Board of Directors

GRAHAM A. CUBBIN, B.Econ. (Hons)

Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Board

Expertise and experience: Mr Cubbin was appointed an Independent Non-Executive Director of McPherson’s Limited on 28 September 2010 and was appointed Chairman of McPherson’s Limited on 1 July 2015. Mr Cubbin was a senior executive with Consolidated Press Holdings Limited (CPH) from 1990 until September 2005, including Chief Financial Officer for 13 years. Prior to joining CPH, Mr Cubbin held senior finance positions with a number of major companies, including Capita Financial Group and Ford Motor Company. Mr Cubbin has over 20 years experience as a Director and audit committee member of public companies in Australia and the United States.

Special responsibilities: Chairman of the Board. Member and Chairman of the Audit Risk Management and Compliance Committee. A new Chairman of the Audit Risk Management and Compliance Committee is in the process of being appointed. Member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee.

Other current Directorships: Mr Cubbin is a Director of the ASX listed companies Challenger Limited, STW Communications Group Limited, Bell Financial Group Limited and White Energy Company Limited.

Former Directorships in last three years: None.

 

LAURENCE McALLISTER 

Managing Director
Mr. Laurence McAllister has spent a considerable tenure working for the largest brand in the world, at Coca-Cola for 23 years and operating across more than 80 countries, and hence brings strong consumer marketing and dynamic commercial experience to help support and drive the McPherson’s brands to the next stage of development and brand strength. This, coupled with managing New Product Development, M&A, Innovation and the R&D lab across Europe, Eurasia & Middle East, will provide insight-based considerations to build on the ongoing product development pipeline, processes and team capabilities to evolve the portfolio. Mr. McAllister was also the President of Nordics and the Chief Commercial & Marketing Officer for Japan, for the Coca-Cola Company

More recently at Sanofi, Mr. McAllister had the fortunate experience of leading a significant turnaround as one of his business units - the Consumer Health Care business had been seriously struggling.  Through making tough choices and refocusing the business to ensure that the brands were in great shape domestically.  This prioritisation acted as a catalyst to create a rare dynamic, “a virtuous cycle”.  The stronger the brands were in Australia and New Zealand Pharmacy channel, the more attractive they became to the export environment, especially China.  This resulted in a significant take-off, which in turn allowed Sanofi to re-invest back into the Australian brands and marketplace.  An example that is highly relevant for the outlook of the McPherson’s business and brands.

 

 

AMANDA M. LACAZE, B.A 

Independent Non-Executive Director
Expertise and experience:
 Ms Lacaze was appointed an Independent Non-Executive Director of McPherson’s Limited on 22 September 2011.
Ms Lacaze has an extensive executive career as a chief executive and as a marketing executive.  She is currently CEO and MD of Lynas Corporation Ltd.  Previously she has been CEO and MD of Commander Communications, Executive Chairman of Orion Telecommunications, and CEO of AOL|7.  Prior to these roles Ms Lacaze was Managing Director of Marketing at Telstra, and held various business management roles at ICI (now Orica).  Ms Lacaze’s early experience was in consumer goods with Nestlé.
Special responsibilities: Member of the Audit Risk Management and Compliance Committee. 

Other current Directorships: Non-Executive Director of ING Bank Australia Limited.

Executive Director of Lynas Corporation.
Director and member of Morgan Lacaze Consulting.
Former Directorships in last three years: None.

 

JANE M. McKELLAR,  MA - (Hons)

Independent Non-Executive Director
Expertise and experience: 
Ms McKellar was appointed an Independent Non-Executive Director of McPherson’s Limited on 23 February 2015.
Ms McKellar is an experienced international senior executive with extensive customer-focused, brand, marketing and digital experience across a number of high-profile, global brands.
Ms McKellar commenced her career at Unilever in London and her subsequent roles have included global CEO of Stila Corporation, USA; Managing Director of Elizabeth Arden Australia; Founding CEO of Excite.com Asia Pacific; Director of Sales and Marketing for Microsoft (MSN); and Founding Director of Ninemsn.
Ms McKellar has a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts with Honours from the University of Aberdeen and is a GAICD.
Special responsibilities: Member and Chairman of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee.
 

Other current Directorships: Non-Executive Director of Automotive Holdings Group (AHG) and Independent Non-Executive Director of Terry White Group

Former Directorships in last three years: Non-Executive Director of Helloworld Limited, Non-Executive Director of Seachange Technologies Pty Ltd..

 

MARGARET PAYN BA, FCA

 

Expertise and experience: Margaret Payn joined the board of McPhersons in October 2015.  She is a Chartered Accountant and trained with KPMG in London. Margaret has extensive experience in the financial services industry across Finance, Operations, Risk and a number of other business areas and functions. She is currently the Chief Financial Officer for AMP Capital, where she is responsible for Finance and Strategy. Prior to her role at AMP Capital, Margaret worked in a number of senior roles at ANZ, Westpac, Citigroup, Schroders, State Street, Suncorp and Lloyds Banking Group in the UK, Asia and Australia.  Her roles have covered finance, strategy, marketing, risk, operations and business areas.

Margaret has served on the boards of JDV and E*Trade while they were listed companies. She has also served on many subsidiary boards of the companies she has been employed by, in Australia, the UK and Asia. 

Other Directorships/Appointments: Member of Sydney Angels

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