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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Michael Hannan

Non-Executive Director

Mr Hannan was previously Executive Chairman of IPMG. He was instrumental in taking the company into printing in the early 1970’s and continuing the development of its regional newspaper and consumer magazine empire. Under Mr Hannan’s chairmanship, IPMG became the largest group of privately owned marketing services businesses in the southern hemisphere, before merging with PMP on March 1, 2017 to form the largest integrated marketing services company in Australia. Mr Hannan today serves as Non-Executive Director at PMP. He also has responsibility for significant Hannan family interests including industrial, commercial and rural and property portfolios together with other key investments

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Stephen Anstice

Non-Executive Director

Mr Anstice is immediate past non-executive director of IPMG and previously served as CEO of IPMG with expertise in retail, banking, investment banking, stockbroking and property development. He was Managing Director of Offset Alpine Printing when it was acquired by IPMG in 1995, shortly after becoming CEO of the group’s printing division and overseeing a dramatic period of change and growth. Mr Anstice moved from IPMG CEO to become a Non-Executive Director in July 2013, and today serves as Non-Executive director for PMP.

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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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Kevin Slaven

CEO, Digital and Distribution

Kevin Slaven leads Digital and Distribution after joining PMP in March 2017, following the merger with IPMG. He was Group CEO for the Hannan family owned company, closely working with the Executive Chairman, Board of Directors and shareholders in facilitating the joining of the two companies.

A Graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Institute of Chartered Accounts, Kevin was appointed CEO of IPMG in July 2013 after originally joining the business in 2000 as CFO and Company Secretary. Prior to that he worked in the chartered accounting profession and then subsequently in key commercial roles, including as Commercial Manager of CSR Timber and CFO of leading IT wholesale distributor Tech Pacific.

Kevin is experienced in uniting and evolving diverse businesses and devotes time to researching new technologies, products and services to grow competitive advantage. He is a Director of CompliSpace Pty Limited and is the Deputy Chair of the Australasian Catalogue Association.

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Adrian O’Connor

CEO, Print Australia

Adrian was appointed CEO, Print Australia in March 2017. He has over 12 years of experience managing and overseeing operations for Australia’s largest printing companies. Across his career, he has held key roles in areas including finance, audit, magazines, publishing, distribution and logistics.

Adrian is passionate about delivering returns for customers and ensuring their objectives are met. He is focused on sound leadership across the print division, ensuring best practice in operational performance and fostering innovation.

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Simon Ellis

General Manager PMP (NZ) Limited

Simon is responsible for managing and driving the development and commercial performance of PMP New Zealand’s operations. Simon has held numerous senior roles in the printing industry, most recently CEO of Beacon Media Group. He has many years of industry involvement with PrintNZ and associated training organisations.  A past President of the Printing Industries Association of Auckland and also served on the national body (PrintNZ). He was made a Life Member of PrintNZ in 2008. Simon is currently the President of NZ Community Newspapers Association.

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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

Group General Manager, IT

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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