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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

Chair

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.

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David Ansell BA (Communication), GAICD

Non-Executive Director

David joined the Board in October 2013 and is a member of both the People and Remuneration Committee and the Risk Committee. He has enjoyed a highly successful career in consumer-facing organisations in Australia, Asia and the United States. He brings to the Board a strong operations and supply chain skill set, and a deep understanding of consumer, customer and brand strategy.

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 recently stepped down as Managing Director of JDE Peets, after  six years running Australia and New Zealand’s largest pure play coffee company. Since then, he has led the acquisition of the Campos Coffee Company, which he now chairs as an Independent Director.

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

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Wendy Stops

Wendy Stops

Non-Executive Director

Wendy joined the Board in April 2021 and is Chair of the Risk and Technology Committee. She brings deep global information technology experience with leadership roles in Asia Pacific and operational and risk management.

Wendy is currently a Non-Executive Director with the Coles Group and Fitted for Work, a Council Member of the University of Melbourne, Chair of the Industry Advisory Board for the Melbourne Business School’s Centre for Business Analytics, a member of the Digital Experts Advisory Panel for the Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet’s Digital Taskforce and a member of the AICD’s Technology Governance & Innovation Panel. 

She was previously a Non-Executive Director of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (2015-2020) and Altium Ltd (2018-2019). 

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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.

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Sharon Warburton

Sharon Warburton

Non-Executive Director

Sharon Joined the Board in April 2021 and is Chair of the Audit Committee. She has extensive board and executive experience in corporate strategy, business operations, finance, accounting and risk management, along with significant expertise in governance and remuneration.

She is currently a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee of the Wesfarmers Board, as well as being a Non-Executive Director of Gold Road Resources and Worley.

Sharon has also been a part-time member of the Takeovers Panel since 2015 and is an Adjunct Professor in Leadership and Strategy at Curtin University’s Faculty of Business and Law.