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The Board of Directors is responsible for the corporate governance of Salmat and its controlled entities. Responsible corporate governance and business practices are of the utmost importance to the company.

For more information about the roles and responsibilities of the Board of Directors, please read our Board Skills and Experience document and Corporate Governance Statement.

Peter Mattick AM

Chairman


Appointed 1979

Peter Mattick AM co-founded Salmat Limited in 1979 and served as its Joint Managing Director until his retirement from executive duties with Salmat in October 2009. Since that time Peter has remained as a Non-executive Director of the company, assuming the role of Chairman in November 2013.

Peter has served as Chairman and Director of the Australian Direct Marketing Association and is a member of the National Aboriginal Sports Corporation. He is a Fellow of CPA Australia and the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Governor of the Advisory Council for the Institute of Neuromuscular Research and Chairman of The Shepherd Centre.

Peter was educated at the University of New South Wales where he gained a Bachelor of Commerce degree. He was awarded a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia in 2014.

Mark Webster

Non-executive Director (Independent) and Chairman of the Technology and Innovation Committee


Appointed 2013

Mark is presently Managing Director of the thoroughbred sales group William Inglis and Son Limited and Chairman of Ardex Group, a software solutions company based in Sydney. Mark has had extensive, hands-on experience in extending traditional businesses into the online environment, both in the media industry and in his current role. Mark established the Inglis Digital division and introduced a number of innovations to extend the traditional trading capability of that company. 

Mark has also served as a director on a  number of boards over the past fifteen years including realestate.com.au and Nationwide News Limited where he was general manager of the Daily and Sunday Telegraph and The Australian newspapers.

Bart Vogel

Non-executive Director (Independent) and Chairman of the Audit Risk and Compliance Committee


Appointed 2017

Bart is the Chairman of Infomedia and a Non-executive Director of Macquarie Telecom Limited, BAI Communications and Invocare Limited. He is a Director of the Children's Cancer Institute Australia. Bart's executive experience includes more than 20 years in management consulting with Bain & Co, A.T. Kearney and Deloitte Consulting and more than ten years as a CEO in the technology industry for Computer Power Group and Lucent Technologies Australia and Asia Pacific. He is a  Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) and a Fellow of The Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Stuart Nash

Non-executive Director (Independent) and Chairman of the People Performance Committee


Appointed 2017

Stuart is currently Interim CEO of Green’s Foods Holdings - a diversified FMCG company – and a Non-Executive Director of Opteon Group Holdings – a national property valuation and advisory business. Stuart is also Chairman of Australian Affordable Housing Securities Limited.

Stuart’s executive experience includes over 20 years in accounting and investment banking with global firms including Macquarie Capital and Barclay’s Capital, specialising in Mergers & Acquisitions, debt & equity capital markets and strategy.

Stuart is a qualified accountant, holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from Cambridge University and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Stephen Bardwell

Company Secretary

Stephen Bardwell is the Company Secretary of Salmat and has held this position since October 2002. With over 25 years experience in senior commercial roles, Stephen joined Salmat as Group Financial Controller in 1989 and has actively participated in the expansion and development of the company in both Australia and Asia. Stephen is a Fellow of CPA Australia and a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia.