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Governance & Board of Directors

The Blackmores Group Board and management are dedicated to the highest standards of corporate behaviour and accountability throughout all levels of the organisation.

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

Anne Templeman-Jones

Anne Templeman-Jones BCom, EMBA, MRM, CA, FAICD


Anne Templeman-Jones was appointed Chair of Blackmores on 28 October 2020.

Anne brings a wealth of corporate experience and is currently serving as a non-executive Director of Commonwealth Bank, GUD Holdings Limited and Worley Limited.
During her 30-year executive career, Anne held a number of leadership positions in corporate and private banking with domestic and offshore banks including Westpac Banking Corporation, Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd, and Bank of Singapore. 

Anne is the former Chairperson of Commonwealth Bank’s financial advice companies and has served on the boards of The Citadel Group Ltd, Cuscal Ltd, HT&E Limited, Pioneer Credit Ltd, TAL Superannuation Fund and HBF’s private and general insurance companies.

Anne has a strong focus on corporate governance and minimising operational risk and is a Director of the Cyber Security Research Centre Ltd and a member of the Cyber Security Research Committee.



David Ansell BA (Communication), GAICD

Non-Executive Director

David joined the Board in October 2013 and is a member of the People and Remuneration Committee, Audit Committee and Risk Committee. He has enjoyed a highly successful career in consumer-facing organisations in Australia, Asia and the United States. 

David 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 based in the United States. 

David has a strong operating and supply chain skill set and a deep understanding of brand and 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. 

David is a former Director of the peak body of cycling in this country, Cycling Australia, where he served for five years until early 2020.



Christine Holman MBA, GAICD

Non-Executive Director

Christine joined the Board in March 2019 and is Chairman of the People and Remuneration Committee. Christine is a professional company director and currently Non-Executive Director of three ASX listed boards - CSR Ltd, Collins Foods and Metcash Ltd. Christine also sits on the Boards of The McGrath Foundation, The Bradman Foundation, the ICC T20 Cricket World Cup and the State Library of NSW Foundation.

In her previous executive capacity, as both CFO & Commercial Director of Telstra Broadcast Services, Christine brings a deep understanding of legacy and emerging technologies. During her time in private investment management, Christine assisted management and the Board of investee companies on strategy development, mergers and acquisitions, leading due diligence teams, managing large complex commercial negotiations and developing growth opportunities.

Christine has an MBA and Post-Graduate Diploma in Management from Macquarie University and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She is a member of Chief Executive Women (CEW) and has previous ASX-listed experience as a Non-Executive Director with HT&E Ltd, Vocus Ltd and WiseTech Global Ltd.


Alastair Symington

Alastair Symington

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director

Alastair joined Blackmores as Group CEO and Managing Director in September 2019. He is a global business leader and brand builder with more than 24 years of consumer goods experience in health and beauty across multiple geographies.

Alastair spent 10 years in a wide range of sales and marketing roles with Nestlé and Gillette in Australia, before joining Procter & Gamble (P&G) in 2005 and moving to Singapore in 2008 where he was responsible for strategy and planning across APAC for the beauty and grooming categories. During this time he led global and regional teams, including as China Managing Director for Wella based in Shanghai. 

In 2016, Alastair joined Coty as part of the merger between P&G specialty beauty brands and the former Coty company, helping to transform it into the third largest beauty company in the world. In his last role at Coty, he was Senior Vice President of APAC, Latin America and the Middle East. 

Alastair has a Bachelor of Economics and a Post-Graduate Diploma in International Business from Monash University, and studied Mandarin while living and working in Shanghai. He is passionate about finding ways to connect more people to holistic health solutions, believing that healthy people and their pets naturally lead to a healthier planet.