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Peter Kirby

Peter Kirby
BEc (Hons), MA (Econ), MBA

Chairman and Non-Executive Director since July 2010.

Former Director of Macquarie Group Limited August 2007 to July 2014 and of Macquarie Bank June 2003 to July 2014. Former Director of Orica Limited July 2003 to July 2010 and former Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of CSR Limited from 1998 to March 2003. Peter was also Chairman and Director of Medibank Private Limited, a member of the Board of the Business Council of Australia and the Chairman / Chief Executive Officer of ICI Paints and member of the Executive Board of ICI PLC.


Patrick Houlihan
BSc (Hons), MBA

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer since July 2010.

Former CEO of Orica Limited's DuluxGroup division and a member of Orica Limited's Group Executive from February 2007 to July 2010. Patrick was also the Yates General Manager,Selleys Sales Director and Dulux Marketing Director. Patrick has been an employee of DuluxGroup since 1989. Patrick is a Director of Murdoch Childrens Research Institute.


Stuart Boxer
BEng (Hons)

Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director since July 2010

Former CFO and General Manager Strategy of Orica Limited's DuluxGroup division from October 2008 to July 2010. Stuart was previously CFO of Southern Cross Broadcasting (Australia) Limited and, prior to that, held various senior strategy and finance roles at Village Roadshow Limited and LEK Consulting.

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Joanne Crewes

Non-Executive Director since February 2018

Non-Executive Director of oOh! Media Ltd. Joanne held a number of senior roles at Procter & Gamble Co from 1988 to 2014, including: President of Global Prestige, Singapore & Geneva; Marketing Director ANZ; and Marketing Director Japan. Joanne is also a Member of the Vice Chancellor's Industry Advisory Board at the University of Technology Sydney, a Non-Executive Director of the Global Advice Board and a Strategic Adviser at L Catterton.

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Jane Harvey

Non-Executive Director since February 2018

Non-Executive Director of IOOF Holdings since 2005. Jane was a Director of David Jones Limited from 2012 to 2014, a Director of UGL Limited from 2015 to 2017, and a Director of DUET Finance Limited, a stapled entity within the ASX listed DUET Group, from 2013 to 2017. Jane is also a Director of Bupa Australia and New Zealand Group, Opera Victoria Ltd and the Colonial Foundation Ltd. Jane has more than 30 years' experience in the financial and advisory services industry and is a former Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Andrew Larke

Andrew Larke
LLB, BComm, Grad Dip(Corporations & Securities Law)

Non-executive Director since 1 October 2010.

Chairman of IXOM Limited (formerly the Chemicals Division of Orica) since October 2015 and Non-executive Director of Diversified United Investment Limited since March 2015. Andrew was Managing Director and Chief Executive of Ixom Limited prior to his appointment as Chairman. Andrew was also Group General Manager, Mergers & Acquisitions, Strategy and Technology at Orica for 12 years and Group General Manager of Orica’s Chemicals Division from 2012 until 2014. Prior to that he was General Manager of Strategy and Mergers & Acquisitions at North Limited.

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Graeme Liebelt
BEc (Hons), FAICD

Non-Executive Director since June 2016.

Chairman of Amcor Ltd since December 2013, Director of Amcor Ltd since April 2012, Director of ANZ Banking Group Limited since July 2013, and the Australian Foundation Investment Company Ltd since June 2012. Graeme is also a Director of Carey Baptist Grammar School. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering. He was the Managing Director and CEO of Orica Limited from 2005 to 2012 and Executive Director of Orica Limited from 1997 to 2012. Graeme has also held a number of senior roles, including CEO of Orica Mining from 2000 to 2005 and Managing Director of Orica Limited's DuluxGroup Division from 1995 to 1997.

Judith Swales

Judith Swales
BSc (Microbiology and Virology)

Non-Executive Director since April 2011.

Chief Operating Officer Transformation and Innovation for Fonterra Co-operative Limited. Former Director of Foster's Group Limited from May 2011 to December 2011. Judith has more than 20 years’ experience in strategic leadership roles in high profile, global, consumer facing companies. Previous roles include Managing Director of Heinz Australia and Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Goodyear & Dunlop Tyre ANZ. Judith is also a former Managing Director of Angus & Robertson and has held positions at UK retailers WH Smith plc. and Marks & Spencer plc. 

Simon Black
BCom,  LLB, Cert Gov (Admin), CSA (Cert)

Company Secretary and General Counsel since July 2010.

Former Senior Legal Counsel at Orica Limited's DuluxGroup division from January 2006 to July 2010. Former Senior Legal Counsel for Orica Limited's Chemicals division from October 2004 to January 2006 and former Senior Legal and Business Affairs Adviser at Universal Pictures International, London, UK.