Board of Directors

Robert G Kirby

Robert G Kirby    

Co-Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director, Age 63

 

First joined the Board on 12 August 1988, reappointed 5 July 2001.  Holds a Bachelor of Commerce with over 30 years experience in the entertainment and media industry.  Chairman of Village Roadshow Limited 1994 to 1998, 2002 to 2006 and from June 2010 to 29 November 2013 when he became Co-Executive Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer.  Deputy Chairman Village Roadshow Limited 1990 to 1994, 1998 to 2002 and 2006 to June 2010.  Through the launch of Roadshow Home Video, Mr. Kirby was the driving force behind the Australian video revolution of the 1980’s and 1990’s.  He is a pioneer of new cinema concepts in both Australia and internationally and has been at the forefront of Village Roadshow’s successful diversification into theme parks, radio and international film production.  Director of Village Roadshow Corporation Pty. Ltd., Deputy Chair of Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation, Member of Patrons Council of Epilepsy Foundation and Patron of Arts Centre Melbourne.

Member Executive Committee
Chairman Nomination Committee to 30 June 2014

Other Listed Public Company Directorships in previous 3 years: Nil

Graham W Burke

Graham W Burke

Co-Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer,                   Executive Director, Age 72

Member of the Board since 9 September 1988.  Chief Executive Officer of Village Roadshow Limited from 1988 to 29 November 2013 and Co-Executive Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer from 29 November 2013.  With unrivalled experience in the entertainment and film industries, Mr. Burke has been one of the strategic and creative forces behind Village Roadshow’s development and founded Roadshow Distributors with the late Mr. Roc Kirby.  Mr. Burke has been integral to strategically developing Warner Bros. Movie World and Village Roadshow’s involvement with Sea World as well as ongoing Australian and international film production.  Director Village Roadshow Corporation Pty Ltd.

Chairman Executive Committee

Other Listed Public Company Directorships in previous 3 years: Nil

John R Kirby

John R Kirby

Deputy Chairman, Non-Executive Director, Age 67

Bachelor of Economics, University of Tasmania, Member of the Australian Society of Accountants.  Chairman of Village Roadshow Corporation Pty. Ltd., the major shareholder of Village Roadshow Limited.  Mr. Kirby has held a wide number of executive positions in cinema, exhibition, film distribution, radio, theme parks, construction and strategy over his 45 years within Village Roadshow, and has been at the forefront of many of the Group’s successful growth outcomes today. Currently Deputy Chairman of The Conversation Media Group and Director of the Sony Foundation. Previously Chairman, Village Roadshow Limited.  He was a member of The Salvation Army Territorial Advisory Board and former Chairman, Red Shield Appeal. Former Director, Jigsaw Foundation at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Surf Life Saving Australia Foundation, and Asia Pacific Screen Awards, a division of the Queensland Arts portfolio. Former Chairman, Austereo Limited. Former Chairman of Sponsors Appeal Committee of the Victorian College of the Arts, and former Deputy Chairman of the Interim Council of the National Film and Sound Archive. Former member of the Victorian Premier’s Multi Media Task Force, Victorian Advisory Council of the Australian Opera, and Progressive Business Victoria. The 2011 President of the Australian Cinema Pioneers. Former advisor, Commando Welfare Trust.

Other Listed Public Company Directorships in previous 3 years: Nil

 

David J Evans

David J Evans

Independent Non-Executive Director, Age 74

Member of the Board since 2 January 2007, appointed Lead Independent Director on 1 July 2014.  Over 40 years international business experience in media and entertainment industries including CEO of GTV Channel Nine in Melbourne, President, COO at Fox Television and Executive Vice President News Corporation, both in the United States, including Sky Entertainment Services Latin America.  Most recently President and CEO of Crown Media Holdings Inc, previously Hallmark Entertainment Networks, since 1999 and served on the board of British Sky Broadcasting Group Plc from September 2001 until November 2011.  Director of Village Roadshow Entertainment Group Limited.

Member Nomination Committee
Chairman Corporate Governance Committee

Other Listed Public Company Directorships in previous 3 years:
British Sky Broadcasting Group Plc, from 21 September 2001 to 29 November 2011

 

 
Peter D Jonson

Peter D Jonson

Independent Non-Executive Director, Age 68

Member of the Board since 24 January 2001 and Lead Independent Director from 26 November 2008 to 30 June 2014.  Holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Master of Arts degrees from Melbourne University and Ph D from the London School of Economics.  Following a 16 year career with the Reserve Bank of Australia including 7 years as Head of Research, entered the private sector with roles at leading Australian financial institutions.  Positions included Head of Research, James Capel Australia; Managing Director, Norwich Union Financial Services; and Chairman, ANZ Funds Management.  Director Metal Storm Limited from February 2006 to February 2009 and Bionomics Ltd from November 2004 to November 2009.  Founding Chair Australian Institute for Commercialisation Ltd (2002-2007) and Chair of Australian Government’s Cooperative Research Centre Committee (2005-2010).

Chairman Remuneration Committee
Chairman Nomination Committee from 1 July 2014
Member Audit & Risk Committee
Member Corporate Governance Committee

Other Listed Public Company Directorships in previous 3 years: Nil

  Peter M Harvie

Peter M Harvie

Independent Non-Executive Director, Age 75

Member of the Board since 20 June 2000 with over 45 years experience in the advertising, marketing and media industries.  On 7 April 2011 Mr. Harvie became a Non-Executive Director of the Company when Austereo ceased to be part of the consolidated entity.  First entered radio in 1993 as Managing Director of the Triple M network before becoming Chairman of the enlarged group following its merger with Austereo in 1994.  Founder and Managing Director of the Clemenger Harvie advertising agency from 1974 to 1993.  Director Clemenger BBDO 1975 to 1992.  Chairman CHE Proximity Pty. Ltd., Director Southern Cross Media Group Limited, Director Mazda Foundation Limited, Australian International Cultural Foundation, Art Exhibitions Australia and the Australian National Maritime Museum, and trustee of The Commando Welfare Trust.

Other Listed Public Company Directorships in previous 3 years:
Southern Cross Media Group Limited, since 1 August 2011

Robert Le Tet

Robert Le Tet

Independent Non-Executive Director, Age 70

Member of the Board since 2 April 2007.  Holds a Bachelor of Economics Degree from Monash University and is a qualified accountant.  Founded and currently Executive Chairman of venture capital company, Questco Pty. Ltd.  Over 35 years’ experience in broadcasting, film and entertainment industries, including Director of television production company Crawford Productions.  Formerly Deputy Chairman of radio station EONFM and 20 years as Chairman and CEO of Australia’s largest film and advertising production company, The Filmhouse Group.  Previously Chairman of radio stations 3UZ and 3CV, WSA Communications Pty. Ltd. and Entertainment Media Pty. Ltd. and Chairman of Metropolitan Ambulance Service in Melbourne.  Served as Board Member of the Australian Broadcasting Authority and Chairman of its Audit Committee.

Chairman Audit & Risk Committee
Member Nomination Committee

Other Listed Public Company Directorships in previous 3 years:  Nil

Tim Antonie

Tim M Antonie

Independent Non-Executive Director, Age 48

Member of the Board since 1 December 2010.  Holds a Bachelor of Economics degree (major in accounting) from Monash University and qualified as a Chartered Accountant.  Over 20 years experience in investment banking focussing on large scale mergers and acquisitions and capital raisings in the Australian media and entertainment, retail and consumer sectors.  Managing Director of UBS Investment Banking from 2004 to 2008.  Director Premier Investments Limited and Breville Group Limited.

Member Audit & Risk Committee
Member Remuneration Committee
Member Corporate Governance Committee

Other Listed Public Company Directorships in previous 3 years:
Premier Investments Limited, since 1 December 2009
Breville Limited, since 19 December 2013

 

Julie Raffe

Julie E Raffe

Finance Director, Age 52

Member of the Board since 15 May 2012 as alternate director for Messrs. R.G. Kirby and G.W. Burke and alternate director for Mr. J.R. Kirby from May 2012 to 5 September 2014.  Fellow of Institute of Chartered Accountants, Fellow of Financial Services Institute of Australia, and graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors.  Formerly Chief Financial Officer since 1992, Ms. Raffe has over 20 years experience in the media and entertainment industries.   Director of Village Roadshow’s wholly owned subsidiaries.

Member Executive Committee

Other Listed Public Company Directorships in previous 3 years: Nil