Board of Directors

 

Mr Robert Ferguson

B.Ec (Hons). Non-executive Chairman
Appointed 2009

Mr Ferguson was appointed Non-executive Chairman of the Board on 1 July 2009. He is Chairman of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit Committee.

Mr Ferguson is Chairman of GPT Management Holdings Limited (since 2010; a Director since May 2009) and Chairman of SmartWard Holdings Pty Limited. Mr Ferguson is also a Director of Tyro Payments Limited and Watermark Market Neutral Fund Limited (since May 2013). He was Chairman of Bentham IMF (Australia) Limited from 2009 to January 2015 (a Director since November 2004) and Deputy Chair of the Sydney Institute from 1993-2013.

 
 

Mr Brian Ball

B.Ec. Non-executive Director
Appointed 1994

Mr Ball was appointed as a Non-executive Director in 1994. He is a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee and the Audit Committee and served as Audit Committee Chair until 27 February 2015. Mr Ball is also a Non-executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Transport Health Pty Ltd (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Primary).

Mr Ball recently retired as a part-owner of the private equity management company, Advent Private Capital Pty Ltd. Mr Ball joined Advent in 1986 and was the Chairman or a Director of over 25 investee businesses receivin equity capital from funds managed by the Advent Group, as well as the Advent IV and Advent V private equity management funds.

 
 

Mr Gordon Davis

MBA, GAICD. Non-Executive Director
Appointed from 3 August 2015

Mr Davis was appointed as a Non-executive Director in August 2015. He holds a Bachelor of Forest Science (Honours) and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Melbourne and a Master of Agricultural Science from the University of Tasmania. He is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Prior to becoming a Non-executive Director, Mr Davis was Managing Director of AWB Limited between 2006 and 2010. He has also served in a senior capacity on various industry associations.

Mr Davis is currently a Non-executive Director of Nufarm Limited (since May 2011) where he serves on the Audit and Risk Committee, the Remuneration Committee and as the Chair of the Health, Safety and Environment Committee. He also holds positions in community-focused organisations including Chair of Greening Australia Limited, CIBUS Group and is Director of the Advisory Board of The Nature Conservancy. He is also Chairman of VicForests (a government business enterprise), where he also chairs the Executive Remuneration Committee.

 
 

Dr Errol Katz

MB, BS (Hons), LLB (Hons), MPP. Non-executive Director
Appointed 2010

Dr Katz was appointed as a Non-executive Director in 2010. He is Chairman of the Risk Management Committee and a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee.

Dr Katz has degrees in Medicine and Law from Monash University, and a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard University, where he was a Menzies Scholar. He has worked as a doctor at the Alfred Hospital, as a strategy consultant at the Boston Consulting Group and in strategy and operational roles at Visy Industries. More recently he has held investment management roles at Co-Investor Capital Partners. Dr Katz has previously held a number of board roles in the public and private sector.

Dr Katz currently works in private equity and investments. He is a Director and Deputy Chair of Monash Health, the largest public hospital network in Victoria. At Monash Health, Dr Katz chairs the Quality Committee and is a member of the Remuneration and Audit Health Committees.

 
 

Dr Paul Jones

MB, BS, FAMA. Non-executive Director
Appointed 2010

Dr Jones was appointed as a Non-executive Director in 2010. He is a member of the Audit Committee and the Risk Management Committee.

Dr Jones has over 30 years’ experience in a broad range of general medical practice, including years’ experience in the Primary Group’s medical centres. Dr Jones originally trained at the Repatriation and General Hospital, Concord NSW and subsequently at Calvary Public Hospital, Bruce ACT. He has been a Director and Federal Councillor of the Australian Medical Association (“AMA”), a past President of AMA ACT and a member of the Federal AMA Council of General Practice. He was formerly a general practitioner adviser to Calvary Public Hospital and held roles as GPVMO and Director, Medical Education Program. Dr Jones is a former Chair of ACT GP Workforce Working Group and was a member of the ACT Health Minister’s GP Task Force in 2009. In 2010 he was awarded Fellowship of the AMA.

 
 

Ms Arlene Tansey

Juris Doctor (JD), BBus (Admin), MBA. Non-executive Director
Appointed 2012

Ms Tansey was appointed as a Non-executive Director in 2012 . She is a member of the Audit Committee and the Nomination and Remuneration Committee.

Before becoming a Non-executive Director, Ms Tansey worked in commercial and investment banking in Australia and in investment banking and law in the United States, including senior roles at Macquarie Bank and ANZ.

Ms Tansey has a Juris Doctorate (Law) from University of Southern California and an MBA in finance and international business from New York University. She is a Member of Chief Executive Women and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Ms Tansey is currently Chairman of Urbanise.com Limited (since June 2014) and Future Fibre Technologies Limited (since March 2015) and a Non-executive Director of Adelaide Brighton Limited (since April 2011) and Lend Lease Investment Management Limited, Infrastructure NSW. She was a Non-executive Director of Pacific Brands Limited from March 2010 to October 2013.

 
 

Mr Peter Gregg

B.Ec. Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
Appointed 2015

Mr Gregg was appointed as Primary’s Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer in 2015. Prior to joining Primary, Mr Gregg was Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer at Leighton Holdings Limited from 2009 to 2014, holding the office of Director from December 2010 until March 2014. Prior to this, he was Chief Financial Officer and Executive General Manager of Strategy at Qantas Airways Limited from 2000 to 2008.

Mr Gregg is currently a Non-executive Director of Ausenco Limited (since August 2014) and has previously held directorships with the Australian Rugby League Commission, Queensland Rail, Skilled Group and Stanwell Limited.

 
 

Mr Robert Hubbard

BA (Hons), FCA. Non-executive Director
Appointed 2014

Mr Hubbard was appointed as a Non-executive Director in December 2014. On 27 February 2015, he became the Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Risk Management Committee. He holds a Bachelor of Accounting (Honours) degree from the University of Birmingham. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.

Mr Hubbard previously held numerous partnership positions in the accounting, corporate finance, assurance and audit divisions of PricewaterhouseCoopers and acted as external auditor for some of Australia’s largest ASX-listed companies. He is currently Chairman of Central Petroleum Limited (since 2015; a Director since December 2013) and a Non-executive Director of Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited (since April 2013, where he is Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Risk Committee), Orocobre Limited (since November 2012, where he is Chairman of the Audit Committee) and JK Tech Pty Ltd.