Board of Directors
Dr Brian Clark
Dr Brian Clark joined the Boral Board in May 2007 and became Chairman at the conclusion of Boral’s 2015 AGM. Dr Clark has experience as an executive and director in Australasia, Japan, China, Italy, the UK and South Africa. He was previously a Director of AMP Limited and Chairman of AMP Capital Limited, and was previously on the Board of National Australia Bank and a member of the Merrill Lynch Australian Advisory Board. In South Africa, he was President of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and CEO of Telkom SA. He also spent 10 years with the UK’s Vodafone Group as CEO Vodafone Australia, CEO Vodafone Asia Pacific and Group Human Resources Director. He holds a doctorate in physics from the University of Pretoria, South Africa and completed the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School.
Mike Kane, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director
Mike Kane joined the Boral Board in October 2012, when he was appointed CEO & Managing Director, after being President of Boral USA since February 2010. Mr Kane has extensive experience in the building and construction industry, including 24 years in senior executive roles with US Gypsum, Pioneer/Hanson Building Materials, Johns-Manville Corp and Holcim.
His experience spans a broad range of geographies across America, Europe and the Asia Pacific, and his portfolio of responsibilities has included cement, aggregate, concrete, plasterboard, bricks and roof tile businesses. Prior to joining Boral, he was CEO and Board Member of Calstar Products Inc, a Silicon Valley Clean Technology start-up reinventing exterior building materials for sustainable construction. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Southern Illinois University, a Juris Doctorate from DePaul University’s School of Law in Illinois and a Masters in Science from Creighton University, School of Law in Nebraska.
Catherine Brenner joined the Boral Board in September 2010. Ms Brenner is Chairman of AMP Limited, a Director of Coca-Cola Amatil Limited and SCEGGS Darlinghurst Limited, and Panel Member of Adara Partners. She was previously Chairman of AMP Life Limited and the National Mutual Life Association of Australasia. Ms Brenner also previously held directorships including Centennial Coal Company Limited and the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, and was previously a member of the Takeovers Panel. She has extensive experience in corporate finance and capital markets, previously holding the position of Managing Director, Investment Banking of ABN AMRO Australia. She holds an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management and a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Economics from Macquarie University.
Ms Brenner is a member of the Audit & Risk Committee and of the Remuneration & Nomination Committee.
Dr Eileen Doyle
Dr Eileen Doyle joined the Boral Board in March 2010. Dr Doyle is a Director of GPT Group Limited and Oil Search Limited. She was previously the Deputy Chairman of CSIRO, a Director of Bradken Limited, OneSteel Limited and Ross Human Directions Limited and Chairman of Port Waratah Coal Services Limited. Her extensive executive and nonexecutive experience includes manufacturing and marketing in building and industrial materials throughout Australasia, Asia and North America. She holds a PhD in Applied Statistics from the University of Newcastle, is a Fulbright Scholar and has an Executive MBA from Columbia University Business School. She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Dr Doyle is Chairman of the Health, Safety & Environment Committee and a member of the Audit & Risk Committee.
Kathryn Fagg joined the Boral Board in September 2014. Ms Fagg is a Board member of the Reserve Bank of Australia and a Director of Incitec Pivot Limited and Djerriwarrh Investments Limited. She is also the Chair of the Melbourne Recital Centre and the Breast Cancer Network Australia. Ms Fagg is an experienced senior executive having worked across a range of industries in Australia and Asia, including logistics, manufacturing, resources, banking and professional services. She was previously President of Corporate Development with the Linfox Logistics Group and prior to that she held executive roles at BlueScope Steel and ANZ and consulted for McKinsey and Co. She holds an Honorary Doctor of Business and a Master of Commerce in Organisation Behaviour from UNSW and a chemical engineering degree from the University of Queensland.
Ms Fagg is Chairman of the Remuneration & Nomination Committee and a member of the Health, Safety & Environment Committee.
John Marlay joined the Boral Board in December 2009. Mr Marlay is a Director of Incitec Pivot Limited and Independent Chairman of Flinders Ports Holdings Pty Limited. He was previously Chairman of Cardno Limited and has senior executive experience in the global materials and cement industries as well as non-executive director experience in companies with significant North American business operations. Mr Marlay was the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Alumina Limited from December 2002 until his retirement from that position in 2008. He has also held senior executive positions and directorships with Esso Australia Limited, James Hardie Industries Limited, Pioneer International Group Holdings and Hanson plc. He holds a science degree from the University of Queensland and a Graduate Diploma from the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Mr Marlay is a member of the Remuneration & Nomination Committee and of the Health, Safety & Environment Committee.
Karen Moses joined the Boral Board in March 2016. Ms Moses is a Director of Orica Limited, Sydney Symphony Limited, SAS Trustee Corporation and Sydney Dance Company. She has also been appointed as a Director of Charter Hall Group, which will take effect from 1 September 2016. Ms Moses was previously a Director of Australia Pacific LNG Pty Limited, Origin Energy Limited, Contact Energy Limited, Energia Andina S.A., Australian Energy Market Operator Ltd, VENCorp and Energy and Water Ombudsman (Victoria) Limited. Ms Moses has over 30 years’ experience in the energy industry spanning oil, gas, electricity and coal commodities and upstream production, supply and downstream marketing operations. This experience has been gained both within Australia and overseas. She holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Diploma of Education from the University of Sydney.
Ms Moses is a member of the Audit & Risk Committee and a member of the Health, Safety & Environment Committee.
Non-executive Director, Age 62 Paul Rayner joined the Boral Board in September 2008. Mr Rayner is the Chairman of Treasury Wine Estates Limited, a Director of Qantas Airways Limited and a Director of the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute. He was previously a Director of Centrica plc, a UK listed company. He brings to the Board extensive international experience in markets relevant to Boral including North America, Asia and Australia. He has worked in the fields of Finance, Corporate Transactions and General Management in consumer goods, manufacturing and resources industries. His last role as an Executive was Finance Director of British American Tobacco plc, based in London from January 2002 to 2008. He holds an Economics Degree from the University of Tasmania and a Masters of Administration from Monash University.
Mr Rayner is Chairman of the Audit & Risk Committee.