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Board of Directors

Elliott Kaplan
BAcc, CA
(Chairman and Non-Executive Director – appointed 16 February 2005)

Mr Kaplan is a Chartered Accountant with extensive experience in senior financial and chief executive officer roles in both private and public listed companies. His experience, from both an investor and investee perspective, spans a diverse range of industries including manufacturing, environmental, distribution and services. Mr Kaplan is Managing Director of CVC Private Equity Limited. Mr Kaplan is also a director of The Environmental Group Limited (ASX Code: EGL).

Mr Kaplan is Chairman of the Audit and Remuneration Committees.

Dr Gary Weiss
(Non – Executive Director – appointed 28 May 2012)

Dr Weiss holds the degrees of LL.B (Hons) and LL.M (with dist.) from Victoria University of Wellington, as well as a Doctor of Juridical Science (JSD) from Cornell University, New York.

Dr Weiss has extensive international business experience and has been involved in numerous cross-border mergers and acquisitions.

Dr Weiss is Chairman of Secure Parking Pty Ltd, Executive Director of Ariadne Australia Ltd, and a director of Premier Investments Limited, Ridley Corporation Ltd, Mercantile Investment Company Limited, Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute and The Centre for Independent Studies.

He was Chairman of Coats plc from December 2003 until April 2012 and an executive director of Guinness Peat Group plc from November 1990 to April 2011 and has held directorships of numerous companies, including Westfield Group, Tower Australia Ltd, Australian Wealth Management Ltd, Tyndall Australia Ltd (Deputy Chairman), Joe White Maltings Ltd (Chairman), CIC Ltd, Whitlam Turnbull & Co Ltd and Industrial Equity Ltd.

He has authored numerous articles on a variety of legal and commercial topics.

Brandon Penn
B. Com
(Executive Director – appointed 16 August 2007)

Mr Penn is the founding director of the PB Group. He has had extensive experience in start up businesses.

Mr Penn has had a number of business interests alongside the PB Group including the establishment of a dominant software development company, Dealing Information Systems (DIS), which developed wholesale banking systems. DIS was acquired in 1996 by Sungard Data Systems NYSE. Mr Penn assumed Asia-Pacific responsibility for the Sungard companies and offices throughout the Asia Pacific region.

In 2001 Mr Penn left Sungard to concentrate on his interest in the PB Group as a non-executive Director. He has been instrumental in negotiating and integrating a number of acquisitions growing the PB Group into a rapid growth multi-state importation, manufacturing and distribution business.

Mr Penn is a member of the Remuneration Committee.

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