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Board of Directors

David Griffiths

David Griffiths

B Econ (Honours) UWA, Master of Economics ANU, Hon.DEc UWA, FAICD Chairman, Non-Executive (Independent)

Experience and Expertise

Mr Griffiths was appointed as a non-executive director on 27 February 2007, Deputy Chairman on 3 April 2008 and Chairman on 19 November 2010.

Mr Griffiths has held a range of senior financial executive positions and has extensive experience in equity capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, and the corporate advisory sector. He is a former Divisional Director of Macquarie Bank Limited, Executive Chairman of Porter Western Limited and Chairman of Northern Iron Limited.

Mr Griffiths is Deputy Chairman of ThinkSmart Limited and Deputy Chairman of Perth International Arts Festival.

 

Giovanni (John) Groppoli

Giovanni (John) Groppoli

LLB, BJuris, FAICD Non-Executive Director (Independent)

Experience and Expertise

Mr Groppoli was appointed to the Board on 4 July 2006.

Mr Groppoli was a partner of national law firm Deacons (now Norton Rose) from 1987 to 2004 where he specialised in franchising (and related wholesale and retail distribution networks), mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance. He was Managing Partner of the Perth office of Deacons from 1998 to 2002.

Mr Groppoli left private practice in 2004 and is currently Managing Director of RGM Enterprises whose business operations consist of the marketing and distribution of premium international homewares (Milners Brand Marketing), optical products and accessories (Aviva Optical and Mann Optics), occupational health and safety products (Australian Workplace Services) and the provision of niche third party logistics/warehousing (Supply Chain Link).

Mr Groppoli is a director of the Senses Foundation and public unlisted entities Retravision (WA) Limited and Electcom Limited.

Bronte Howson

Bronte Howson

MAICD. Executive Director

Experience and Expertise

Mr Howson is recognised as one of the leading figures in the Australian automotive retailing industry with hands on experience gained in a career spanning more than 30 years.

He was appointed CEO of AHG in January 2000 and became Managing Director in 2007 during which time he established a track record of driving profitable growth.

Mr Howson has successfully led AHG from being a private group with operations largely based in Western Australia to becoming the nation’s leading listed specialist Automotive and Logistics Group.

The depth of his industry knowledge and expertise was founded in his pioneering of a successful automotive parts business, acquired by AHG in 1988.

Mr Howson is President and a Life Member of the East Perth Football Club and was awarded honorary life membership of Rocky Bay for his support of the charity. Under his leadership, AHG has established a proud tradition of supporting a broad range of charitable and community causes.

Michael Smith

Michael Smith

FAICD, FAIM, CMC, Deputy Chairman. Non Executive (Independent)

Experience and Expertise

Mr Smith was appointed as a non-executive director on 6 May 2010 and deputy chairman on 7 February 2011.

He chairs Synergy and Verve in the Western Australian electricity sector, iiNet Ltd, Australia’s second largest internet service provider, and Lionel Samson Sadleirs Group, and is a past chairman of the Perth International Arts Festival, the West Coast Eagles, Barking Gecko Theatre Company and Scotch College (Perth).

Mr Smith is also a director of Creative Partnerships Australia, Giving West and 7-Eleven Stores Pty Ltd and in May 2013 was elected National Chairman of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Mr Smith’s private consultancy, Black House, advises sector leading companies including Navitas, Hawaiian, Brightwater and the Satterley Property Group.

Peter Stancliffe

Peter Stancliffe

BE (Civil), FAICD Non-Executive Director (Independent)

Experience and Expertise

Mr Stancliffe was appointed as a non-executive director on 25 November 2005. Mr Stancliffe has over 40 years experience in the management of large industrial companies both in Australia and overseas and has held various senior management positions, including Chief Executive Officer.

He has extensive experience in strategy development and a detailed knowledge of modern company management practices.

Mr Stancliffe is a graduate of the MIT Senior Management Program and the AICD Company Directors Course.

Tracey Horton

Tracey Horton

BEcon (Hons) UWA, MBA Stan, Prof Emer. Non-Executive Director (Independent)

Experience and Expertise

Ms Horton was appointed a non-executive director on 3 May 2012. She has extensive international business and education experience most recently as Winthrop Professor and Dean of the UWA Business School where she was responsible for leading more than 200 faculty and staff and around 5,000 students.

Prior to this role Ms Horton was a senior manager and partner at Bain and Company in San Francisco and Poynton and Partners in Perth and was an economist at the Reserve Bank of Australia.

Ms Horton has significant governance experience currently serving on a number of Boards including ASX listed Skilled Group Limited and Navitas Limited.

Ms Horton also chairs the Boards of the not-for-profit Western Australian Museum Foundation, Perth Fashion Festival and Presbyterian Ladies College, and is Vice-President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Western Australia.

Robert McEniry

Robert McEniry

MBA, MAICD Non-Executive Director (Independent)

Experience and Expertise

Mr McEniry has more than twenty five years experience in the automotive industry including most recently five years as Chair, President and CEO of Mitsubishi Motors Australia Limited. Prior to that he held a number of senior executive roles including Director of Marketing for General Motors Holden, Vice President – Commercial and Marketing for Saab Automobile AB of Sweden, CEO of South Pacific Tyres Pty Ltd, Melbourne and CEO of Nucleus Network, Melbourne.

Mr McEniry is chair of EV Engineering Pty Ltd and chair of the Advisory Board, Department of Management at Monash University. He is also a director of Steelbro Group Pty Ltd, Multiple Sclerosis Society Limited, Australian Home Care Services Pty Ltd and Stillwell Motor Group.

Howard Critchley

Howard Critchley

BEc, MBA Non-Executive Director (Independent)

Experience and Expertise

Mr Critchley has more than 25 years of experience in the logistics and Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) sectors and was formerly managing director (Australia, Asia and China) for CEVA Logistics (formerly TNT). He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds a Bachelor of Economics degree and a Master of Administration from Monash University.

He has been a non-executive director with Boom Logistics .He is currently a non executive director and member of the Advisory Committee of TVS Logistics, a global logistics business privately owned  by an Indian conglomerate, chairs the steering committee of  the private company Allsons  Transport, and also sits on the boards of SecondBite and Y-Gap in the not-for-profit sector.

Mr Critchley’s executive career culminated in ten years of CEO roles in CEVA Logistics, the world’s second largest integrated logistics company, with responsibility for the Asia Pacific region, turnover of $850-million and more than 10,000 staff.

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