Your B&E Directors
B&E's Board of Directors are responsible for ensuring that the company is well governed, and that it is well positioned to deal with the regulatory and competitive challenges of the future.
Lyn Cox - Chairman (BEc FCA FAICD)
Mr Cox worked in public accounting from 1970 and was a partner of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu and antecedent firms from 1976 to 2007 including over 10 years as State Managing Partner. He is Chairman of the Tasmanian Development Board, a Member of the Governing Council of Tasmanian Health Organisation - South and was a Director and State President of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Mr Cox was appointed B&E Ltd Chairman in November 2011 and has been a Director since June 2007. He is also Chairman of the Board Corporate Governance Committee and the Board Remuneration Committee. Resides in Hobart.
Stephen Brown - Deputy Chairman (FCA MBA BBus GAICD)
Mr Brown is CEO of Launceston City Mission Inc. Prior to this he was Executive Director with national training organisation Esset Australia and formerly worked in public accounting, consulting and as CEO of a WA-based mutual health insurance organisation.
Mr Brown was appointed B&E Ltd Deputy Chairman in November 2011 and has been a Director since January 2009. He is also Chairman of the Board Audit & Risk Committee and a member of the Board Remuneration Committee. Resides in Launceston.
Keryn Nylander - Director (BA FAICD)
Ms Nylander, a former journalist and television news director, is a senior public relations and communications consultant. She is a Director of Wine Industry Tasmania Ltd, the Tasmanian Development Board and Fahan School as well as a shareholder and a part of the management team of specialist contract winemaker Winemaking Tasmania Pty Ltd.
Ms Nylander has been a B&E Ltd Director since 2004 and served as Chairman 2009-2011. She is a member of the Board Corporate Governance Committee and Board Remuneration Committee. Resides in Hobart.
Tim Whyte - Director (LLB BA)
Mr Whyte is a partner of the Launceston firm of solicitors, Ritchie & Parker Alfred Green & Co. He has worked in the field of law for over 40 years and has been a partner since 1970. He is a Deputy Chairman of the Eskleigh Foundation Inc.
Mr Whyte has been a B&E Ltd Director since 1987 and is a member of the Board Audit & Risk Committee. Resides in Dilston.
Mac Russell - Director (AM)
Mr Russell is a former CEO and founder of Russell-Smith Electrical. He has also been involved as an owner and a director of other Tasmanian entities, including Degree C and Lemonthyme Lodge. His recent roles include being Chair of Connect Superannuation and the Australian Technical College Northern Tasmania. Current involvements include being Chair of a private investment and property company.
Mr Russell was appointed as a B&E Ltd Director in April 2008 and is a member of the Board Audit & Risk Committee. Resides in Devonport.
Mark Nugent - Director (BCom CPA AICD)
Mr Nugent is Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Services Manager of Fairbrother Pty Ltd. He is a Director of Fairbrother Pty Ltd, a Director of Degree C Pty Ltd and a Board Member of OzHelp Tasmania. He has more than 25 years' experience in management, accounting and administration in both the private and public sectors.
Mr Nugent was appointed as a B&E Ltd Director in February 2012 and is a member of the Board Audit & Risk Committee. Resides in Devonport.
Sally Darke - Board Advisor (BEc FAICD)
Mrs Darke has been involved in recruitment, human resource consulting, training and project management for 19 years and is currently employed by KPMG as a Director in the consulting division.
She is a past State Councillor with the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a past Director of AFL Tasmania, and a current Board member of Scotch Oakburn College. Mrs Darke was a Director of B&E from 1995 until her resignation as a Director on 29 November 2005, when she commenced as an advisor to the Board and to its Corporate Governance and Remuneration Committees. Mrs Darke served as Board Chairman 2002 - 2005. Resides in Relbia.