Board of Directors
Paul Rayner, BEc, MAdmin, FAICD
Member of the Board since May 2011. Chairman of the Board and the Nominations Committee since 1 September 2012.
Mr Rayner is an independent Director and is an Australian resident.
Mr Rayner brings to the Board extensive international experience in markets relevant to Treasury Wine Estates including Europe, North America, Asia, as well as Australia. He has worked in the fields of finance, corporate transactions and general management in consumer goods, manufacturing and resource industries. His last role as an executive was Finance Director of British American Tobacco plc, based in London, from January 2002 to 2008. Mr Rayner is also a director of Qantas Airways Limited (since July 2008 and where he also serves as Chairman of the Remuneration Committee), Centrica Plc, a UK listed company (since September 2004) and Boral Ltd (since September 2008 and where he also serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee).
Michael Clarke, CA, B. Com
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer since 31 March 2014
Member of the Board since 31 March 2014.
Mr Clarke has dual Irish/South African citizenship and is an Australian resident.
Mr Clarke has held senior executive roles at Kraft Foods, where he was President of the Company’s European business and sat on the global operating board, The Coca-Cola Company and Reebok International. He was Chief Executive Officer of the UK publicly listed company Premier Foods Plc, where he led a significant turnaround of the business. In addition to his role with Treasury Wine Estates, Mr Clarke is currently a non-executive director of Quiksilver Inc.
Lyndsey Cattermole, AM, B.Sc., FACS
Member of the Board since May 2011 and currently a member of the Audit and Risk, Human Resources and Nominations Committees.
Mrs Cattermole is an independent Director and is an Australian resident.
Mrs Cattermole was a member of the Foster’s Group Limited Board from October 1999 until May 2011. Mrs Cattermole has extensive information technology and telecommunications experience. She is a former executive director of Aspect Computing Pty Ltd and Kaz Group Limited, and a former director of PaperlinX Limited. She has also held a number of significant appointments to government, hospital and research boards and committees. Mrs Cattermole is a director of Tatts Group Limited (where she is also a member of the Remuneration, Human Resources, Governance and Nominations Committees), Pact Group Holdings Limited and Hexigo Pty Ltd.
Ed Chan BA/Ec, MS
Member of the Board since 1 September 2012.
Mr Chan is an independent Director and a Hong Kong resident.
Mr Chan is currently Vice Chairman of Charoen Pokphand Group and a director of Hong Kong-listed CP Lotus. From 2006 to 2011 he was the President and CEO of Wal-Mart China. He has also held senior positions with Dairy Farm including his last position as North Asia Regional Director, as well as leading the Bertelsmann Music Group business in Greater China. Mr Chan began his career as a consultant with McKinsey & Co working in both Hong Kong and the United States.
Michael Cheek, B.BA (Hons)
Member of the Board since 1 September 2012 and a member of the Human Resources Committee (since 1 April 2013).
Mr Cheek is an independent Director and an American resident.
Mr Cheek has held prior roles as Chairman of Finlandia Vodka Worldwide for the Brown-Forman Corporation and also as a non-executive director for Glenmorangie. His career spans over ten years with Brown-Forman in executive roles including President, Global Spirits Group and President, North American Spirits. Mr Cheek also spent over nine years with the Coca-Cola Company in senior positions in both The Wine Spectrum and in Coca Cola USA. He is a member of the Board of Advisers of the privately owned Jose Cuervo Co.
Warwick Every-Burns, AMP, Harvard University
(Advanced Management Program 1996)
Member of the Board since May 2011. Chief Executive Officer from 23 September 2013 to 31 March 2014.
Chairman of the Human Resources Committee, and a member of the Audit and Risk Committee and Nominations Committee (until 23 September 2013).
Mr Every-Burns was an independent Director until 23 September 2013 and resumed being such from 31 March 2014, and is an Australian resident.
Mr Every-Burns was Chief Executive Officer of Treasury Wine Estates on an interim basis from 23 September 2013 until 31 March 2014. Mr Every-Burns previously worked for over 30 years in the consumer packaged goods sector. Most recently, he was President of International Business and a member of the Worldwide Executive Committee of The Clorox Company, a NYSE listed, S&P 500 business with a market capitalisation of circa US$11 billion. He was based at The Clorox Company’s headquarters in the United States for over five years and has a deep understanding of brands and marketing. Mr Every-Burns began his career at Unilever, is a former Managing Director of Glad Products of Australia & New Zealand and is currently on the Advisory Council of the Frontier Strategy Group.
Peter Hearl, B Com (UNSW), MAIM, GAICD, Member – AMA
Member of the Board since February 2012 and a member of the Audit & Risk and Human Resources Committees (and Chairman of the Human Resources Committee from 23 September 2013).
Mr Hearl is an independent Director and an Australian resident.
Mr Hearl has a wealth of experience in international business and the food industry in particular. He is the former global Chief Operating & Development Officer for YUM Brands, the world’s largest restaurant company, and throughout his career with YUM he oversaw much of the growth in the KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut businesses around the world. He is currently a director of Telstra Corporation Limited, and Goodman Fielder Limited where he serves on the Human Resources Committee and the Audit Committee as well as chairing the Risk Committee. He is a member of the UNSW’s Australian School of Business Alumni Leaders Group and previously held the position of honorary Chairman of the US based UNSW Study Abroad-Friends and US Alumni Inc.
Garry Hounsell, BBus(Acc), FCA, CPA, FAICD
Member of the Board 1 September 2012, Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee and member of the Nominations Committee.
Mr Hounsell is an independent Director and is an Australian resident.
Mr Hounsell is currently Chairman of PanAust Limited and also holds directorships with Dulux Group Limited and Spotless Group Holdings Limited. Mr Hounsell is also Chairman of Investec Ltd’s Global Aircraft Fund, and on the Advisory Council of Rothschild Australia. He is a former director of Qantas Airways Limited, Orica Limited, Freehills, Nufarm Limited and Ingeus Limited and has held senior positions at Ernst & Young and Arthur Andersen.