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

Orora’s Board of Directors

Chris Roberts (BCom), Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman

Chris Roberts has significant knowledge of fast-moving consumer products, where the packaging component is critical. He has gained this expertise through executive roles internationally and in Australia as CEO of Reckitt & Colman, Orlando Wyndham Wines and Arnotts Limited.

Previous directorships include Amcor Limited, Telstra Limited, MLC Life, Email Limited, Petaluma Wines Limited and Australian Agricultural Company Limited. 

Director and Chairman of Orora Limited since December 2013.

Directorships of listed entities within the past three years, other directorships and offices (current and recent): 

  • Director, Control Risks Group – UK (September 2006 to April 2015)
  • Deputy Chairman, The Centre for Independent Studies (since August 2004)

Board Committee membership:

  • Chair, Executive Committee and Nomination Committee
  • Member, Human Resources Committee and Audit & Compliance Committee

Nigel Garrard (BEc, CA, MAICD), Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Nigel Garrard is a qualified chartered accountant with an extensive career in the consumer goods industry.

In 2009, Nigel joined Amcor as President of the Australasia and Packaging Distribution business group. Prior to Amcor, Nigel was Managing Director of Coca-Cola Amatil’s Food and Services Division (2007–2009), Managing Director of the publicly listed SPC Ardmona (2000–2009) and held a range of positions in Australia and New Zealand with US-based Chiquita Brands International, including as Managing Director of Chiquita Brands South Pacific Limited.

A former Chairman of National Food Industry Strategy Limited and former Director of Australian Food & Grocery Council and Victorian Relief Foodbank Limited, Nigel has been involved with a wide range of industry associations.

Director since May 2009. Appointed Managing Director and CEO of Orora Limited in December 2013.

Directorships of listed entities within the past three years, other directorships and offices (current and recent):

  • Director, Hudson Institute of Medical Research (since February 2016)

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 business growth. This has been gained from executive roles in the industrial, retail, agriculture and financial services sectors, including with ANZ, Amcor, Incitec Pivot and Caltex after starting her career at BHP.

For the last five years (until December 2017), Abi set up and ran an advisory and management business, Absolute Partners, focusing on strategy, M&A and building businesses leveraging disruptive changes.

Director of Orora Limited since February 2014.

Directorships of listed entities within the past three years, other directorships and offices (current and recent):

  • Director, Sydney Airport Limited (since April 2018)
  • Director, Computershare Limited (since February 2018)
  • Director, Swimming Australia (Audit Chair) (since July 2015)
  • Chair, Planwise Australia (since June 2016) and Director (since January 2016)
  • Director, BWX Limited (August 2017 to December 2017)

Board Committee membership

  • Member, Audit & Compliance Committee, Human Resources Committee and Nomination 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 within the past three years, other directorships and offices (current and recent):

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

Board Committee membership:

  • Chair, Audit & Compliance Committee
  • Member, Executive Committee

John Pizzey (BEng (Chem), Dip.Mgt, FTSE), Independent Non-Executive Director

John Pizzey has extensive knowledge of the international resources industry and global environmental management.

John was formerly Executive Vice President and Group President Primary Products for Alcoa Inc., Chairman of London Metal Exchange, Chairman of Iluka Resources Limited and a Director of Amcor Limited.

Director of Orora Limited since December 2013.

Directorships of listed entities within the past three years, other directorships and offices (current and recent):

  • Chair, Kidman Resources Ltd (since January 2018) 
  • Chair, Alumina Limited (November 2011 to April 2018) and Director (June 2007 to April 2018)
  • Director, Air Liquide Australia Limited (April 2008 to April 2017)
  • Member of the MonashHeart Strategic Advisory Board (2014 to March 2017)

Board Committee membership:

  • Chair, Human Resources Committee
  • Member, Executive Committee

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

Jeremy Sutcliffe has broad international corporate experience as CEO 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 CEO), and Interim Managing Director & CEO of CSR Limited.

Director of Orora Limited since December 2013.

Directorships of listed entities within the past three years, other directorships and offices (current and recent):

  • Director, Amcor Limited (since October 2009)
  • Chairman, CSR Limited (July 2011 to May 2018) and Director (December 2008 to May 2018)
  • Member, Advisory Board of Veolia Environmental Services Australia (since June 2010)
  • Member, Australian Rugby League Commission Limited (February 2012 to March 2017)

Board Committee membership

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

Executive Leadership Team

Nigel Garrard (BEc, CA, MAICD), 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.

Stuart Hutton (BBus, CA), Chief Financial Officer

Stuart Hutton joined Orora in December 2013, having previously served as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Amcor’s Australasia and Packaging Distribution business. Stuart brings more than 20 years’ experience in senior finance roles, including five years with Orica as CFO of the Minova, Chemical Services and Mining Services (North America) Divisions, as well as the Investor Relations Manager. Stuart spent nine years during the early part of his career with Deloitte in audit and corporate finance.

Craig Jackson (BCom, MBA, CPA, GAICD), Chief Transformation Officer

Craig Jackson was previously Group General Manager, Procurement and Supply at Orora, a role he held since Orora’s listing on the ASX in 2013. Prior to this, Craig held the position of General Manager Supply Chain and Operations at Fonterra Australia from 2009. Craig’s 20-year career in finance, procurement and supply chain roles includes four years as Commercial Vice President at Mars Australia and New Zealand, and three years as Commercial Director, Mars Food.

Brian Lowe (MBA), Group General Manager, Fibre

Prior to taking on his current role in late 2014, Brian Lowe was the Group General Manager of Orora’s Beverage business. This followed two years in the same role with Amcor’s Australasia and Packaging Distribution business. Before joining Amcor in 2011, Brian spent eight years as Managing Director of Delphi Automotive Systems, including four years as Managing Director for their Asia Pacific Powertrain business based in Shanghai. This followed a 10-year career at General Electric (GE), where he held roles in sales and marketing, supply chain and Six Sigma. His last role was Managing Director of GE Plastics, Australia from 2001 to 2003.

Louise Marshall (BBus), Group General Manager, Human Resources

Louise Marshall joined Orora in the role of Group General Manager, Human Resources in July 2015. Louise brings more than 20 years’ Human Resources experience, including five years at ASX-listed Tabcorp Holdings Limited, where she was Executive General Manager – Human Resources. Prior to her time at Tabcorp, Louise spent more than eight years at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where she was Executive Director Human Capital for its Australian business.

Chris Rosser (BSc (Hons) FCA), Group General Manager, Paper and Recycling

Chris Rosser joined Orora in 2017, bringing 20 years’ experience in leadership roles in the European paper and packaging industries. Immediately prior to Orora, Chris was the Senior Operations Director for the Flint Group across Europe and previously had a 20-year career with DS Smith Plc. Initially, this was in financial and operational roles prior to becoming Managing Director (MD) for their UK Paper business and then MD of the Paper Supply Company across Europe. Before this, he qualified as a chartered accountant with Ernst and Young.

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

Prior to taking on his current role, Bernie Salvatore was President of Amcor Packaging Distribution, having joined the company in 2002. Bernie brings more than 30 years’ experience in the North American packaging industry, working for several publicly listed companies. Prior to Amcor, Bernie spent 20 years with Sealed Air and Cryovac, primarily in sales and marketing roles. His last role at Sealed Air was as Vice President Sales, North America from 2000 to 2002.

Ann Stubbings (BA/LLB, MAICD), 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, and Sustainability 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 has over 25 years’ experience in the legal profession, commencing her career in private practice at Hall and Wilcox, and subsequently in senior in-house roles practising in corporate and commercial law, insurance, dispute resolution, governance and company secretariat across manufacturing and financial services.

Orora's Board Committees

Executive Committee

Chris Roberts (Chair), Nigel Garrard, Sam Lewis, John Pizzey, Ann Stubbings (Secretary).

Nomination Committee

Chris Roberts (Chair), Abi Cleland, Jeremy Sutcliffe, Ann Stubbings (Secretary).

Audit & Compliance Committee

Sam Lewis (Chair), Abi Cleland, Chris Roberts, Jeremy Sutcliffe, Ann Stubbings (Secretary).

Human Resources Committee

John Pizzey (Chair), Abi Cleland, Chris Roberts, Jeremy Sutcliffe, Ann Stubbings (Secretary).