Appointed to the Board in September 2005,
she has been a director for five years.
Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of
the Risk Committee and Nomination Committee.
Vickki McFadden has broad experience in finance
and law and brings to the Board considerable
experience in merger and acquisition
transactions. Previously, Ms McFadden was
employed as a Director/Principal of Centaurus
Corporate Finance and Managing Director,
Investment Banking, at Merrill Lynch in Australia.
- Member, The Takeovers Panel
(since March 2008)
- Member, Advisory Board and Executive
Committee of Australian School of Business, The University of New South
Wales (since August 2000)
BEc, Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program (2009)
Mick McMahon has been Managing Director and CEO of the SKILLED Group since November 2010. SKILLED Group is Australia's leading provider of temporary, contract and permanent labour solutions. SKILLED Group has over 50,000 employees working on 3500 client locations and businesses servicing the mining, oil and gas, manufacturing, telecoms, health, infrastructure and engineering sectors, including businesses in New Zealand, UK, Malta and Dubai.
Prior to joining SKILLED Group, Mick spent 19 years with Shell both in Australia and overseas. Roles included Vice President Retail Marketing for Shell's global retail business, Director of Shell UK & Ireland downstream businesses, GM Strategy & Marketing for Shell Europe and running the Australian retail business. In addition Mick has experience across national marketing, supply chain, IT and strategy roles.
In 2005 Mick was appointed Managing Director of Coles Express responsible for the newly formed alliance between Coles and Shell. Mick held this role through to 2009 in addition to responsibility for Supply Chain, Marketing and Coles Liquor. Mick was appointed Chief Operating Officer Coles from 2007 to 2009 as the business transitioned to Wesfarmers ownership.
Mick has worked as a Senior Advisor with TPG Capital engaging on current and potential investments in the energy, retail, and industrial sectors both in Australia and overseas prior to joining SKILLED Group.
Mick is a member of the Business Council of Australia, and Victorian Councillor of the Australian Industry Group. He is the Chairman of Red Rock Leisure Pty Ltd, an operator of tourism and entertainment venues across Australia, including Eureka Skydeck and The Tramcar Restaurant in Melbourne, Frasers Restaurant and The Old Swan Brewery in Perth, and the PJ O'Briens chain of hotels across Australia
Mick has Bachelor of Economics from the University of Tasmania (1986) and completed the Harvard AMP program in 2009.
Mick is married with two teenage sons and spends his weekends in family, sport and beach related activities.
Appointed to the Board in November 2003,
he has been a director for six and a half years.
Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and
member of the Risk Committee.
As the former CEO of Australian Industry
Group, Bob Herbert brings considerable
industry experience to the Board. He has been
involved with Australian Industry Group and its
predecessor organisation, Metal Trades Industry
Association of Australia, since 1961, including
30 years as a director in numerous roles. Mr
Herbert is now involved in various company
director and advisory roles. In April 2010, he
was appointed by the Federal Government as
Water Supplier Advocate.
- Trustee, Emergency Services
Superannuation Board (since June 2010)
- Chairman, IXC International Ltd – trading as
InnovationXchange (since July 2006)
- Trustee, Melbourne Cricket Ground Trust
(since November 2003)
- Deputy Chairman, Industry Capability
Network Limited (since May 2003)
- Director, Trade Union Education Foundation
(since February 2002)
Appointed to the Board in March 2010.
As of July 2010, Max became a member of the
Max Findlay has had a long and distinguished
career in services and manufacturing. He
worked with Programmed Maintenance
Services (PMS) for over 20 years and held the
positions of Business Development Manager, General Manager and Managing Director, a
role he assumed for 18 years. Prior to joining
PMS, Max’s experience included 11 years with
Australian Consolidated Industries, three years
with Vinyl Clad (a division of Smith & Nephew)
and five years with James Sephton Plastics.
BEc, Hons, MBA Stan.
Appointed to board February 2011, member of Audit Committee and Risk Committee.
Tracey Horton has been Dean of The University of Western Australia Business School since 2005. Prior to this position, she worked in Australia and in the United States as an economist, business analyst and management consultant.
Tracey has worked in both the public and private sectors including significant periods at the Reserve Bank of Australia, based in Sydney; and Bain & Company, based in San Francisco. She brings extensive strategy development, performance improvement, business turnaround and leadership experience to the Board.
- Dean, UWA Business School (2005)
- Chair, D'Orsogna Ltd (2004)
- Member, Board Edge Employment Solutions (2005)
- Member, Council of Presbyterian Ladies College (2010)
- Trustee of the West Australian Museum and Chair of its Foundation (2002)
- Member, Board Cullen Wines (2010)
Mr Tony Cipa was appointed as a non-executive director effective 4 April 2011.
Mr Cipa has over thirty years of experience in senior finance, management and leadership roles, most recently as Finance Director of CSL Limited.
For the past twenty years, Tony managed the finance function at CSL Limited as the company grew from a government owned business to a global market leader in the pharmaceutical sector. Tony holds a Bachelor of Business and Graduate Diploma in Accounting and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Australian Society of Certified Accountants.
Mr Cipa has also been appointed as the Chair of the Audit Committee.
- Non-Executive Director - Mansfield District Hospital (2011)
Tim Paine joined SKILLED Group in March 2010
with over 17 years experience in corporate
counsel and company secretary roles, including
four years at Symbion Health (formerly Mayne
Group) as General Counsel and Company
Secretary, and 12 years at ANZ Bank in
a variety of roles including Deputy Group
General Counsel and Company Secretary.
Tim commenced his career as a solicitor in
private practice, and has also managed his
own consulting company. He has extensive
experience in major corporate transactions and
litigations, both domestically and overseas.