Board of Directors

The Directors of the Company bring to the Board a variety of skills and experience, including: industry and business knowledge, financial management and corporate governance experience. The Board comprises:

Peter Nash

Non-Executive Chairman

Peter Nash most recently served as the National Chairman of KPMG Australia from 2011 through 2017. In this role he also served as a member of KPMG’s Global and Regional Boards. His previous positions with KPMG included: Regional Head of Audit for Asia Pacific, National Managing Partner for Audit in Australia and head of KPMG Financial Services. In his role as National Chairman, Peter was responsible for the overall governance and strategic positioning of KPMG in Australia.

Peter has worked in geographically diverse and complex operating environments providing advice on a range of topics including: business strategy, risk management, internal controls, business processes and regulatory change. He has also provided both financial and commercial advice to many Government businesses at both a Federal and State level.

Peter is a board member of: Reconciliation Australia, Koorie Heritage Trust, Golf Victoria and the Migration Council Australia. He is a Member of the Advisory Council of The Centre for Contemporary Chinese Studies.

Scott Didier AM

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Scott has led the Group for over 13 years, taking the position on acquisition in 2003. During that time, Scott’s enthusiasm, strong leadership and approach towards business has grown the organisation from a single building services company to a diverse, industrial business. the Group’s culture and ethos are driven by Scott’s emphasis on people.

He takes a holistic approach towards employees, hiring them as much for their personalities and morals as their accomplishments and skills. This approach has fostered a sense of cohesion and healthy competition within the business which has expedited growth.

Scott has also applied his business acumen to the philanthropic sector, founding ‘The Star Ball’ in 1998. Under Scott’s guidance as Chairman, this prestigious event has become the Starlight Foundation’s largest income generator, raising over $1.5 million each year to brighten the lives of seriously ill children.

Lindsay Barber

Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer

Lindsay joined the Group as Chief Operating Officer in 2005. A degree qualified Civil Engineer and Oxford University alumnus of the Said Business School, Lindsay brings a wealth of experience from a long and celebrated career in construction and project management.

Lindsay leads the day-to-day operations, strategic planning and growth initiatives of the Group. Lindsay has deep experience in all facets of the construction industry, having worked as a Senior Project Manager at construction giant John Holland, Construction Manager at Betona Corporation and Site Engineer Foreman and Site Manager for Jennings Industries.

Matthew Lunn

Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer

Matthew is a strategic and commercial Finance Executive. He has significant experience in Corporate Finance across Investment Banking, Private Equity and Professional Services environments. Prior to joining the Group in 2016, he was General Manager of Corporate Development with Aligned Resources Group (Private Equity Investment Company). Prior to that, Matthew worked with Ernst & Young’s Australian mergers and acquisitions team. Matthew relocated to Australia from the UK in 2010, where he worked in London for over 9 years, latterly with Vantis Corporate Finance and Dresdner Kleinwort Investment Bank where he focused on M&A and Private Equity Advisory. Matthew is a UK Chartered Accountant and CFq designation holder (ICAEW’s Advanced Diploma in Corporate Finance).

Adrian Gleeson

Executive Director and Executive General Manager Business Development and Client Relations

Adrian served as the Group’s chairman from 2011 to Listing. After finishing his AFL playing career with Carlton Football Club (where he played 176 games, was a member of the 1987 Premiership team and is a Life Member), he developed a career in the wealth management and financial services industries. In 1999, he established C.A.G Wealth Management, which subsequently merged with Tribeca Financial. Adrian has a strong focus on relationship building within the SME market and has supported a number of high net worth individuals, family offices and corporates helping to co-ordinate their accounting, legal, banking and finance affairs in a successful manner. Adrian has also served on the board of directors of Carlton Football Club since 2006.

Curtis (Curt) Mudd

Non-Executive Director

Curt has over 30 years’ professional experience including senior roles at Nike and The Limited Brands Company where he developed and led a proven system of talent management strategies and Human Resource solutions. These strategies and solutions support the development of organisational capabilities and systems that drive and sustain an innovation agenda for brands, products and their consumers. From startups to Fortune 500 companies, Curt has a high degree of expertise in a variety of wholesale and retail industry segments that include: consumer products and packaged goods, personal care and beauty, natural and organic foods, software, non-profits and a variety of market segments in professional services. This includes significant international experience and success with major markets in Asia and Europe.

Robert Kelly

Non-Executive Director

Robert Kelly is the Managing Director & CEO of Steadfast Group Limited (ASX: SDF), the largest general insurance broker network and underwriting agency group in Australasia with growing operations in Asia and Europe. He has more than 45 years’ experience in the insurance industry. In April 1996, Robert co-founded Steadfast with a vision to band together non-aligned insurance brokerages and adopt a unified approach to the market. In 2013, he led the company to a successful listing on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). Steadfast is now an ASX 200 company with a market capitalisation of over $2 billion. Robert is also a director of various subsidiaries of Steadfast, the Steadfast Foundation and ACORD International as well as other international organisations.

Robert has been recognised as a leader in the insurance industry in Australia and internationally. He was the Insurance Industry Leader of the Year at the 2011 Annual Australian Insurance Industry Awards. In 2014, Robert was named the second Most Influential Person in the Insurance Industry in by Insurance News magazine as well as awarded the prestigious ACORD Rainmaker Award. He was a finalist in CEO Magazine’s, 2015 CEO of the Year Awards and a national finalist for the Eastern Region in the 2016, EY Entrepreneur of the Year program. In 2016 Robert also won the prestigious Lex McKeown Trophy by NIBA and in 2017, Steadfast Group Limited won 5 awards at the East Coles Corporate Performance Awards for ASX listed companies including best company, best CEO, best CFO, best investment desirability and best growth prospects.

Larisa Moran

Non-Executive Director

Larisa has extensive experience in the corporate and finance sectors with strong financial and operational skills and expertise. Larisa is currently the Global Chief Operating Officer of Woods Bagot, an international Architectural and Interior Design firm. As the COO, she has responsibility for the operations of the business on a global level, including assisting with the development and implementation of strategy, responsibility for Information Technology, Design Technology, Human Resources, Legal, Risk, Practice Management, Knowledge and Research, Communications, Business Planning and Development. Larisa commenced her career as a Chartered Accountant in 1994 with Grant Thornton and became a partner in 2003. In 2007 she joined KPMG as a partner and continued her focus on providing specialist accounting, taxation and advisory services. Larisa was previously on the Professional Advisors Committee for Australian Communities Foundation and the Business Development Committee for Zoos Victoria and is currently Chair of the University of Melbourne Faculty of Business and Economics Alumni Council, and member of the Board. Larisa has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from The University of Melbourne, is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Sophie Karzis
(B. Juris, LLB)

Company Secretary

Sophie is a practising lawyer with over 20 years’ experience as a corporate and commercial lawyer, and Company Secretary and General Counsel for a number of private and public companies. Sophie is the General Manager of Corporate Counsel, a corporate secretarial business with a focus on ASX Listing Rule and Corporations Act compliance. Sophie is the Company Secretary of a number of ASX-listed and unlisted entities, and is a member of the Law Institute of Victoria as well as the Governance Institute of Australia.