Our Board of Directors

Our Board is composed of highly experienced professionals with the complementary skills and expertise needed to ensure Toll Group’s resources are harnessed to achieve the company’s objectives.

    

Image of Chairman Ray Horsburgh, AM - BEng(Chem), Hon DUniv, FAICD, FIEAust

Ray Horsburgh, AM - BEng(Chem), Hon DUniv, FAICD, FIEAust

Chairman

Independent Non-Executive Director

  • Chairman since 14 September 2007
  • Director since 24 November 2004

Skills and experience

Extensive management experience in the glass and steel sector, and in merger and acquisitions. Roles, responsibilities and directorships include:

  • Chairman of Calibre Global Limited
  • Former Chairman of National Can Industries Pty Limited
  • Former Managing Director of Smorgon Steel Group Limited from 1998 to 30 June 2007
  • Former Non-Executive Director of CSR Limited
  • Former Non-Executive Director of Traffic Technologies Limited

Special responsibilities

  • Board of Directors - Chairman
  • Nomination & Corporate Governance Committee - Chairman
  • All other Board subcommittees - Ex Officio

  

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Brian Kruger - BEc (Monash)

Managing Director

  • Director since 1 January 2012
  • Previously Chief Financial Officer from 1 July 2009 to 31 December 2011

Skills and experience

Extensive experience in senior corporate finance and management roles. Former roles and responsibilities include:

  • Senior positions with BlueScope Steel Limited including:
    • President, North America, Corporate Strategy and Innovation
    • President, Australian Manufacturing Markets
    • Inaugural Chief Financial Officer
  • Senior financial and operational roles with BHP Billiton Limited
  • Partner at Greenstone Partners

Special responsibilities at Toll

  • Nomination & Corporate Governance Committee - Member

    

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Harry Boon - LLB(Hons), BCom (Melb)

Independent Non-Executive Director since 1 November 2006
 

Skills and experience

Extensive experience in global marketing and sales, large scale manufacturing operations and product development. Roles, responsibilities and directorships include:

  • Chairman of Tatts Group Limited
  • Chairman Asaleo Care Limited
  • Non-Executive director and Chairman of Asaleo Care Limited
  • Former Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Ansell Limited
  • Former Chairman of PaperLinX Limited
  • Former Non-Executive Director of Hastie Group Limited

Special responsibilities at Toll

  • Remuneration Committee - Chairman
  • Nomination & Corporate Governance Committee - Member
  • Occupational Health & Safety and Environment Committee - Member

    

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Mark Smith - DipBus(Mktg) Monash, FAMI, CPM, FAIM, FAICD

Independent Non-Executive Director since 1 July 2007
 

Skills and experience

Extensive experience in the fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) industry, including general management roles and senior marketing roles globally with Cadbury Schweppes, and senior marketing roles with Unilever and Uncle Toby's.  Roles, responsibilities and directorships include:

  • A number of key positions with Cadbury Schweppes; former roles include:
    • Managing Director of Cadbury Schweppes Australia and New Zealand from 2003 to 2007
    • member of Cadbury Schweppes Asia Pacific Regional Board
    • Managing Director of Confectionery Australia and New Zealand
    • Director of Marketing for Cadbury Trebor Basset in the UK
    • Senior positions in Cadbury Schweppes’ North American and Australian operations
  • Senior positions, including marketing roles, with Unilever and Uncle Tobys
  • Director and Chairman of Patties Foods Limited
  • Non-Executive Director of GUD Holdings Limited
  • Former Non-Executive Chairman of Manassen Foods Group
  • Former Chairman of the Confectionery Manufacturers of Australasia (CMA)
  • Former Member of the Board of the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC)

Special responsibilities at Toll

  • Audit & Risk Committee - Member
  • Nomination & Corporate Governance Committee - Member
  • Occupational Health & Safety and Environment Committee - Member

    

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Barry Cusack - BEng(Hons), MEngSci, FTSE, FAusIMM, FAIM, FAICD

Independent Non-Executive Director since 1 October 2007
 

Skills and experience

Extensive experience in the minerals and resources sector. Roles, responsibilities and directorships include:

  • Over 40 years with the Rio Tinto Group; former roles include:
    • Managing Director of Dampier Salt, Hismelt Corporation, Hamersley Iron Operations and Rio Tinto Australia
    • Chairman of Rio Tinto Asia and Rio Tinto Shipping
  • Deputy Chairman of MacMahon Holdings Limited
  • Former Director and Chairman of Brockman Resources Limited
  • Past President of the Minerals Council of Australia from 2001 to 2003

Special responsibilities at Toll

  • Occupational Health & Safety and Environment Committee - Chairman
  • Nomination & Corporate Governance Committee - Member
  • Remuneration Committee - Member

    

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Frank Ford - MTax(Melb), BBus(Acc) (with distinction), FCA 

Independent Non-Executive Director since 14 January 2008
 

Skills and experience

Extensive experience as a professional advisor specialising in taxation. Roles, responsibilities and directorships include:

  • Senior positions with Deloitte; former roles include:
    • Managing Partner, Victoria
    • Managing Partner, Taxation Services
    • Member of Global Board
    • Member of Global Governance Committee
  • Non-Executive Director of Citigroup Pty Limited
  • Non-Executive Director of Nufarm Limited
  • Former Non-Executive Director of Manassen Foods Group

Special responsibilities at Toll

  • Audit & Risk Committee - Chairman
  • Nomination & Corporate Governance Committee - Member
  • Remuneration Committee - Member

    

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Nicola Wakefield Evans - BJuris/BLaw UNSW

Independent Non-Executive Director since 10 May 2011
 

Skills and experience

Extensive experience as a mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and equity capital markets lawyer, as an adviser to some of the world’s largest and most successful companies in Australia, China, Asia and internationally, and in management of a professional services firm. Roles and responsibilities include:

  • Member of the Law Advisory Council of the University of New South Wales Law School
  • Board Member of AsiaLink (University of Melbourne)
  • Non-Executive Director of BUPA Australia
  • Non-Executive Director of Lend Lease Group
  • Non-Executive Director of Macquarie Group and Macquarie Bank Limited
  • Non-Executive Director of O'Connell Street Associates Pty Ltd
  • Former Partner in the Sydney M&A Group of King & Wood Mallesons
  • Former Managing Partner, Practice (Sydney) and Managing Partner, International (Hong Kong) of Mallesons Stephen Jaques (now King & Wood Mallesons)

Special responsibilities at Toll

  • Audit & Risk Committee - Member
  • Nomination & Corporate Governance Committee - Member
  • Occupational Health & Safety and Environment Committee - Member

Ken Ryan AM

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ken Ryan AM - BCom (Melb Uni)

Non-Executive Director since 3 September 2013

 

Skills and experience

Mr Ryan has extensive experience in marketing and senior management particularly within the aviation sector both domestically in Australia, and throughout Asia. Roles, responsibilities and directorships include:

  • Former Senior roles at Qantas include:
    • Regional General Manager, Victoria & Southern Australia; and
    • Chief Executive Jetstar Asia
    • Group General Manager, Marketing
    • Regional General Manager, South East Asia, Qantas and British Airways
    • Chief Executive's Representative Asia
  • Commissioner, Australian Sports Commission (Federal Government appointed)
  • Non-Executive Director, Australian Grand Prix Corporation (State Government appointed)
  • Former Non-Executive Director, Ambulance Victoria (State Government appointed)
  • Former Committee Member of the Singapore Australia Business Council
  • Former Non-Executive Director of both the Melbourne Convention & Visitor's Bureau and Step Back Think.

Special responsibilities at Toll

  • Audit & Risk Committee - Member
  • Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee - Member
  • Occupational Health & Safety and Environment Committee - Member

Company Secretary

Image of Company Secretary Bernard McInerney - BBus(Acc), AICS, CPA, AICD

Bernard McInerney - BBus(Acc), AICS, CPA, AICD    

  • Toll Group Company Secretary since 1994
  • General Manager Finance and Administration from 1994 until late 1997

Skills and experience

Over 25 years’ experience in the transport sector with extensive experience in merger and acquisitions and accounting and financial management. Former roles and responsibilities include:

  • Director of Virgin Blue Holdings Limited
  • Group Financial Controller, Chalmers Limited
  • Various management roles within Mayne Nickless Ltd.

Special responsibilities at Toll

  • Secretary to all Toll Board subcommittees