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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 is an experienced non-executive director. In addition to his role as Chairman of Johns Lyng Group he also serves on the Boards of Westpac Banking Corporation, Mirvac Group and ASX Limited.

In his executive career Peter 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 also holds a number of not-for-profit Board roles including Reconciliation Australia, Koorie Heritage Trust, Golf Victoria and the Migration Council Australia.

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.

Scott drives and expands the business via a holistic approach towards employees, ensuring to build the business on the back of what he calls exceptional talent and a partnership model, securing top line personnel of extreme character, drive and energy, and extremely motivated people. 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, raising important funds for the EB Reach Foundation and Starlight Children’s Foundation annually across Australia. Under Scott’s guidance as Chairman, this prestigious event has become the Starlight Children’s Foundation’s largest income generator, raising over $1.5 million each year to brighten the lives of seriously ill children. Scott is Founder & Chairman of the EB Research Foundation, dedicated to finding the cure for Epidermolysis Bullosa, a family of rare genetic disorders that affect the body's largest organ: the skin. Through his work with these Foundations, Scott received a member of the Order of Australia, acknowledged for civil recognition for services rendered.

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 in the private sector for Tier 1 Contractors like construction giant John Holland through to Tier 2 & 3 Contractors on all types of projects encompassing all types of construction, Design and Construct and Development projects commencing his career with Jennings Industries.

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 the 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 had a strong focus on relationship building within the SME market and he 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.

As Executive Director, Adrian plays a key leadership role supporting investor relations, government relations, new client acquisition and M&A programs.

Philippa (Pip) Turnbull

Executive Director and Executive General Manager - Business Development and Marketing

Pip joined the Group in early 2014 as General Manager of Business Development and Marketing. With a background in events management and marketing spanning more than a decade, Pip has worked on major projects and campaigns for a range of clients across various fields. This includes BHP Billiton’s 2008 Olympic Project Team, managing community events designed to strengthen relationships with clients and stakeholders globally.

Pip has been a very dynamic and driven member of the leadership team at Johns Lyng Group for many years and has been influential in winning new customers and developing strong and sustainable relationships. Her deep knowledge of Johns Lyng’s client base and markets more generally adds important value to the Board.

Nick Carnell

Executive Director and Executive General Manager - Johns Lyng Group

Nick is the Executive General Manager of the Group. With a strong history in leading the Group’s Insurance Building and Restoration Services division’s operational and financial performance for the last 4 years, Nick now has oversight of the entire Group’s operational and financial performance. With over 15 years’ experience in the construction industry, Nick has significant experience in all facets of construction along with a Oxford Executive Diploma in Financial Strategy from Oxford University. Nick has implemented a variety of successful and innovative business solutions along with creating and nurturing new industry relationships. Nick’s commitment, dedication and leadership drives each brand’s success.

Curtis (Curt) Mudd

Non-Executive Director

Curt has over 30+ years’ professional experience including senior roles at Nike, where he and his team 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 start-ups 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 50 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 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 and in 2019 was named the Most Influential Person in the Insurance Industry in by Insurance News magazine.

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.

Peter Dixon

Non-Executive Director

Peter has extensive legal, corporate advisory, strategy and investment management experience. Peter was most recently General Counsel and Company Secretary of Moelis Australia Limited (ASX:MOE), a listed financial services group. In that role, Peter was responsible for the group’s legal, risk, compliance and company secretarial functions and was a member of Moelis Australia’s Investment Committee and Executive Committee. Prior to this role Peter was Co-Head of Moelis Australia’s Small Cap Industrials investment banking team for over 5 years. Before joining Moelis Australia, Peter worked for Macquarie Group Limited (ASX:MQG) for 7 years in multiple divisions including Central Executive Strategy, Principal Investments, Real Estate Managed Funds and Corporate Advisory. Peter commenced his career as a solicitor in private practice with Mallesons Stephen Jacques (now King & Wood Mallesons) in Sydney and worked for a number of years at Linklaters in London specialising in Mergers & Acquisitions and Equity Capital Markets.

Peter holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) and Bachelor of Laws from the University of New South Wales and is admitted as a solicitor in New South Wales.

Todd Richards

Joint Company Secretary

Todd Richards is a Certified Practicing Accountant and Company Secretary. His background includes experience in completing IPOs, M&A transactions and capital raising for ASX listed companies. He is Company Secretary for a number of listed and private companies and his corporate secretarial experience in the listed space includes roles in fin-tech, digital media, agri-business, e-commerce and building services.

Rebecca Weir

Joint Company Secretary

Rebecca is Company Secretary for a number of companies, including ASX Listed, Public Unlisted and smaller private start-up companies. She has a Bachelor of Laws from Keele University (UK) and is currently studying for the Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance. Rebecca worked for a number of UK banks in various roles before moving to Australia and beginning her career in Corporate Governance.