Board of Directors
Dr Weiss was appointed Chairman of both the Manager and the Company on 29 September 2017, having served as a Director since 3 September 2017.
Dr Weiss is currently the Executive Director of Ariadne Australia Limited. He is Chairman of Ridley Corporation Ltd and Estia Health Ltd, and a Non-Executive Director of Premier Investments Ltd, Pro-Pac Packaging Ltd, Thorney Opportunities Ltd and The Straits Trading Company Limited.
Dr Weiss is also a Commissioner of the Australian Rugby League Commission.
He was formerly Chairman of Clearview Wealth Limited and Coats Plc, a former executive director of Whitlam, Turnbull & Co and Guinness Peat Group plc and sat on the board of Westfield Holdings Limited and a number of other public companies. Dr Weiss has also been involved in managing large businesses with operations in many regions including Europe, China and India and is familiar with investments across a wide range of industries, corporate finance and private equity type deals.
Dr Weiss holds an LLB (Hons) and LLM from Victoria University of Wellington and a Doctor of the Science of Law (JSD) from Cornell University. He was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New Zealand, a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria and as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales.
Roger Davis was appointed a Director of the Company in 2008. Roger brings to the Board over 35 years of experience in banking and investment banking in Australia, the US and Japan. Roger is presently Chairman of the Bank of Queensland and a Consulting Director at Rothschild (Australia) Limited and holds non-executive directorships at Argo Investments Limited, Aristocrat Leisure Limited and AIG Australia Limited. Previously, he was Managing Director at Citigroup where he worked for over 20 years and more recently was a Group Managing Director at ANZ Banking Group. Roger’s former directorships include the chairmanship of Esanda, along with directorships of ANZ (New Zealand) Limited, Charter Hall Office Management Limited (the manager for Charter Hall Office REIT), The Trust Company Limited, TIO Limited and Citicorp Securities Inc. in the United States. Roger holds a BEc (Hons) from The University of Sydney and a Master of Philosophy from Oxford. Roger is Chair of the Safety, Sustainability and Environment Committee and is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee. Former listed directorships in the last three years: The Trust Company Limited
Randy Garfield was appointed a Director of both the Manager and the Company in August 2017. During his 43 year travel industry career Mr Garfield spent over 30 years working in senior executive roles specialising in global marketing and sales, sponsorship development and sales operations.
As Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales & Travel Operations at Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, he led the worldwide sales, convention services, resort contact centres and distribution marketing efforts for the Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, Shanghai Disney Resort, Disney Cruise Line, Disney Vacation Club, Adventures by Disney, Aulani-a Disney Resort & Spa in Hawaii and Golden Oak. Throughout his 20+ year Disney career he also served as President of Walt Disney Travel Company, one of the largest tour operators in the USA.
Prior to joining Disney Randy also served as Vice President of Sales for Universal Studios Hollywood starting in 1986 where he helped generate record attendance and trail blazed the launch of Universal Studios Florida by crafting their pre-opening sales plan. He moved to Orlando in summer 1989 as Executive Vice President of Marketing and Sales/Chief Marketing Officer and led the business through its preopening and launch, and also served in a leadership role on the team which formulated the expansion plan including a second theme park as well as hotels and a massive retail, dining and entertainment complex.
Randy’s current directorships include Deep Blue Communications, Rocky Mountaineer, US Travel Association and Destination Canada.
Previous Board roles include the US Travel Association (Chairman) and Brand USA. Randy is an inductee into the US Travel Hall of Leaders, and has been recognised three times as one of the most extraordinary sales and marketing minds by Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International.
Former listed directorships in the last 3 years: None
David Haslingden was appointed a Director of the Company and the Manager in July 2015. David was previously the Chairman and a non-executive director of Nine Entertainment Limited. David owns and operates a network of television production companies in Australia and overseas including Natural History New Zealand and Keshet Australia. He is also a director of US charity WildAid, having been Chairman for the eight years prior to 2015. Previously, David was President and Chief Operating Officer of Fox Networks Group and Chief Executive of Fox International Channels. David has also served as Chief Executive Officer of the National Geographic Channels business. David has sat on a number of industry boards in the United States including the National Cable and Telecommunications Association. David holds a BA and LLB from Sydney University and a LLM from the University of Cambridge. David is Chair of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee and a member of the Safety, Sustainability & Environment Committee. Former listed directorships in the last three years: Nine Entertainment Co Holdings Ltd
Don Morris AO
Don Morris was appointed a Director of both the Company and the Manager in January 2012 and brings to the Board significant experience of advertising, marketing and promotion, particularly for tourism entities. Don was a founding principal of Mojo Australia Advertising, creators of several iconic Australian advertising campaigns, including ‘I Still Call Australia Home’ for Qantas, the Paul Hogan ‘Shrimp on the Barbie’ for Australian tourism and ‘C’mon Aussie C’mon’ for World Series Cricket. Don was the former Chair of both the Australian Tourist Commission and Tourism Queensland. He is a former director of Mojo MDA Group Limited, R M Williams Limited, Harvey World Travel Limited, PMP Limited, the Tourism & Transport Forum, Tourism Asset Holdings Limited, Hamilton Island Enterprises Limited and Port Douglas Reef Resorts Limited. Don was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2002 for services to tourism and holds a Bachelor of Economics from Monash University. Don’s current directorships include Fantasea Cruising Pty Limited, Riverside Marine NSW Pty Limited, Ausflag Limited and The Sport and Tourism Youth Foundation. He was appointed an Adjunct Professor in Tourism, Sport, and Hotel Management at Griffith University in 2012. In 2013, he received an Honorary Degree of Doctor of the University, and was appointed Chair of the Advisory Board of the Griffith Institute for Tourism (GIFT). Don is a member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee. Former listed directorships in the last three years: None
Simon Kelly was appointed a Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of both the Company and the Manager, effective 9 June 2017.
Simon has over 30 years’ experience in strategic, financial and general management with a particular emphasis on growth, sustainability and international business in complex regulatory environments in the entertainment/media, technology, FMCG and manufacturing sectors. He has a strong track record of significantly enhancing operational performance, governance and stakeholder value.
His previous roles include Chief Operating Officer of Nine Entertainment Co. where he oversaw the Company’s restructuring and IPO. He was also Chief Financial Officer and Board Director of ASX listed Aristocrat Leisure Limited and held a number of senior executive roles at ASX listed Goodman Fielder Limited. More recently he led the re-capitalisation of Virgin Australia.
Prior directorships include ASX listed technology company, Intecq, subscription video on demand start up “Stan”, Sky News, ASX listed Clarius Group and literacy e-learning business Intrepica.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts (First Class, Honours) in Economics and Accounting, is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales, member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Former listed directorships in the last three years: Intecq Limited (resigned 16 December 2016)
Brad Richmond was appointed a Director of both the Manager and the Company on 3 September 2017.
Brad is a Certified Public Accountant with 36 years’ experience in finance, operations and strategic planning in the restaurant and casual dining industry in North America. Brad recently held the position of Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of Darden Restaurants Inc., the world’s largest full-service restaurant company operating multiple brands including Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Season’s 52, The Capital Grille, Eddie V’s, Yard House and Bahama Breeze. Prior to this position, Brad held a number of other roles at Darden including Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller and Senior Vice President, Brand Financial Operations.
Before joining Darden, Brad was a senior auditor with Price Waterhouse & Co.
Brad holds a Bachelor of Sciences/Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Missouri.