Board of Directors

Graham CubbinGRAHAM A. CUBBIN, B.Econ. (Hons)

Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Board

Expertise and experience: Graham Cubbin is the Chairman of the McPherson’s Limited Board. He was appointed an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 28 September 2010 and was appointed Chairman of McPherson’s Limited on 1 July 2015. 

Graham was a senior executive with Consolidated Press Holdings Limited (CPH) from 1990 until September 2005, including Chief Financial Officer for 13 years. Prior to joining CPH, Graham held senior finance positions with a number of major companies, including Capita Financial Group and Ford Motor Company. Graham has over 20 years experience as a Director and Audit Committee member of public companies in Australia and the United States.

Special responsibilities:
Chairman of the Board
Member of the People and Culture Committee
Member of the Audit, Risk Management and Compliance Committee

Other current Directorships in ASX listed companies: Graham is a Director of WPP AUNZ Ltd, Bell Financial Group Limited and White Energy Company Limited.

Former Directorships in ASX listed companies in last three years: Director of Challenger Limited.

Interest in Shares and Performance Rights: 
283,953 ordinary shares in McPherson’s Limited
No performance rights held

 

JANE M. McKELLAR,  MA - (Hons)

Independent Non-Executive Director

Expertise and experience: Jane McKellar was appointed an Independent Non-Executive Director of McPherson's Limited on 23 February 2015. Jane is an experienced international senior executive with extensive customer-focused, brand, marketing and digital experience across a number of high-profile, global brands.

Jane commenced her career at Unilever in London and her subsequent roles have included global CEO of Stila Corporation, Managing Director of Elizabeth Arden Australia, Founding CEO of Excite.com Asia Pacific, Director of Sales and Marketing for Microsoft (MSN), and Founding Director of Ninemsn.

Jane holds a Master of Arts (Hons) from the University of Aberdeen and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Special responsibilities:
Chairman of the People and Culture Committee
Member of the Audit, Risk Management and Compliance Committee

Other current Directorships in ASX listed companies: Jane is a Director of GWA Group, Freedom Foods Group (FNP) and NRMA.

Former Directorships in ASX listed companies in last three years: Director of Automotive Holdings Group Limited.

Interests in shares and performance rights:
7,069 ordinary shares in McPherson’s Limited
No performance rights held

 

Grant Peck

GRANT W. PECK B.Bus, CA

CEO & Managing Director

Grant has a rich history with McPherson’s, being appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of McPherson’s Limited on 14 December 2017. Effective 20 February 2018, he was appointed a member and Chairman of the Board’s Audit, Risk Management and Compliance Committee, and a member of the Board’s Nomination and Remuneration Committee.

Grant was appointed interim CEO & Managing Director on 10 December 2020, and was appointed as CEO and Managing Director on a permanent basis on 31 March 2021. Grant stepped down as a member (and Chairman) of the Audit, Risk Management and Compliance Committee on 19 January 2021.

Grant is a proven leader with more than 30 years of branded consumer goods experience both domestically and internationally, including leading the finance and supply chain functions in both large and mid-sized Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) organisations. He has a strong record of delivering improved performance outcomes across varied functions, business sectors and geographies. 

Grant most recently held the position of Chief Executive Officer for Sunny Ridge Farms and prior to this role has had an extensive history of senior management positions, where he was responsible for operations spanning Australia, China, Singapore, and Joint Ventures throughout Asia. His vast experience includes the positions of Chief Financial Officer of Carlton & United Breweries (CUB), Group Managing Director of Supply for CUB with the Fosters Group and Chief Financial Officer for the Asia Pacific Region at McCormick & Co. 

Grant is focused on driving excellence and growth through meeting consumer needs and building long-term sustainable partnerships for the future.

Grant is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Business.

Special responsibilities: Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Member of the People & Culture Committee.

Other current Directorships in ASX listed companies: None.

Former Directorships in ASX listed companies in last three years: None.

Interests in shares and performance rights:
55,400 ordinary shares in McPherson’s Limited
No performance rights held

 

GEOFFREY R. PEARCE

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director 

Expertise and experience: Geoffrey Pearce was appointed an Independent Non-Executive Director of McPherson's Limited on 20 February 2018.

Geoffrey Pearce has more than 40 years of experience in the pharmaceutical, cosmetic and personal care industries. He has extensive experience in pharmaceutical and cosmetic manufacturing as well as raw material sourcing and product distribution, having established, operated and grown a number of personal care businesses in these industries.

Special Responsibilities: None.

Other current Directorships in ASX listed companies: Geofrey is a Non-Executive Director of Cann Group Limited.

Former Directorships in ASX listed companies in last three years: Non-Executive Director and Chairman of Probiotic Limited and Executive Director of BWX Limited.

Interests in shares and performance rights: 
655,939 ordinary shares in McPherson's Limited
No performance rights held

 

ALISON J. COOK, MSc (Hons)

Independent Non-Executive Director

Expertise and experience: Alison Cook (formerly Mew*) was appointed an Independent Non-Executive Director of McPherson’s Limited on 24 July 2018.

*Alison changed her name from Alison Mew to Alison Cook with effect from 10 February 2021.

Alison has more than 30 years of leadership and executive management experience in Australasia across a diverse range of functions within the biopharmaceutical and health services sectors. Her experience includes product manufacturing, quality systems, logistics, sales and marketing, as well as research and development. Alison is also familiar with the regulatory environment that governs the healthcare market. In addition to these technical and operational activities, Alison has been involved in corporate acquisitions and divestments as well as the strategic planning process.

Alison has recently held the positions of Chief Operating Officer and then Chief Executive Officer of Genetic Technologies Limited, an ASX and NASDAQ listed leading edge genetic testing services business.

Alison holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science (Microbiology), has undertaken the Executive Development Programme at Melbourne Business School and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Special responsibilities: Chairman of the Audit, Risk Management and Compliance Committee.

Other current Directorships in ASX listed companies: None.

Former Directorships in ASX listed companies in last three years: None.

Interests in shares and performance rights:
15,500 ordinary shares in McPherson's Limited
No performance rights held

 

ARI MERVIS B.Comm

Independent Non-Executive Director

Expertise and experience: Ari was appointed an Independent Non-Executive Director of McPherson's Limited on 16 February 2021 and as Deputy Chairman on 27 April 2021. Ari is a professional company director with global experience spanning a range of industries in branded goods, consumer staples, agriculture, food and beverages.

Ari has vast experience having lived and operated businesses in complex geographies and having led and been involved in both listed and unlisted companies, as well as joint venture structures and not for profit organisations. His experience is further enhanced through having actively participated in significant mergers and acquisitions, and divestments, including post-acquisition integration and synergy delivery.

Ari was most recently Executive Chairman for Accolade Wines and prior to that was CEO and Managing Director for Murray Goulburn. Before that he had a successful career at SABMiller, culminating as CEO for CUB and MD for the Asia Pacific region. He was also Chairman of China Resources Snow Beer, SABMiller India and SABMiller Vietnam.

Ari holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa, with majors in Economics, Commercial Law and Marketing.

Special Responsibilities: Deputy Chairman of the Board

Other current Directorships in ASX listed companies: None

Former Directorships in ASX listed companies in last three years: Murray Goulburn Co-Operative Company Ltd.

Interests in shares and performance rights:
150,000 ordinary shares in McPherson’s Limited
No performance rights held