Peter was appointed Executive Chairman of RFG effective 7 November 2018, following his original appointment as a non-executive Director in September 2018, and election as Chairman of the Board in October 2018. He is an experienced executive and non-executive Director and executive, with an extensive background in telecommunications, media and corporate finance. He led the restructuring and merger of listed print, media and digital services provider PMP Limited as Managing Director from 2012 – 2017, and was Executive Chairman of Nylex Limited from 2004 – 2008. Peter was also a non-executive Director and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee of Asciano Limited from 2007 – 2016, and spent four years on the Board of Australia’s second largest telecommunications carrier, Optus Communications between 1994 – 1998.
David was appointed a non-executive Director on 25 September 2018. He is an experienced public company director with a broad financial and commercial resume. He is currently a Director of Event Hospitality and Entertainment Limited and Murray Goulburn Cooperative Limited (including its associated listed unit trust). Former directorships include iiNet Limited and Consolidated Rutile Limited. David has a deep experience chairing key board subcommittees, especially in relation to audit and risk, and assumed Chairmanship of RFG’s Audit & Risk Management Committee contemporaneously with his appointment to the Board. David’s executive career included extensive food industry experience through a range of accounting, finance and commercial roles with Goodman Fielder Limited, including the position of Group M&A Director.
Kerry joined the Board on 27 August 2015. Kerry’s professional background is in commercial law, and she has extensive experience across international markets in the retail and franchise areas. She is a director of the Richmond Football Club and its health, fitness and leisure business, Aligned Leisure, and she is a member of the Advisory Board of Lexvoco, a legal services and consultancy business. Kerry is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia. She is a member of the Law Institute of Victoria.
Ms Buchanan joined the Board on 29 May 2012. Ms Buchanan has circa 20 years’ experience in branding, marketing and advertising, having commenced her career in the advertising industry working with multi-national agencies such as Wunderman, Young & Rubicam Mattingly and EHS Brann (UK). Ms Buchanan also managed campaigns for various blue chip companies including Ericsson, Tabcorp, Du Pont, Cadbury Schweppes, The Australian Defence Force, British Gas and BMW. Ms Buchanan then went on to become Brand Director at Boost Juice, helping that business grow from 20 to 120 outlets. Subsequently, Ms Buchanan established and then sold a brand agency and digital research business that worked predominantly with retail and franchised groups, including Woolworths, Cotton On Group, Katies, Millers, Healthy Habits, Wasabi Warriors, Mr Rental, Oriental Teahouse, Hairhouse Warehouse and others. Ms Buchanan currently sits on the advisory boards of Narellan Pools (a franchised business) and YomConnect (a Digital Agency), and is a former non-executive director of bakery franchisor Banjo’s Bakehouse. Ms Buchanan is a member of the Company’s Nominations and Remuneration Committees.