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Board of Directors

 

  • Kerry-Stokes2Kerry Matthew Stokes AC
    Executive Chairman of Seven Group Holdings Limited since 22 April 2010.

    Executive Chairman of Seven Network Limited since July 1999. Prior to that Non-Executive Chairman since June 1995. 

    Appointed a Companion in the General Division of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday honours announced on 9 June 2008.  

    Chairman of Seven Media Group since December 2006.

    Chairman of Australian Capital Equity Group which has significant interests in activities which include media and entertainment, resources, energy, property, pastoral and industrial activities. 

    Chairman of Seven West Media Limited (formerly West Australian Newspapers Holdings Limited) since 11 December 2008. Appointed a Director on 25 September 2008. 

    Mr Stokes is Chairman and Fellow (since November 2015) for the Australian War Memorial (previously a Council Member).


  • Ryan-Stokes2Ryan Kerry Stokes
    Mr Ryan Stokes is Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of Seven Group Holdings. 

    Mr Stokes was previously Chief Operating Officer of SGH from 28 August 2012 until 30 June 2015 and an Executive Director of the Company since 16 February 2010.

    Mr Stokes is a Director of WesTrac; Chairman of Coates Hire; Director of Beach Energy, and Director of Seven West Media. 

    Mr Stokes is Chief Executive Officer of Australian Capital Equity Pty Limited (ACE). ACE is a private company with its primary investment being an interest in SGH. 

    Mr Stokes was appointed Chairman of the National Gallery of Australia on 9 July 2018. Mr Stokes is a former Chairman of the National Library of Australia. He is also a member of the Prime Ministerial Advisory Council on Veterans Mental Health established in 2014.

    Mr Stokes holds a BCom from Curtin University and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management (FAIM).

  • Annabelle-Chaplain2Sally Annabelle Chaplain
    Director of Seven Group Holdings Limited since 24 November 2015.

    Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee; member of the Remuneration & Nomination Committee and member of the Independent & Related Party Committee.

    Ms Chaplain brings to Seven Group Holdings extensive experience in financial services and mining, engineering and infrastructure services.

    Ms Chaplain is the independent chairman of Queensland Airports Ltd and Chairman of Canstar Pty Ltd. She is a director of Downer EDI Ltd and Credible Labs Inc (since December 2017); and a former director of EFIC, Australia's export credit agency. Since April 2017, Ms Chaplain has served as a member of the Australian Ballet board of directors.

    A Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Ms Chaplain holds an MBA from the University of Melbourne, a BA majoring in Economics and Mandarin from Griffith University and a diploma from the Securities Institute of Australia.

    In 2015, Ms Chaplain was awarded Griffith University Business School's Outstanding Alumnus of the year and in 2016, Griffith University conferred on her an honorary doctorate in recognition of her distinguished service to banking, finance and the community.

    Ms Chaplain is the former Chair of School Council for St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School in Brisbane; and is a member of Chief Executive Women.


  • Terry-Davis2Terry James Davis
    Director of Seven Group Holdings Limited since 1 June 2010.

    Chairman of the Independent & Related Party Committee, Member of the Remuneration & Nomination Committee. Chairman of the Remuneration & Nomination Committee from 3 August 2017.

    Group Managing Director, Coca-Cola Amatil Limited from 12 November 2001 to 3 March 2014.

    Director of St. George Bank Limited from December 2004 to December 2008.

    Over fifteen years’ experience in the global wine industry including Managing Director of Beringer Blass (the wine division of Foster’s Group Limited) and Managing Director of Cellarmaster Wines Group between 1987 and 1997.

    Council Member of the University of New South Wales Council from June 2006 to June 2014.  

  • Chris-Mackay2Christopher John Mackay
    Director of Seven Group Holdings Limited since 1 June 2010.

    Member of the Audit & Risk Committee and member of the Independent & Related Party Committee.

    Managing Director of MFF Capital Investments Limited since 1 October 2013.

    Former Chairman of Magellan Financial Group Limited. 

    Considerable experience in business management, capital allocation, risk management and investment. A former investment banker and corporate and banking lawyer, with broad experience in the financial and corporate sectors over many years.  

    Formerly Chairman of the investment bank UBS Australasia, having previously been its Chief Executive Officer. 

    A director of Consolidated Media Holdings Limited from 8 March 2006 until 19 November 2012, when the company was taken over by News Corporation. 


  • David-McEvoy2David Ian McEvoy
    Director of Seven Group Holdings Limited since 27 May 2015.

    Member of the Audit & Risk Committee and member of the Independent & Related Party Committee.

    Mr McEvoy has been engaged in the oil and gas industry for over 40 years, in a variety of technical, senior executive and non-executive director roles. He was employed for almost 34 years with ExxonMobil. He concluded his executive career at ExxonMobil in 2002 as Vice President Business Development, ExxonMobil Exploration Company. Mr McEvoy earlier served as a Regional Vice President of Exxon Exploration Company from 1992 to 1997, where he was responsible for exploration activities in the Far East, USA, Canada and South America. He joined Esso Australia Limited in 1969.

    Mr McEvoy graduated from the University of New South Wales with a degree in Science and a graduate diploma in Applied Geophysics. 

    Mr McEvoy is a former Non-Executive Director of AWE Limited (2006 – 2018), Woodside Petroleum Limited (September 2005 to May 2017), Acer Energy (formerly Innamincka Petroleum Limited) and Po Valley Energy Ltd.


  • Bruce-McWilliam2Bruce Ian McWilliam
    Director of Seven Group Holdings Limited since 28 April 2010.

    Director of Seven Network Limited since September 2003. 

    Commercial Director for Seven Network Limited since May 2003. 

    Commercial Director of Seven West Media Limited.

    Director of Seven Media Group Pty Limited since December 2006.

    Former partner of law firms Gilbert & Tobin, Turnbull McWilliam and Allen Allen & Hemsley specialising in media and commercial law. Former Director BSkyB, Executive Director News International Television and General Counsel, News International plc.

    Director of Australian News Channel Pty Limited from 1 June 2005 to 1 December 2016. 

    Alternate Director of Seven West Media Limited from 4 November 2008 to 5 March 2015.

    Honorary Fellow of the University of Sydney. 


  • Warwick-Smith2

    The Hon. Warwick Leslie Smith AM
    Director, Seven Group Holdings since 12 September 2014.

    Member of the Audit & Risk Committee and member of the Remuneration & Nomination Committee.

    Chairman, Advisory Board Australian Capital Equity since 1 November 2006.

    Chairman, ANZ Thailand – Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ).

    Director of ANZ China, ANZ.

    Director, Estia Health Limited since May 2017.

    Director, Coates Hire since May 2012.

    Chairman, Australia China Council.

    Global Trustee, Asia Society.

    Former Chairman, New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory, ANZ.

    Former Senior Managing Director, Australia, ANZ. 

    Former Executive Director, Macquarie Bank Group of companies.

    Former Chairman, E*Trade Limited.

    Former Chairman, Australian Sports Commission. 

    Former Telecommunications Ombudsman.

    Former Minister for Sport, Territories and Local Government, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on the Olympic Games in Sydney and Minister for Family Services.

    Mr Smith was awarded the Member of the Order of Australia in 2008, for service to the Parliament of Australia, to the telecommunications industry, to the promotion of international trade and tourism and to philanthropy through a range of charitable and community organisations.


  • Richard-Uechtritz2Richard Anders Uechtritz
    Director of Seven Group Holdings Limited since 1 June 2010.

    Member of the Remuneration & Nomination Committee and member of the Independent & Related Party Committee. Chairman of the Remuneration & Nomination Committee until 3 August 2017.

    Director of JB Hi-Fi Limited since 28 April 2011.

    Chief Executive Officer and Director of JB Hi-Fi Limited from June 2000 to May 2010.

    Over thirty years’ experience in retailing. 

    Co-founder of Rabbit Photo and Smith’s Kodak Express.

    Director of Kodak (Australasia) Proprietary Limited from 30 July 1998 to 20 July 2000.