Meet the Team
irexchange is supported by a highly experienced team with expertise across FMCG, retail, commercial, technology, marketing and supply chain in Australia and internationally. Recent media coverage is detailed below.
Andrew is a highly experienced and successful CEO/MD and ASX Board Director, having led and consistently delivered results over many years for large organisations. Andrew was formerly the Chief Executive of George Weston Foods, Managing Director at Lion Ltd and Coca-Cola Amatil. Andrew is also an experienced Board member who has had extensive exposure to public equity markets. Andrew presently serves on the boards of Oz Harvest, The Healthy Grain and Credit Union Australia.
Ian W. Hicks AM
Ian Hicks AM is Executive Chairman of Applied International Pty Ltd, a private investment group located in Melbourne specialising in both passive and active investments. He is Chairman of the George Hicks Foundation, specialising in a number of arts and indigenous projects, and Chairman of the Mornington Peninsula Foundation assisting severely disadvantaged children. Ian was a Director of both the YPO and WPO in the US. He was a Director of the MS Society Victoria and was made a Member of the Order of Australia for his 14 years with Multiple Sclerosis Australia, including eight as Chairman. Ian is also the former Chairman of Deutscher & Hackett; former Deputy Chairman of the National Gallery of Victoria Foundation; a former Trustee of McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park and of Alzheimers Australia (now Dementia Australia).
After an initial and successful career as a Civil Engineer, John had the opportunity to establish ULR Land Rover 44 years ago which grew into the ULR Automotive Group, comprising ULR Land Rover, ULR Jaguar, Melbourne City Land Rover, Melbourne City Jaguar and Melbourne City Volvo. In past years, John has been the representative for Australia on the Land Rover Global Retailer Advisory Council in the UK. He has also been Chairman of the Australian Land Rover Dealer Council and holds the title of “The Most Continuous Dealer Principal for Land Rover in the World”.
Suzanne is a highly experienced FMCG leader and innovator with a strong record of developing business, and building and delivering strategies for growth. Suzanne has held high profile leadership roles as Managing Director, H.J. Heinz Australia, General Manager, McPherson’s Consumer Products, and General Manager Marketing Innovation and Special Projects, Devondale Murray Goulburn. Suzanne is presently a highly sought after management consultant with specific expertise in consumer, brand and innovation strategies.
Anand is a corporate lawyer with over 17 years’ experience. Anand specialises in advising on mergers and acquisitions and capital raisings for both publicly listed and privately held entities. He also advises on funds management and general securities law matters including listing rule compliance and corporate governance. Anand has worked for a number of pre-eminent law firms including Herbert Smith Freehills, King & Wood Mallesons and Allen & Overy, global investment bank Credit Suisse AG, and, most recently, his own law firm, Sundaraj & Co.
Chief Executive Officer
Brett Charlton is a senior executive with significant experience in the FMCG sector. He has a strong track record in driving business growth, building operational efficiency and supporting the development of high performing teams. Brett also has deep expertise building positive and sustainable customer relationships across a number of different sectors. Brett’s deep FMCG expertise has been developed through roles at Sanofi (General Manager, Consumer Healthcare), Fonterra (Managing Director, Tip Top Ice-Cream and General Manager, Marketing and Innovation) and Pepsico Thailand (Head of Marketing – Foods and Beverage).
General Manager - Commercial
Shaun Thomas is a senior executive with an accomplished career in both Retail and Supply in FMCG. He has a track record of leading teams to focus on commercial outcomes delivering strong results for customers and shareholders.
Shaun’s industry knowledge includes senior category manager for Coles Supermarkets, international cross border experience at Kmart in the Chinese market, and most recently as Customer Development Director for global confectionery giant Mars Wrigley Confectionery. In these roles he step changed revenue through a clear focus on portfolio and strong relationships with customers.
Chief Financial Officer
Brett is a qualified Chartered Practicing Accountant with extensive experience in strategy and planning, debt and equity markets and rapid growth environments. He has previously held Chief Financial Officer positions at Money3 Corporation (ASX: MNY), where he also acted as joint Company Secretary, and Catapult Group International Ltd (“Catapult”) (ASX: CAT) where he was also General Manager Commercial. Brett was involved with Catapult’s IPO and acquisitions of XOS Digital and PlayerTek
Chief Information Officer / Chief Technology Officer
Greg is an experienced Business and IT executive with a successful track record in transforming growing businesses; and in defining, delivering and operating major programs that provide tangible value for customers and shareholders. Greg has worked as an executive and consultant across retail, telecommunications, insurance, energy and the defence sectors, and has implemented lasting change across a range of business functions including multi-channel retailing, fulfilment and logistics, data warehousing and business intelligence, and finance.
Recent media coverage is detailed below. Any media enquiries should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.