Board of Directors

Terry James Davis

Chairman of Seven Group Holdings Limited since 17 November 2021 and Director since 1 June 2010.

Member of the Independent & Related Party Committee and member of the Remuneration & Nomination Committee.

Group Managing Director, Coca-Cola Amatil Limited from November 2001 to 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.

Ryan Kerry Stokes AO

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of Seven Group Holdings.

Mr Ryan Stokes AO is Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of Seven Group Holdings (SGH) and has been an Executive Director of the Company since February 2010.He was previously Chief Operating Officer of Seven Group Holdings from August 2012 until June 2015.

Mr Stokes is Chairman of WesTrac, Chairman of Coates  and a Director of Seven West Media since August 2012. He is Chairman of Boral and a Director since September 2020. He was also a Director of Beach Energy from July 2016 to November 2021. 

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 Seven Group Holdings. Mr Stokes was appointed Chairman of the National Gallery of Australia in July 2018. He is also a member of the IOC Olympic Education Commission.

Mr Stokes was Chairman of the National Library of Australia from 2012 to 2018. He was a member of the Prime Ministerial Advisory Council on Veterans Mental Health from 2014 to 2019.

Mr Stokes holds a BCom from Curtin University and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management (FAIM). Mr Stokes was appointed an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday honours announced on 8 June 2020.

Rachel Argaman (Herman) OAM

Director of Seven Group Holdings Limited since 7 February 2022.

Member of the Remuneration & Nomination Committee.

Ms Argaman brings a wealth of operational experience and proven leadership skills and capability across a number of sectors. Ms Argaman has been the Chief Executive Officer of Opal HealthCare, Australia’s largest private residential aged care provider, since August 2018. Prior to this she held executive roles at TFE Hotels, as Chief Executive Officer for 11 years, Charter Training Group and Imperial Car Rental.

As the Chief Executive Officer of Opal Healthcare, Ms Argaman has worked to create a customer and purpose led organisational culture that focuses on the delivery of strong social and commercial outcomes to enable the provision of the infrastructure to support Australia's aging population live well. She has also led the business through its response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Royal Commission into Aged Care, Quality and Safety.   

Ms Argaman holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) and MBA in Services Industries Management from the University of the Witwatersrand.

Annabelle Chaplain AM

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 Chairman of Canstar Pty Ltd, MFF Capital Investments Ltd since August 2019 and a Non-Executive Director of Super Retail Group Ltd since March 2020. Previously she was Chairman of Queensland Airports Ltd and a Non-Executive Director of a number of companies including Downer Group Ltd, Coal and Allied Industries and Credible Labs Inc. In the public sector she has previously served as a member of the Board of Taxation and as a Director of EFIC, Australia’s export credit agency.

Since April 2017, Ms Chaplain has served as a Director of the Australian Ballet and was also the Chair of St Margaret's Anglican Girls School Council from 2011-2014 and the inaugural chair of the St Margaret’s Foundation and Non-Executive Director, The Australian Youth Orchestra, 2007-2011.

Ms Chaplain is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She 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 2016, she was awarded an honorary doctorate by Griffith University in recognition of her service to banking and finance and the community. Ms Chaplain was appointed a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia in the Australia Day honours announced on 26 January 2020.

Katherine Leigh Farrar

Director of Seven Group Holdings Limited since 18 February 2019.

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

Kate Farrar was appointed as Brighter Super’s Chief Executive Officer in April 2018. Ms Farrar led the growth of Brighter Super’s predecessor fund from $10B to now over $30B, through the merger of LGIAsuper and Energy Super and the acquisition of Suncorp Super in FY21.

Ms Farrar remains responsible for delivering exceptional experiences and outcomes to all of Brighter Super’s member, through change and transformation that builds on Brighter Super’s proud heritage.

Ms Farrar has 35 years’ experience in leadership roles across the finance and energy sectors. Her previous roles include Managing Director of QEnergy, Chief Operating Officer at Ergon Energy Retail, and senior positions at Morgans Stockbroking, Barclays de Zoete Wedd, and Suncorp Investment Management. Prior to joining LGIAsuper, she was a Junior Partner (equivalent) at McKinsey & Company.

Ms Farrar has a Bachelor of Music (Honours) Degree and a Masters degree in Econometrics and Finance. She is also a graduate of INSEAD’s Advanced Management Programme.

Christopher 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. Mr Mackay co-founded Magellan after retiring as Chairman of the investment bank UBS Australasia in 2006, having previously been its Chief Executive Officer.

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.

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

Mr Mackay was a member of the Federal Treasurer’s Financial Sector Advisory Council and the Business Council of Australia, and a Director of the International Banks & Securities Association.

David 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 upstream 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 including his executive career as Vice President, Business Development, ExxonMobil Exploration Company.

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.

The Hon. Warwick Leslie Smith AO

Director of Seven Group Holdings since 12 September 2014.

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

Mr Smith has been Chairman of Advisory Board Australian Capital Equity since November 2006. Mr Smith also holds the position of Chairman at Ord Minnett; Director of Estia Health Limited between 2017 – 2022. He is Executive Chairman of AL Capital and Aqualand Australia and Director of Global Strategy, Shanghai Shenlong Investment Group Limited.

He has served as Chairman of the Australia-China Council for over eight years and was the Founding Chair of the National Foundation of Australia-China Relations. He is Chairman of the Global Engagement Committee of the Business Council of Australia of which he is a member.

Mr Smith is a former Senior Managing Director of the Australia New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ), of which he was also Chairman of New South Wales & Australia Capital Territory, Chairman ANZ Thailand and Chairman and Director, ANZ Greater China.

Formerly Executive Director with Macquarie Bank, Chairman of E*TRADE Ltd and the Australian Sports Commission. He was a Federal Government Minister with a parliamentary career spanning 15 years. He was also Australia’s first Telecommunications Ombudsman.

Mr Smith has also received a Centenary Medal and was twice awarded the Order of Australia.

Richard Anders Uechtritz

Director of Seven Group Holdings Limited since 1 June 2010.

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

Chief Executive Officer and Director of JB Hi-Fi Limited from June 2000 to May 2010. Mr Uechtritz has been a director of JB Hi-Fi since May 2011.

Over thirty years’ experience in retailing.

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

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