Pro-Pac Group Board of Directors

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Jonathan Ling

B Engineering (Mechanical), MBA

(Non-Executive Chair – appointed 08 April 2019)

Mr Ling has extensive experience in complex manufacturing businesses. He was previously Managing Director and CEO of GUD Holdings Limited, a role he held for 6 years. Prior to that, Mr Ling was Managing Director and CEO of Fletcher Building Limited, a manufacturer of construction and building materials, listed on both the ASX and NZX. He has also held senior management roles with Austrim Nylex, Visy Recycling and Pacifica.

Mr Ling is currently a Non-Executive Director of Pact Group Limited and Chairman of Planet Innovation Limited. He is also a director of Ironman 4x4 Pty Limited. He has previously served on the Boards of Melbourne Rebels Rugby Union as Chair, Pacific Brands Limited and ASB Bank Limited.



Tim Welsh

B Manufacturing Technology, GAICD

(Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer – appointed 28 May 2019)

Mr Welsh is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. He has extensive management experience gained at PPG Industries, a NYSE listed global manufacturer, where he was Australian and New Zealand Vice President and General Manager, Architectural Coatings. During his career with PPG Industries, Mr Welsh also held the roles of Manufacturing and Supply Chain Director, and Operations Manager. In addition, he has held operational management roles at Aperio Group, Detmold Packaging and Arnotts Snackfoods.

Mr Welsh is a director of Chemistry Australia.


Rupert Harrington

MSc, B Tech, CDipAF, MAICD

(Non-Executive Director – appointed 06 November 2017)

Mr Harrington is an experienced company Director with over 30 years’ experience as a Non-Executive Director of companies operating in manufacturing, industrial services, health and technology.

Mr Harrington is Non-Executive Chair of Clover Corporation Limited (ASX: CLV), Director of Integral Diagnostics Limited (ASX: IDX) and was previously a Director of Bradken Limited, Advent Partners and others.

Mr Harrington is a member of the Audit, Business Risk and Compliance Committee, and the Remuneration and Nomination Committee.


Darren Brown

B Business, Grad Dipl Fin & Investment, CA

(Non-Executive Director – appointed 02 July 2018)

Mr Brown is an experienced finance and business professional, with a career spanning over 30 years in a variety of commercial and financial roles. He has significant packaging industry experience gained over several years as Chief Financial Officer of publicly listed Pact Group Holdings Limited, Southcorp Packaging and Amcor.

Mr Brown is the Chair of the Audit, Business Risk and Compliance Committee.


Leonie Valentine

B Science, M Arts (Communication), Exec Cert B Admin, GAICD, FT NED Diploma Asia

(Non-Executive Director – appointed 01 August 2018)

Ms Valentine is currently Managing Director, Google Melbourne and Government at Google Australia, and was previously Managing Director, Sales & Operations of Google Hong Kong, having originally joined Google as APAC Director of Customer Experience. Prior to joining Google, Leonie was Executive Vice President, Customer Service & Operations at CSL Limited. Earlier, she held the position of Chief of Staff for Telstra International Group. She has over 25 years of experience in sales, marketing and operations.

Ms Valentine is currently a Board member of Save The Children (Australia) and was previously a board member for Save The Children (Hong Kong), a Governor for the American Chamber of Commerce HK, as well as an advisor to CUHK's EMBA Program.  

Ms Valentine is a member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee.



Kathleen Forbes

B Arts, BA LLB

(Company Secretary - appointed 17 October 2018)

Kathleen has over 25 years of legal and company secretarial experience.

Her past roles include General Counsel and Company Secretarial roles with ASX listed company Corporate Express Australia Limited and General Counsel at ASX listed Salmat Limited. She started her career at national law firm Clayton Utz where she spent 5 years. Kathleen is admitted as a solicitor of the NSW Supreme Court.

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