Independent Non-executive Chairman
Gordon Cairns joined the Board in June 2007 and became Chairman in October 2013. He is Chairman of the Nomination Committee and a member of the Risk, Remuneration and People, Audit and Health, Safety and Environment committees.
Gordon has extensive Australian and international experience as a senior executive, as Chief Executive Officer of Lion Nathan Ltd, and has held senior management positions in marketing, operations and finance with PepsiCo, Cadbury Ltd and Nestlé.
Gordon is Chairman of Woolworths Group Limited (since September 2015), a Non-executive Director of Macquarie Group Limited and Macquarie Bank Limited (since November 2014) and World Education Australia (since November 2007).
Gordon was previously Chairman of the Origin Foundation, David Jones Limited (March 2014 - August 2014) and Rebel Group (2010 - 2012), Director of The Centre for Independent Studies (May 2006 - August 2011), Quick Service Restaurant Group (October 2011 – May 2017) and Westpac Banking Corporation (July 2004 - December 2013). He was also a senior advisor to McKinsey & Company.
Gordon holds a Master of Arts (Honours) from the University of Edinburgh.