• Graham Chipchase
    Chief Executive Officer

    Joined Brambles at the beginning of January 2017 as CEO Designate and became CEO on 20 February 2017. Prior to Brambles, Graham was CEO 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. He left Rexam in June 2016, after Rexam was successfully acquired by Ball Corporation. Graham was a Non-Executive Director of AstraZeneca plc from 2012 until 2021, including being Chair of its Remuneration Committee from 2015 to 2020 and Senior Independent Director from 2019 to 2021. He holds an MA (Hons) Chemistry from Oriel College, Oxford, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

  • Phillip Austin
    CEO, CHEP Asia-Pacific & CHEP India, Middle East, Türkiye and Africa

    Joined Brambles in 1989 and became President CHEP Asia-Pacific in October 2014 and from July 2021 he became President CHEP IMETA (India, Middle East, Türkiye and Africa). Phillip previously held the positions of President CHEP Australia and New Zealand, and President CHEP Australia. He has held a variety of senior roles across Brambles, including CFO of the Brambles Transport Group, CFO of CHEP Australia, Operations Manager for Wreckair Hire and executive roles in the CHEP Australia business responsible for sales, asset management and business development. Phillip is an Ambassador for the National Association for Women in Operations (NAWO). He holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Master of Logistics Management, both from the University of Sydney, and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

  • Alice Black
    Chief Legal Officer

    Joined Brambles in August 2023 as Chief Legal Officer Designate and became Chief Legal Officer on 13 October 2023. Alice is responsible for the global Legal, Compliance and Government Affairs functions and the Company Secretariat. Before joining Brambles, she held the role of Group General Counsel and Company Secretary for Taylor Wimpey plc, a UK-listed residential housebuilder, and held the same role for Thomas Cook Group plc, a holiday company and airline operator. Prior to that, Alice was a senior associate in the Technology Transactions Group of global law firm Latham & Watkins LLP. She obtained her MA in Jurisprudence from the University of Oxford and is qualified as a Solicitor in England and Wales.


  • Patrick Bradley
    Chief Transformation and Customer Experience Officer

    Joined Brambles in 2018 as Group Senior Vice President, Human Resources and in May 2024, he became Chief Transformation and Custome Experience Officer. Before joining Brambles, Patrick was the Human Resources Director at BT Group, the UK’s largest fixed communications network, responsible globally for employee relations, reward, pensions, organisational design and efficiency. Prior to that, he was the Chief Human Resources Officer at EE, the UK mobile telecommunications operator, when it was acquired by BT. He has also held human resources leadership roles at Lloyds Banking Group and Atos Origin. He has led multiple workforce and human resources programmes to improve customer service capabilities, organisational culture and employee engagement. He holds a Bachelor of Law from the University of Leeds.

  • David Cuenca
    CEO, CHEP Europe

    Joined Brambles in 2000 and was appointed President, CHEP Europe in 2020. At Brambles, David has held several leadership roles, ranging from Country General Manager of CHEP in Central Europe, Vice President and Country General Manager in CHEP Spain and Portugal, Vice President of CHEP Southern Europe, President, CHEP Latin America. David holds a Business Studies degree from the University of Barcelona. He has also completed a General Management Programme at the IESE Business School.

  • Dr Juan José Freijo
    Chief Sustainability Officer and Vice President, Government Affairs EMEA

    Joined Brambles in 2005 and became Chief Sustainability Officer and Vice President, Government Affairs EMEA in 2021. Dr Freijo previously held various positions in supply chain, planning, sustainability and public affairs and was appointed as Head of Sustainability in 2015. Prior to joining Brambles, Dr Freijo held a broad range of business and technical roles at Deloitte, Arthur Andersen and Lucent Technologies. As a recognised leader in the field, Dr Freijo is a seasoned speaker at international and business events, and has addressed audiences at the World Bank and COP28. Dr Freijo also serves as a member of the professional faculty at Spain’s Escuela de Organizacion Industrial, where he teaches Circular Economy and Sustainability Strategy. He holds a bachelor’s degree in physics, master’s degrees in environmental engineering and applied philosophy, and a PhD in physics.

  • Enrique Montanes Garcia
    Chief Operations Officer

    Joined Brambles in 2003 and was appointed Chief Operations Officer for CHEP’s global operations on 1 October 2021. Enrique previously held the position of Senior Vice President CHEP Southern Europe (which includes Spain, Morocco, Italy, Portugal, Greece and France) from July 2018 and prior to that held a variety of senior roles across Brambles in planning, operations and transportation. Before joining Brambles, Enrique was a consultant with Accenture and held a number of manufacturing roles with Lucent Technologies. He holds a double Engineering degree from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and the École Centrale de Paris and an executive MBA from Instituto de Empresa of Madrid.

  • Xavier Garijo
    CEO, CHEP Americas

    Joined Brambles in December 2023 and was appointed as CEO, CHEP Americas in January 2024. Xavier has vast experience in global supply chains and logistics, most recently as DB Schenker’s Global Executive Board Member – Contract Logistics. He led DB Schenker’s global contract logistics business, which had a workforce of 40,000 people across 60 countries. Prior to that he worked in the US and Europe for 20 years, including managing end to end supply chains and operations for Revlon as Chief Supply Chain Officer, and in roles of increasing responsibilities for Reckitt Benckiser and Unilever. Xavier was born in Spain and holds an Engineering degree from ESPCI and a Masters of Science from Paris Jussieu University.

  • Joaquin Gil
    Chief Financial Officer

    Joined Brambles in 2019 and was appointed Chief Financial Officer on 13 October 2023. During his time Joaquin has held several leadership roles including CFO of CHEP Europe and Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysis and Deputy CFO of Brambles. Prior to joining Brambles, he held senior finance and management roles with Coca-Cola Amatil and Keurig Green Mountain, and has worked in Australia, Indonesia, Mexico, and the UK. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Canberra and is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Australia and New Zealand.


  • Helen Lane
    Chief Digital Officer

    Joined Brambles in 2003. She was appointed Chief Data and Digital Officer on 1 July 2021. During her time at Brambles, Helen has held several leadership roles in business functions including Finance, Commercial, Logistics, Asset Productivity and Retail. Helen was appointed Vice President, CHEP Northern Europe in December 2016. Since 2019 she has led the digital transformation of Brambles to increase asset capabilities and drive value for our customers. Helen holds a BA (Hons) English and French from University of Leeds. She is also a graduate of the INSEAD Business School.

  • Sarah Pellegrini
    Chief Communications Officer

    Joined Brambles in 2018 to lead Group-wide internal communications and was appointed to the Executive Leadership Team in 2019. Before joining Brambles, Sarah oversaw employee communications for Qantas’ global operations, and has held corporate communications roles in international businesses including Arrium and Foster’s Group in Australia and Rexam plc, SABMiller and BBC Worldwide in the UK. Sarah began her career as a journalist for News Limited after gaining a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) from RMIT University. She is a Director of the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

  • Harry Winstanley
    Chief Information Officer

    Joined Brambles in December 2022 as Chief Information Officer. Prior to Brambles, Harry led the Information Technology function for complex global organisations, including Chief Information Officer at Meggitt PLC, a leading international company specialising in high-performance components and sub-systems for the aerospace, defence, and energy markets; and Unipart Group, a multinational logistics, supply chain manufacturing and consultancy company. Before that, he held senior leadership positions for Volvo Construction Equipment in Information Technology, Process and Systems, Distribution Development and as Regional Chief Information Officer.

A portrait photograph of Brambles' Non-Executive Chairman, John Mullen

Board of Directors