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Our Board of Directors

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

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

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; Former Director, Westfield Corporation Limited (retired on 7 June 2018)

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

Government & Community Involvement: Chairman, Jawun Pty Ltd; Director, Paul Ramsay Foundation; Director, Paul Ramsay Holdings; and Panel Member, Adara Partners.

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

 

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; Independent Panel Member of the 2018/2019 Independent Review of the Australian Public Service.

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

Joined the Board in December 2015. Chair, People Committee, and Member, Risk & Sustainability 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, commencing in this role in May 2010. He has over 40 years’ experience in aviation, which also includes a long career at Qantas.

 

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

 

Government & Community Involvement: Director of the Art Gallery of NSW Board of Trustees.

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

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

 

Skills and Experience: Ms Coates is currently the Managing Director of Goodman Fielder Australia and Goodman Fielder New Zealand. Previous to this role, she held several senior roles at Woolworths Limited, including Managing Director of Big W, Chief Logistics Officer and Human Resources Director. She worked closely on business strategy and major transformational change programs, delivering strong results at both a divisional and group level.

As a member of Woolworths Limited’s Management Board, she had extensive experience with financial and management accountability.

Degrees: Bachelor of Arts and Diploma of Education (University of Melbourne), and the Advanced Management Program (Harvard University).

Other Listed Company Boards in the past three years: Director, Spotless Group Holdings Limited (retired July 2017).

 

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

Joined the Board in May 2018. Member, Audit & Finance Committee, Risk & Sustainability Committee and Nominations Committee.

 

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

 

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.

 

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

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

Skills and 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. Mr Johnson 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 three years: Chairman, G8 Education Limited, Westfield Corporation Limited (retired on 7 June 2018).

Other Boards: Chairman, MH Premium Farms; 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) Navigation Show below Hide below

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

Skills and Experience: Mr O’Sullivan has extensive experience in the telecommunications, banking and oil and 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 three years: Director, Healthscope Limited; Director, Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited.

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

Government & Community Involvement:  Director, St George & Sutherland Medical Research Foundation; Member of the Board, National Disability Insurance Agency.

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

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

Skills and Experience: Mr Thirumalai is the President of Coca-Cola India and South-West Asia. He has significant experience across developing and emerging markets in marketing, sales, distribution and supply chain, and more than 30 years’ experience in the 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.

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