial businesses for Kraft Heinz Company from the merger of Kraft Foods Group and H.J. Heinz in July 2015 until October 2017. Prior to that merger, George held a number of key leadership roles at Kraft including Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Kraft in 2007, he held a number of executive roles with Fonterra Cooperative and various managerial and sales roles with Associated British Foods. He holds a Diploma of Business, Marketing, as well as a Masters of Enterprise from the University of Melbourne and has also completed an Accelerated Development Programme at MC London Business School in the United Kingdom.

  • Elizabeth Fagan
    Non-Executive Director (Independent)

    Member of the Audit Committee

    Joined Brambles as a Non-Executive Director in June 2018. Elizabeth has extensive experience in the international retail sector. She is currently Non-Executive Chairman of Boots UK & Ireland. Previously, she was Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Boots, leading all Boots businesses across the UK and the Republic of Ireland. Prior to that, Elizabeth was Senior Vice President, Managing Director, International Retail for Walgreens Boots Alliance, from the Company’s creation in December 2014 to 2016, Marketing Director of Boots and Managing Director of Boots Opticians, and previously worked for Boots as Group Buyer from 1983 to 1991. Before re-joining the Boots business in 2006, Elizabeth worked for DSG International Plc for 10 years, where she held a number of senior positions, including Marketing Director, Group Marketing Director and Managing Director of The Link. She holds a Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry from Strathclyde University.

  • Tony Froggatt
    Non-Executive Director (Independent)

    Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and member of the Nominations Committee

    Joined Brambles as a Non-Executive Director in June 2006. He is Chairman of Foodbank Australia. Previously, Tony was a Non-Executive Director of Coca-Cola Amatil, 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 H.J. 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.

  • 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 Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and was previously a Non-Executive Director of Recall Holdings. She had a distinguished 26-year 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.

  • Brian Long
    Non-Executive Director (Independent)

    Chairman of the Audit Committee

    Joined Brambles as a Non-Executive Director in July 2014. He is a Non-Executive Director of OneMarket Limited. Previously, Brian was a Non-Executive Director of Commonwealth Bank of Australia, at which he was Chairman of its Audit Committee. He was a senior Australian audit partner at EY, 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.

  • Jim Miller
    Non-Executive Director (Independent)

    Member of the Remuneration Committee

    Joined Brambles as a Non-Executive Director in March 2019. Jim has extensive operational and cross functional supply-chain experience in digital technology. He is currently a Non-Executive Director of Wayfair Inc. He has taken a role as interim Chief Technology Officer with Wayfair pending the appointment of a full-time person in that role, which is expected to take place in four to six months' time. In addition, Jim is currently a Non-Executive Director of The RealReal, Inc., also a US e-commerce company. Jim has held a number of senior executive roles including Vice President, Worldwide Operations for Google Inc from 2010 to 2018, where he was responsible for global operations, planning, supply chain and new product introduction for Google’s IT infrastructure and Google Fiber. Previously, he was Executive Vice President, Industrial, Automotive and Multi-Media for Sanmina Corporation from 2009 to 2010, where he was responsible for its industrial, clean tech, multimedia and automotive businesses. Prior to that, he held various executive roles for Cisco Systems, Vice President Global Supply Chain for Amazon where he was responsible for the inception of its supply-chain organisation. He has also held various executive roles at IBM and Intel. Jim holds a Bachelor of Science, Aerospace Engineering from Purdue University and a Master of Science and Engineering and a Master of Science and Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

  • John Mullen
    Non-Executive Director and Chairman Elect (Independent)

    Member of the Remuneration Committee and Nominations Committee

    Joined Brambles as a Non-Executive Director and Chairman elect in November 2019. He is currently a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of Telstra, a Director of Brookfield Infrastructure Partners LP and Chairman of the unlisted entity, Toll Group. Previously, John was Chief Executive Officer of Asciano, Australia’s largest ports and rail operator from 2011 to 2016. Prior to that, John had a distinguished career with the DHL Group from 1994 to 2009, ultimately becoming Chief Executive Officer of DHL Express in 2006. He also served as a Director of Deutsche Post World Net, the parent company of DHL Express. Before joining DHL, John spent 10 years with the TNT Group, culminating in the role of Chief Executive Officer of TNT Express Worldwide, which he held from 1990 to 1994. He was formerly a Non-Executive Director of Brambles (from 2009 to 2011) and has also served as a director on the boards of Macquarie Airports Corporation, Embarq LLC (USA), Transportes Guipuzcoana (Spain) and Ducros Services Rapides (France). He was also Chairman of the US National Foreign Trade Council in Washington from 2008 to 2010.

  • Nessa O’Sullivan
    Chief Financial Officer

    Joined Brambles in October 2016 and was appointed to the role of Chief Financial Officer on 17 November 2016. She became an Executive Director of Brambles in April 2017. Prior to joining Brambles, Nessa worked for ten years at Coca-Cola Amatil in a number of senior financial and operating roles, including Group Chief Financial Officer from 2010 to May 2015. She was also Group Chief Financial Officer for Operations and Chief Financial Officer for Australia and New Zealand. Nessa began her career working as an auditor at Price Waterhouse in Dublin, New York and Sydney. She spent two years at Tyco Grinnell Asia Pacific before joining PepsiCo/Yum! Restaurants in 1995. Over a 10-year period at Yum! Restaurants International, she held a number of senior finance, IT and strategy roles, including five years as Chief Financial Officer for the South Pacific Region. Nessa is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce from University College Dublin and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

  • Scott Perkins
    Non-Executive Director (Independent)

    Member of the Audit Committee

    Joined Brambles as a Non-Executive Director in June 2015. Scott is a Non-Executive Director of Woolworths Group Limited and Origin Energy and was a Director of Meridian Energy 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 strategy, 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 and New Zealand and as a member of the Asia-Pacific management committee.

A portrait photograph of Brambles' Chief Executive Officer, Graham Chipchase

Executive Leadership Team