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Board of directors

Michael Hannan

Michael Hannan

Chairman

Our Chairman is an experienced leader in print and distribution. He is invested in building a sustainable and profitable company.

Michael was previously Executive Chairman of IPMG and was instrumental in taking the company into printing during the 1970s. Under his chairmanship, IPMG became the largest group of privately-owned marketing services businesses in the southern hemisphere.

Dhun Karai

Dhun Karai

Non-Executive Director BCom, MBA

Dhun Karai’s experience spans over 20 years in financial services and audit and risk management across Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Before working at Ovato, Dhun held the position of Chief Manager of Personal Markets at Commonwealth Bank and Head of Group Financial Services at Woolworths Limited.

She is an active supporter of corporate diversity and woman in leadership programs and is closely involved with Sydney Fintech hub Stone & Chalk.

Andrew McMaster

Andrew McMaster

Non-Executive Director, B Com (Hons), CA

Andrew McMaster joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director via the nomination of the Hannan family shareholders and brings extensive professional financial and accounting experience to the table, including 27 years of experience as a partner of KPMG. Andrew has worked with a range of clients in the public and private sectors and as Director of Sydney Swans Limited for over 20 years, he led the team through one of their most successful periods. He also supported The Bradman Foundation and the Bradman Museum Trust throughout its formative years from 1996 to 2006 as Director.

James Hannan

James Hannan

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director

James Hannan has over 18 years’ experience in print operations and senior executive responsibilities since 2014. Prior to his appointment as CEO, he served as the groups COO, responsible for the Group’s operations. James also played a pivotal role in the successful negotiations with all stakeholders through the 2020 recapitalisation and restructure of the business.

Leadership team

Andrew Stedwell

Andrew Stedwell

Chief Financial Officer

Andrew has had broad digital and print media experience having held senior roles across finance, publishing, operations, general management and marketing. Before Ovato he spent over 20 years at Are Media (Bauer), and before that, Australian Conslidated Press (ACP). 

He holds a graduate Degree in Business from Monash University, a post graduate diploma in Accounting and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Deakin University.
 

Paul Gardiner

Paul Gardiner

Managing Director, New Zealand

With 25 years’ experience, Paul has worked at some of Australia and New Zealand’s biggest media corporations, including a role as Group Sales Manager at Fairfax Media NZ and 15 years at Bauer Media Australia, most recently as Commercial Director. As Managing Director, he leads Ovato’s New Zealand team to achieve success for our clients across print and marketing.

Brendan Straw

Brendan Straw

Chief Sales Officer

Brendan has lived and breathed targeted marketing for over 20 years and has been part of the Ovato family since 2010. Under Brendan’s leadership, our teams continually deliver innovative and targeted marketing campaigns for our customers. As Chief Sales Officer, he champions a customer-first approach, improving all aspects of customer sales and service.

Ben Shipley

Ben Shipley

Chief Innovation Officer

With a focus on data-driven decisions and the application of cutting-edge technologies, Ben’s work has inspired the future of our company. His previous experience includes strategic, creative and advisory roles within Hill+Knowlton Strategies, KEA China, and ConfuciusSays in Shanghai. He brings over a decade of experience working internationally across creative marketing, digital, business, technology and communications to our team, along with a passion for storytelling and innovation.

Julia Farrant

Julia Farrant

Chief People Officer

Julia’s focus on people-based infrastructure has supported and guided Ovato’s growth into a customer-focused, productive and engaging company. Her 25-year career in HR includes roles across Australia and internationally in the FMCG, financial and service sectors at the likes of Unilever, Masterfoods and Ford. Julia’s breadth of experience includes designing and implementing People and Culture strategy, developing a performance and accountability culture and establishing a solid and understanding leadership framework.

David Hogan

David Hogan

Executive General Manager, Retail and Residential Distribution Australia

David Hogan was appointed Executive General Manager, Retail and Residential Distribution Australia in November 2019. Over his last 28 years at Ovato, David has held senior roles in Operations, Circulation, Client Services, Retail and IT in both Publishing and Distribution.

David has a wealth of knowledge, market experience and vision for the Australian magazine and distribution industries, always driving the team to progress.

Alistair Clarkson

Alistair Clarkson

Company Secretary & General Counsel

Alistair’s legal expertise is an essential piece of our Ovato puzzle. With responsibility for all legal and company secretarial activities, including internal audit, he an eye for what matters. Alistair began as Corporate Counsel for PMP in 2001, before becoming Company Secretary and General Counsel in 2009. Prior to joining our team, he worked as a solicitor specialising in commercial law in New Zealand.

Justin Davies

Justin Davies

Chief Information Officer

Justin has been an integral part of our Ovato team since 2015, providing much needed support to our I.T. business systems and infrastructure.

He has over 25 years of professional experience in the media and IT industries, with a broad range of skills including consulting, sales, product and IT management. Justin's specialisation in workflow and progressive process transformation has driven our company forward, guided by his years of experience.

Kevin Slaven

Kevin Slaven

Transformation Advisor

Kevin has played an influential role in print and marketing scene for over 15 years. He has a passion for bringing people together to use the latest technologies to gain a competitive edge.

Kevin has worked in chartered accounting and the commercial sector, including as Commercial Manager of CSR Timber and CFO of leading IT wholesale distributor Tech Pacific. Outside of Ovato, Kevin is a Director of CompliSpace Pty Limited and the Deputy Chair of the Australasian Catalogue Association.

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Cleansing Prospectus

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Environment & Community - Overview

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Ovato Constitution 2019

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Ovato Board Charter

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Contact the investor team

Anyone wishing to obtain company information should contact:

Andrew Stedwell
Chief Financial Officer
Telephone: +61 2 9412 6002
Email: andrew.stedwell@ovato.com.au