Board of Directors

Graham CubbinGRAHAM A. CUBBIN, B.Econ. (Hons)

Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Board

Expertise and experience: Mr. Cubbin is the Chairman of the McPherson’s Limited Board. He was appointed an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company 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 of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee
Member of the Audit, Risk Management and Compliance Committee

Other current Directorships in ASX listed companies: Mr. Cubbin is a Director of WPP AUNZ Ltd, Bell Financial Group Limited and White Energy Company Limited.

Former Directorships in ASX listed companies in last three years: Director of Challenger Limited.

Interest in Shares and Performance Rights: 
200,000 ordinary shares in McPherson’s Limited
No performance rights held

 

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, 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 holds a Master of Arts (Hons) from the University of Aberdeen and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Special responsibilities:
Chairman of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee
Member of the Audit, Risk Management and Compliance Committee

Other current Directorships in ASX listed companies: Ms. McKellar is a Director of Automotive Holdings Group and GWA Group. Ms McKellar is also on the Board of NRMA.

Former Directorships in ASX listed companies in last three years: None.

Interests in shares and performance rights:
6,277 ordinary shares in McPherson’s Limited
No performance rights held

 

Grant PeckGRANT W. PECK B.Bus, CA

Independent Non-Executive Director 

Expertise and experience: Mr. Peck was appointed an Independent Non-Executive Director of McPherson’s Limited on 14 December 2017. With effect from 20 February 2018, Mr. Peck was appointed a member and Chairman of the Board’s Audit, Risk Management and Compliance Committee, and a member of the Board’s Nomination and Remuneration Committee.

Mr. Peck has more than 27 years of branded consumer goods experience both domestically and internationally, including leading the finance and supply chain functions in both large and mid-sized FMCG (fast moving consumer goods) organisations. He has a strong record of delivering improved performance outcomes across varied functions, business sectors and geographies. 

Currently the CEO of Sunny Ridge Farms, Mr. Peck most recently held the position of Chief Financial Officer of Carlton & United Breweries and was previously the Group Managing Director of Supply for CUB with the Fosters Group. Mr. Peck has also held senior general management roles in the food industry with McCormick & Co, where he was responsible for the industrial products business in Australia, and also Chief Financial Officer for the Asia Pacific region with responsibility for operations in China, Singapore and joint ventures throughout Asia.  

Mr. Peck holds a Bachelor of Business and is a Chartered Accountant.

Special responsibilities: 
Chairman of the Audit, Risk Management and Compliance Committee
Member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee

Other current Directorships in ASX listed companies: None.

Former Directorships in ASX listed companies in last three years: None.

Interests in shares and performance rights:
14,400 ordinary shares in McPherson’s Limited
No performance rights held

 

GEOFFREY R. PEARCE

Independent Non-Executive Director 

Expertise and experience: Mr. Pearce was appointed an Independent Non-Executive Director of McPherson's Limited on 20 February 2018.

Mr. Pearce has more than 40 years of experience in the pharmaceutical, cosmetic and personal care industries. He has extensive experience in pharmaceutical and cosmetic manufacturing as well as raw material sourcing and product distribution, having established, operated and grown a number of personal care businesses in these industries.

Special Responsibilities: None.

Other current Directorships in ASX listed companies: Mr. Pearce is a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of Probiotec Limited and a Non-Executive Director of Cann Group Limited.

Former Directorships in ASX listed companies in last three years: Former co-founder and Director of BWX Limited.

Interests in shares and performance rights: 
690,939 ordinary shares in McPherson's Limited
No performance rights held

 

ALISON J. MEW, MSc (Hons)

Independent Non-Executive Director

Expertise and experience: Ms. Mew was appointed an Independent Non-Executive Director of McPherson’s Limited on 24 July 2018.

Ms. Mew has more than 30 years of leadership and executive management experience in Australasia across a diverse range of functions within the biopharmaceutical and health services sectors. Her experience includes product manufacturing, quality systems, logistics, sales and marketing, as well as research and development. Ms. Mew is also familiar with the regulatory environment that governs the healthcare market. In addition to these technical and operational activities, Ms. Mew has been involved in corporate acquisitions and divestments as well as the strategic planning process.

Ms. Mew has recently held the positions of Chief Operating Officer and then Chief Executive Officer of Genetic Technologies Limited, an ASX and NASDAQ listed leading edge genetic testing services business.

Ms. Mew holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science (Microbiology), has undertaken the Executive Development Programme at Melbourne Business School and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Special responsibilities: None.

Other current Directorships in ASX listed companies: None.

Former Directorships in ASX listed companies in last three years: None.

Interests in shares and performance rights:
12,000 ordinary shares in McPherson's Limited
No performance rights held

Laurence McAllisterLAURENCE McALLISTER 

Managing Director

Experience and expertise: Mr. McAllister was appointed Managing Director of McPherson's Limited on 21 November 2016.

Mr. McAllister is an experienced international senior executive with strong consumer marketing and dynamic commercial experience. Prior to this role, Mr. McAllister worked for over 23 years with the Coca-Cola Company, managing New Product Development, M&A, Innovation and the Research and Development function across Europe, Eurasia and the Middle East. Mr. McAllister was also the President of Nordics and the Chief Commercial & Marketing Officer for Japan for the Coca-Cola Company. Throughout this tenure, Mr. McAllister represented the Coca-Cola Company on Boards in Germany, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland.

More recently at Sanofi, Mr. McAllister was the Managing Director of the ANZ Affiliate, responsible for six business units with a turnover of $1.0 billion and $0.5 billion in profit before tax. In addition to this, Mr. McAllister was on the Board of Medicines Australia for 2 years representing the $18 billion Pharmaceutical Industry and led a significant turnaround of Sanofi's Consumer Health Care business in Australia and New Zealand.  

Special responsibilities: Managing Director

Other current Directorships in ASX listed companies: None.

Former Directorships in ASX listed companies in last three years: None.

Interests in shares and performance rights: 
Nil ordinary shares in McPherson's Limited
2,454,000 performance rights are held over ordinary shares of McPherson’s Limited