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Board Of Directors

The members of the Board of Village Roadshow Limited are:

Robert G. Kirby AO

Executive Chairman, Executive Director

First joined the Board on 12 August 1988, reappointed 5 July 2001. Holds a Bachelor of Commerce with over 40 years experience in the entertainment and media industry. Chairman of Village Roadshow Limited 1994 to 1998, 2002 to 2006, and from June 2010 to November 2013. Co-Executive Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer November 2013 to August 2018 when he became Executive Chairman. Deputy Chairman Village Roadshow Limited 1990 to 1994, 1998 to 2002 and 2006 to June 2010. Through the launch of Roadshow Home Video, Mr. Kirby was the driving force behind the Australian video revolution of the 1980’s and 1990’s. He is a pioneer of new cinema concepts in both Australia and internationally and has been at the forefront of Village Roadshow’s successful diversification into theme parks, radio and international film production. Director of Village Roadshow Corporation Pty. Ltd., former Board member and Deputy Chair of Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation for 15 years, Member of Patrons Council of Epilepsy Foundation and Patron of Arts Centre Melbourne.

Member Executive Committee

Other Listed Public Company Directorships in previous 3 years: Nil

Graham W. Burke AO

Non-Executive Director

Member of the Board since 9 September 1988. Chief Executive Officer of Village Roadshow Limited from 1988 to November 2013 and August 2018 to December 2019. Co-Executive Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer from November 2013 to August 2018. With unrivalled experience in the entertainment and film industries, Mr. Burke has been one of the strategic and creative forces behind Village Roadshow’s development and founded Roadshow Distributors with the late Mr. Roc Kirby. Mr. Burke has been integral to strategically developing Warner Bros. Movie World and Village Roadshow’s involvement with Sea World as well as ongoing Australian and international film production. Chairman of Creative Content Australia (formerly IP Awareness Foundation) from March 2016. Director Village Roadshow Corporation Pty. Ltd.

Chairman Executive Committee

Other Listed Public Company Directorships in previous 3 years: Nil 

John R. Kirby AM, D Univ

Non-Executive Director

Bachelor of Economics, University of Tasmania. Honorary Doctor, Griffith University. Member of the Australian Society of Accountants. Chairman of Village Roadshow Corporation Pty. Ltd. Mr. Kirby has held a wide number of executive positions in cinema exhibition, film distribution, radio, theme parks, construction and strategy over his 45 years within Village Roadshow, and has been at the forefront of many of the Group’s successful growth outcomes today. Currently Chairman of the Sony Foundation Australia, Asia Pacific Screen Academy, Queensland College of Arts, and Victoria University Confucius Institute. Previously Chairman, Village Roadshow Limited and Austereo Limited. He was Chairman The Salvation Army Advisory Board and Red Shield Appeal, Deputy Chairman of The Conversation Media Group, former Director of IMNIS and former Director of Jigsaw Foundation at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Surf Life Saving Australia Foundation, Griffith University Advisory for CILECT Congress. Former Chairman of Sponsors Appeal Committee of the Victorian College of the Arts, and former Deputy Chairman of the Interim Council of the National Film and Sound Archive. Former member of the Victorian Premier’s Multi Media Task Force, Victorian Advisory Council of the Australian Opera, and Progressive Business Victoria and former advisor, Commando Welfare Trust.

Other Listed Public Company Directorships in previous 3 years: Nil 

Peter C. Tonagh

Independent Non-Executive Director

Member of the Board since 18 July 2019, Lead Independent Director from 4 December 2019. Holds a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from INSEAD, France and a Bachelor of Commerce from UNSW. Was Chief Executive Officer at Foxtel Management Pty Limited until 2018. Prior to that, Peter held various other senior executive roles at News Corporation including Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer of News Corp Australia, interim CEO of REA Group Limited and Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Foxtel. Peter is a former Vice President and Partner at The Boston Consulting Group.

Member Corporate Governance & Nomination Committee

Member Remuneration Committee

Member Audit & Risk Committee 

Other Listed Public Company Directorships in previous 3 years:
Ten Network Holdings Limited, from 30 March 2016 to 16 November 2017

Jennifer Fox Gambrell

Independent Non-Executive Director

Member of the Board since 19 November 2015. Holds a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) from the International School of Management in Paris and an MBA from Baylor University in Texas. Previously Chief Executive Officer of Millenium & Copthorne Hotels Plc. Until the sale to Accor in 2016, was President of Fairmont Hotels and Resorts and President FRHI International, overseeing the luxury brand’s global hotel portfolio including Raffles, Fairmont and Swissôtel in all international markets outside North America. Over 25 years of experience in the luxury, resort and business segments of the hospitality industry. Formerly Chief Operating Officer, Europe as well as Senior Vice-President Global Brand Management for InterContinental Hotels Group, and previously holding several senior management roles at Starwood and ITT Sheraton including VP Global Brand Manager Sheraton Hotels & Resorts.

Chair Corporate Governance & Nomination Committee

Member Remuneration Committee

Member Audit & Risk Committee 

Other Listed Public Company Directorships in previous 3 years:
Millennium & Copthorne Hotels Plc, from 19 June 2018 to 27 September 2018

Robert Le Tet

Independent Non-Executive Director

Member of the Board since 2 April 2007. Holds a Bachelor of Economics Degree from Monash University and is a qualified accountant. Founded and currently Executive Chairman of venture capital company, Questco Pty. Ltd. Over 35 years’ experience in broadcasting, film and entertainment industries, including Director of television production company Crawford Productions. Formerly Deputy Chairman of radio station EONFM and 20 years as Chairman and CEO of Australia’s largest film and advertising production company, The Filmhouse Group. Previously Chairman of radio stations 3UZ and 3CV, WSA Communications Pty. Ltd. and Entertainment Media Pty. Ltd. and Chairman of Metropolitan Ambulance Service in Melbourne. Served as Board Member of the Australian Broadcasting Authority and Chairman of its Audit Committee.

Chair Audit & Risk Committee

Member Corporate Governance & Nomination Committee

Member Remuneration Committee

Other Listed Public Company Directorships in previous 3 years: Nil

Anna M. Duran

Independent Non-Executive Director

Member of the Board since 4 December 2019. Holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Diploma of Education and Bachelor of Arts all from La Trobe University and is a graduate of the Directors Course by the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Over 20 years legal experience. Currently conducting litigation on behalf of the Commonwealth. Previously Principal Lawyer for the Office of Public Prosecutions (Victoria). Previously with commercial law firms Herbert Geer & Rundle (now Thompson Geer) and Maddocks Lawyers.

Member Corporate Governance & Nomination Committee

Other Listed Public Company Directorships in previous 3 years: Nil

Julie E. Raffe

Finance Director

Member of the Board since 15 May 2012 as alternate director for Messrs. R.G. Kirby and G.W. Burke. Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, Fellow of Financial Services Institute of Australia, and graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors. Formerly Chief Financial Officer since 1992, Ms. Raffe has over 25 years experience in the media and entertainment industries. Director of Village Roadshow’s wholly owned subsidiaries.

Member Executive Committee

Other Listed Public Company Directorships in previous 3 years: Nil

Clark J. Kirby

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer of Village Roadshow Limited from 1 January 2020. Mr Clark Kirby has held various senior executive roles over more than a decade across Village Roadshow, including Director of Corporate Strategy, Chief Operating Officer, Chairman of Village Cinemas Australia, and most recently Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Village Roadshow Theme Parks. Previously, Mr Kirby worked in the Investment Banking division at UBS for four years. He holds a Master of Applied Finance and Investment from Macquarie University and a Bachelor of Information Technology from Bond University.

Member Executive Committee