Greencross Limited - Board of Directors

Stuart James

Stuart Bruce James - Non-Executive Director and Chairman

Stuart has had a successful career within the Resources, Financial, Healthcare and Pharmaceutical sectors around the world.
Stuart had a 25 year career with Royal Dutch Shell Group both in Australia and internationally. His special areas of focus were Retail and South East Asia. Stuart became Managing Director of Australian Financial Services for Colonial and Managing Director of the Colonial State Bank (formerly the State Bank of NSW). Subsequently Stuart became CEO of the Mayne Group with its diverse interests in logistics, healthcare and pharmaceutical, both in Australia and internationally.
Following his executive career Stuart has held a number of Non-Executive roles in both Australian and international companies. From 2006 to 2014 he was a member of the supervisory Board of Wolters Kluwer N.V., a software as services global company which during this period underwent significant transformation from a hard copy provider of information to a total digital provider.
Stuart was Chairman of Pulse Health Group - a private hospital operator, Affinity Education Group - a childcare operator, Prime Financial Group - a wealth management and financial advisor business. Stuart was also Chairman of Progen Ltd and NED of Phosphagenics Ltd - both biotech companies. Stuart currently has interests in both fin-tech and healthcare digitisation.

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

Martin Nicholas - Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Martin has 30 years of operational experience in finance, M&A, IT, supply chain, retail, professional services and FMCG sectors. Martin joined Greencross Limited as Chief Financial Officer and was subsequently appointed Chief Executive Officer in August 2015. He has led the business through a period of sustained growth and built a foundation for future success. Prior to joining Greencross Limited, Martin spent two decades in the consumer goods industry with Unilever across the United Kingdom, China, Asia and Australia, with responsibility for finance, IT, supply chain, M&A, and retail pricing and promotional strategy development. Martin was also CFO of 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.

Glen Richards

Dr Glen Richards – Non Executive Director

Glen has over 26 years of experience in the retail and professional services sectors. Glen was the founding Managing Director of Greencross Limited and Co-Founder and Director of Mammoth Pet Holdings Pty Ltd, prior to its merger with Greencross Limited in 2014. Glen established Greencross Vets Pty Ltd in 1994 and PetHQ Pty Ltd in 2005. Glen has extensive operational experience in fast growing companies, especially in health care and allied health. He established the first western veterinary practice in China (Shanghai PAW) in 2001; was a director of Lyppard Australia, one of Australia's leading veterinary wholesalers. He is currently Chairman of Healthia Ltd (Australia's largest podiatry group), a director of Montserrat Private Day Hospitals (one of Western Australia's and Queensland's largest day hospital groups), Smart Clinics General Medical Practices (with over 35 general practices), Regeneus Ltd (a regenerative medicine company), and 1300Smiles Ltd (a national dentistry group). Glen continues as a shareholder, advisor and mentor to a number of innovative technology companies (Sourcehub, OneWorld, Smartvet, Clinician Connect and Naturo) that operate nationally and globally in health, retail and agriculture.

Paul Wilson – Non Executive Director

Paul has over 30 years of extensive experience in the Retail Sector. Paul co-founded Mammoth Pet Holdings Pty Ltd in 2005 and as its Managing Director grew its chain of pet specialty retail stores (Petbarn and Animates) from 10 to over 150 across Australia and New Zealand. During that time, he introduced sector innovation in store design, layout and merchandising, product and service range and mix, and customer loyalty programs. Immediately prior to Mammoth, Paul held leading edge positions in online commerce and digital marketing: first as Chief Operating Officer of ShopFast, which he grew to be Australia's then largest online grocery retailer (sold to Coles in 2003); and as Managing Director of Adstream Pty Ltd, a leader in the digitalisation of advertising content delivery. During the period, 1987 to 1999 inclusive, Paul held a number of senior retail positions with Caltex Australia including, National Fuels Pricing and Planning Manager, General Manager of Vitalgas (a Caltex/Boral JV), and as Retail Sales Manager responsible for introducing and growing a competitive retail offer in a network of over 500 Caltex service stations.

Andrew Geddes

Mr Andrew Geddes – Non Executive Director

Andrew has over 40 years of experience as a management consultant specialising in professional service firm development and management. For 30 years, he further specialised in veterinary business development and management. During this time, he developed and delivered national practice management education programmes with Glen Richards, Greencross Limited's Co-Founder and first CEO. Andrew was Greencross Limited's first Chairman from its initial listing in 2007 through to its merger with Mammoth Pet Holdings Pty Ltd in 2014. He then continued on the Board as a non-executive Director. Andrew has also held the office of non-executive Director of Count Financial Limited from its initial listing in 2002 through to its sale to CBA in 2011.

Christina Boyce - Non-Executive Director

Christy has over 25 years management consulting experience advising major local and international companies in the retail and consumer goods space on marketing and sales strategies. She has worked with a number of major retailers on format renewal, category and pricing strategy and business transformation. Christy started her career at McKinsey where she co-led the Asia Pacific Retail and Consumer Goods practice. She subsequently acted as a key advisor on a number of major private equity transactions as well as advising on a range of digital transformation projects across a range of industries including retail. She was an advisor and executive at NBN Co during its initial start up with responsibility for regulatory strategy, product and pricing. She continues to provide strategic advice as a director of Port Jackson Partners, a leading consultancy, with a particular focus on strategic direction setting, negotiation strategy and revenue management. She is currently a Non-Executive Director of Monash IVF Group Limited and Oneview Healthcare Plc.

 

Chris Knoblanche AM - Non Executive Director

Chris has held a number of high profile leadership (CEO) roles in Australia and across Asia. Chris sits on a number of boards providing his deep history on governance, financial, accounting and risk management skills. Currently Chris is the Chair of the Audit and Risk Management Committee for iMed Radiology, Australia's largest provider of radiology and medical diagnostic imaging. During his time in investment banking, Chris has provided detailed advice in the Australian consumer retail sector. Chris is currently the Principal of Advisory & Capital Pty Ltd. Chris previously held the role of Managing Director and Head of CitiGroup Corporate and Investment Banking Australia & New Zealand. Chris has been 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). He serves as Board Member of the Sydney Opera House and the Environmental Protection Authority of NSW. Chris is Chairman of iSelect Limited. 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.

Rebekah Horne

Rebekah Horne - Non Executive Director

Rebekah has had a successful 20-year career advising many of the world's most respected media brands and is currently the Chief Digital and Data Officer of the NRL. Rebekah was previously CDO of Network Ten and CEO of the Los Angeles based start-up Topfloor.com, a Google and POLARIS Ventures backed e-commerce business. Rebekah has also been responsible for the internationalisation of News Corp's digital business, Fox Interactive Media, starting with the build of the Australian operation, and going on to be the SVP International, responsible for 26 territories outside of the US. Prior to joining News Corp, Rebekah held senior positions at SingtelOptus.