Pro-Pac Group Board of Directors

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Jonathan Ling

B Engineering, MBA

(Non-Executive Independent Chairman – appointed 08 April 2019)

Jonathan has extensive experience in complex manufacturing businesses. Jonathan was previously Managing Director and CEO of GUD Holdings Limited, a diversified ASX listed company with a market capitalisation of around $1.3 billion, a role he held for 6 years. Prior to that he was Managing Director and CEO of Fletcher Building Limited, a manufacturer of construction and building materials, listed on both the ASX and NZX. He has also held senior management roles with Austrim Nylex, Visy Recycling and Pacifica.

Jonathan is currently a non-executive director of Pact Group Limited and has previously served on the boards of Melbourne Rebels Rugby Union as Chairman, Pacific Brands Limited and ASB Bank limited .



Tim Welsh

B Manufacturing Technology, GAICD

(Chief Executive Officer - appointed 28 May 2019)

Tim joined Pro-Pac Packaging as its CEO from PPG Industries, a NYSE listed global manufacturer, where he held the role of Australia and New Zealand Vice President and General Manager, Architectural Coatings.

Tim’s career with PPG Industries spanned a period of over 10 years and included roles as Manufacturing and Supply Chain Director, and Operations Manager.

He has also held Operational management roles at Aperio Group, Detmold Packaging and Arnott’s Snackfoods. 


Rupert Harrington

B Technology, Cert Dipl Acc & Fin, MBM

(Non-Executive Director – appointed 6 November 2017)

Mr. Harrington is currently the non-Executive Chairman of Advent Partners. Mr. Harrington has also been a director of over 20 of Advent's investees' companies operating in manufacturing, services, health, technology and other sectors and covering all investment phases including expansion, MBO/MBI and generational change.

He is Chairman of Clover Corporation Limited (ASX.CLV), Director of Integral Diagnostics Limited (ASX.IDX) and Bradken Limited (ASX.BKN – delisted following takeover by HCM)

Mr. Harrington holds a Bachelor of Technology degree and a Masters of Business Management from Bradford University, and a Certified Diploma in Accounting and Finance from Manchester University.


Darren Brown

B Business, Grad Dipl Fin & Investment

(Non-Executive Director – appointed 2 July 2018)

Mr Brown's experience includes over 20 years in a variety of commercial and financial roles particularly in packaging, including several years as CFO of publicly listed Pact Group Holdings Limited, Southcorp Packaging and Amcor.

Mr Brown is a Chartered Accountant with a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment and holds a Bachelor of Business qualification.


Leonie Valentine

B Science, M Arts, Exec Cert B Admin, GAICD

(Non-Executive Director – appointed 1 August 2018)

Ms Valentine's executive experience includes over 25 years’ experience in sales, marketing and operations, including 19 years in technology and telecommunications sectors.

Ms Valentine is currently Managing Director, Sales & Operations of Google Hong Kong, originally joining Google in 2014 as APAC Director of Customer Experience. Prior to joining Google, Leonie was Executive Vice President, Customer Service & Operations at CSL Limited. Earlier, she held a number of senior management positions with Telstra Corp and was a member of the Executive Leadership Team charged with managing Telstra International Group’s business growth and assets outside of Australia and New Zealand.


Marina Go

B Arts, Exec MBA, AICD

(Non-Executive Director – appointed 1 August 2018)

Ms Go's executive career includes over 20 years’ experience in branding, marketing, digital technologies and change leadership in the media industry.

Ms Go is currently a Non-Executive Director for 7 Eleven, Energy Australia and Autosports Group. Marina was previously Country CEO for The Hearst Corporation and held a variety of senior positions across the media industry, including Fairfax, Independent Digital Media, Pacific Magazines and EMAP Australia.



Kathleen Forbes

B Arts, B. Law

(Company Secretary - appointed 17 October 2018)

Kathleen has over 20 years of legal and secretarial experience.

She was General Counsel for 7 years at Salmat Limited, managing the group’s broad range of legal affairs and compliance programmes. Prior to joining Salmat, Kathleen held General Counsel and Company Secretarial roles with ASX listed Corporate Express Australia Limited.

Kathleen started her career at national law firm Clayton Utz where she spent 5 years. She holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sydney and is admitted as a solicitor of the NSW Supreme Court.