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Board Of Directors

The members of the Board of Village Roadshow Limited are:

Robert G. Kirby AO

Co-Executive Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

First joined the Board on 12 August 1988, reappointed 5 July 2001. Holds a Bachelor of Commerce with over 30 years experience in the entertainment and media industry. Chairman of Village Roadshow Limited 1994 to 1998, 2002 to 2006 and from June 2010 to 29 November 2013 when he became Co-Executive Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer. 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

Co-Executive Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Member of the Board since 9 September 1988. Chief Executive Officer of Village Roadshow Limited from 1988 to 29 November 2013 and Co-Executive Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer from 29 November 2013. 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

Deputy Chairman, Non-Executive Director

Bachelor of Economics, University of Tasmania. Awarded Honorary Doctorate, 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, Director of Griffith University Advisory for CILECT Congress, 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. 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 

Tim M. Antonie

Independent Non-Executive Director

Member of the Board since 1 December 2010, Lead Independent Director from 5 September 2017. Holds a Bachelor of Economics degree (major in accounting) from Monash University and qualified as a Chartered Accountant. Over 20 years experience in investment banking focusing on large scale mergers and acquisitions and capital raisings in the Australian media and entertainment, retail and consumer sectors. Managing Director of UBS Investment Banking from 2004 to 2008.

Member Audit & Risk Committee

Chairman Remuneration Committee (from November 2015)

Member Corporate Governance & Nomination Committee

Other Listed Public Company Directorships in previous 3 years:
Premier Investments Limited, since 1 December 2009
Breville Limited, since 19 December 2013 

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. 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.

Member Remuneration Committee

Member Audit & Risk Committee 

Other Listed Public Company Directorships in previous 3 years: Nil

David J. Evans

Independent Non-Executive Director

Member of the Board since 2 January 2007, Lead Independent Director from 1 July 2014 to 5 September 2017. Over 40 years international business experience in media and entertainment industries including CEO of GTV Channel Nine in Melbourne, President, COO at Fox Television and Executive Vice President News Corporation, both in the United States, including Sky Entertainment Services Latin America. Most recently President and CEO of Crown Media Holdings Inc, previously Hallmark Entertainment Networks, since 1999 and served on the board of British Sky Broadcasting Group Plc from September 2001 until November 2011.

Member Remuneration Committee

Chairman Corporate Governance & Nomination Committee

Other Listed Public Company Directorships in previous 3 years: Nil

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.

Chairman Audit & Risk Committee

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