Kerry Stokes AC
Chairman - Non-Executive Director
Mr Stokes is the Executive Chairman of Seven Group Holdings Limited, a company with a market-leading presence in the resources services sector in Australia and formerly in north east China and a significant investment in energy and also in media in Australia through Seven
West Media. Mr Stokes has held this position since April 2010. He is also Chairman of Australian Capital Equity Pty Limited, which has substantial interests in media and entertainment, resources, energy, property, pastoral and industrial activities.
Mr Stokes’ board memberships include Council Member for the Paley Group (formerly the International Council for Museum & Television); Chairman and Fellow (since November 2015) for the Australian War Memorial (previously a Council Member); and a former Chairman of the National Gallery of Australia. Mr Stokes holds professional recognitions which include an Honorary Doctorate in Commerce at Edith Cowan University and an Honorary Fellow of Murdoch University.
Mr Stokes has, throughout his career, been the recipient of awards, including Life Membership of the Returned Services League of Australia; 1994 Paul Harris Rotary Fellow Award; 1994 Citizen of Western Australia for Industry & Commerce; 2002 Gold Medal award from the AIDC for Western Australian Director of the Year; 2007 Fiona Stanley Award for outstanding contribution to Child Health Research; 2009 Richard Pratt Business Arts Leadership Award from the Australian Business Arts Foundation; and 2011 Charles Court Inspiring Leadership Award; 2013 West Australian of the Year; 2014 Awarded Keys to the City of Perth and 2014 Awarded Keys to the City of Melbourne.
Mr Stokes was awarded Australia’s highest honour, the Companion in the General Division in the Order of Australia (AC) in 2008. In 1995, he was recognised as Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AO).
Mr Stokes was appointed to the Board on 25 September 2008, and became Chairman of Seven West Media Limited (formerly West Australian Newspaper Holdings Ltd) on 11 December 2008.
Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer
Mr Worner is Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of Seven West Media Limited.
He is also a Director of Yahoo7, Free TV Australia and racing.com.
Prior to his appointment as CEO of Seven West Media Limited (SWM), Mr Worner was CEO, Broadcast Television, and prior to that Director of Programming and Production for the Seven Network.
As CEO of SWM, Mr Worner has overseen the growth of the Seven Network from a single channel to the multichannel ecosystem comprising Seven, 7TWO, 7mate, 7flix and racing.com. He also leads the company’s sporting rights negotiations, securing long-term deals for the AFL, Cricket and Olympics.
Under his leadership, SWM’s production division Seven Studios has grown to become Australia’s biggest producer of premium content. This year Seven Studios commissioned, created and produced more than 800 hours of premium television across all genres, which is now viewed in 190 countries across the globe.
Mr Worner is also responsible for the company’s multiplatform publishing businesses The West and Pacific. The West publishes leading news brands The West Australian, The Sunday Times, thewest.com.au and PerthNow.com.au, which together reach 72% of the WA population every month. Pacific is Australia’s #1 women’s lifestyle multi-platform publisher, with titles including Better Homes and Gardens, New Idea, WHO, that’s life!, marie claire and InStyle.
Mr Worner also leads Seven’s increasing online and new media presence, including over-the-top digital video platform 7plus, which encompasses live and on demand, extended library content and exclusive original commissions, and investments in new businesses including Airtasker, SocietyOne, Health Engine and Starts at 60.
In 2014 Mr Worner was awarded the MIPTV Médaille d’Honneur Award for his achievements in the television industry. He is the former Chairman of Australian News Channel, which produced Sky News in Australia, and a former director of the Sydney Swans, Airtasker and Presto.
Mr Worner was appointed to the Board on 24 June 2015.
Mr John Alexander
Mr Alexander was the Executive Chairman of Consolidated Media Holdings Limited (CMH) from 2007 to November 2012, when CMH was acquired by News Corporation. Prior to 2007, Mr Alexander was the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Publishing and Broadcasting Limited (PBL) from 2004, the Chief Executive of ACP Magazines Limited from 1999 and PBL’s group media division comprising ACP Magazines Limited and the Nine Network from 2002. Before joining the PBL Group, Mr Alexander was the Editor-in-Chief, Publisher & Editor of The Sydney Morning Herald and Editor-in-Chief of The Australian Financial Review.
Mr Alexander has previously acted as a director of a number of media companies including Foxtel Management Pty Limited, Fox Sports Australia Pty Limited, SEEK Limited, Carsales.com Limited and Ninemsn Pty Limited. Mr Alexander is the Executive Chairman of listed company Crown Resorts Limited. He is also the Chairman of the Crown Melbourne Limited and Burswood Limited Boards.
Mr Alexander is Chairman of the Remuneration & Nomination Committee.
Mr Alexander was appointed to the Board on 2 May 2013.
Ms Dyson is an experienced company director, with a broad range of experience across public and private sectors. Ms Dyson has been closely involved in strategic decision making in business and organisational structuring, covering the financial services, transport, energy and resources sectors, as well as infrastructure projects.
Ms Dyson is currently a director of Power & Water Corporation (NT), Energy Queensland, Genex Power Limited, Gold Coast Hospital and Health Board, Fare Limited, UN Women National Committee Australia Ltd and Opera Queensland and is a member of the Foreign Investment Review Board and the Takeovers Panel.
Ms Dyson holds a Masters of Applied Finance from Macquarie University. She graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours), a Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Taxation from the University of Queensland and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Ms Dyson is Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee.
Ms Dyson was appointed to the Board on 2 November 2017.
Mr Evans is the Executive Chairman of Evans Dixon Pty Ltd. Mr Evans established Evans and Partners Pty Ltd, the investment advisory company in June 2007.
Since 1990, he has worked in a variety of roles within JB Were & Son, and then the merged entity Goldman Sachs JBWere Pty Ltd. Prior to establishing Evans and Partners Mr Evans ran Goldman Sachs JBWere’s Private Wealth business and the Institutional Equities business. His most recent role at GSJBW was as Managing Director and Chief of Staff. Mr Evans is a member of the Victorian Police Corporate Advisory Group and Chairman of Cricket Australia’s Investment Committee.
Mr Evans is a member of the Audit & Risk Committee and a member of the Remuneration & Nomination Committee.
Mr Evans was appointed to the Board on 21 August 2012.
Mr Gammell was the Deputy Chairman of Australian Capital Equity Pty Limited, the investment holding company associated with Mr Kerry Stokes AC, and was on the Board of Seven Group Holdings Limited from February 2010 until 28 June 2013 and was Managing Director and Group Chief Executive Officer from April 2010 until 28 June 2013.
Prior to the formation of Seven West Media Limited, Mr Gammell served as a Director of Seven Network Limited for 14 years. He was Chairman of the Seven Network Limited Finance Committee and was a member of the Audit Committee. He was the Chairman of Coates Hire, Australia’s largest equipment hire company.
Mr Gammell is a former Director of Federal Capital Press Pty Ltd, the publisher of the Canberra Times (1989 to 1998) and is a former Director of the Community Newspaper Group (1996 to 1998). Between 10 September 2009 and 19 November 2012, Mr Gammell was a Director of Consolidated Media Holdings Limited.
Mr Gammell is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Edinburgh.
Mr Gammell is a member of the Audit & Risk Committee.
Mr Gammell was appointed to the Board on 25 September 2008.
The Hon Jeffrey Kennett AC
Mr Kennett AC is the founding Chairman of beyondblue: the national depression initiative and was Chairman from 2000 until 30 June 2017. He is Chairman of The Torch, a program assisting incarcerated indigenous men and women.
Mr Kennett was an Officer in the Royal Australian Regiment, serving at home and overseas. He was a Member of the Victorian Parliament for 23 years, and was Premier of the State from 1992 to 1999. Prior to that, he was Leader of the Opposition 1982-1989; 1991-1992.
Mr Kennett is currently the Chairman of EQT Holdings Limited, Chairman of Open Windows Australia Proprietary Limited, Chairman of CT Management Group Pty Ltd and Chairman of Amtek Corporation Pty Ltd.
In 2005 Mr Kennett was awarded the Companion of the Order of Australia.
Mr Kennett is a member of the Remuneration & Nomination Committee.
Mr Kennett was appointed to the Board on 24 June 2015.
Mr Malone founded iiNet Limited in 1993 and continued as CEO until retiring in 2014. During his tenure, iiNet grew to service one million households and businesses, with revenues of one billion dollars and a market cap of over one billion dollars.
Mr Malone has been recognised with a raft of industry accolades, including 2012 Australian Entrepreneur of the Year, CEO of the Year in the Australian Telecom Awards and National Customer Service CEO of the Year in the CSIA’s Australian Service Excellence Awards.
He presently sits on the board as a non-executive Director of NBN Co and ASX listed SpeedCast Limited and is the Chairman on Superloop Limited. Mr Malone is a founder of Diamond Cyber, an IT security firm in Perth. He is also a Director of Axicom Pty Limited and a member of the Advisory Committee of the Regional and Small Publishers Innovation Fund.
Mr Malone is a member of the Audit & Risk Committee.
Mr Malone was appointed to the Board on 24 June 2015.
Mr Stokes is Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of Seven Group Holdings Limited (SGH). SGH owns approximately 41% of SWM.
Mr Stokes has been a Director of Seven West Media Limited (SWM) since 2012 and was an Executive Director and then Chairman of Pacific Magazines from 2004 to 2008 and a Director of Yahoo7 from 2005 to 2013. Mr Stokes is a Director of WesTrac, Chairman of Coates Hire, and a Director of Beach Energy.
Mr Stokes is Chief Executive Officer of Australian Capital Equity Pty Limited (ACE). ACE is a private company with its primary investment being an interest in SGH. Mr Stokes was appointed Chairman of the National Gallery of Australia on 9 July 2018.
Mr Stokes is the former Chairman of the National Library of Australia. He is also a member of the Prime Ministerial Advisory Council on Veterans Mental Health established in 2014.
In 2015, he became a Committee member of innovationXchange (within the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade), which provides strategic guidance on innovation in aid programs. He is also a member of the IOC Olympic Education Commission.
Mr Stokes holds a BComm from Curtin University and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management (FAIM).
Mr Stokes is a member of the Remuneration & Nomination Committee.
Mr Stokes was appointed to the Board on 21 August 2012.