Learn about Orora’s Board of Directors, Executive Team and Board Committees.

Orora’s Board of Directors

Rob Sindel (BEng, MBA, GAICD, FIEAust, CPEng), Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman

Rob Sindel has extensive experience obtained from executive management and leadership positions, principally from his 30 year career in the construction industry both in Australia and the United Kingdom. Rob has particular insights in manufacturing, sales and marketing in B2B environments, strategic management and operating in high-risk industries.

Rob was formerly the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of CSR Limited for 8 years from 2011 until 2019.

Director of Orora Limited since March 2019. Appointed Chairman in February 2020.

Directorships of listed entities and other directorships and offices

Current:

  • Director, Boral Limited (since September 2020)
  • Director, Mirvac Group (since August 2020)
  • Member, Yalari NSW Advisory Committee (since August 2017)

Recent (last 3 years):

  • Director, Green Building Council of Australia (September 2013 to November 2019)
  • Director, Australian Business and Community Network (October 2013 to November 2019)
  • Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, CSR Limited (January 2011 to September 2019) and Director (December 2010 to September 2019)
  • Member, UNSW Australian School of Business Advisory Council (June 2013 to December 2019)

Board committee membership

  • Chair, Executive Committee and Nomination Committee
  • Member, Safety, Sustainability & Environment Committee

 

Brian Lowe (MBA), Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Prior to Orora, Brian Lowe spent eight years with Delphi Technologies where he was Managing Director of the Asia Pacific Powertrain business, including five years based in Shanghai. This followed a 10-year career at General Electric (GE), where he held various leadership roles in sales and marketing and supply chain. His last role was Managing Director of GE Plastics, Australia from 2001 to 2003.

In his 8 years at Orora, Brian has been the Group General Manager of the Beverage (2012-2015) and Fibre (2016-2019) Business Groups. He was appointed Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Orora Limited in October 2019.

Board Committee membership:

  • Member, Executive Committee

Abi Cleland (BA, BCom, MBA, GAICD), Independent Non-Executive Director

Abi Cleland has extensive global experience in strategy, M&A, digital and running businesses. This has been gained from senior executive roles in the industrial, retail, agriculture and financial services sectors, including with ANZ, Amcor, Incitec Pivot and as Managing Director of 333 Management, after starting her career at BHP working in Australia and Asia.

From 2012 to 2017, Abi set up and ran an advisory and management business, Absolute Partners, focusing on strategy and building businesses leveraging disruptive change, for large corporates and entrepreneurial businesses.

Director of Orora Limited since February 2014.

Directorships of listed entities and other directorships and offices

Current:

  • Director, Coles Group Ltd (since November 2018)
  • Director, Computershare Limited (since February 2018)
  • Director, Swimming Australia (Audit Chair) (since July 2015)
  • Director, Sydney Airport Limited (since April 2018)

Recent (last 3 years):

  • Chair, Planwise Australia (June 2016 to March 2020) and Director (January 2016 to March 2020)
  • Director, BWX Limited (August 2017 to December 2017)

Board Committee membership

  • Chair, Safety, Sustainability & Environment Committee
  • Member, Human Resources Committee and Nomination Committee

 

Tom Gorman (BA, MBA), Independent Non-Executive Director

Thomas (Tom) Gorman brings a wealth of experience to Orora, following a 30-year career in executive positions at Ford Motor Company of Australia Ltd, Chep International Inc and Brambles Limited, of which he was Chief Executive Officer. He is currently a Non-Executive Director of Worley Limited and a Director of High Resolves, an Australian-based non-profit focused on middle school education. He has worked in multiple functions including finance, operations, logistics, marketing, and business development in England, France, Australia and the United States (of which he is a resident).

Tom graduated, cum laude, from Tufts University with degrees in Economics and International Relations and obtained an MBA, with distinction, from the Harvard Business School.

Director of Orora Limited since September 2019.

Directorships of listed entities and other directorships and offices

Current:

  • Director, Sims Limited (since June 2020)
  • Director, Worley Limited (since December 2017)

Recent (last 3 years):

  • Chief Executive Officer, Brambles Limited (December 2009 to February 2017)

Board committee membership

  • Chair, Human Resources Committee
  • Member, Audit, Risk & Compliance Committee

 

Sam Lewis (BA (Hons), CA, ACA, GAICD), Independent Non-Executive Director

Sam (Samantha) Lewis is a chartered accountant and has extensive financial experience, including as lead auditor to a number of major ASX-listed entities. She has 24 years’ experience with Deloitte, where she was a Partner for 14 years. In addition to external audits, Sam provided accounting and transactional advisory services to major organisations in Australia, and has significant experience working with manufacturing and consumer business organisations.

Sam holds a Bachelor of Arts, Economics from the University of Liverpool in the UK, and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Director of Orora Limited since March 2014.

Directorships of listed entities and other directorships and offices:

Current:

  • Chair, APRA Audit and Risk Committee (since June 2016)
  • Director, Aurizon Holdings Limited (since February 2015)
  • Director, Nine Entertainment Co Holdings Limited (since March 2017)

Board committee membership

  • Chair, Audit, Risk & Compliance Committee
  • Member, Executive Committee and Safety, Sustainability & Environment Committee

Jeremy Sutcliffe (LLB (Hons)), Independent Non-Executive Director

Jeremy Sutcliffe has broad international corporate experience as Chief Executive Officer of two ASX Top 100 companies and has extensive experience with businesses operating in North America and Europe with diverse trading relationships in Asia. A qualified lawyer in Australia and the UK, Jeremy previously held positions with Baker McKenzie, London and Sydney, Sims Metal Management Limited and associated companies (including Group Chief Executive Officer), and Interim Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of CSR Limited.

Director of Orora Limited since December 2013.

Directorships of listed entities and other directorships and offices

Current:

  • Director, Amcor Limited (since October 2009)

Recent (last 3 years):

  • Chairman, CSR Limited (July 2011 to May 2018) and Director (December 2008 to May 2018)
  • Member, Advisory Board of Veolia Environmental Services Australia (June 2010 to December 2018)
  • Member, Australian Rugby League Commission Limited (February 2012 to March 2017)

Board committee membership

  • Member, Audit, Risk & Compliance Committee, Human Resources Committee and Nomination Committee

Executive Leadership Team

Brian Lowe (MBA), Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Please see Board of Directors.

Simon Bromell (BSc, GDip Agribus, GAICD), Group General Manager, Beverage

Simon Bromell joined Orora in 2014 bringing 25 years’ experience in leadership roles across the national food supply chain in consumer goods and agribusiness. Prior to Orora, Simon was General Manager of Gold Coin Asia, and also spent four years as Managing Director of Fonterra’s Australian Ingredients business. Before this, he held senior management roles across a range of businesses and functions at Mars from 1996 to 2009.

Robert Firenze (BA), President, Orora Visual

Robert (Bob) Firenze was appointed President, Orora Visual in March 2020, bringing over 20 years’ of experience in sales and management in the North American packaging industry. Bob joined the company in 2001 as a Division Manager in Orora Packaging Solutions. He was responsible for growing and expanding the business in multiple North American regions and served as Senior Vice President – East Region, Orora Packaging Solutions immediately prior to his appointment as President, Orora Visual.

Shaun Hughes, (BComm, BA, GAICD, CA ANZ) Chief Financial Officer

Shaun began his role at Orora in October 2020, having spent more than 20 years leading the finance, procurement and IT teams for a range of ASX-listed and multinational companies operating across diverse industries. Shaun has extensive financial management experience in building and growing organisations having held global financial, procurement and commercial roles with Telstra, Elders and IBM. Shaun was most recently the CFO of ASX-listed, EBOS Group Limited. Shaun is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand. 

Frank Pennisi, (BS Eng; MS Eng) President Orora Packaging Solutions

Frank Pennisi was appointed President of Orora Packaging Solutions (OPS) in November 2020 and is a member of Orora’s Global Management Team. Prior to joining Orora, Frank was the President of the Industrial Technologies segment for FLIR Systems, based in Goleta, California. In this role Frank accelerated the digital transformation of the business through automation of tools and services. Frank has also held leadership roles including VP Strategy and Marketing with Honeywell where he drove a range of strategic digital and commercial excellence growth programs. Frank began his career with GE where he held several general management and operational roles.

Bernie Salvatore (Dip Ind Mngt (Eng), MBA)
Immediate Past President, Orora Packaging Solutions

Bernie Salvatore was President of Orora Packaging Solutions from 2010 to 2020 and oversaw the OPS portfolio of businesses. Bernie announced his retirement in November 2020 after more than 30 years’ experience in the North American packaging industry.

Ann Stubbings (BA/LLB, GAICD), Company Secretary and Group General Counsel

Ann Stubbings was appointed Company Secretary and Group General Counsel and a member of the Executive leadership team upon Orora’s listing on the ASX in December 2013.  Ann leads the Legal, Company Secretariat, Sustainability, Human Resources, Corporate Affairs and Corporate Safety teams.  Prior to joining Orora, Ann was Senior Group Legal Counsel at Amcor Limited (2008 to December 2013), and Alternate Company Secretary (2009 to December 2013).  Ann commenced her career in private practice at Hall and Wilcox, and has held senior in-house roles practising in corporate and commercial law, insurance, dispute resolution, governance and company secretariat across manufacturing and financial services. 

Matthew Wilson (LLB, BCom (Hons)), Group General Manager, Strategy

Matthew Wilson joined Orora in January 2020, bringing over 20 years of experience in corporate finance and strategy. Immediately prior to Orora, Matthew was a Managing Director at independent corporate advisory firm, Flagstaff Partners, and previously spent 15 years at J.P. Morgan in both Melbourne and Sydney where he led the Australian investment banking division’s coverage of healthcare, telecommunications, technology, and private equity clients. Matthew began his professional career in the investment banking division of Macquarie Bank.

 

 

Orora's Board Committees

Executive Committee

Rob Sindel (Chair), Sam Lewis, Brian Lowe, Ann Stubbings (Secretary).

Nomination Committee

Rob Sindel (Chair), Abi Cleland, Jeremy Sutcliffe, Ann Stubbings (Secretary).

Audit, Risk & Compliance Committee

Sam Lewis (Chair), Tom Gorman, Jeremy Sutcliffe, Ann Stubbings (Secretary).

Human Resources Committee

Tom Gorman (Chair), Abi Cleland, Jeremy Sutcliffe, Ann Stubbings (Secretary).

Safety, Sustainability & Environment Committee

Abi Cleland (Chair), Sam Lewis, Rob Sindel , Ann Stubbings (Secretary).