Our CEO and Executive Leadership Team are derived from diverse backgrounds as are many of our Managers and Employees. This diversity creates great value for the company and enables us as an organization to be; innovative, responsive to opportunity, embracing of change, dynamic, information sharing, inclusive of minority groups, and open to dissimilarity.

Board of Directors

PMP’s Board is responsible for setting strategic direction and establishing the company’s corporate policies. It oversees the company’s financial position and monitors the business on behalf of the shareholders. The Board also addresses issues relating to internal controls and approaches to risk management. Responsibility for day-to-day activities is delegated to the Chief Executive.

PMP has five non-executive Directors including the Chairman. Appointments to the Board must be approved by a majority of shareholders at PMP’s Annual General Meeting and each Director (except the Chief Executive) must stand down and seek re-election at least every three years. Newly appointed Directors must seek re-election at the first general meeting of shareholders following their appointment.

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Matthew Bickford-Smith

Chairman

Mr Bickford-Smith was CEO of Ridley Corporation Limited until December 2007. He was previously with the Man Group and was MD of the Australian operations. Before moving to Australia Mr Bickford-Smith was based in Hong Kong with responsibility for managing risk relating to the Man Group’s sugar business within the region. Before moving to the Man Group he spent five years with Phibro, the commodity trading arm of Salomon Brothers. 

Mr Bickford-Smith is a Director of Eastern Agricultural Australia. He was appointed a Non-Executive Director of PMP on 20.07.09. Mr Bickford-Smith is Chairman of the Board of Directors, a member of the Appointments and Compensation Committee and Audit and Risk Committee.

Date Appointed: 20/07/2009

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Peter George

Chief Executive Officer, BCom, LLB

Mr George is an experienced Executive and Non-Executive Director with an extensive background in telecommunications, media and corporate finance including four years on the Board of Australia’s second largest telecommunications carrier, Optus Communications. Mr George was also a Non-Executive Director of Asciano Ltd from 2007 to August 2016. He was also Executive Director, Strategy and Policy Development Cable and Wireless Optus Ltd from 1998 to 2001, and the Executive Chairman of Nylex Limited 2006 to 2008.

Date Appointed: 22/10/2012

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Naseema Sparks

Non-Executive Director, BPharm, MPharm (Pharmacol), MBA, GAICD

Ms Sparks is a professional non-executive director, specialising in e-commerce, digital and tech industries, media and marketing.

She has a background in strategic consulting, marketing, digital media and applications with over 20 years experience in the advertising industry. She has held senior positions in leading agencies in Australia and UK, her most recent being Managing Director of M&C Saatchi.

Ms Sparks is currently a Director of Grays e-Commerce Group Ltd, Australian Vintage Ltd, Melbourne IT, Ingogo and AIG. Ms Sparks is also Deputy Chairman of Racing NSW, and a trustee of Sydney Living Museums (Historic Houses Trust of NSW). She has a background in strategic consulting, marketing, digital media and applications with over 20 years experience in the advertising industry.

Ms Sparks is Chairman of the Appointments and Compensation Committee

Date Appointed: 17/08/2010

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Anthony Cheong

Non-Executive Director

Mr Cheong is the Group Company Secretary of Fraser and Neave, Limited (“F&N”), which is the holding company of the Fraser and Neave Group (“F&N Group”) and Acting  Chief Executive Officer of Times Publishing Limited.

Mr Cheong has more than 25 years of varied financial and corporate experience in the packaging, property, printing, publishing, retail and education sectors.  As the Group Company Secretary of F&N, he is responsible for the Corporate Secretarial, Internal Audit, Legal, Statutory Financial Reporting, Risk Management and Human Resources functions. He holds directorships in various F&N Group subsidiaries, associated and joint venture entities in ASEAN, Australia, United States and the United Kingdom.  He is a Non-Executive Director of Fraser and Neave Holdings Berhad, a company listed on BURSA Malaysia (previously known as Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange) and Frasers Centrepoint Asset Management Ltd. (the manager of Frasers Centrepoint Trust), listed on the Main Board of the Singapore Exchange.

Mr Cheong is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.

Date Appointed: 04/03/2014

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Dhun Karai

Non-Executive Director BCom, MBA

Ms Karai’s experience spans over 20 years in senior executive roles in financial services and audit and risk management, initiating major transformational projects in Australia, New Zealand and the UK. Ms Karai held the position of Chief Manager Personal Markets with the Commonwealth Bank and in her recent role was for over ten years the Head of Group Financial Services at Woolworths Limited.
 
Ms Karai’s other directorships have included being a Non-Executive Director of eftpos Payments Australia Limited and Indian financial services company, GI Technology Private Limited. Her committee memberships have included the Australian Payments Council, the National Financial Literacy Program and the International Merchants Advisory Group (USA).
 
Ms Karai is an active supporter of corporate diversity and woman in leadership programs and is closely involved with the Fintech hub, Stone & Chalk, in Sydney.
 
Ms Karai is a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee.

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Peter George

Chief Executive Officer, BCom, LLB

Mr George is an experienced Executive and Non-Executive Director with an extensive background in telecommunications, media and corporate finance including four years on the board of Australia’s second largest telecommunications carrier, Optus Communications.

Mr George was also a Non-Executive Director of Asciano Ltd from 2007 to August 2016. He was also Executive Director, Strategy and Policy Development Cable and Wireless Optus Ltd from 1998 to 2001, and the Executive Chairman of Nylex Limited 2006 to 2008.

Date Appointed: 22/10/2012

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John Nichols

Chief Operating Officer

John has held the position of Chief Operating Officer of PMP Limited since January 2013.

John's background at PMP spans over 30 years, predominately being responsible for Group Engineering and Print Operations. He has extensive knowledge in print machinery, technology and lean manufacturing processes.

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Geoff Stephenson

Chief Financial Officer

As CFO of PMP, Geoff is responsible for all finance functions including accounting, management reporting, treasury, taxation and investor relations. 
 
Geoff has over 30 years of experience with a range of blue chip companies including Iplex Pipelines, Fairfax Media and Goodman Fielder.  He has held a range of senior commercial and financial roles working in Australia and abroad.

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David Hogan

General Manager - Gordon and Gotch

David was appointed General Manager of Gordon & Gotch Australia and New Zealand in March 2013. 

Over his last 22 years at PMP Ltd, David has held senior roles in Operations, Circulation, Client Services, Retail and IT in both Publishing and Distribution. His wealth of knowledge, market experience and vision for the Australian magazine industry is one of the finest in Australia.

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Clinton Willis

Group General Manager Sales

Clinton was appointed Group General Manager of Sales in July 2015. He has over 18 years experience with PMP which includes a number of Senior Management positions.

In his previous position of General Manager Western Australia, Clinton led the team through a major site transformation to support PMP’s National footprint and capability.

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Alistair Clarkson

Company Secretary & General Counsel

Alistair is responsible for the legal and company secretarial activities including internal audit at PMP Limited.

Alistair has been Corporate Counsel for PMP since 2001 and Company Secretary and General Counsel since 2009. Prior to joining PMP, Alistair practiced as a solicitor specialising in commercial law in New Zealand.

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Justin Davies

General Manager Group Technology & PMP Digital

Justin was appointed in April 2015, and is responsible for all aspects of PMP's I.T. applications and infrastructure, along with our creative, photography and pre-media production business.

He has over 25 years of professional experience in the media and IT industry, holding a broad mix of functional skills including consulting, sales, product and IT management.

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Janene Jamieson

General Manager Group HR

Janene was appointed to the position of General Manager Group HR in September 2014.

Since joining PMP in 1998, Janene has managed a range of responsibilities including ISO Quality Management, OH&S Systems management and Industrial and Employee relations.

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