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 diversified ASX listed company with a market capitalisation of c.$1.3 billion, 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 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.


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

(Non-Executive Director – appointed 01 August 2018)

Ms Valentine's executive experience includes over 25 years’ experience in sales, marketing and operations. Ms Valentine is currently Managing Director, Sales & Operations of Google Hong Kong, having originally joined Google in 2014 as APAC Director of Customer Experience.

Prior to joining Google, Ms Valentine was Executive Vice President, Customer Service & Operations at CSL Limited. Earlier, she held the position of Chief of Staff Telstra International Group and was a member of the executive leadership team charged with managing Telstra Corp’s business growth and assets outside of Australia and New Zealand.

Ms Valentine is currently a board member of Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB: HK), Save the Children (HK), a Governor for the American Chamber of Commerce HK, as well as an advisor to CUHK's EMBA Program. 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 2014-2016.


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.  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.



Kathleen Forbes

B Arts, B. Law

(Company Secretary - appointed 17 October 2018)

Kathleen has over 20 years of legal and secretarial experience.

She was General Counsel for 7 years at Salmat Limited, managing the group’s broad range of legal affairs and compliance programmes. Prior to joining Salmat, Kathleen held General Counsel and Company Secretarial roles with ASX listed Corporate Express Australia Limited.

Kathleen started her career at national law firm Clayton Utz where she spent 5 years. She holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sydney and is admitted as a solicitor of the NSW Supreme Court.