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Our Board of Directors

David Gonski, AC - Chairman, Non-Executive Director (Independent) - Age 63 Navigation Show below Hide below

David Gonski 

Joined the Board in October 1997 – Chairman of the Related Party Committee and Nominations Committee and member of Audit & Risk Committee, People Committee and Sustainability Committee.

 

Background: Mr Gonski  was a solicitor for 10 years with the law firm of Freehills and thereafter a corporate adviser in the firm of Wentworth Associates co-founded by him, which subsequently became part of the Investec Banking Group.

 

Degrees: B Com; LLB (UNSW); FAICD (Life); FCPA; Hon LLD (UOW)*

 

Other Listed Company Boards: Chairman, Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (appointed 27 Feb 2014);

 

Other Listed Company Directorships held in the last three years: Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SingTel) (retired March 2015).

 

Government & Community Involvement: President of the Art Gallery of NSW's Board of Trustees; Chancellor of the University of New South Wales; Chairman, UNSW Foundation Limited; Director, the Lowy Institute for International Policy; Member, ASIC External Advisory Panel; Member, NSW Government Arts and Cultural Advisory Committee; Panel Member, Adara Partners; and Patron of the Australian Indigenous Education Fund. 

 

*UOW = University of Wollongong

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

Alison Watkins 

Appointed in March 2014

Background:  Ms Watkins joined CCA in March 2014 as Group Managing Director. Previously, Ms Watkins was Chief Executive Officer 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: Bachelor of Commerce (University of Tasmania); FAICD; FCA; SFFin

Other Listed Company Directorships held in the last three years: Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited.

Government & Community Involvement: Director of the Centre for Independent Studies and the Business Council of Australia; Member of the Australian Government Takeovers Panel.

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

Ilana Atlas
 
Joined the Board on 23 February 2011 – Member of the People Committee, Audit & Risk Committee, Related Party Committee and Nominations Committee.

Background: Ms Atlas has extensive experience in business and has held executive and non-executive roles across many industry sectors. From 2003 to 2010, Ms Atlas held senior executive roles within Westpac Banking Corporation. She has been a practising lawyer for 22 years and is a former partner of Mallesons Stephen Jaques.

 

Degrees:  Master of Laws (University of Sydney); Bachelor of Laws (Hons); and Bachelor Jurisprudence (Hons) (University of Western Australia).

Other Listed Company Boards: Westfield Corporation Limited and Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited.

Other Listed Company Directorships held in the last three years:  Westfield Holdings Limited and Suncorp Group Limited (retired August 2014).

Government & Community Involvement: Director of Human Rights Law Centre Ltd, Jawun Pty Ltd and New South Wales Treasury Corporation (TCorp); Panel Member, Adara Partners; and Fellow of the Senate of the University of Sydney.

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

John Borghetti

Joined the Board on 1 December 2015.

 

Background:  Mr Borghetti is Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of the Virgin Australia Airline Group, commencing in this role in May 2010. Mr Borghetti 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; and Director of the New South Wales Customer Advisory Board.

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

Catherine Brenner

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

 

Background: Ms Brenner is a former senior investment banker. Prior to this, Ms Brenner was a corporate lawyer.

Degrees: BEc; LLB (Macquarie University); MBA (Australian Graduate School of Management, UNSW).

 

Other Listed Company Boards: Chair, AMP Limited; and Non-Executive Director, Boral Limited.

 

Government & Community Involvement: Member of the Art Gallery of NSW Board of Trustees; Panel Member, Adara Partners; and Director of SCEGGS Darlinghurst Limited.

Anthony (Tony) Froggatt, Non-Executive Director (Independent) - Age 68 Navigation Show below Hide below

Anthony Froggatt

Joined the Board in December 2010 – Chairman of the People Committee, member of the Audit & Risk Committee, Related Party Committee and Nominations Committee.

 

Background:  Mr Froggatt is a former Chief Executive Officer of global brewing company Scottish & Newcastle plc.  Prior to that, he held various senior management positions in Seagram Spirits & Wine Group, Diageo plc, H J Heinz and The Gillette Company. He is experienced in global business and brand development, in both mature and developing markets, as well as having extensive marketing and distribution knowledge particularly in the international food and beverages sector.

 

Degrees:  Bachelor of Laws degree from Queen Mary College, London; MBA from Columbia Business School, New York.

 

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

 

Other Listed Company Directorships held in the last three years: Billabong International Limited (retired November 2013).

 

Government & Community Involvement: Chair of Foodbank Australia.

 

Martin Jansen, Non-Executive Director (Nominee of The Coca-Cola Company - TCCC) - Age 57 Navigation Show below Hide below

Martin Jansen

Joined the Board in December 2009Member of the Audit & Risk Committee and Sustainability Committee.

 

Background: Mr Jansen is the Region Director, Bottling Investments Group for China, Southeast Asia and Middle East and is responsible for The Coca-Cola Company's Bottling Investment interests in China, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, UAE, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain and Egypt. Mr Jansen joined the Coca-Cola system in 1998, when he was appointed as the Chief Operating Officer for Coca-Cola Sabco. In 2001, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer, leading an anchor bottler with operations in 12 countries in Africa and Asia.

 

Degree: Bachelor of Commercial Economics (HEAO Groningen, Netherlands); and Graduate of the Executive Development Program at Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management.

 

Other Listed Company Boards:  Director, Haad Thip Public Company Limited (Thailand bottling partner).

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

Joined the Board in December 2016 - Member of the Audit & Risk 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 from the University of NSW; FCA; CPA, FAICD

Other Listed Company Boards: Chairman, G8 Education Limited; Director, Westfield Group.

Other Boards: Director, HSBC Bank Australia Limited; Chairman of MH Premium Farms.

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

Wal King, AO Non-Executive Director (Independent) - Age 72 Navigation Show below Hide below

Wal King

Joined the Board in February 2002 – Member of the Related Party Committee, Nominations Committee and Sustainability Committee.

 

Background:  Mr King has worked in the construction industry for over 40 years and was Chief Executive Officer of Leighton Holdings Limited, a company with substantial operations in Australia, Asia and the Middle East, from 1987 until his retirement on 31 December 2010.

 

Degrees: B Eng; M EngSc and Honorary Doctor of Science (UNSW).

 

Other Listed Company Directorships held in the last three years: Ausdrill Limited (retired 28 October 2014); Asia Resource Minerals plc (retired 1 July 2015); and Sundance Resources Limited (retired 22 December 2016).

 

Government & Community Involvement: Deputy Chairman, University of New South Wales Foundation Limited; and Director, Kimberley Foundation Australia Limited.

David Meiklejohn, AM Non-Executive Director (Independent) - Age 74 Navigation Show below Hide below

David Meiklejohn

 

Joined the Board in February 2005 – Chairman of the Audit & Risk Committee, and member of the Nominations Committee, Related Party Committee and Sustainability Committee.

 

Background: Mr Meiklejohn has strong experience in finance and financial management and as a Company Director. He was the Chief Financial Officer of Amcor Limited for 19 years until retirement in June 2000.

 

Degree: B Com; Dip Ed (University of Queensland); FAIM, FAICD, FCPA.

 

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

 

Other Listed Company Directorships held in the last three years: Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd (retired December 2013).

 

Government & Community Involvement: Chairman of the Board of Governance of the Manningham Aged Care Centre.

 

 

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

 

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; 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 TCCC) - Age 57 Navigation Show below Hide below

Krishnakumar Thirumalai

Joined the Board in March 2014 - Member of the People Committee

Background: Mr Thirumalai is currently Region Director for the India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal bottling operations of The Coca-Cola Company. Also a member of the Ethics and Compliance Committee of The Coca-Cola Company, Atlanta. Significant experience across developing and emerging markets in marketing, sales, distribution and supply chain and has worked for over 10 years in the Coca-Cola system, both in bottling and with TCCC. Prior to this, he had 21 years’ experience in the confectionery and impulse food business.

Degrees: BE (Hons) Electronics and Communication; Masters of Business Administration (Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore); and Graduate of the Advanced Management Program (Wharton Business School).

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