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Our Board of Directors

Ilana Atlas - Chairman, Non-Executive Director (Independent) – Age 62 Navigation Show below Hide below

Joined the Board on 23 February 2011 - Member of the People Committee, Audit & Finance Committee, Related Party Committee, Nominations Committee and Risk & Sustainability Commitee.

 

Background: Ms Atlas has extensive experience in business and has held executive and nonexecutive roles across many industry sectors. From 2003 to 2010, she held senior executive roles within Westpac Banking Corporation. She practised as a lawyer for 22 years and was the Managing Partner of Mallesons Stephen Jaques.

 

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: Director, OneMarket Limited and Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited.

 

Other Listed Company Directorships held in the last three years: Westfield Holdings Limited.

 

Government & Community Involvement: Chairman, Jawun Pty Ltd; Director, Paul Ramsay Foundation and Adara Development (Australia); Panel Member, Adara Partners; and Fellow, Senate of The University of Sydney.

 

Alison Watkins - Group Managing Director, Executive Director - Age 53 Navigation Show below Hide below

 

Appointed in March 2014

 

Background: Ms Watkins joined Coca-Cola Amatil Limited in March 2014 as Group Managing Director. Previously, Ms Watkins was Managing Director of GrainCorp Limited. She has held other executive and non-executive roles in food, beverage, retail and financial services and was a 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.

 

Other Listed Company Directorships held in the last three years: Director, Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (retired April 2014).

 

Government & Community Involvement: Director, Centre for Independent Studies and the Business Council of Australia;  Independent Panel Member of the 2018/2019 Independent Review of the Australian Public Service; Member, Joint Commonwealth and Tasmanian Economic Council: Business Members Group.

John Borghetti, AO - Non-Executive Director (Independent) – Age 61 Navigation Show below Hide below

Joined the Board in December 2015. Member Risk & Sustainability Committee, People Committee, Related Party Committee and Nominations Committee

 

Background:  Mr Borghetti is Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of the Virgin Australia Airline Group, commencing in this role in May 2010. He has had over 40 years’ experience in aviation, including a long career at Qantas.

 

Other Listed Company Boards: Managing Director of Virgin Australia Holdings Limited.

 

Government & Community Involvement: Director of the Australian Chamber Orchestra.

Catherine Brenner - Non-Executive Director (Independent) - Age 45 Navigation Show below Hide below

Joined the Board in April 2008 – Chair of the Risk & Sustainability Committee and member of the Audit & Finance Committee, People Committee, Related Party Committee and Nominations Committee.

 

Background: Ms Brenner is a former senior investment banker advising domestic and international clients on a range of mergers, acquisitions, privatisations and capital raisings. She has been a public company director for more than 12 years in the financial services, building materials, resources, property and biotech sectors including chairing remuneration, nominations, audit and risk and health and safety committees.

Degrees: Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Economics (Macquarie University); and Master of Business Administration (MBA) (Australian Graduate School of Management).

 

Other Listed Company Boards: Non-Executive Director, Boral Limited.

 

Government & Community Involvement: Director, SCEGGS Darlinghurst Limited.

Julie Coates - Non-Executive Director (Independent) - Age 55 Navigation Show below Hide below

Joined the Board in March 2018. Member of the Nominations Committee, People Committee and Related Party Committee.

 

Background: Ms Coates is Managing Director of Goodman Fielder Australia. Previously she held several senior roles at Woolworths Limited including Managing Director of Big W, Chief Logistics Officer and Human Resources Director. She has worked closely on business strategy and major transformational change programs, delivering strong results at both a divisional and group level. As a former member of Woolworth Limited's Management Board, she has extensive experience with financial and management accountability. 

Other Listed Company Boards: Director, Spotless Holdings Group Limited (retired July 2017).

 

Jorge Garduño - Non-Executive Director (Nominee of The Coca-Cola Company) - Age 48 Navigation Show below Hide below

Joined the Board in May 2018.

 

Background: 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, the President of Coca-Cola Iberia (with responsibility for operations in Spain, Portugal and Andorra), and now as President of Coca-Cola Japan. 

 

Degree: 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.

 

Mark Johnson - Non-Executive Director (Independent) - Age 58 Navigation Show below Hide below

Joined the Board in December 2016 - Chair, Audit & Finance Committee; Member, Risk & Sustainability Committee, Related Party Committee and Nominations Committee.

Background: Mr Johnson was CEO and Senior Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) from July 2008 - 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, AICD.

Other Listed Company Boards: Chairman, G8 Education Limited.

Other Boards: Chairman, MH Premium Farms and Director, CQS Investment Management (Australia) Pty Limited; Director, Aurecon Group Pty Ltd and Corrs Chambers Westgarth.

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

Paul O'Sullivan - Non-Executive Director (Independent) - Age 57 Navigation Show below Hide below

Joined the Board in March 2017 - Member of the Related Party Committee and Nominations Committee, Audit & Finance Committee and People Committee.
 
 

Background: Mr O’Sullivan has 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, 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: Director, Healthscope Limited.

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; Member of the Board, National Disability Insurance Agency; and Advisory Board Member, UNSW Bright Alliance.

Krishnakumar Thirumalai - Non-Executive Director (Nominee of The Coca-Cola Company) - Age 57 Navigation Show below Hide below

Joined the Board in March 2014 - Member, Risk & Sustainability Committee, Nominations Committee and People Committee.

Background: Mr Thirumalai is the President of Coca-Cola India and South-West Asia. He was the Region Director for the India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal bottling operations of TCCC until 30 April 2017. 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 is also a Director of Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt. Ltd. (India); and of Coca-Cola India Pvt Ltd.

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

Government & Community Involvement: FMCG Committee of the Confederation of Indian Industry.