Richard Goyder, AO
Richard has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Western Australia and completed the Advanced Management Programme at the Harvard Business School in 1998.
He joined Wesfarmers in 1993 after working in various commercial roles at Tubemakers of Australia Limited. He has held a number of commercial positions in Wesfarmers' Business Development Department including General Manager. In 1999 Richard was 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 2004 and assumed the role of Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer in July 2005.
Richard is a director of Gresham Partners Holdings Ltd, a non-executive Commissioner of the Australian Football League and is a director of a number of Wesfarmers Group subsidiaries. He is a director of the Business Council of Australia, the University of Western Australia Business School Advisory Board and the Chairman of Scotch College Council. Richard was appointed as Chairman of the Australian B20 (the key business advisory body to the international economic forum which includes business leaders from all G20 economies) in February 2013. 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 the AICD.
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 the President of the National Executive of the Group of 100 Inc, Deputy Chairman of the Western Australian Opera Company Incorporated and a member of the Curtin Business School Advisory Council.
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 and Human Resources with the Clorox Company, a global consumer goods company, and Human Resources Director with FMC Gold Company, a global diversified mining, minerals and chemicals business.
Ben is currently a non-executive director of Red Dust, an Indigenous health and wellness non-profit organisation.
Paul Meadows holds Bachelor of Laws and Arts degrees from the University of Melbourne.
He was appointed Group General Counsel of Wesfarmers Limited in March 2010.
Paul was admitted to practise as a barrister and solicitor in 1981 and was a partner of Allens Arthur Robinson in Melbourne from 1989 until February 2010. He worked at Linklaters in London in 1986 and 1987. He practised as a commercial litigator, principally in the areas of companies and securities, takeovers, banking, mining and resources, corporate governance, trade practices, contract and corporate insolvency laws.
Paul is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a member of the International Bar Association, Australian Corporate Lawyers Association, Australian Institute of Judicial Administration and Victorian Law Institute. He is also Vice-President of the Scotch College Foundation Board of Directors. Between 2006 and 2010 he was a senior adviser to UBS Australia.
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.
Ian joined Coles as Managing Director in May 2008 and is responsible for the Coles supermarkets, liquor and convenience businesses.
Prior to this, Ian was Chief Executive Officer of Halfords Group plc. Halfords is the UK's leading retailer of car parts, leisure and cycling products. In 2000 and 2001, Ian was on the Executive Board of Wal-Mart Germany as Chief Merchandise Officer and immediately before that was Managing Director of Asda's largest operating division with responsibility for 40 superstores and about 20,000 employees where he guided its performance to be the strongest in the company.
Prior to the Wal-Mart takeover in June 1999 Ian held various senior roles and Asda management board positions including Productivity Director, Trading Director responsible for Ambient Grocery (the company's biggest trading division) and Trading Director for bakery, frozen food, dairy and in-store restaurants. He was one of only two Asda managers promoted to this level after Archie Norman took over as Asda CEO.
Outside his experience in retail, Ian also spent two years as CEO of Celtic plc, the listed company controlling Celtic Football Club.
Ian completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School in 1999.
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, Chairman of 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 worked across 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 20 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.
Anthony holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Curtin University, a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investments, and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.
Anthony began his career with Ernst & Young in business services and corporate finance, and then held senior corporate finance roles with Hambros Bank and Société Générale working in Sydney, London and Melbourne.
Anthony joined Wesfarmers in January 2004 as a Business Development Manager, and was appointed in 2005 to the role of Investor Relations and Business Projects Manager. He was appointed Head of Business Development and Strategy of Wesfarmers Insurance in December 2006, and has been Finance Director and director of a number of subsidiary boards for the last three and a half years. Anthony will be Acting Managing Director while a process is undertaken to choose a permanent replacement.
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 Queensland Resources Council and the Australian Coal Association.
Olivier Chretien holds an engineering degree from Ecole Centrale Paris, France and a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD.
Olivier has worked in logistics project management roles with an engineering contractor, Jacobs Serete. He then spent nine years in management consulting with The Boston Consulting Group in France and Australia. He joined Wesfarmers as General Manager Commercial, Wesfarmers Industrial and Safety in February 2006.
Olivier was appointed Managing Director of Wesfarmers Industrial and Safety in November 2007.
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. The Clontarf Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation promoting education in the Aboriginal community.