Experience to pave the way for the future

Peter George

Executive Chairman

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 Grant

Independent Non-Executive Director

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 non-executive Director of Event Hospitality and Entertainment Limited and The Reject Shop Limited. Former directorships include A2B Australia Limited, iiNet Limited, Consolidated Rutile Limited and Murray Goulburn Cooperative Limited (including its associated listed unit trust). 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. He also serves a Chairman of RFG’s Nominations & Remuneration Committee. 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. David was also Chief Financial Officer of Iluka Resources Limited.

Kerry Ryan

Independent Non-Executive Director

Kerry joined the Board on 27 August 2015. Kerry is an experienced non-executive director across a range of industries, including professional services, sport, health and fitness, and education. Kerry’s professional background is in commercial law, where she was a former partner at international law firm Norton Rose Fullbright, working predominantly in the consumer markets area. She has substantial international experience, including on-the-ground experience in Asia, and has worked with many well-known retail, food and beverage brands in relation to their international business dealings. Kerry is currently on the board of Aligned Leisure, a subsidiary company of the Richmond Football Club, and on the boards of A. G. Coombs Group Pty Ltd, Mental Health First Aid and Kids First Australia. She is also an external member of the Audit and Risk Committee of the Parliament of Victoria and currently chairs the Risk, Compliance and Integrity Committee of the Richmond Football Club and is a member of its Governance Committee. Kerry is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia.

Michael (Mick) Bulley

Non-Executive Director

Mr Bulley was appointed a Non-Executive Director of Retail Food Group Limited in March 2023, bringing to the Board extensive retail and small business experience. Having established his first business venture, an independent doughnut shop, in 1989, he grew that business to four stores over the following decade. He then identified enhanced scope for business growth under the Donut King brand system, and in 2002, commenced conversion of his stores to Donut King. Since that time, Mick has opened six new Donut King stores, and has reinvigorated a further six outlets across multiple RFG Brand Systems. He was also a founding member of the Donut King Franchise Advisory Council and is a qualified pastry chef. He is passionate about developing systems and processes to improve retail business performance, whilst empowering young team members to achieve success within his retail store portfolio.

Jacinta Caithness

Independent Non-Executive Director

Jacinta was appointed an independent non-executive Director effective 25 September 2023. She has over 20 years’ experience in the retail industry and has worked with some of Australia’s leading brands. She developed the franchise strategy and recruitment methodology for Boost Juice and Salsas at Retail Zoo, appointing over 160 franchisees within the domestic network over a five-year period. Later, as CEO International and Board member, Jacinta expanded the Boost business globally with the appointment of 18 master franchisees across 36 countries on 5 continents. Jacinta’s achievements have been recognised independently with several awards, including AFR Boss Young Executive of the Year and Telstra Young Businesswoman of the Year. She is an experienced non-executive director having served on the boards of Ventura Bus Lines since October 2016 and ASX listed Silk Laser Australia Limited since April 2022. Jacinta also serves on the Advisory Boards for Keiser Australia and Hattch, and was formerly a member of the Advisory Boards established by Schnitz, Empty Esky and Fuse Recruitment.