Board of Directors

George Venardos

George Venardos

Non-Executive Chairman

George Venardos was appointed Chairman of both the Company and the Manager in November 2016, having served as a Director since September 2009. George is a Chartered Accountant with more than 35 years’ experience in finance, accounting, insurance and funds management. His former positions include Group Chief Financial Officer of Insurance Australia Group and, for 10 years, Chairman of the Finance and Accounting Committee of the Insurance Council of Australia. George also held the position of Finance Director of Legal & General Group in Australia and was named Insto Magazine’s CFO of the Year for 2003. George holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting, Finance and Systems from The University of New South Wales. He is also a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Taxation Institute of Australia.  He holds a Diploma in Corporate Management and is a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia. George’s other ASX listed positions include Chairman and non-executive director at IOOF Holdings Limited. George is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee, Remuneration and Nomination Committee and Safety, Sustainability & Environment Committee. Former listed directorships in the last three years: Miclyn Express Offshore Limited and BluGlass Limited

Roger Davis

Roger Davis

Director

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

David Haslingden

David Haslingden

Director

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 AO

Director

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

Melanie Willis

Melanie Willis

Director

Melanie Willis was appointed a Director of both the Company and the Manager in July 2015 and brings to the Group significant experience in the global financial, investment banking and professional services sectors. Melanie has had extensive exposure to domestic and international leisure related businesses and is currently a non-executive director of Mantra Group and Pepper Group. Melanie recently held the position of Chief Executive Officer of NRMA Investments where she was responsible for the commercial businesses and overall group strategy. Previously, Melanie held non-executive directorships at Crowe Horwath Australasia Limited, Aevum Limited, Hydro Tasmania and Rhodium Asset Solutions Limited, as well as senior executive positions within Deutsche Bank and Bankers Trust Australia. Melanie holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Western Australia, a Masters of Law (Tax) from The University of Melbourne and a Company Director Diploma from the Australian Institute of Company Directors. In addition, Melanie has completed a leadership course at Harvard Business School, and is a member of both Chief Executive Women and the Big Issue Women’s Advisory Board. Melanie is Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee. Former listed directorships in the last three years: Crowe Horwath Limited

Deborah Thomas

Deborah Thomas

CEO & Managing Director

Deborah Thomas was appointed a Director of both the Company and the Manager in December 2013. On 10 March 2015, Deborah was appointed as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Group and commenced in this role on 7 April 2015. One of Australia’s most successful publishing executives, Deborah brings over 28 years of experience in media to the role of Chief Executive Officer.  A former Editor-in-Chief of The Australian Women’s Weekly, a position she held for almost a decade, Deborah has a deep understanding of product innovation, marketing, retail sales, advertising and digital development communications. As Editorial Director across Bauer Media’s portfolio of Women’s Lifestyle magazines and Custom Publishing, Deborah was responsible for editorial direction, customer relationships, corporate marketing, public affairs, events and new revenue streams. These initiatives included licensed products for major brands in partnership with retail stores across Australia and New Zealand.  Deborah was a director on the board of Post ACP, the company’s joint venture between Bauer Media and the Bangkok Post (Thailand). She was also a former Deputy Chair of the National Library of Australia. Former listed directorships in the last three years: None