Amcor Board of Directors

 G R (Graeme) Liebelt

(BEc (Hons), FAICD, FTSE)

Graeme Liebelt

Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman

Mr Liebelt was Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Orica Limited, a position he held for six and a half years.  During his 22 years with the ICI Australia/Orica group he held a number of senior positions including Managing Director of Dulux, Chairman of Incitec Ltd, Director of Incitec Pivot Ltd and Chief Executive of Orica Mining Services. He was an Executive Director of the company from 1997 until March 2012.

Mr Liebelt is Chairman and non-executive Director, Amcor Limited, Director Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited, Australian Foundation Investment Company, Melbourne Business School, Carey Baptist Grammar School and the Global Foundation. Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Member of the Human Resources Committee and Audit Committee.

Director since April 2012, appointed Non-Executive Chairman from December 2013.

 


 

K N (Ken) MacKenzie

(BEng., FIEA)

Ken McKenzie

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Mr MacKenzie has extensive experience across all of Amcor’s major packaging business segments in the Americas, Australia, Asia and Europe.  Joined Amcor in 1992.

Former positions: Group Managing Director, Amcor Rentsch and Closures (2001–2005); Group General Manager Amcor Flexibles Australasia (1999–2001); General Manager Sales and Marketing, Amcor Australasia (1997–1999); Senior finance and operational roles, Amcor Rigid Plastics (1992–1997).

Prior to joining Amcor, Mr MacKenzie was Manager, Manufacturing Strategy Practice, Accenture (1987–1992).

Member of the Executive Committee.

Appointed Managing Director and CEO July 2005.

 


 

J F (Julie) McPherson

(Dip Law SAB, M AppFin, LLM)

Julie McPherson

Company Secretary and Group General Counsel

As both an investment banker and lawyer, Mrs McPherson has broad experience in corporate governance, law, finance and commerce. Admitted as a solicitor in NSW and Victoria and admitted to practice in the High Court of Australia.

Prior to joining Amcor, Mrs McPherson has held executive, legal and commercial positions, including Company Secretary and General Counsel at Goodman Fielder, Deputy Managing Director of Dresdner Kleinwort Benson and Partner, Corrs Chambers Westgarth.

Chairman of the Amcor Superannuation Fund (November 2008 to October 2011), Member of the Takeovers Panel (since March 2011) and Member of the Law Committee of AICD (since 2006).

Company Secretary since April 2005.

 


 

K J (Karen) Guerra

(BSc)

Karen Guerra

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mrs Guerra has held senior executive positions in Europe including President and Director General of Colgate Palmolive France, as well as Chairman and Managing Director of Colgate Palmolive UK Ltd. Mrs Guerra is currently a Non-Executive Director of Swedish Match AB (since April 2008), Davide Campari-Milano S.p.A (since April 2010) and Electrocomponents Ltd (since January 2013).  Mrs Guerra was also a Non-executive Director of Samlerhuset BV (2009 - 2013).

Mrs Guerra holds a degree in Management Sciences from the University of Manchester and is based in Switzerland.

Member of Human Resources Committee.

Director since April 2010.

 


 

Dr Armin Meyer

(Dr. sc. techn. Dipl. El. Ing. ETH)

Armin Meyer

Independent Non-Executive Director and Deputy Chairman

Dr Meyer has broad international corporate experience and is based in Switzerland. Until 2009, Dr Meyer was the Chairman of the Board of Ciba Ltd, a position he had held since 2000. He was also Chief Executive Officer of that company between 2001 and 2007. He was also a director of Zurich Financial Services (2001 to 2013) and Zurich Insurance Company Ltd (2001 to 2013).

Dr Meyer is a qualified electrical engineer with a PhD from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.

Member of the Audit and Compliance Committee and Chair of Human Resources Committee.

Director since April 2010.

 


 

J L (Jeremy) Sutcliffe

(LLB (Hons), OAMP, MAICD)

Jeremy Stutcliffe

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr Sutcliffe has broad international corporate experience as CEO of two ASX Top 100 companies and has extensive experience of businesses operating in North America and Europe with diverse trading relationships in Asia.  A qualified lawyer in Australia and the UK, Mr Sutcliffe previously held positions with Baker & McKenzie Solicitors, London and Sydney (1982 – 1986) and Sims Metal Management Limited and associated companies (1987 – 2009, including as Group CEO 2002 – 2008) and Interim Managing Director & CEO of CSR Limited (April 2010 – December 2010).

Currently Mr Sutcliffe is Chairman of CSR Limited (since July 2011) and a director (since December 2008), a Director and member of the Australian Rugby League Commission Limited (since February 2012), a member of Lazard Australia PE Investment Committee (since 2011) and Director of Orora Limited (since December 2013).

Member of the Human Resources Committee.

Director since October 2009.

 


 

J G (John) Thorn

(FCA)

John Thorn

Independent Non-Executive Director

John is a professional Director and has expertise in the areas of accounting, financial services, audit, mergers & acquisitions, business advisory, risk management and general management. He has 38 years of professional experience with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), where he was a partner from 1982 to 2003 advising major international and Australian companies.

He served on the firm's Board, was the Managing Partner of PwC's Assurance and Business Advisory practice and was the National Managing Partner of PwC until 2003. He has experience in Asia having lived and worked in Singapore and Indonesia.

John is a non-executive Director of Amcor Limited (2004), National Australia Bank Limited (2003), Salmat Ltd (2003) and a former Director Caltex Australia (June 2004-2013). His board committee experience includes Audit Committees (Chairman), Human Resources Committees, IT Committees, Nomination Committees and Risk Committees.

Chairman of the Audit and Compliance Committee (since February 2005). Member of the Executive and Nomination Committees.

Director since December 2004.

 


 

P V (Paul) Brasher

BEc(Hons), FCA

Paul Brasher

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr Brasher brings to the Board his local and global experience as a senior executive and director, particularly in the areas of strategy, audit and risk management and public company governance.

Paul is Chairman of Incitec Pivot Limited, a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit, Risk & Compliance Committee of Perpetual Limited and the Deputy Chairman of Essendon Football Club.  From 1982 to 2009, Paul was a partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers (and its predecessor firm, Price Waterhouse), one of the world’s major chartered accounting and professional services firms, including five years as the Chairman of the Global Board of PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Paul is a former Chairman of the Reach Foundation, and of the National Gallery of Victoria’s Business Council, a former member of the Committee for Melbourne, a former board member of Asialink and a former trustee of the Victorian Arts Centre Trust and the Committee for Economic Development of Australia.

Director since January 2014.

 


 

 


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