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Board of Directors

 

  • Kerry Matthew Stokes AC

    Executive Chairman of Seven Group Holdings Limited since 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 Pty Limited since December 2006.

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

    Chair of the Australian War Memorial Council.

  • Ryan Kerry Stokes

    Mr Ryan Stokes was appointed Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of Seven Group Holdings Limited (SGH) with effect from 1 July 2015.

    He was previously Chief Operating Officer of SGH from 28 August 2012 until 1 July 2015 and an Executive Director of the Company since February 2010.

    Mr Stokes is a Director of Seven West Media Limited (SWM) which owns the Seven Network, The West Australian Newspaper, Pacific Magazines and 50% of Yahoo7. Mr Stokes has been a Director of SWM since 2012 and was an Executive Director and then Chairman of Pacific Magazines from 2004 to 2008 and a Director of Yahoo7 from 2005 to 2013.

    As a Director of WesTrac Pty Limited, Mr Stokes has extensive experience in China, having developed relationships with various mining and media companies over the past fifteen years. He led the restructuring of the Group’s China operations, returning the business to profitability. He is also a Director of Coates Hire Pty Limited.

    Mr Stokes was appointed Non-Executive Director of Beach Energy Limited in July 2016. Mr Stokes is a Non-Executive Director of Coates Hire. 

    Mr Stokes is Chief Executive Officer of Australian Capital Equity Pty Limited (ACE), being appointed an Executive Director in 2001 and CEO in April 2010. ACE is a private company with its primary investment being an interest in SGH.

    Mr Stokes was a Director of Iron Ore Holdings Limited from 1 November 2011 to 7 October 2014. Between 10 September 2009 and 19 November 2012, Mr Stokes was a Director of Consolidated Media Holdings Limited.

    Mr Stokes is 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. In 2015, he became a Committee member of innovationXchange (within the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade), which provides strategic guidance on innovation in aid programs. He is also a member of the IOC Olympic Education Commission.

    Mr Stokes is the former Chairman of Australia’s National Youth Mental Health Foundation (Headspace), a Federal Government initiative established in 2006.

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

  • Annabelle Chaplain

    Director of Seven Group Holdings Limited since 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 over 30 years’ experience in investment banking, financial services, mining, engineering and major infrastructure services. 

    Ms Chaplain is the independent chairman of Queensland Airports Limited and chairman of Canstar Pty Limited.  Ms Chaplain is a director of Downer-EDI Ltd.  She is also a member of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Finance and Audit Committee.

    Ms Chaplain is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds a Master of Business Administration from Melbourne University, a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Economics and Mandarin from Griffith University and a Diploma from the Securities Institute of Australia. She was recently awarded the 2015 Outstanding Alumnus of the Year for Griffith University Business School.

  • Terry James Davis

    Director of Seven Group Holdings Limited since June 2010.

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

    Chairman of the Independent & Related Party Committee, Member of the Remuneration & Nomination Committee.

    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.

  • Christopher John Mackay

    Director of Seven Group Holdings Limited since June 2010.

    Former Chairman of Magellan Financial Group Limited and Managing Director of Magellan Flagship Fund Limited since 1 October 2013.

    Member of the Audit & Risk Committee, Member of the Independent & Related Party Committee. 

    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.

    A director of Magellan Financial Group Limited from 21 November 2006 to 30 September 2013 and a director of Magellan Flagship Fund Limited since 29 September 2006.

  • David McEvoy

    Director of Seven Group Holdings Limited since 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 currently a Non-Executive Director of Woodside Petroleum Limited (since 2005) and AWE Limited (since 2006). He is a former Non-Executive Director of Acer Energy (formerly Innamincka Petroleum Limited) and Po Valley Energy Ltd.

  • Bruce Ian McWilliam

    Director of Seven Group Holdings Limited since April 2010.

    Director of Seven Network Limited since September 2003.

    Appointed Commercial Director for Seven Network Limited in May 2003.

    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.

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

    Honorary Fellow of the University of Sydney.

    Chairman, Sydney University Law School Advisory Committee.

    Council Member, St Pauls College, University of Sydney.

    Honorary Governor – The Thalidomide Foundation Limited.

  • The Hon. Warwick Leslie Smith AM

    Director of Seven Group Holdings Limited since September 2014.

    Member of the Audit & Risk Committee, Member of the Remuneration & Nomination Committee.

    Chairman, New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory and Senior Managing Director, Australia for Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited. Board Director of ANZ Bank China.

    Director of Coates Hire Limited since May 2016.

    Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Australian Capital Equity Group of companies.

    Chairman of the Australia China Council, Chairman of the Asia Society Australia and Global Trustee of the Asia Society.

    Former Executive Director with the Macquarie Bank Group of companies and a former Chairman of E*Trade Limited.

    Former Chairman of the 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 (AM) 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 Anders Uechtritz

    Director of Seven Group Holdings Limited since June 2010.

    Acting Chairman of the Remuneration & Nomination Committee, Member of the Independent & Related Party Committee.

    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.

  • Warren Walter Coatsworth - Company Secretary

    Company Secretary of Seven Group Holdings Limited since April 2010.

    Company Secretary of Seven West Media Limited since April 2013.

    Company Secretary of Seven Network Limited since July 2005.

    Solicitor holding a current practising certificate with degrees in Arts and Law (Hons) from the University of Sydney. Legal Counsel with Seven Network Limited for the past fifteen years, advising broadly across the company, and formerly a solicitor at Clayton Utz. He has completed a Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance and is a qualified Chartered Company Secretary and a Fellow and member of the Governance Institute of Australia.