Stephen Brown

Chairman (MBA BBus FCA FAICD)

Mr Brown is CEO of Launceston City Mission. Prior to this he was Executive Director with a national training organisation and formerly worked in public accounting, consulting and as CEO of a WA-based mutual health insurance organisation. He is also the current Chairman of Health Recruitment Plus Tasmania.                                                                                                                                                       

Mr Brown was appointed B&E Ltd Chairman in October 2014 and has been a Director since January 2009. He is also Chairman of the Board Corporate Governance Committee and the Board Remuneration Committee.

Stephen Brown

Mr Brown is CEO of Launceston City Mission. Prior to this he was Executive Director with a national training organisation and formerly worked in public accounting, consulting and as CEO of a WA-based mutual health insurance organisation. He is also the current Chairman of Health Recruitment Plus Tasmania.                                                                                                                                                       

Mr Brown was appointed B&E Ltd Chairman in October 2014 and has been a Director since January 2009. He is also Chairman of the Board Corporate Governance Committee and the Board Remuneration Committee.

Lyn Cox

Deputy 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 was a Director and State President of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Chairman and a Director of the Tasmanian Development Board and a Member of the Governing Council of Tasmanian Health Organisation – South. 

Mr Cox was appointed B&E Ltd Deputy Chairman in October 2014, has been a Director since June 2007 and past Chairman 2011-2014. He is also Chairman of the Board Audit Committee and is a member of the Board Risk Committee.    

Lyn Cox

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 was a Director and State President of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Chairman and a Director of the Tasmanian Development Board and a Member of the Governing Council of Tasmanian Health Organisation – South. 

Mr Cox was appointed B&E Ltd Deputy Chairman in October 2014, has been a Director since June 2007 and past Chairman 2011-2014. He is also Chairman of the Board Audit Committee and is a member of the Board Risk Committee.    

Keryn Nylander

Director (BA FAICD)

Ms Nylander, a former journalist and television news director, is an experienced public relations, media, marketing, brand and communications specialist now heading up her own business, Nylander Consulting. She has served on a number of boards over the past decade including Wine Tasmania and  the Tasmanian Development Board. She is currently Chairman of Fahan School.                                                                                                                                                              

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.           

Keryn Nylander

Ms Nylander, a former journalist and television news director, is an experienced public relations, media, marketing, brand and communications specialist now heading up her own business, Nylander Consulting. She has served on a number of boards over the past decade including Wine Tasmania and  the Tasmanian Development Board. She is currently Chairman of Fahan School.                                                                                                                                                              

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.           

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. He has served as State and National President of the National Electrical and Communications Association. 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 Remuneration Committee and the Board Corporate Governance Committee. Mr Russell is also Chairman of B&Z JV Pty Ltd, a related party of B&E Ltd. He was appointed to this role effective 21 February 2013.

Mac Russell

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. He has served as State and National President of the National Electrical and Communications Association. 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 Remuneration Committee and the Board Corporate Governance Committee. Mr Russell is also Chairman of B&Z JV Pty Ltd, a related party of B&E Ltd. He was appointed to this role effective 21 February 2013.

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 Chairman of the Board Risk Committee and a member of the Board Audit Committee.              

Mark Nugent

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 Chairman of the Board Risk Committee and a member of the Board Audit Committee.              

Scott Newton

Director (BBus, L.Ec, FAPI CPV)

Mr Newton is currently CEO of Knight Frank Tasmania and IPST Pty Ltd, the ownership entity controlling Knight Frank Tasmania and Opteon Property Group Tasmania, the state's largest property services business. He has worked in the property industry for over 27 years and served as the National Director of Opteon Property Group and State President of the Australian Property Institute.                                                                                                                                                            

Mr Newton was appointed as a B&E Ltd Director on 26 October 2014 and is a member of the Board Audit Committee and Board Risk Committee.

Scott Newton

Mr Newton is currently CEO of Knight Frank Tasmania and IPST Pty Ltd, the ownership entity controlling Knight Frank Tasmania and Opteon Property Group Tasmania, the state's largest property services business. He has worked in the property industry for over 27 years and served as the National Director of Opteon Property Group and State President of the Australian Property Institute.                                                                                                                                                            

Mr Newton was appointed as a B&E Ltd Director on 26 October 2014 and is a member of the Board Audit Committee and Board Risk Committee.

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