Board of Directors
Paul Rayner, BEc, MAdmin, FAICD
Member of the Board since May 2011. Chairman since 1 September 2012. Mr Rayner is an independent Director.
Chair of the Nominations Committee.
Mr Rayner brings to the Board extensive experience in finance, corporate and general management. He has previously held the positions of Chief Operating Officer of British American Tobacco Australasia Limited and Finance Director of British American Tobacco Plc (from January 2002 until April 2008).
Other current directorships: Qantas Airways Limited (since July 2008), Centrica Plc (since September 2004) and Boral Limited (since September 2008). Mr Rayner also serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee of Boral Limited and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee for Qantas Airways Limited.
Michael Clarke, CA, B. Com
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
Member of the Board since 31 March 2014.
With over 20 years’ leadership experience in international business, Mr Clarke has an outstanding track record at some of the world’s iconic consumer goods companies. He 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. Most recently 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. Mrs Cattermole is an independent Director.
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 was 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 and Pact Group Holdings Limited.
Ed Chan BA/Ec, MS
Member of the Board since 1 September 2012. Mr Chan is an independent Director.
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. Mr Cheek is an independent Director.
Member of the Human Resources Committee.
Mr Cheek is an American resident who has held prior roles as Chairman of Finlandia Vodka Worldwide for Brown-Forman Corporation and also as a non-executive director for Glenmorangie. He spent over 13 years of his 25 year career in the alcohol beverage industry in senior executive roles in the USA Wine Industry, including five years as President of Heublein Wines, then the second largest company in the USA industry. His career has spanned over 12 years in the global spirits industry in executive roles with Brown-Forman, including President, Global Spirits Group and President, North American Spirits. Mr Cheek also spent over eight years with the Coca Cola Company in senior positions in both The Wine Spectrum and in Coca Cola USA. He is also 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.
Mr Every-Burns was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Treasury Wine Estates on an interim basis on 23 September 2013. He 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 brand 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. Mr Hearl is an independent Director.
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 a director of the Australia and New Zealand listed company Goodman Fielder Limited and a member of the UNSW’s Australian School of Business Alumni Leaders Group. Mr Hearl is also 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. Mr Hounsell is an independent Director.
Mr Hounsell is an Australian resident and currently Chairman of PanAust Limited; he also holds directorships with Qantas Airways Limited, Dulux Group Limited and Ingeus 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 Orica Limited, Freehills and Nufarm Limited and has held senior positions at Ernst & Young and Arthur Andersen. Mr Hounsell succeeds Paul Rayner as Chair of TWE’s Audit and Risk Committee.