Appointed: 1 September 2014
Most recently elected by shareholders: 24 October 2017
Board Committees: People & Culture Committee, Nomination Committee
Rob had a successful career in sales, marketing and general management having served most recently as the CEO of Lion (formerly Lion Nathan), one of Australasia’s leading food and beverage companies, including during its acquisition by Kirin Holdings in 2009. Before joining Lion Nathan in 2004, Rob worked for Procter & Gamble for 12 years, and then for eight years with Nestlé, first as MD of the UK Food business, and then as CEO of Nestlé Oceania.
Rob brings valuable strategic and commercial insight to the Board, along with his in-depth understanding of consumer behaviour and global experience in mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions. He is Chair of Metcash, a director of the Bestest Foundation, and Advisory Chair of the Hawkes Brewing Company. He was previously a director of Dick Smith Holdings, Super Retail Group and Linfox Logistics.