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Margaret Haseltine (Chair)

Margaret Haseltine has more than 30 years business experience having held a broad range of senior positions, including 10 years of Board Directorships.

A proven executive leader, Margaret has delivered significant achievements in the areas of change management, governance, organisational culture and profitability. Margaret was CEO of Mars Food Australia, a food manufacturing business worth $380M and employing more than 580 people, for 5 years from 2004. During this time she was also responsible the Mars Inc. supply chain for Australasia with a $1bn portfolio.

Garry Browne AM

Garry Browne AM has been the CEO and Managing Director of Stuart Alexander & Co. since 1997.

A respected business and industry leader and a master of brand building, Garry successfully introduced numerous international brands to Australia including Moccona instant coffee, Guylian chocolates, Tabasco, Fisherman’s Friend and Mentos.

Craig Douglas

A Director of Stuart Alexander & Co. since 2003, Craig has been an advisor to the business for over 30 years.

With more than 35 years’ experience in Corporate and Business Advisory, including managing growth sustainably, guiding corporations through changes in their business models, successfully transitioning generational change in ownership, strategic asset management and performance improvement. Additionally he provides project management of asset acquisitions or disposals and client advocacy in commercial disputes or on matters of a sensitive commercial nature.

In Craig's role as Managing Director for Cornerstone Advisory, he advises privately owned businesses with turnover ranging from $10 million to in excess of $300 million.

Roland Van Bommel

Roland Van Bommel has extensive senior management experience in the FMCG industry and has worked and lived in several countries in Europe and Asia.

Roland is currently a Non-Executive Director of Asahi Holdings Australia and is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and Member of the Audit and Risk committee. He is also a Non-Executive Director of iCare, a Sydney based NGO and is Chairman of US based WhistlePig LLC .

Julie Pascoe

Julie has over 25 years’ experience in building brands, having held senior roles in marketing, strategy and business management in Australia, Asia and the United States over a range of FMCG and manufacturing based companies including S.C. Johnson, Kellogg’s and Unilever.

In addition to being a Director at Stuart Alexander & Co., Julie is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of Capilano Honey, a Director of RT Health Fund, Transport Health Pty Limited, Barnardos Australia and Corporate Property Group.

Executive Team

Garry Browne

Garry Browne AM has been the CEO and Managing Director of Stuart Alexander & Co. since 1997.

A respected business and industry leader and a master of brand building, Garry successfully introduced numerous international brands to Australia including Moccona instant coffee, Guylian chocolates, Tabasco, Fisherman’s Friend and Mentos.

John O’Connor

Joining Stuart Alexander & Co. in May 2014, John is a highly skilled Chief Financial Officer with experience across a diverse range of organisational types and industries, including FMCG, Manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals and Retail sectors.

John’s strengths lie in his strategic, commercial and financial analytical skills as well as his ability to embed rigorous financial controls, instil disciplined governance and implement cost reducing initiatives.

Nick Nairn

Nick Nairn is General Manager, Sales and Marketing and has responsibility for our Sales team, Confectionery Brand and Food & Beverage, and Consumer Brand teams. Nick brings a strong background in FMCG as well as a new business development focus to Stuart Alexander & Co.

Previously Nick has held several senior roles across organisations such as DBG Australia (Drinkworks) part of Heineken, Frucor Beverages and PepsiCo.

Ben Isley

As Head of Digital & IT, Ben has overall responsibility for Stuart Alexander & Co.’s digital strategy focusing on maximising customer, principal and stakeholder digital experiences. Within this role Ben is also responsible for Stuart Alexander & Co.’s IT infrastructure, systems and networks.

Ben joined Stuart Alexander & Co. in 2004 and has worked on a variety of IT roles during this time.

Paul Cassar

Paul has been the General Manager Supply Chain & Procurement since Feb 2017. Before joining Stuart Alexander & Co., Paul spent over 10 years in various senior Supply Chain roles within the Woolworths Group - most recently as Group Head of International Logistics.

Paul has over 25 years’ experience in supply chain, commercial and program management, gained across the FMCG sector in Australia, New Zealand, Europe and Asia. Paul has a proven record of successfully developing and implementing strategies to deliver customer-led quality and service, operational performance and cost efficiencies.