Get to know the API Board of Directors.
Mr Mark Smith (Chairman)
Dip. Business (Marketing), FAMI, CPM, FAIM, FAICD, Independent Non-Executive Director

Director since 6 September 2017.

Mr Smith was previously the Chair of Patties Foods Limited for three years and a Non-executive Director of Toll Holdings Limited for eight years.

Mr Smith has extensive senior management experience in the fast moving consumer goods industry globally and was Managing Director of Cadbury Confectionery ANZ from 2001, Managing Director of Cadbury Schweppes Australia and New Zealand from 2003 to 2007, and a member of the Cadbury Schweppes Asia Pacific Regional Board.  He also has a strong commitment to not-for-profit organisations as Chair of Enactus Australia and Chair of The Humour Foundation.

Other current listed company directorships:

  • GUD Holdings Limited (Non-executive Chairman)
Mr Richard Vincent (CEO & Managing Director)
Richard was appointed CEO and Managing Director in February 2017. Mr Vincent started his professional career in finance with Bridgestone before moving to Britax Rainsfords where he was CFO. He joined FH Faulding & Co Limited in 1998 and remained with that company until 2005, during which time he held a number of senior leadership roles, including responsibility for the pharmacy distribution, retail merchandise and generic pharmaceutical development. He joined API in 2005 where he has held a number of General Manager roles that have included pharmacy business development, strategy, supply chain, franchise recruitment, IT, manufacturing and M & A. Richard is the Deputy Chairman of the National Pharmaceutical Services Associationand was also a director of CH2 from 2006 to 2015. Richard has a Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) and is a Certified Practising Accountant.
Mr Robert D Millner
FAICD, Non-Executive Director

Director since 5 May 2000

Appointed Member of the Remuneration Committee on 2 October 2007

Appointed Member of the Nomination Committee on 15 August 2012

Mr Millner has had extensive management and public company experience across a number of industries.

Other current listed company directorships:

  • Brickworks Limited
  • BKI Investment Company Limited
  • Milton Corporation Limited
  • New Hope Corporation Limited
  • TPG Telecom Ltd
  • Washington H Soul Pattinson and Company Limted

Former listed company directorships in the past three years:

  • Exco Resources Limited (appointed November 2012, company de-listed January 2013)
Ms Lee Ausburn
M.Pharm, B.Pharm, Dip.Hosp.Pharm, GAICD Independent Non-Executive Director

Director since 7 October 2008

Appointed member of the Audit and Risk Committee on 7 October 2008

Appointed member of the Nomination Committee on 15 August 2012 and appointed Chair on 8 April 2015

Ms Ausburn is a pharmacist with experience in retail and hospital pharmacy and in academia. She had a long career in the pharmaceutical industry with Merck Sharp and Dohme (Australia) Pty Ltd and was previously Vice President, Asia, for Merck and Co Inc with responsibility for the company’s operations across Asia.

Ms Ausburn was President, Pharmacy Faculty Foundation, University of Sydney until December 2017.

Other current listed company directorships:

  • nib holdings limited
  • Somnomed Limited
Mr Gerard J Masters
Independent Non-Executive Director

Director since 7 September 2010

Appointed Member of the Nomination Committee on 15 August 2012

Appointed Member and Chair of the Remuneration Committee on 30 January 2014

Mr Masters has had extensive experience in retailing. Until his resignation in early 2006, he spent more than 33 years with the Coles Myer Group. This included a 10 year period as Managing Director of Bi Lo, Coles and then the total Supermarkets Group which was Coles Myer’s largest and most profitable business. His most recent role, until his resignation in 2009, was as the Managing Director and CEO of The Reject Shop Limited.

Mr Kenneth W Gunderson-Briggs
B. Bus, FCA, MAICD, Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Director since 6 May 2014

Appointed Member of the Audit and Risk Committee on 6 May 2014 and appointed Chair on 25 January 2017

Appointed Member of the Remuneration Committee on 8 April 2015

Appointed Senior Independent Director 2 September 2015

Mr Gunderson-Briggs is a Chartered Accountant, Registered Company Auditor and Public Company Director, with broad experience in the finance and retail franchise sectors.

Mr Gunderson-Briggs finished his tenure as Chairman of Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School Limited in May 2018, having been a Director since 2009 and Chair since 2013.

Other current listed company directorships:

  • Harvey Norman Holdings Limited
Ms Jennifer Macdonald
B.Com, ACA, MEI, GAICD, Independent Non-Executive Director

Director since 9 November 2017.

Appointed Member of the Audit and Risk Committee on 9 November 2017.

Ms Macdonald has a strong background in financial and general management roles across a range of industry sectors including fast moving consumer goods, travel and digital media.

Ms Macdonald has previously undertaken the roles of Chief Financial Officer and Interim Chief Executive Officer at Helloworld Travel and Chief Financial Officer and General Manager International at REA Group.

Ms Macdonald was a non-executive director of Hipages Pty Limited and Chair of their Audit and Risk Committee (2014-2016) and a non-executive director of Fitted for Work (2013-2014). Ms Macdonald is also currently a non-executive director and Member of the Audit and Risk Committee for Redbubble Ltd, non-executive director and Audit Chair for Redflow Limited and non-executive director and Audit Chair for Bapcor Limited.

Ms Macdonald is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants ANZ, and has a Masters of Entrepreneurship and Innovation from Swinburne University.

Other current listed company directorships:

  • Redbubble Ltd
  • Redflow Limited
  • Bapcor Limited