CEO and Managing Director

John Paul joined GALE Pacific in October 2017 as the General Manager of the Americas business. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer in November 2019 and then Managing Director in August 2020. John Paul has broad experience working globally across consumer and commercial product sectors. Before joining GALE Pacific, John Paul built his career at Newell Brands in roles of increasing responsibility and scope in marketing, sales, and management over fifteen years. He has held multiple global product and brand marketing leadership positions over his tenure. John Paul lived and worked in Melbourne, Australia, as the Marketing Director of Newell Brands’ APAC hardware business.


Chairman and Non-Executive Director since November 2009

David was Managing Director of McPherson’s Limited from 1995 to 2009 and prior to that was Managing Director of Cascade Group Limited for seven years. Before this David held senior positions with Elders IXL Limited and Castlemaine Tooheys Limited. David holds a degree in engineering and prior to obtaining general management positions held managerial roles in production management, finance and marketing. During the last three years David has been Chairman of Catalyst Education Pty Ltd and Chairman of Direct Couriers Group Pty Ltd.

David is the Chairman of the Company’s Nomination Committee and is a member of the Remuneration and Audit and Risk Committees.


Non-Executive Director since March 2018

Donna has extensive experience in senior executive and strategic roles within public and private retail companies, with a proven track record in retail, brand and product development, marketing and communications.

Donna serves on multiple Boards and is currently Chair & Non-Executive Director of Dandenong Market Pty Ltd and serves as a Member of the Audit and Risk Committee as well as Deputy Chair & Executive Director of YMCA Service Pty Ltd where she is also a Member of the HR & Governance Committee.

Donna is a member of the Company’s Nomination and Remuneration Committees.


Non-Executive Director since May 2014

Peter is the Chief Operating Officer of the Thorney Investment Group of Companies. Peter has extensive business and corporate experience specialising in advising boards and management in mergers and acquisitions, divestments, business restructurings and capital markets.

Peter is a non-executive director of Adacel Technologies Limited, Chairman of PRT Company Limited (formerly Prime Media Group Limited) and a non-executive director of various entities within the 20 Cashews Pty Ltd group, including Australian Community Media and View Media Group.

Peter is the Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee and is a member of the Company’s Nomination Committee.


Non-Executive Director since October 2017

Tom has extensive experience as a non-executive director of listed companies including many years as Managing Director. Tom is currently Chairman of Soco Limited (ASX:SOC), Chairman of Xref Limited (ASX:XF1), and Chairman of Escient. Tom was previously chairman of Empired Limited (ASX:EPD) a non-executive director of Inabox Group (ASX:IAB), CEO of SMS Management & Technology (ASX:SMX), and Director of the Australian Information Industry Association.

Tom is the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and is a member of the Company’s Nomination and Audit and Risk Committees.