Board of Directors

Robert Kaye SC – LLB, LLM

Chairman and Independent Non-executive Director

Member: Audit & Risk Committee / Member: Remuneration & Nomination Committee

 

Robert Kaye SC is a barrister, mediator and professional Non-executive Director. Recognised for his strategic and commercially focused advice, Robert has acted for various commercial enterprises – both public and private – across media, retail, FMCG, property development, mining and engineering sectors. Drawing on his experience as a senior member of the NSW Bar, including serving on the Professional Conduct Committee and Equal Opportunity Committee, Robert has a strong emphasis on Board governance and is well versed in Board processes. Robert has significant cross-border experience, including corporate restructuring and M&A across North America, Europe, Asia, and the Australia and New Zealand region.

 

In addition to his role as Non-executive Chairman of Collins Foods Limited, Robert is a Non-executive Director of Magontec Limited and Chairman of the Macular Disease Foundation Australia. He was formerly Non-executive Chairman of Spicers Limited and Non-executive Director of HT&E Limited, UGL Limited and Blue Sky Alternative Investments Ltd.

 

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Graham Maxwell

Managing Director & CEO

 

Graham is an experienced senior executive of corporate and franchise businesses, predominantly in fast moving consumer goods and fast foods, both in Australia and internationally. He is a commercially astute management professional with proven success in leveraging and growing businesses through their brands.

 

Prior to his current role, Graham spent more than six years working for Yum! Brands Inc (Yum!) in a number of capacities. His last position with Yum! was as Managing Director for KFC Southern Africa.


Christine Holman

Independent Non-executive Director 

Member: Audit & Risk Committee / Member: Remuneration & Nomination Committee

 

Christine brings more than 20 years’ of extensive commercial and Board experience across a variety of areas including mergers and acquisitions, finance, sales, technology, digital transformations and marketing to Collins Foods. Currently, Christine serves on the Board of ASX companies, CSR Ltd and Blackmores Limited. She is also a director of the Moorebank Intermodal Company, which is a Federal Government Business Enterprise (GBE).

 

In line with her passion for cricket and preserving the heritage and history of the game and our nation, Christine also sits on the Boards of The Bradman Foundation, the ICC T20 Cricket World Cup and The State Library of NSW Foundation. In her previous executive capacity, as both CFO & Commercial Director of Telstra Broadcast Services, Christine brings a deep understanding of legacy and emerging technologies supported by a detailed knowledge of strategies related to growing businesses and digital transformations. During her time in private investment management, Christine assisted management and the Board of investee companies on strategy and corporate development, mergers & acquisitions, leading due diligence teams, managing large complex commercial negotiations and developing growth opportunities.

 

Christine holds a Masters in Business Administration and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from Macquarie University and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors’ Company Directors Course. Christine is a member of the Chief Executive Women (CEW).

 

Newman Manion

Executive Director

 

 

Newman has more than 33 years’ experience in the food franchise industry, including various roles with Yum! (Franchisor of KFC) since 1982. Previously, Newman served as a Board member of KFC Japan (from 2005 to 2008), General Manager of KFC operations in Australia and New Zealand (from 1995 to 2004), Development Director of PepsiCo restaurants (including KFC) in Australia (from 1990 to 1995) and General Manager of KFC New Zealand (from 1988 to 1990).

 

Most recently Newman was Vice-President, Operations for Yum!’s Asian franchise business (from 2004 until 2010).

 

Bronwyn Morris AM – B. Com, FCA, FAICD

Independent Non-executive Director

Chair: Audit & Risk Committee / Member: Remuneration & Nomination Committee

 

Bronwyn is a Chartered Accountant and a former partner of KPMG. Bronwyn worked with the firm and its predecessor firms in Brisbane, London and the Gold Coast.  For more than 20 years, Bronwyn has been a full-time Non-executive Director and has served on the Boards of a broad range of companies.

 

She currently serves as Chair of, or a member of, the Audit and Risk Committees with respect to a number of her Board roles. Bronwyn is a Director of Royal Automobile Club of Queensland Limited (since 2008, Chair since 2017), RACQ Insurance Limited (since 2014), QT Mutual Bank (since 2017), Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (since 2016), and Queensland Urban Utilities (since 2017). Bronwyn is also the Divisional President of AICD (since 2017).

 

Kevin Perkins

Non-executive Director 

Member: Audit & Risk Committee / Member: Remuneration & Nomination Committee

 

Kevin is a highly experienced executive in the Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) and casual dining segments of the Australian restaurant industry. He has had more than 33 years’ experience with the Collins Foods Group, having overseen its growth both domestically and overseas over that time.

 

Kevin is the Non-executive Chairman of Sizzler USA Acquisition, Inc. He holds approximately 55% of the common stock in Sizzler USA Acquisition, Inc. Sizzler USA Acquisition, Inc operates or franchises Sizzler restaurants across the United States and Puerto Rico. The operations of Collins Foods and Sizzler USA Acquisition, Inc are separate.

 

Russell Tate

Russell Tate – B. Com (Econ.)

Independent Non-executive Director

Chair: Remuneration & Nomination Committee / Member: Audit & Risk Committee

 

Russell has more than 32 years’ experience in senior executive and consulting roles in marketing and media. He was CEO of ASX-listed STW Group Limited, Australia’s largest marketing communications group from 1997 to 2006, Executive Chair from 2006 to 2008, and Deputy Chair (Non-executive) from 2008 to 2011.

 

He was Chair (Non-executive) of Collins Foods Limited from its listing in 2011 until March 2015 and has remained Executive Chair of ASX-listed Macquarie Radio Network Limited (now Macquarie Media Limited) since 2009. He is also a Director of One Big Switch Pty Ltd (since 2012).

 

Frances Finucan – LLB (Hons), BA (Modern Asian Studies), FGIA, MQLS, GAICD

Company Secretary

 

Frances was appointed to the role of Company Secretary on 17 July 2013 and provides counsel on the Group’s governance frameworks.  Admitted as a Solicitor in 2004 by the Queensland Law Society, Frances holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons), Bachelor of Arts and a Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance.  Frances has over 16 years’ experience in legal, commercial and corporate governance working in legal, regulatory and company secretarial roles in Australia.