Colin joined the RFG Board in 2006 and was appointed Chairman of the Board on 30 April, 2013. Colin is an experienced Company Director, who holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Diploma of Financial Planning, and is a Chartered Accountant, Registered Auditor and tax agent. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and a Life Member and Founding President of Strata Community Australia. He is the founding partner of Queensland-based professional service firms Archer Gowland Chartered Accountants, established 1981; and Archers The Strata Professionals, established 1983. His other commercial interests include Archer Rural Pty Ltd, a North Queensland Beef Producer. Colin maintains an involvement in voluntary community and industry organisations as a Director of LifeFlight Australia and Sunshine Coast Helicopter Rescue Service Ltd.
Stephen joined the RFG Board in June 2013 as an Independent Non-Executive Director, and brings a wealth of experience garnered from specialisation in the agribusiness/food sectors, business and financial services, sports and entertainment, mining and energy industries. Stephen is a Chartered Accountant by profession and enjoyed an extensive career with professional services firm KPMG, where he was Managing Partner of the firm’s Queensland operations, and a member of KPMG Australia’s National Board. He is currently a Director of listed corporations MyState Limited, an approved deposit taking institution; Corporate Travel Management Ltd, a specialist corporate travel services provider; and Dart Energy Limited, an international oil and gas exploration company. He is also the Chairman of Jellinbah Resources Pty Ltd, a major privately owned Queensland metallurgical coal producer. Stephen is Chairman of RFG’s Audit and Risk Management Committee, and also serves on the Company’s Remuneration and Nominations Committees.
Ms Ryan, Independent Non-Executive Director, Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts (major in international relations), joined the Board on 27 August 2015. Ms Ryan’s professional background is in commercial law and she has extensive experience across international markets in the retail and franchise industries. She is a director of the Richmond Football Club and its health and fitness business, Aligned Leisure, and a member of the Advisory Board of Lexvoco, a legal services and consultancy business. Ms Ryan 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.
With a wealth of experience in finance, economics and property gained across a highly successful career spanning 35 years, Russell Shields joined the RFG Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director in December 2015. Previously holding high-level management positions with ANZ and HSBC, working across Australia and Asia, Russell is an experienced banker with extensive knowledge of retail, corporate, institutional and investment banking both in Australia and Asia. Russell is currently a Fellow of The Australian Institute of Company Directors; Chairman of Onyx Property Group; Director of Eclipx, Acquis Entertainment; and a consultant to Savills.
Jessica joined the RFG Board in May 2012 as an Independent Non-Executive Director. Jessica is the founder of Consumerology, and is a renowned business development manager with over 17 years’ experience in the research, marketing, advertising, retail and franchise industries. Jessica’s skills in brand and business development were honed early while working with some of the world’s largest advertising agencies on blue chip accounts including Ericsson, TABCORP, DuPont, BMW’s Mini Cooper, British Gas and Cadbury Schweppes. Jessica was also a member of the brain trust that repositioned The Australian Defence Force. She then went on to become Brand Director at Boost Juice, helping to facilitate growth to 120 stores, and a turnover of $78 million.