Richard Goyder, AO
Richard joined Wesfarmers in 1993, after working in various commercial roles at Tubemakers of Australia Limited. He held a number of commercial positions in Wesfarmers' Business Development department, including General Manager. In 1999 Richard was appointed Managing Director of Wesfarmers Dalgety Limited, which subsequently became Wesfarmers Landmark Limited, a position he retained until his appointment as Finance Director of Wesfarmers Limited in 2002. He was appointed Deputy Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of Wesfarmers Limited in May 2004 and assumed the role of Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer on 13 July 2005. Richard joined the Board of Wesfarmers Limited in 2002 and is a director of a number of Wesfarmers Group subsidiaries.
Outside of his Wesfarmers Group board commitments, Richard is an Australian Football League Commissioner, and a director of the Business Council of Australia and of the University of Western Australia Business School Advisory Board. In February 2013, Richard was appointed Chairman of the Australian B20, the key business advisory body to the international economic forum which includes business leaders from all G20 economies. He is also a member of the Centre for Workplace Leadership Advisory Group, a Council Member of the Australian Business and Community Network, and an Advisory Council Member of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. He is a Fellow of AICD.
Richard holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and has been awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia. He completed the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School in 1998.
Richard was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2013 for distinguished service to business through executive roles and through the promotion of corporate sponsorship of the arts and Indigenous programs, and to the community.
Terry holds a Bachelor of Accountancy degree and is a Fellow of CPA Australia.
Terry has held a number of finance positions with Tubemakers of Australia Limited, culminating in his appointment as General Manager Finance.
Terry joined Wesfarmers in 1996 and undertook various roles with Wesfarmers Landmark Limited, where he was appointed Chief Financial Officer, until its acquisition by AWB Limited in 2003. He was then appointed the inaugural Chief Financial Officer for Jetstar Airways, prior to rejoining Wesfarmers as Managing Director, Wesfarmers Industrial and Safety in November 2005. Terry became Finance Director, Coles in 2007, and is currently the Wesfarmers Finance Director, a position he has held since May 2009.
Terry is also a director of Gresham Partners Holdings Ltd and a number of Wesfarmers Group subsidiaries. He is Deputy Chairman of the Western Australian Opera Company Incorporated; a member of the Curtin Business School Advisory Council; and a member of an Advisory Forum to the Australian Stock Exchange.
Previously, Terry was the President of the National Executive of the Group of 100 Inc. (2012-13) and a director of the Harry Perkins Institute for Medical Research Incorporated, previously known as the Western Australian Institute for Medical Research Incorporated (2010-13).
Ben holds a Bachelor of Science in Business/Labour Relations from Utah State University and advanced management education from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Michigan.
He was appointed Chief Human Resources Officer for Wesfarmers Limited in February 2008.
Prior to joining Wesfarmers, Ben was the global head of Human Resources for Foster's Group Limited based in Melbourne from 2001. Prior to Foster's, Ben held a variety of senior executive roles in the United States including Chief Human Resources Officer with Beringer Wine Estates, Vice President International Human Resources with the Clorox Company, a global consumer goods company, and Human Resources Director with FMC Company, a global diversified mining, minerals and chemicals business.
Ben is a non-executive director of two non-profit organisations: Red Dust, focused on indigenous health and wellness; and the Wunan Foundation, focused on improving Aboriginal education, employment and accommodation in the East Kimberley region.
Maya vanden Driesen
Maya vanden Driesen holds Bachelor of Jurisprudence and Bachelor of Laws degrees from the University of Western Australia.
She was appointed Group General Counsel of Wesfarmers Limited in January 2015.
Maya was admitted to practise as a barrister and solicitor in 1990 and practised law at Parker & Parker, and Downings Legal in areas including general commercial, industrial, regulatory and insurance litigation. She joined Wesfarmers in 1993 in the position of Legal Counsel- Litigation, and was appointed to the Senior Legal Counsel role for the Corporate Solicitors Office (Perth) in 2009. In 2010 Maya was appointed General Manager Legal - Litigation overseeing the management and conduct of all litigation and dispute matters across the Wesfarmers Group.
Maya is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a member and former secretary of the Australian Corporate Lawyers Association (WA Chapter) and a member of the Law Society of Western Australia.
Linda holds Bachelor of Jurisprudence and Bachelor of Laws degrees from the University of Western Australia.
She was appointed Company Secretary of Wesfarmers Limited in 2002.
Linda joined Wesfarmers in 1987 as in house Legal Counsel for the Group, a position she held until 2000 when she was appointed as the Manager of the responsible entity of the listed BWP Trust (formerly Bunnings Warehouse Property Trust).
Linda is a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Austraila and has been a member of its National Legislation Review Committee since 2006.
She is also a member of the UWA Senate Audit and Risk Committee, the UWA Law School Advisory Board, ASIC's Regional Liaison Committee and the WA Business Advisory Council of the Leukaemia Foundation.
Tim Bult has an engineering degree and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Western Australia. He has completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard.
Tim joined Wesfarmers in 1999 in commercial and business development roles within Wesfarmers Energy division. He became General Manager, Commercial in 2002 and was appointed General Manager at Kleenheat Gas in 2005. Tim became Managing Director, Wesfarmers Energy in September 2006.
He was appointed Executive General Manager of Group Business Development in July 2009, where he is responsible for leading the evaluation, assessment and progression of key investment opportunities for the Group and the assessment of major capital projects.
Alan Carpenter has an arts degree, majoring in politics, from the University of Western Australia.
He was appointed as Wesfarmers’ Executive General Manager, Corporate Affairs in December 2009.
Alan was Premier of Western Australia from January 2006 until September 2008 and, during eight years in Government, also served as Minister for State Development and Trade, Energy, Science and Innovation, Education and Training, Indigenous Affairs, Federal Affairs, Public Sector Management and Sport and Recreation. He spent a total of 13 years in the West Australian parliament. Prior to that he worked as a journalist with the Seven Network and ABC news and 7.30 Report. He has also lectured and tutored in Australian politics at the University of Notre Dame, Fremantle.
Rob Scott joined Wesfarmers in 1993 in the finance team. He left Wesfarmers in 1995 to pursue a career in investment banking with Deutsche Bank AG in Sydney and Hong Kong where he focused on cross border mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt capital markets, financing and restructuring.
Rob returned to Wesfarmers in 2004 in a commercial role with business development. In 2007, he became Managing Director of Wesfarmers Insurance division and then moved to Coles in 2013 as Finance Director. He has recently been appointed Managing Director of Financial Services for Wesfarmers and is the Chairman of the Management Board of Coles Liquor.
Rob holds a Master of Applied Finance degree from Macquarie University and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the Australian National University. He has a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investments, is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. He is a dual Olympian in rowing and a silver medallist from the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. He is Chairman of Rowing Australia and a past president and director of the Insurance Council of Australia.
John was appointed Managing Director of Coles in July 2014. John joined Coles in July 2008 as Merchandise Director, and was subsequently appointed Chief Operating Officer in June 2013. John has added a wealth of customer, product and buying knowledge to Coles having worked for 17 years with Safeway Stores PLC in the UK, a large scale food retailer that operates supermarkets, convenience and fuel outlets. Immediately prior to joining Coles, John was the Chief Operating Officer for Carphone Warehouse, the UK's largest independent mobile phone retailer.
Prior to joining Wesfarmers in 1997, John Gillam pursued a successful career in corporate recovery and corporate finance at KPMG and was General Manager of Medical Corporation Australia Ltd.
John has held several roles at Wesfarmers. He commenced in a commercial role in business development, then became Chief Financial Officer of Bunnings, followed by Company Secretary of Wesfarmers Limited and Managing Director of CSBP. John was appointed Managing Director of the Home Improvement division in mid-2004 and that role expanded into his current position in November 2007.
John holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Western Australia, has completed the program for executive development at IMD in Switzerland and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management. He is a director of a number of Wesfarmers Group subsidiaries and the Australian National Retailers Association, a member of the Board of the Heartwell Foundation and Ruyton Girls' School and a member of World Vision's Business Advisory Council.
Stuart was appointed Managing Director of Target in April 2013.
Prior to that he was the Stores Development and Operations Director at Coles since August 2008, overseeing more than 83,000 store team members. Stuart led various departments including IT, Coles Online, Central & Store Operations and was instrumental in the development and rollout of new stores and new formats. He has also been instrumental in developing Coles' Indigenous employment initiatives and partnership with not-for-profit organisation, SecondBite.
Stuart's career in retailing spans over 24 years including roles at Sainsbury, Tesco and Operations Director at ASDA Walmart before joining Wesfarmers as part of the Coles turnaround team in 2008. During his career, Stuart has worked across Food, General Merchandise and Clothing and other various functions.
Stuart completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School in 2012.
Guy was appointed Managing Director of Kmart in 2008. Prior to that, he was Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of McDonald's Australia between 1999 and 2005, and President of McDonald's Greater China region between 2005 and 2007. Guy started at McDonalds in 1974, working his way through the ranks while completing management development training at McDonald's in-house university as well as at Macquarie University Graduate School of Management in Sydney. He held all key operations positions within the Australian business including Regional Manager of the largest market, NSW/ACT, from 1991. In 1995 he became a Vice President of McDonald's Australia and in 1997 was appointed advisory director to the Australian Board. During this time he also served on numerous international task forces within the global corporation. After leaving McDonalds in 2007, Guy ran his own consulting firm advising public and private ventures with commercial interests in China, as well as other markets.
Guy is currently President of the International Half the Sky Foundation for orphaned children in China.
Stewart holds a Bachelor of Science (Geology), Graduate Diploma in Business, Diploma of Mining, and has completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. In addition he holds both NSW and QLD Mine Managers Certificates.
He has worked in the coal mining industry in New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia. He joined Wesfarmers in 2000 following Wesfarmers' acquisition of the Curragh mine. In June 2002 he was appointed Managing Director of Wesfarmers Premier Coal and in April 2005 became Director Coal Operations for Wesfarmers Energy. Stewart was appointed Managing Director of Wesfarmers Resources (formerly Wesfarmers Coal) in September 2006.
Stewart is a director of a number of Wesfarmers subsidiaries and is also on the board of the Minerals Council of Australia, Queensland Resources Council and the Australian Coal Association Low Emissions Technology.
Olivier holds an engineering degree from Ecole Centrale Paris, France, a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD and has completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.
Olivier joined Wesfarmers in 2006 as General Manager Commercial, Wesfarmers Industrial and Safety, before being appointed Managing Director of the division in February 2008. Prior to joining Wesfarmers, Olivier was a management consultant with the Boston Consulting Group in France and Australia. He previously worked in logistics and project management with engineering contractor Jacobs Serete.
He is a director of a number of Wesfarmers Group subsidiaries and related companies.
Tom holds a law degree from the University of Western Australia and has completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.
Prior to joining Wesfarmers, Tom worked in London for ten years, initially in finance law with Allen & Overy, and then in investment banking and private equity at Japanese securities firms Nomura and Nikko.
Tom joined Wesfarmers' Business Development team in 2000 and, following the acquisition of Howard Smith in 2001, project managed the integration of Bunnings and Hardwarehouse before returning to Business Development in 2002 as General Manager of the team. He has led a number of major acquisitions and divestments since that time, including the Coles acquisition, and was appointed Executive General Manager, Business Development and joined Wesfarmers' Executive Committee in 2006. In 2009 Tom was appointed Managing Director of the Group's Energy Division, and then appointed Managing Director of the Chemicals, Energy & Fertilisers Division with the announcement to merge the two divisions in April 2010.
Tom is a director of a number of Wesfarmers Group subsidiaries and related companies and has been a director of the Clontarf Foundation since 2006. He is also a director of the Australian Institute of Management WA, a member of the UWA Business School Ambassadorial Council and a member of the Executive Committee of the International Fertilizer Industry Association.