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 Chief Executive Officer 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): 

  • 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

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

Brian Lowe joined the business in 2011 as the Group General Manager of the Beverage business, before moving into the role of Group General Manager, Fibre in 2014.

Prior to Orora, Brian 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.

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 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.

From 2012 to 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, Coles Group Limited (since November 2018)
  • 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

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

Thomas (Tom) 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 WorleyParsons 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 within the past three years, other directorships and offices (current and recent):

  • Director, WorleyParsons Limited (since 2017)
  • Chief Executive Officer, Brambles Limited (2009 to 2017) and Division President, Brambles Limited (2008 to 2009)
  • Group President, Chep International Inc (2008 to 2009)
  • President, Ford Motor Company of Australia Ltd (2004 to 2008)

Board Committee membership

  • Member, Human Resources 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 (January 2018 to September 2019) 
  • 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, MonashHeart Strategic Advisory Board (2014 to March 2017)

Board Committee membership:

  • Chair, Human Resources Committee
  • Member, Executive Committee

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

Rob Sindel has extensive experience obtained from executive management and leadership positions, in particular gained 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 Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of CSR Limited.

Director of Orora Limited since March 2019.

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

  • Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, CSR Limited (January 2011 to September 2019) and Director (December 2010 to September 2019)
  • Director, Green Building Council of Australia (since September 2013)
  • Director, Australian Business and Community Network (since October 2013)
  • Member, UNSW Australian School of Business Advisory Council (since June 2013)
  • Member, Yalari NSW Advisory Committee (since August 2017)

Board Committee membership

  • Member, Human Resources 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 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 (June 2010 to December 2018)
  • 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

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.

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.

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.

Jim Snyder (BSc (MechEng), MSc (MechEng), MBA), MAICD, President, Orora Visual

Jim Snyder joined Orora Visual in 2018, bringing over 30 years’ experience in operations, sales, marketing and general management across global industrial and consulting environments. Prior to joining Orora, Jim had an eleven-year career in professional services. This included roles as Director at AlixPartners, Managing Director at PwC and Principal at PRTM. Jim has also held various positions at General Electric, United Technologies, and Owens Corning. Jim spent the early part of his career working as an aerospace engineer.

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), Sam Lewis, Brian Lowe, 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, Tom Gorman, Chris Roberts, Rob Sindel, Jeremy Sutcliffe, Ann Stubbings (Secretary).