Pro-Pac Group Board of Directors

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Jonathan Ling

B Engineering (Mechanical), MBA

(Non-Executive Chairman – 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 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

(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 Arnott’s Snackfoods.


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 currently Non-Executive Chair of Advent Partners, a mid-market Australian Private Equity, Non-Executive Chair of Clover Corporation Limited (ASX: CLV), Director of Integral Diagnostics Limited (ASX: IDX) and was previously a Director of Bradken Limited.

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 currently Commercial Director at Kin Group.  

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 an IT&T executive with over 25 years’ experience in sales, marketing and operations. Ms Valentine is currently Managing Director, Sales & Operations of Google Hong Kong.

Ms Valentine is currently a Board member of Save the Children (HK), a Governor for the American Chamber of Commerce HK. She actively supports The Women’s Foundation in Hong Kong, serving on the Women on Boards Advisory Panel (30% Club) and the Girls Go Tech Advisory Committee from 2014-2019.

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


Marina Go

B Arts (Mass Communication), Exec MBA, MAICD

(Non-Executive Director – appointed 01 August 2018)

Ms Go is currently a Non-Executive Director of 7-Eleven, Energy Australia and Autosports Group and she is currently Chair of the Super Netball Commission and Ovarian Cancer Australia.  She is also a Director of the PwC Diversity Advisory Board and a Member of the UNSW Business Advisory Council.  Ms Go's executive career includes over 20 years’ experience in branding, marketing, digital technologies and change leadership in the media industry. Ms Go was previously Country CEO for The Hearst Corporation and held a variety of senior positions with Fairfax, Private Media, Pacific Magazines and EMAP Australia.

Ms Go is the Chair of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee and a member of the Audit, Business Risk and Compliance 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.