Our Executive Team

Patrick Houlihan

BSc (Hons), MBA

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, DuluxGroup

Patrick joined DuluxGroup in 1989 and has been CEO since 2007 and also Chairman since 2019. Prior to becoming CEO, Patrick progressed through a succession of senior leadership roles across Dulux, Selleys and Yates in areas including R&D, sales, marketing and general management. Patrick is also the Chairman of the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, on the Board of Industry Innovation and Science Australia, on the Advisory Council of St Mary’s College at the University of Melbourne and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Patrick Jones

BBus (Hons), CPA

Chief Operating Officer Dulux and Executive Director DuluxGroup

Patrick joined DuluxGroup in 1995 and was appointed to his current position in May 2011. Patrick has undertaken a variety of commercial and business management roles including General Manager of Dulux Paints New Zealand from May 2008. Other roles previously held include National Retail Manager for Dulux Paints Australia, Bunnings Business Manager, Independents Business Manager and State Sales Manager.

Murray Allen

B.App Sci, Dip Ed, D.Bus, MBA

Executive General Manager - B&D Group

Murray was appointed to his current role on 1 January 2017. He joined DuluxGroup in 1989 and progressed through a series of sales and marketing roles, including National Sales Manager for Cabot's and General Manager of Retail Paints for Dulux. Most recently Murray was General manager of DGL International Paints. Prior to that he was Marketing & Technical Director for Dulux Paints ANZ and General Manager of Consumer Focus DuluxGroup. For a period from July 2005 to February 2010, Murray held senior roles outside of DuluxGroup, Including CEO of Sabco Australia and General Manager of Stanley Australia.

Simon Black

LLB, BCom, Cert Gov (Admin)

Executive General Manager - Strategy, M&A and Legal

Simon joined DuluxGroup in 2004 as DuluxGroup General Counsel and was also appointed Company Secretary when DuluxGroup listed on the ASX in 2010. Simon now also has responsibility for Group Strategy and M&A. Prior to joining DuluxGroup, Simon was Senior Legal and Business Affairs Adviser at Universal Pictures International, London, United Kingdom.

Eglantine Etiemble

BCom(Finance), BA(International Business Admin. Accounting and Finance)

Executive General Manager - IT & Digital Enablement

Eglantine joined DuluxGroup in 2018 and was appointed to her current role in 2019. Eglantine's 20 year career includes senior roles in IT and finance in the consulting and manufacturing sectors across North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Helen Fitzpatrick

BBus, MBA

Executive General Manager - Yates

Helen was appointed to her current role in April 2021 and joined DuluxGroup in 2016 as Director, Marketing & Innovation for Dulux. Helen brings 20 years of marketing and commercial leadership experience gained in global organisations including IBM, Qantas and BP across Australia and the USA. Immediately prior to her current role, Helen was General Manager, Dulux Retail.

Brad Hordern

BEng (Hons)

Executive General Manager - DuluxGroup Supply Chain

Brad was appointed to his current role in November 2006. Prior to joining DuluxGroup, Brad held a number of senior operational roles including Group Manufacturing Manager for SCA Australasia, Logistics Director for Campbell’s Arnott’s Australia and National Operations Manager for Snack Brands Australia (previously Frito- Lay Australia).

Mike Kirkman

BSc, BBus, Dip Ed

Executive General Manager - Lincoln Sentry

Mike was appointed to his current role in 2019. Mike was also Executive General Manager of Selleys and Yates in 2012 and 2013. Outside of DuluxGroup, Mike has more than 20 years' experience in sales, business development and general management as a senior executive, including at GWA Australia and Stanley Black & Decker.

Siobhan McHale

BA (Hons), MSc

Executive General Manager - People, Culture and Change

Siobhan joined DuluxGroup in her current role in February 2016. Prior to that she has held a number of senior human resources positions including Executive General Manager Culture, Change and Executive Learning at Transfield Services, Group General Manager of Culture and Change at ANZ Bank, and Senior Executive Development Manager at Ansett Airlines. Prior to that Siobhan held senior management consultancy roles in Australia and the UK.

Julia Myers

BSc (Hons)

Executive General Manager – Group Sales Capability

Julia was appointed to her current role on 30th October 2020. Having joined DuluxGroup in 1990, Julia has undertaken a variety of functional, commercial and business management roles including Group IT Manager, Cabot’s Business Manager, Executive General Manager of Dulux NZ and Executive General Manager of Selleys Australia and New Zealand. Prior to her current role, Julia was General Manager – Business Transformation.

Andrew Ryan

BCom, CA

Executive General Manager - Finance

Andrew joined DuluxGroup in 2017. He has more than 25 years' experience in multinational finance and M&A roles, including with WorleyParsons, BHP and KPMG.

Richard Stuckes

Chief Operating Officer - DGL International

Richard joined DuluxGroup in his current role in April 2017. Richard has broad international experience and expertise in consumer facing businesses, built over a 25 year career working in the UK, Europe, Asia and the United States. He joined ICI Paints (now Akzo Nobel) in 2005 and was Managing Director of the business in the UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle East, Africa and China during more than eight years with the company. Prior to that, during a 13 year career with Philips Lighting, he was Managing Director of the Philips business in regions including the UK, Spain and Portugal.

Martin Ward

Executive General Manager - Selleys Global and Parchem

Martin was appointed to his current role in April 2014. He has extensive business leadership and management experience, including as General Manager Strategic Marketing - DuluxGroup, Managing Director - Selleys, General Manager - Cabot's, as well as other senior strategic planning and brand marketing roles during more than 20 years with DuluxGroup. Martin was also a partner at Origin Capital Group in the merchant banking sector and Company Director at retailer Inspirations Paint Stores.