Board Role and Membership

Board & Management


Bruce B Teele
BSc, BCom (Melb). Chairman and Non-Executive Director. Chairman of the Investment Committee.

Mr Teele was elected to the Board in 2003 and appointed Chairman in 2004.  He is a former Director of Djerriwarrh Investments Limited and was formerly the Chairman of Australian Foundation Investment Company Limited (AFIC) and the Executive Chairman of the JBWere Group .

Ross E Barker
BSc (Hons), MBA (Melb), F Fin. Managing Director. Member of the Investment Committee.

Mr Barker has been a Director of the Company since May 1996 and was appointed Managing Director in February 2001. He is also Managing Director of AFIC, Djerriwarrh Investments Limited and Mirrabooka Investments Limited.  He is also Chairman of Melbourne Business School Ltd.

Roger G Brown
B.Eng, MBA. Independent Non-Executive Director.  Member of the Investment Committee.

Mr Brown was appointed to the Board on February 2014.  He has been the Executive Chairman of ARB Corporation Limited since February 1987.  Mr Brown also held the position of Managing Director of the Company from 1987 to 2012.  Mr Brown has wide experience as a CEO and Director and brings to the Company a wealth of knowledge from ARB Corporation's involvement in the automotive industry in Australia and overseas.

Siobhan L McKenna
B.Ec. (Hons), MPHIL. Independent Non-Executive Director. Member of the Audit Committee.

Ms McKenna joined the Board in March 2016.  She is currently Managing Partner of Illyria Pty Ltd, a private investment company.  She is also a Non-Executive Director of Woolworths, Nova Entertainment, Fox Sports Australia Pty Ltd, Foxtel Management Pty Ltd, Australian News Channel Pty Ltd and is a Trustee of the MCG Trust. 

Ms McKenna is a former partner of McKinsey & Company, a former Commissioner of the Australian Productivity Commission, a former Chairman and Board Member of the NBN Co Limited, former Director of Ten Network Holdings Limited and The Australian Ballet.

Rupert Myer AO
BCom (Hons) (Melb), MA (Cantab). Independent Non-Executive Director. Chairman of the Audit Committee and Member of the Investment Committee.

Mr Myer is a company Director and was appointed a Director in January 2000. He is Chairman of the Australia Council for the Arts, Director of The Myer Foundation, Myer Family Investments Limited, Healthscope Limited and eCargo Holdings Limited.  Mr Myer was formerly a Deputy Chairman of Myer Holdings Ltd and a Director of Diversified United Investment Limited. 

Richard B Santamaria
BCom, LLB (Hons) (Melb). Independent Non-Executive Director. Member of the Audit Committee and the Investment Committee.

Mr Santamaria was appointed a Director in August 1996. He is Group General Counsel of Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited and was formerly a Partner and Executive Partner Corporate at the law firm Allens Arthur Robinson (now Allens).  He is a former Director of ANZ Trustees Limited.

Jon Webster
BCom, LLB (Hons) LLM. Independent Non-Executive Director.

Mr Webster was appointed to the Board in November 2016.   Mr Webster has been a partner of Allens practicing in the area of mergers and acquisitions for over 30 years and was a Board member of Allens for 12 years.  He is a Director of the Human Rights Law Centre and Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Northern Land Council.  He teaches Securities Regulation in the Master of Laws program at the University of Melbourne.  He is a former Chairman of the Corporations Committee of the Law Council of Australia and a former member of the ASX’s Listings Advisory Panel and of the Federal Government’s Consultative Group to the Corporations Law Simplification Task Force.

The role of the Board is generally to set objectives and goals for the operation of the Company, to oversee the Company's management, to regularly review the Company's performance and to monitor its affairs in the best interests of the Company. For these responsibilities the Board is accountable to its shareholders as owners of the Company. 

The Board has approved a Board charter governing its operation. 













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