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Board of Directors




Dalton Gooding, Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Mr Gooding holds non-executive director and chairs positions on a number of public and private company boards, including RAC Group, St Ives Group and Brierty Ltd. Mr Gooding was formerly a long standing partner at Ernst & Young and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.


He has over 25 years experience and is currently the Managing Partner of Gooding Partners where he advises a wide range of business with an emphasis on taxation and accounting issues, due diligence, feasibilities and general business advice. 


Frank Cullity Wilson, Executive Director

Mr Wilson is the founding Director, major shareholder and Chief Executive of the ASX listed TFS Group. He was previously the Managing Partner of the legal firm Wilson and Atkinson (for 16 years) which has established a reputation as a leading Australian taxation litigation and advisory law firm. Mr Wilson has extensive experience in the forestry sector and comes from a strong agricultural / forestry family background. He is a Governor of the University of Notre Dame.


Julius Matthys, Non-Executive Director

Member of the Remuneration Committee, Member of the Audit and Risk Committee


Mr Matthys is an experienced senior executive with BHP Billiton. He has held senior roles in Iron Ore and Aluminium marketing with responsibility for global sales and customer relationships.  From 2008 to 2011 he managed the Worsley Alumina Joint venture between BHP Billiton, Japan Alumina Associates and Sojitz Corporation. Worsley Alumina is one of the largest alumina refineries in the world producing 3.5 million tonnes of alumina per annum.  Mr Matthys has just recently taken up the role of Vice President External Affairs WA for the BHP Billiton Group. 


John Groppoli, Non-Executive Director

Mr John Groppoli LLB, BJuris, FAICD has been a non-executive director of Automotive Holdings Group (“AHG”) for the last 8 years, and is a member of their Remuneration and Nomination Committees. AHG is an ASX200 Company with a market capitalisation of approximately $1.2 billion.  Mr Groppoli was a partner of national law firm Deacons (now Norton Rose) from 1987 to 2004 where he specialised in franchising (and related wholesale and retail distribution networks), mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance. He was Managing Partner of the Perth office of Deacons from 1998 to 2002. Mr Groppoli left private practice in 2004 and is currently Managing Director of RGM Equity whose business operations consist of the marketing and distribution of premium international homewares, optical products and accessories, occupational health and safety products and the provision of niche third party logistics/warehousing. He is also a Director of the Senses Foundation, a leading disability service provider in Western Australia.



Gillian Franklin, Non-Executive Director 

Ms Franklin has extensive commercial experience and is Managing Director and founder of The Heat Group, an Australian distributor of leading cosmetic brands. Over the past 14 years, Ms Franklin has expanded The Heat Group into the largest Australian-owned cosmetics company, distributing international brands such as Max Factor and COVERGIRL as well as an expanding portfolio of its own brands. Ms Franklin has previously held Managing Director and General Management positions for some of Australia's leading consumer companies, including Creative Brands (owners of Australis and Le Tan) and Revlon. She is also on the Board of the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association of Australia (CTFA), ACCORD, the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix and MTC (Melbourne Theatre Company).  She brings a compelling track record and substantial experience in general management, sales and marketing in the cosmetics, fine fragrance and pharmaceutical industries, key markets for Indian Sandalwood oil. 


Michael Kay, Non-Executive Director 

Mr Kay possesses significant commercial experience, most recently as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of McMillan Shakespeare Ltd, Australia’s largest provider of salary packaging and novated leasing services. Before joining McMillan Shakespeare Ltd in May 2008, Mr Kay was the Chief Executive Offi cer of Australian Associated Motor Insurers Limited (AAMI). Mr Kay joined AAMI in 1993, and before rising to the position of Chief Executive Officer in 2006, he served as General Manager, Southern Region (comprising Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia) and Executive Chairman, Corporate Affairs and then, from 2002, as the Chief Operating Officer. Before joining AAMI, Mr Kay practised for 10 years as a solicitor.


Mr Kay is a director of RAC Insurance and a former member of the Commonwealth Consumer Affairs Advisory Council, the Administrative Law Committee of the Law Council of Australia, the Victorian Government Finance Industry Council and the Committee for Melbourne. Mr Kay holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sydney.