Board of Directors

Peter Birtles

Non-executive Chairman

Peter has over 30 years’ experience in retail and consumer goods industries, including the last 18 years with Super Retail Group Limited where he was Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer from 2006 to early 2019.

Peter's executive career also includes extensive experience in accounting and finance having previously held the position of Chief Financial Officer of Super Retail Group Limited, as well as other senior financial roles during his 12 years with The Boots Company in the UK and Australia.

Doug Jones

BComm, Accounting, Tax, Auditing, Information Systems, CA(SA)
CEO, Metcash Group

Doug Jones is an experienced executive with extensive wholesale, retail and eCommerce experience. He spent 14 years with the Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed Massmart group which is majority-owned by Walmart Inc. It has leading market positions in wholesale food, liquor, home improvement and general merchandise.

Before joining Metcash Doug was CEO and Senior Vice President of Massmart Wholesale, which includes ‘big box’ format food, liquor, and general merchandise stores serving retail, commercial and wholesale customers; cash and carry stores; buying groups that service wholesale and independent retail customers; and a number of eCommerce platforms.

Doug is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has previously held senior finance positions in Makro SA, Amalgamated Beverages Industries Limited and The South African Breweries, all in Johannesburg, CocaCola Enterprises in Canada, and Deloitte in both Canada and South Africa.

Margaret Haseltine

Non-executive Director

Margaret has more than 30 years of experience across supply chains and logistics, customer interface in the FMCG sector, change management and governance. Her executive career includes 20 years at Mars Inc. including five years as Chief Executive Officer of Food in Australia.

Margaret is Non-Executive Director of Tyesoon Limited (since February 2022), Bapcor Limited (since 2016, and Chair since February 2021) and Real Pet Food Company Pty Ltd (since March 2022). She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Christine Holman

Non-executive Director

Christine is a professional company director and a Non-Executive Director of CSR Ltd and Collins Foods and Australian Federal Government Business Enterprise, National Intermodal Corporation Limited. Christine also sits on the Boards of not for profits including the McGrath Foundation, The Bradman Foundation, The State Library of NSW Foundation, and the ICC T20 Cricket World Cup.

From her previous executive capacity, as both CFO & Commercial Director of Telstra Broadcast Services, Christine brings a deep understanding of legacy and emerging technologies and digital transformations. During her time in private investment management, Christine assisted management and the Board of investee companies on strategy development, mergers & 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 the International Women’s Forum (IWF).

Mark Johnson

(BCom, CPA, FCA, FAICD) Independent Non-executive

Mark has 35 years’ experience as an accountant with Coopers & Lybrand and then PwC, including as PwC’s National Assurance Leader in Australia from 2003 to 2007 and then as its Chief Executive Officer,Australia and Deputy Chairman, Asia Pacific from 2008to 2012. Mark has also had an extensive non-executive director career for over a decade, having previously served on the boards of directors of Coca-Cola Amatil, G8 Education, MH Premium Farms, Westfield Group, HSBC and Corrs Chambers Westgarth.

Mark Johnson is currently a non-executive director of Boral Limited, Goodman Group (and Chair of its Audit Committee), The Hospitals Contribution Fund of Australia and Aurecon (and Chair of its Audit Committee). In the community, he is a Councillor of UNSW Sydney and a director of The Smith Family.

Murray P Jordan

Non-executive Director

Murray is a Non-executive Director of Chorus Limited, Stevenson Group Limited and Sky City Limited, each New Zealand companies. He is also a trustee of The Starship Foundation which raises funds for New Zealand's National Children's Hospital.

Murray has over 10 years’ experience in grocery retailing and wholesaling and held key management roles in property development and investment. Previously Murray was the Managing Director of New Zealand grocery retail and wholesale business Foodstuffs North Island Limited.

Helen Nash


Non-executive Director

Helen is a Non-Executive Director of Southern Cross Media Group Limited (since 2015) and Inghams Enterprises Pty Limited (since 2017) and a former non-executive director of Blackmores Limited (2013 to 2019) and Pacific Brands Group Limited (from 2013 to 2016).

Helen has more than 20 years’ brand and marketing experience with Procter & Gamble and IPC Media and spent 10 years in senior executive roles at McDonald’s Australia Limited.

Julie Hutton

B Asian Studies (Viet), LLB, LLN, GAICD
Company Secretary

Julie joined Metcash from law firm Baker & McKenzie, where she was a partner who specialised in mergers & acquisitions, private equity and corporate restructures. Julie is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and was formerly a Non-executive Director of AVCAL, a national association which represents the private equity and venture capital industries in Australia.