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Board Members

Malcolm Jackman
Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Malcolm has been an independent Non-Executive Director of the Company since February 2016 and became Chairman on 31 July 2019. Malcolm has also been a director of Big River Group Pty Ltd since February 2016. Malcolm is a member of the Anacacia Capital Business Advisory Council and is currently an independent non-executive director of Force Fire Pty Ltd. He was 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.

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
Independent Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Nomination and Remuneration 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 previously qualified as a Chartered Accountant (South Africa & Canada).

Brendan York
Non-Executive Director

Brendan is an experienced financial executive and previously held the role Chief Financial Officer of Enero Group Ltd. Brendan is a Chartered Accountant and has a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Commerce from Macquarie University.

Brad Soller
Independent Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee

Brad is a highly experienced executive having held various CFO positions with public companies in both Australia and the United Kingdom. Most recently Brad was Group CFO of Metcash, a position he held for six years, and prior to that served as the CFO of David Jones and as Group CFO of Lendlease. Prior to moving to Australia, Brad held a number of senior financial positions in the United Kingdom including that of Chief Financial Officer at BAA McArthur Glen Limited and Director of Finance at UK listed electrical retailer, Thorn plc.

Brad is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Accounting and a Master of Commerce.

Martin Monro
Independent Non-Executive Director

Martin was formerly the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Watpac Limited from August 2012 until his retirement in an executive capacity in June 2019. Martin has more than 30 years experience in the Australian and international construction sectors, with a proven track record in prudent financial management, safety leadership and successful expansion into new markets and remains a Non-Executive Director of Watpac Limited. Martin was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Fleetwood Limited on 1 June 2020, and thereafter as Chair of the Risk Committee.

Martin has formal qualifications in Psychology and Human Resources Management, is a graduate of the Accelerated Development Program at the London Business School, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Building.