Management Profiles

David Kelley

Group Chief Risk Officer

Joined Collins Foods: February 2024

David is an accomplished executive with extensive experience leading and developing state-of-the-art Corporate Governance, Operational Risk, Compliance and Assurance functions in highly regulated industries in Australia and across the globe. David’s executive experience includes Cochlear Limited, Energy Queensland, The Star Entertainment Group Limited, Super Retail Group Limited, Woolworths Limited and General Motors Asia Pacific. As a Chartered Company Secretary and a postgraduate qualified governance, risk, and compliance professional, David is responsible for enhancing Collins Foods’ organisational resilience, efficiency, and growth through excellence in governance, risk management, compliance, and assurance. David has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Adelaide, an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management and a Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance from the Governance Institute of Australia.

Andrew Leyden

Group Chief Finance Officer

Joined Collins Foods: October 2023

Andrew is a highly experienced leader in financial and commercial roles. He has deep experience leading organisations and finance functions across multiple geographies, and has a strong track record of developing strategy, including building businesses in adjacent and new categories to drive profitable sales growth. Given his experience and track record, Andrew will play a key role in driving growth opportunities for Collins Foods.
Andrew is an experienced ASX-listed CFO and has also held senior roles in consumer goods companies including Essity, Foster’s Group and Reckitt.

Joanne Matthews

Joanne Matthews

Group Chief People and Culture Officer

Joined Collins Foods: June 2024

Jo brings extensive capability in transformation, change leadership, talent management and acquisitions. This experience, gained over 20+ years in global senior human resource leadership roles, including Australia, New Zealand, and Canada, will help deliver Collins Foods’ core talent, cultural, strategic and performance priorities. Before joining Collins Foods, Jo was the Chief People Officer for Michael Hill International, and prior to that had roles as the Executive General Manager, Human Resources with MAX Solutions Pty Ltd, and as Divisional Human Resources Manager (Leisure) for Super Retail Group. Jo’s earlier career was in HR and operational roles with Woolworths Supermarkets. Jo holds an MBA and Bachelor of Business in Human Resources and Marketing.

Hans Miete

CEO, Collins Foods Europe

Joined Collins Foods: 2020

Hans has a proven executive management track record with over 25 years of QSR, foodservice and franchise experience within major brands and companies. Most recently, Hans was Managing Director for the Burger King master franchise in the Netherlands and for New York Pizza, one of the leading food delivery franchise brands. Prior to that Hans has held extensive senior management positions in the hospitality industry including leading the restaurant and retail operations for Center Parcs in the Netherlands and Belgium. As a commercially focused business leader, he is passionate about empowering people and building culture as well as growing organizations and businesses. Since commencing in 2020, Hans has been pivotal in leading the growth in our European business including four acquisitions totalling 25 Restaurants and the implementation of the first global Corporate Franchise Agreement for KFC in the Netherlands. Hans holds an MBA from the Keele University Business School.

Helen Moore

Chief Operating Officer, KFC Australia

Joined Collins Foods: 2021

Helen is a commercially astute, passionate, people and business leader, with extensive experience growing businesses across the Food & Retail sectors. Most recently, Helen was CEO of Oporto, leading 180 franchised and company owned restaurants across Australia, New Zealand and Sri Lanka. Prior to that, Helen was General Manager – Convenience Development for Ampol (formerly Caltex Australia) and led the creation and roll-out of its successful new retail and QSR formats, The Foodary and Metro at Ampol. Helen brings over 15 years’ experience in retail and consumer goods, commencing her career in consumer and retail investment banking with JPMorgan and Deutsche Bank before transitioning to senior leadership roles at Woolworths Group.

Tony Van Der Ark

Chief Development Officer

Joined Collins Foods: 2019

Tony has over 25 years’ experience in the property and construction industry with major Australian publicly listed companies.  Commencing his construction career with Lend Lease Corporation and Jennings Construction, Tony completed major projects in both Sydney and Brisbane, including the Broadway on the Mall shopping centre in the heart of Brisbane’s CBD.  Tony joined Brierley Investments as General Manager of Property managing brands including Chandlers and Action Liquor where he was responsible for the substantial growth and successful turnaround of these two companies. Tony has also held the senior property roles for Bank of Queensland, Woolworth’s ALH Group and Michael Hill International, delivering substantial network grow and successfully managing all aspects of the property function including site selection, acquisition, leasing and design & construction.  Tony is a an experienced and commercially astute property executive with a solid track record of efficiently growing brand networks and contributing to EBIT growth.

Krystal Zugno

General Manager, Taco Bell Australia

Joined Collins Foods: 2001

Krystal joins the Collins Foods Executive Team with over 20 years of KFC brand experience to her name. Having spent nearly two decades in the Quick Service Restaurant Industry, across various leadership roles and functions, Krystal has consistently demonstrated her ability to deliver exceptional results, with the most recent of these being her instrumental role in leading the Collins’ KFC Australia Division through the COVID-19 pandemic as Interim General Manager. Throughout these unprecedented times, Krystal was pivotal in delivering Collins’ record FY20 financial results, exceeding $1billion in sales. In her latest appointment, Krystal will be ringing the purple bell as the General Manager of Taco Bell.