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Board Members

Greg Laurie
Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Greg has been the Non-Executive Chairman of the Company since March 2017, having formerly served as an independent non-executive director of the Operating Company from September 2006 to February 2016 when the Operating Company was acquired by the Major Shareholders. Greg is also currently an independent non-executive director of Nick Scali Limited, Bradken Limited and Shriro Holdings Limited. He is the Chairman of the Audit & Risk Committee of Nick Scali Limited and Bradken Limited, as well as the Chairman of the Audit, Risk & Compliance Committee and the Remuneration & Nomination Committee of Shriro Holdings Limited. Greg was formerly a non-executive director of Repco Limited.

Greg holds a Bachelor of Commerce from UNSW and has completed an Advanced Management Programme at the University of Pittsburgh. Greg is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

James (Jim) Bindon
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Jim joined Big River in January 2001 and has been Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director since 2005. Jim has been a director of the Operating Company since July 2005 and a director of Big River Group Holdings Pty Ltd and the Company since February 2016. Prior to his current role as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Jim was the Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary from 2001 to 2005. Since working for Big River, Jim has developed and led the Group's strategy to transform Big River from a manufacturing focused business to a diversified provider of timber and building products. Prior to working at Big River, Jim held the position of Business Manager of Sugar and Horticulture at Incitec, where he was responsible for segment profitability, strategy and marketing.

Jim holds a Bachelor of Agricultural Economics (Honours) from the University of New England and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Queensland. Jim is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Vicky Papachristos
Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee

Vicky is an experienced non-executive director and has been involved across various operational, strategic and creative roles with organisations including Shell, Westpac, Coventry and Myer. She has an Engineering degree from Monash University and an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management.

Martin Kaplan
Non-Executive Director

Martin has been a Non-Executive Director of the Company since November 2015 and a director of the Operating Company and Big River Group Holdings Pty Ltd since February 2016. Martin is currently an Investment Director of Anacacia Capital Pty Ltd, the management company of the Major Shareholder Anacacia. Martin holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Cape Town and is a Chartered Accountant (South Africa & Canada).

Malcolm Jackman
Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee

Malcolm has been an independent Non-Executive Director of the Company since February 2016. Malcolm has also been a director of the Operating Company and Big River Group Holdings Pty Ltd since February 2016. Malcolm is a member of the Anacacia Capital Business Advisory Council. Malcolm is also currently the Chief Executive Officer of SAFECOM (South Australian Fire & Emergency Services Commission) where he is employed in a full time capacity. Malcolm was formerly a non-executive director of Rubicor Group Limited and Subzero Group Limited. He was also formerly a Managing Director of Elders Limited and Coates Hire Limited.

Malcolm has a Bachelor of Science in Pure Mathematics and a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting from Auckland University. He is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Directors and a recipient of the Centenary of Federation Medal.