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


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.

Fiona Balfour

Non-executive Director (Independent) and Chairman of the Remuneration and Compensation Committee

Fiona is an independent Non-executive Director of Metcash Limited (ASX:MTS), Airservices Australia and The Australian Red Cross Blood Service. She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of Monash University and a Member of Chief Executive Women.

She has significant executive experience across aviation, telecommunications, financial services, education and the not-for-profit sector. Fiona has over 15 years’ experience as a Non-executive Director, including formerly as Director of SITA SC (Geneva), Director of TAL (Dai-ichi Life Australia) Limited, Councillor and Treasurer of Knox Grammar School Wahroonga, Councillor of Chief Executive Women, and Trustee of the National Breast Cancer Foundation. She was awarded the National Pearcey Medal for ‘Lifetime Achievement to the Information Technology Industry’ in 2006.

John Thorn

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

John Thorn has been a Non-executive Director of Salmat Limited since September 2003. John is a professional Director and brings expertise to the Board in the areas of accounting, financial services, mergers and acquisitions, business advisory, risk management and general management.

He has 38 years of professional experience with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), where he was a Partner from 1982 to 2003 advising major international and Australian companies. He served on the firm`s Board, was the Managing Partner of PwC's Assurance and Business Advisory practice and was the National Managing Partner of PwC until 2003. He has experience in Asia having lived and worked in Singapore and Indonesia.

John is a Non-executive Director of Amcor Limited (appointed December 2004), a former Director of National Australia Bank Limited (2003-2014) and former Director of Caltex Australia (June 2004-2013). His Board committee experience includes Audit Committees (Chairman), Human Resources Committees, IT Committees, Nomination Committees and Risk.

Mark Webster

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

Mark is managing director of the thoroughbred sales group William Inglis and Son Limited. He has had extensive hands-on experience in extending traditional businesses into the online environment, both in the media industry and his current role. Mark also established the Inglis Digital Division, which operates and – both market leaders.

Mark has served on a number of boards over the past ten years including REA Limited ( and Nationwide News Limited.

Bart Vogel

Non-executive Director (Independent)

Bart is the Chairman of Infomedia and a Non-executive Director of both Macquarie Telecom Limited and BAI Communications. 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 Chartered Accountant with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) 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.