Board of Directors

Rex Wood-Ward

Chairman of Board (Independent) Appointed: 6 November 2008

Chairman of the Board and member of the Audit & Risk Committee and the Remuneration & Nomination Committee.

Mr Wood-Ward has over 40 years of international experience in general management, mergers and acquisitions, corporate strategy and structuring, including in manufacturing and distribution. Over his career he has been a director of over 10 publically listed companies in Australia, the United Kingdom and South Africa.

Directorships of other listed companies held in last 3 years before end of the Financial Year: None

Tony Dragicevich

B Comm A.C.A Managing Director (Non-independent) Appointed: 15 April 2013

Mr Dragicevich joined Capral in January 2013 and became the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer on 15 April 2013.  Mr Dragicevich is an experienced CEO and business leader who has been involved in the improvement of a number of businesses, having previously served as Managing Director of the Wattyl Group, and as Chief Executive of GWA Bathroom and Fittings, Managing Director of the Red Paper Group and General Manager of Tasman Insulation.

Directorships of other listed companies held in last 3 years before end of the Financial Year: None

Philip Jobe

B Comm Non-executive Director (Independent) Appointed: 24 April 2009

Member of the Audit & Risk Committee and the Remuneration & Nomination Committee.

Mr Jobe became a non-executive director following the expiry of his term as Capral’s Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director in April 2013. Before joining Capral, Mr Jobe was the Executive General Manager of Boral Limited’s Cement Division, including Managing Director of Blue Circle Southern Cement Pty Limited. This also encompassed the role of Chairman of the Cement Industry Federation. He also had executive responsibility for Boral’s expanding Asian construction materials businesses. Mr Jobe was previously Managing Director of Stegbar Pty Limited from 1989 to 1994.

Directorships of other listed companies held in last 3 years before end of the Financial Year: None

Katherine Ostin

B Comm (A & F), Non-Executive Director (Independent), Appointed 17 June 2020

Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee and member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee.

Katherine has extensive and diverse experience in finance and accounting, audit, risk, governance, strategy and business development. Katherine was a senior Partner in Audit Assurance & Risk Consulting with KPMG, holding various leadership roles over her 12 years as a Partner from 2005 to December 2017. In her 24 years with KPMG, Katherine has worked across a broad number of sectors in Australia, Asia, the US and the UK.

Directorships of other listed companies held in last 3 years before end of the Financial Year:

  • Non-executive director of Swift Media Ltd where she is the Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee
  • Chair of Eftpos Payments Australia Limited, Finance & Financial Audit Committee and the Risk & Internal Audit Committee, and a member of the Pricing & Rebates Committee.

Graeme Pettigrew

FIPA, FAIM, FAICD Non-executive director (Independent) Appointed: 18 June 2010

Chairman of the Remuneration & Nomination Committee and member of the Audit & Risk Committee.

Mr Pettigrew has held chief executive roles at CSR Building Products Pty Ltd and Chubb Australia Ltd and, until May 2018, he was a non-executive director of Adelaide Brighton Ltd. He has relevant experience in the construction and building materials industry, as well as manufacturing and distribution businesses.

Directorships of other listed companies held in last 3 years before end of the Financial Year:

  • Non-executive director of Adelaide Brighton Ltd: 27 August 2004 to 17 May 2018.