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Board of Directors

Board of Directors

The Board represents and serves the interests of Amatil’s shareholders and has the ultimate responsibility for managing Amatil’s business and affairs to the highest standards of corporate governance and business conduct.

Coca-Cola Amatil’s approach to corporate governance goes beyond compliance. Both the Board and all levels of Management are fully committed to achieving the highest standards of corporate governance and business conduct. Indeed, we see this commitment as fundamental to our vision of creating millions of moments of happiness and possibilities every day.

Learn more about Coca-Cola Amatil's diverse and experienced Board.

Board of Directors

Ilana Atlas, AO
Chairman, Non-Executive Director (Independent)

Joined the Board in February 2011: Chairman, Related Party and Nominations Committees; and Member, People, Audit & Finance and Risk & Sustainability Committees.

Skills and experience: Ms Atlas has extensive financial and legal experience and has held executive and non-executive roles across many industry sectors. From 2003 to 2010, she held senior executive roles within Westpac Banking Corporation, including Group Secretary and General Counsel; and Group Executive, People where she was responsible for human resources, corporate affairs and sustainability.

Prior to working at Westpac Banking Corporation, Ms Atlas was a partner in law firm Mallesons Stephen Jaques (now known as King & Wood Mallesons). In addition to her practice in corporate law, she held a number of management roles in the firm including Executive Partner, People and Information, and Managing Partner.

Degrees/qualifications: Bachelor of Jurisprudence (Honours) and Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (The University of Western Australia); and Masters of Laws (The University of Sydney).

Other listed company boards in the past three years: Director, Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited; Director, OneMarket Limited (resigned on 2 December 2019); Former Director, Westfield Corporation Limited (retired on 7 June 2018).

Government and community involvement: Chairman, Jawun Pty Ltd; Director, Paul Ramsay Foundation; Director, Paul Ramsay Holdings; Panel Member, Adara Partners.

Alison Watkins
Group Managing Director, Executive Director

Appointed in March 2014

Skills and Experience: Ms Watkins joined Coca-Cola Amatil Limited in March 2014 as Group Managing Director. She has extensive experience in the food, beverage, retail and financial industries including holding the role as Managing Director of GrainCorp Limited and partner at McKinsey & Company earlier in her career.

Degrees/Qualifications: Bachelor of Commerce (University of Tasmania); Fellow, Australian Institute of Company Directors; Fellow, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand; and Senior Fellow, Financial Services Institute of Australasia.

Government & Community Involvement: Director, Centre for Independent Studies and the Business Council of Australia; Panel Member, Ministerial Reference Panel, Member, Joint Commonwealth and Tasmanian Economic Council: Business Members Group.

John Borghetti, AO
Non-Executive Director (Independent)

Joined the Board in December 2015: Chairman, People Committee; and Member, Audit & Finance Committee, Related Party Committee and Nominations Committee.

Skills and Experience: Mr Borghetti was the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of the Virgin Australia Airline Group, from 2010 till 2019. He has over 40 years’ experience in aviation, which also includes a long career at Qantas.

Other Listed Company Boards in the past 3 years: Managing Director, Virgin Australia Holdings Limited.

Other Boards: Alinta Energy Pty Ltd (appointment effective from 7 October 2020); Director, V8 Supercars Holdings Pty Limited; Director, Brisbane Airport Corporation Pty Ltd.

Government & Community Involvement: Director of the Art Gallery of NSW Board of Trustees; Director, Charlie Teo Foundation; Global Advisor, IFM Investors.

Jorge Garduño
Non-Executive Director (Nominee of The Coca-Cola Company)

Joined the Board in May 2018: Member, Audit & Finance Committee.

Skills & Experience: Mr Garduño is the President and Representative Director of Coca-Cola Japan, a subsidiary of The Coca-Cola Company, and has held that role since 1 July 2017.

Since 1992, Mr Garduño has held a range of international leadership roles for The Coca-Cola Company across Latin America, Europe and Asia. These roles included responsibility for Franchise Leadership, Marketing, Key Accounts, Commercial Leadership, Planning and Revenue Growth Management for Coca-Cola de Mexico, and subsequently as General Manager of Coca-Cola Colombia, the General Manager of Coca-Cola Thailand and Laos, then General Manager of Coca-Cola Chile, then President of Coca-Cola Iberia (with responsibility for operations in Spain, Portugal and Andorra), and now as President of Coca-Cola Japan. He will shortly take on the expanded role of President & Representative Director, Coca-Cola Japan Company Limited & Coca-Cola Korea Company Limited effective 1 January 2021.

Degrees: Bachelor of Arts (Business Administration) and Masters in Management from Tec de Monterrey Mexico; and Masters in Business Management for Executives from the University of Texas, Austin USA.

Krishnakumar Thirumalai
Non-Executive Director (Nominee of The Coca-Cola Company)

Skills & Experience: Mr Thirumalai, current President of Coca-Cola India and South-West Asia, will be appointed as Chairman of Coca-Cola India, effective 1 January 2021. He has significant experience across developing and emerging markets in marketing, sales, distribution and supply chain, and more than 30 years’ experience in the fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector, handling strategy, sales, marketing and general management. He was the Region Director for the India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal bottling operations of The Coca-Cola Company until April 2017.

Degrees: Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics and Communication (Madras University); MBA (Indian Institute of Management); and Advanced Management Program (Wharton Business School).

Other Boards: Chairman, Coca-Cola (India) Pvt. Ltd, Director, KSL Media Limited.

Government & Community Involvement: Chairman, MNC Committee of the Confederation of Indian Industry.

Mark Johnson
Non-Executive Director (Independent)

Joined the Board in December 2016: Chairman, Audit & Finance Committee; and Member, Risk & Sustainability Committee, People Committee, Related Party Committee and Nominations Committee; Commissioner, Coca-Cola Bottling Indonesia and Coca-Cola Distribution Indonesia.

Skills & Experience: Mr Johnson was CEO and Senior Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) from July 2008 to June 2012 and held other senior positions (both internationally and in Australia) during his 30-year career at PwC, serving major clients in areas of audit, accounting, due diligence, fund raising and risk and governance. Mark is an experienced company director in the listed, private and not-for-profit sectors.

Degrees: Bachelor of Commerce (The University of New South Wales); Fellow, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand; CPA Australia; and Fellow, Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Other Listed Company Boards in the past 3 years: Chairman, G8 Education Limited, Westfield Corporation Limited (retired on 7 June 2018); Director, Goodman Limited; Director, Goodman Funds Management Limited.

Other Boards: Director, Aurecon Group Pty Ltd and Corrs Chambers Westgarth.

Government & Community Involvement: Chairman, Hospitals Contribution Fund of Australia (HCF) and Director, The Smith Family; Member, St Aloysius’ College Council; Council Member, Council of the University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney); and Member, UNSW Australia School of Business Advisory Council.

Paul O'Sullivan
Non-Executive Director (Independent)

Joined the Board in March 2017: Chairman, Risk & Sustainability Committee, Member, Audit & Finance Committee People Committee and Related Party Committee.

Skills & Experience: Mr O’Sullivan has extensive experience in the telecommunications, banking and oil & gas sectors, both in Australia and overseas. He has held senior executive roles with Singapore Telecommunications (Singtel) and was previously the CEO of Optus. Mr O’Sullivan has also held management roles with the Colonial Group and the Royal Dutch Shell Group in Canada, the Middle East, Australia and United Kingdom. He is a member of the Board of Commissioners of Telkomsel, one of Indonesia’s largest mobile communications company and a former Director of Bharti Airtel, one of India’s leading mobile providers.

Degrees/Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts (Economics) (Trinity College, University of Dublin); and Graduate of the Advanced Management Program (Harvard University).

Other Listed Company Boards in the past 3 years: Chairman, Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited; Director, Healthscope Limited (retired on 6 June 2019).

Other Boards: Chairman, Singtel Optus Pty Limited; Chairman, Western Sydney Airport Corporation; and Board of Commissioners, Telkomsel (Indonesia).

Government & Community Involvement: Director, St George & Sutherland Medical Research Foundation; and Director, St. Vincent’s Health Australia.

Penelope Winn
Non-Executive Director (Independent)

Joined the Board in December 2019: Member, Risk & Sustainability Committee and Related Party Committee.

Skills and Experience: Ms Winn has over 30 years of experience in retail with a focus on supply chain, digital strategy and business transformation in senior management roles in Australia and overseas. These roles included Director Group Retail Services with Woolworths Limited where she was responsible for leading the Logistics and Information Technology divisions, Online Retailing and the Customer Engagement teams across the organisation; Executive Director of Merchandise and Logistics for Myer Limited; and Director of Strategy and Change for ASDA Walmart UK.

Degrees/Qualifications: Bachelor of Commerce degree (Australian National University), a Masters of Business Administration (University of Technology Sydney) and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Other Listed Company Boards in the past three years: Director, Ampol Limited; Director, CSR Limited; Director, Goodman Group Limited.

Other Boards: Director, Goodman Funds Management Limited.

Government & Community Involvement: Member, Chief Executive Women; Mentor, Many Rivers Microfinance; Mentor, Kilfinan Foundation; Director, O’Connell Street Associates Proprietary Ltd; Director, ANU Foundation.