Board of Directors

Robert Kaye SC – LLB, LLM

Chairman and Independent Non-executive Director

Member: Audit & Risk Committee / Member: Remuneration & Nomination Committee

Robert Kaye SC is a barrister, mediator and professional Non-executive Director. Recognised for his strategic and commercially focused advice, Robert has acted for various commercial enterprises – both public and private – across media, retail, FMCG, property development, mining and engineering sectors. Drawing on his experience as a senior member of the NSW Bar, including serving on the Professional Conduct Committee and Equal Opportunity Committee, Robert has a strong emphasis on Board governance and is well versed in Board processes.

 

Robert has significant cross-border experience, including corporate restructuring and M&A across North America, Europe, Asia, and the Australia and New Zealand region.

 

In addition to his role as Non-executive Chairman of Collins Foods Limited, Robert is a Non-executive Director of Magontec Limited and FAR Limited.

 

He was formerly Non-executive Chairman of Spicers Limited and Non-executive Director of UGL Limited, HT&E Limited and Blue Sky Alternative Investments Limited and the Chairman of the Macular Disease Foundation Australia.

Drew O’Malley

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

An accomplished executive with over 20 years’ experience in the Quick Service Restaurants (QSR) industry, Drew joined Collins Foods after serving nearly two decades as an executive team member with AmRest, during which time it grew to become the largest independent restaurant company in Europe.

 

In his time there, Drew served in various senior roles, including Chief Operating Officer, Chief Digital Officer, and Brand President KFC. Additionally, Drew served as President of the Central Europe Division, in which he was responsible for over 500 restaurants across 4 brands (KFC, Pizza Hut, Starbucks and Burger King) and seven countries.

 

Prior to his current role as Managing Director and CEO, Drew served three years at Collins Foods as the Chief Operating Officer for Australia. He has also worked as a consultant with McKinsey & Company and holds an MBA from the University of Michigan Business School.

Christine Holman – PGDipBA, MBA, GAICD

Independent Non-executive Director 

Member: Audit & Risk Committee / Member: Remuneration & Nomination Committee

Christine brings more than 20 years of extensive commercial and Board experience across a variety of areas including mergers and acquisitions, finance, sales, technology, digital transformations, and marketing to Collins Foods. Currently, Christine serves on the Board of ASX companies: CSR Ltd, Blackmores Limited and Metcash Limited, and the Board of the Moorebank Intermodal Company (a Federal Government Business Enterprise – GBE) as a Non-executive Director and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee.

 

In line with her passion for cricket and preserving the heritage and history of the game and our nation, Christine sits on the Boards of the Bradman Foundation, the ICC T20 World Cup and the State Library of NSW Foundation. Christine also serves on the Board of the McGrath Foundation.

 

In her previous executive capacity, as both CFO & Commercial Director of Telstra Broadcast Services, Christine brings a deep understanding of legacy and emerging technologies supported by strategies related to growing businesses and digital transformations. During her time in private investment management, Christine assisted management and the Board of investee companies on strategy and corporate development, mergers and acquisitions, financial restructures and turnarounds, leading due diligence teams, managing large complex commercial negotiations and developing growth opportunities.

 

Christine holds a Masters in Business Administration and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from Macquarie University and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors’ Company Directors Course. Christine is member of the Chief Executive Women (CEW) and the International Women’s Forum (IWF).

 

Newman Manion

Non-executive Director 

Member: Audit & Risk Committee / Member: Remuneration & Nomination Committee

Newman has significant experience in the food franchise industry, obtained over a period of more than 38 years gained over various roles with Yum! (Franchisor of KFC) since 1982. Previously, Newman served as a Board member of KFC Japan (from 2005 to 2008), General Manager of KFC operations in Australia and New Zealand (from 1995 to 2004), Development Director of PepsiCo restaurants (including KFC) in Australia (from 1990 to 1995) and General Manager of KFC New Zealand (from 1988 to 1990).

 

Newman was previously Vice President, Operations for Yum!’s Asian franchise business (from 2004 until 2010). Newman is currently a Retail Consultant to Acre Food Group (since October 2020).

 

Bronwyn Morris AM – B. Com, FCA, FAICD

Independent Non-executive Director

Chair: Audit & Risk Committee / Member: Remuneration & Nomination Committee

Bronwyn has extensive experience as a Non-executive Director and Chair. She is a Chartered Accountant and a former partner of KPMG. Bronwyn worked with the firm and its predecessor firms in Brisbane, London and the Gold Coast.

 

Bronwyn has served on the Boards of a broad range of companies and brings strong financial and commercial experience acquired from her professional services background and various governance roles. She has a particular interest in risk management and compliance, including in regulated entities. Bronwyn has served as Chair of, or a member of, Audit and Risk Committees, Remuneration and Nominations Committees with respect to both her Board roles and other independent appointments.

 

Bronwyn is a director of Dalrymple Bay Infrastructure Limited, Royal Automobile Club of Queensland Limited (previous President and Chair), its wholly-owned subsidiaries RACQ Insurance Limited and RACQ Bank, and Menzies Health Institute Queensland. She is Chair of Queensland Urban Utilities and the RACQ Foundation. Bronwyn is a member of Chief Executive Women (CEW).

 

Kevin Perkins

Non-executive Director 

Member: Audit & Risk Committee / Member: Remuneration & Nomination Committee

Kevin is a highly experienced executive in the Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) and casual dining segments of the Australian restaurant industry. He has had more than 40 years’ experience with the Collins Foods Group, having overseen its growth both domestically and overseas over that time.

 

Kevin is the Non-executive Chairman of Sizzler USA Acquisition, Inc. He holds approximately 100% of the common stock in Sizzler USA Acquisition, Inc.

 

Sizzler USA Acquisition, Inc operates or franchises Sizzler restaurants across the United States and Puerto Rico. The operations of Collins Foods and Sizzler USA Acquisition, Inc are separate.

Russell Tate – B. Com (Econ.)

Independent Non-executive Director

Chair: Remuneration & Nomination Committee / Member: Audit & Risk Committee

Russell has more than 33 years’ experience in senior executive and consulting roles in marketing and media. He was CEO of ASX-listed STW Group Limited, Australia’s largest marketing communications group from 1997 to 2006, Executive Chair from 2006 to 2008, and Deputy Chair (Non-executive) from 2008 to 2011.

 

He was Chair (Non-executive) of Collins Foods Limited from its listing in 2011 until March 2015 and remained Executive Chair of ASX listed Macquarie Radio Network Limited (now Macquarie Media Limited) from 2009 until 2018 and Non-executive Chair until November 2019. He is also a Director of One Big Switch Pty Ltd (since 2012).

 

Frances Finucan – LLB (Hons), BA (Modern Asian Studies), FGIA, MQLS, GAICD

Company Secretary

Frances was appointed to the role of Company Secretary on 17 July 2013 and provides counsel on the Group’s governance frameworks. Admitted as a Solicitor in 2004 by the Queensland Law Society, Frances holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons), Bachelor of Arts and a Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance. Frances has over 16 years’ experience in legal, commercial and corporate governance working in legal, regulatory and company secretarial roles in Australia.