Greencross Limited - Board of Directors

Stuart James

Stuart Bruce James - Non Executive Chairman 

Stuart is an experienced executive in the financial and healthcare sectors. Stuart’s past roles include Managing Director of Australian Financial Services for Colonial and Managing Director of Colonial State Bank (formerly the State Bank of N.S.W). Stuart also held an executive role as CEO of the Mayne Group from January 2002 to January 2005. Prior to that, Stuart was Mayne’s Chief Operating Officer from July 2000 to January 2002. Stuart is the Chairperson of Prime Financial Group Ltd, Progen Pharmaceuticals Ltd and Pulse Health Ltd. He is also a member of the Supervisory Board of Wolters Kluwer Nv and a Member of the Advisory Board of NED Phosphagenics Ltd.

Stuart is the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Board’s Audit Committee.

Martin Nicholas - Managing Director 

Prior to joining Greencross, Martin most recently held the position of Chief Financial Officer of Sterling Early Education, which successfully executed a roll up strategy in the Australian childcare sector. He previously held the role of Chief Financial Officer at Study Group International, a private equity owned education business, and served as Group Finance Director for Rentokil Initial PLC, a multinational services business listed on the London Stock Exchange. Martin also spent over 20 years in FMCG with Unilever in the United Kingdom, Asia and Australia.

Glen Richards

Dr Glen Richards – Non Executive Director

Glen is the founding Managing Director of Greencross and was a co founder and Director of Mammoth Pet Holdings Pty Ltd prior to the merger with Greencross. He practiced companion animal medicine and surgery in Brisbane, Townsville and London before commencing practice ownership and establishing Greencross Vets in Townsville in 1994. Glen is a past Director of Lyppard Australia, one of Australia’s leading Veterinary wholesalers. He established China’s first western veterinary practice (Shanghai PAW) in 2001. He has been a Member of Australian Veterinary Association since 1988, with special interest groups in small animals and practice management.

Paul Wilson – Non Executive Director

Paul was a co-founder, director and shareholder of Mammoth Pet Holdings Pty Ltd prior to the merger with GXL. Prior to founding Mammoth, Paul was the Chief Operating Officer of ShopFast, Australia’s largest online grocery retailer (sold to Coles in 2003). Paul has worked in the retail industry for 26 years. He was employed at Caltex Australia from 1987 to 1999, in a number of roles including, National Fuels Pricing and Planning Manager, Retail Sales Manager for convenience retailing and General Manager of Caltex/Boral JV, Vitalgas. In addition, Paul is a director of the Petbarn Foundation and a Director of Animates New Zealand Holdings Pty Ltd.

Andrew Geddes

Mr Andrew Geddes – Non Executive Director

Andrew specialises in professional service firm management and development. This led to his appointment as non-executive director with Count Financial Limited, an ASX listed financial services company. Andrew has conducted management development programs for veterinarians in Australia where he has gained valuable insight into Australian veterinary businesses.

Andrew is Chairman of the Board’s Audit Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee.  

Christina Boyce - Non Executive Director

Christina has over 20 years strategic consulting and management experience. She is currently a director of Port Jackson Partners, a consulting firm providing strategic advice to Boards, CEOs and senior management. Prior to this, she worked at McKinsey & Co for 14 years, where she was a Partner. Christina has worked extensively with companies on growth, strategy development and business restructuring across a range of industries including retail and consumer services in Australia and overseas. She is currently a Non-Executive Director of Monash IVF Group and Cryosite Limited. Christy is a member of the Board’s Remuneration Committee.

 

Chris Knoblanche AM - Non Executive Director

Chris is currently the Principal of Advisory & Capital Pty Ltd. Chris was Managing Director and Head of Citigroup Corporate and Investment Banking Australia & New Zealand (2005– 2012). He was previously CEO of Andersen Australia, CEO of Andersen Business Consulting Asia Pacific and Regional Managing Director of Deloitte Management Solutions – Asia. Prior to Citigroup, Chris was a Partner in the boutique Investment bank, Caliburn Partnership now Greenhill Caliburn. Chris served as Board Member & Chair of the Australian Ballet (2001 – 2013).  Chris was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to arts administration, to the community and to the business and finance sector in 2014. 

Chris’ other Directorships include:  Independent Board Member & Chair of Finance Audit Risk Committee of the Environment Protection Authority NSW, Advisory Board Member of Whistle Fund Management Company, Advisory Board Member of Norton Rose Fulbright – Lawyers, Board Member of Aussie Home Loans, Director of Soils for Life (Outcomes Australia) and Director of GE Capital/Money Australia (Hallmark companies).

Rebekah Horne

Rebekah Horne - Non Executive Director

Rebekah has 20 years’ experience in digital, telecommunications, mobile and media companies and is currently the Chief Digital Officer of Network Ten. Prior to joining Network Ten, Rebekah was the Chief Executive Officer of LA based start-up Topfloor.com, a Google and POLARIS Ventures backed e-commerce business. Between 2006 and 2011, Rebekah was responsible for the internationalisation of News Corp’s digital business, Fox Interactive Media. As MD of EMEA and Asia Pacific, she managed 26 territories. Prior to joining News Corp, Rebekah held a senior content and commerce position at SingtelOptus. Rebekah also has experience as a Non-Executive.