The Blackmores Group corporate governance practices have been developed by the Board using the framework of the ASX Corporate Governance Council’s Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations (3rd ed.).
You can view our governance policies below:
Board of Directors
Brent W Wallace
BComm (Marketing), FAICD
Mr Wallace joined the Board
in October 2005. He is
a co-founder and Chairman of
Galileo Kaleidoscope (Galkal),
an Asia-Pacific company known
for its strategic marketing, brand
and consumer insight solutions
that drives growth for clients.
Mr Wallace has held senior
positions in London and Sydney
advertising agencies and until
1996 was Managing Director
of Ogilvy & Mather in Australia.
Mr Wallace has more than 30
years of international experience
in marketing, advertising and
research insights across a wide
variety of organisations and
Mr Wallace is a former Board
Director (2005-2017) and was Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee from 2015 until being appointed Chairman of the Board in October 2018. He has also been a Governor of the World
Wide Fund for Nature, the global
environmental group, since 1993, and has held board positions
on ASX-listed and unlisted
technology companies in online
procurement, education and
David Ansell BA (Communication), GAICD
Mr Ansell joined the Board in October 2013 and is a member of the People and Remuneration Committee. He has enjoyed a highly successful career in consumer-facing organisations in Australia, Asia and the United States. He played a pivotal role in the start-up years of Foxtel, was CEO of advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi, Managing Director of Mars Incorporated in Australia, and President of a global Mars unit in the United States.
has a strong operating and
supply chain skill set and a deep
understanding of customer
strategy. He is also Managing
Director and Chairman of
Jacobs Douwe Egberts ANZ,
Australasia’s largest pureplay
coffee company, where he
recently led a major acquisition
and integration project.
Mr Ansell is also a board
member of the peak body of
cycling in this country, Cycling
John Armstrong BBus, MBA, MAICD
Mr Armstrong joined the Board in May 2015 and became Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee in October 2018. Mr Armstrong has more than 30 years’ experience in various financial and commercial management roles. His most recent executive role was at SEEK Limited, an ASX 50 listed leading recruitment and education provider, where he was Chief Financial Officer for over 12 years.
Mr Armstrong’s focus was
on SEEK’s Asian operations
and investments, mergers
& acquisitions, including
directorships of SEEK’s business
in China, Zhaopin Ltd (a US
listed company), and SEEK
Asia, which operates across
South East Asia. Prior to SEEK,
he held management roles at
Carlton & United Breweries and
commenced his career at Ernst
Mr Armstrong is a Non-Executive Director of Lovita Holdings Ltd (since September 2018), Mr Armstrong has previous ASX listed experience as a Non-Executive Director with Melbourne IT and iProperty Group.
Marcus C Blackmore AM ND, MAICD, D Univ, D Litt
Executive Director & Interim CEO
Mr Blackmore has served
on the Board since October
1973. He holds an Honorary
Doctorate from Southern Cross
University for distinguished
leadership in complementary
medicines in Australia and an
Honorary Doctorate of Letters
from Western Sydney University
for his distinguished services
to business, charity and the
Mr Blackmore is an honorary trustee of the Committee for the Economic Development of Australia (CEDA), an Alumnus of Harvard Business School, and an Honorary Fellow of the Heart Research Institute.
Marcus Blackmore held the position of Chairman up to 28 February 2017 and on 20 March 2019 was announced interim Chief Executive Officer, effective 1 April 2019.
Christine Holman MBA, GAICD
Ms Holman brings more than 20 years of extensive commercial and Board experience across a variety of areas including mergers and acquisitions, finance, sales, technology, digital transformations and marketing. She currently serves on the boards of two ASX companies, WiseTech Global Ltd & CSR Ltd, and on the Board of a Federal Government Business Enterprise, the Moorebank Intermodal Company.
Ms Holman's previous roles include the CFO and Commercial Director at Telstra Broadcast Services. She also worked for more than a decade in private investment management, assisting management and Boards of investee companies on strategy, corporate development and mergers and acquisitions. Ms Holman holds a Master’s in Business Administration and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from Macquarie University and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors’ Company Directors Course.