Mr Garry Hounsell

Chair of the Board

Re-appointed 25 July 2021 to 30 June 2024

  • Chair of the Board since 25 July 2021
  • Director since 1 July 2016
  • Director of ARIA Co Pty Ltd 

Mr Hounsell is the Chairman of Helloworld Travel Limited (since 2016) and a Director of Treasury Wine Estates Ltd (since 2012), where he is Chair of Wine Operations and Sustainability (since 2022). Mr Hounsell is a Director of Findex (since January 2020), a member of Commencer Capital’s (formally Investec Emerging Companies) Investment Committee (since 2019) and Director and Chairman of Wellness & Beauty Solutions Limited (since December 2021). Since November 2022, Mr Hounsell is also Chair of Electro Optic Systems Ltd.

Mr Hounsell was previously the Chairman of Myer Holdings Limited (2017–20; Executive Chairman Feb–Jun 2018), Chairman and a Non-Executive Director of Spotless Group Holdings Limited (2014–17), the Chairman of Emitch Limited (2006–08) and PanAust Limited (2008–15). He was also previously an Advisory Board Member of PanAust Limited (2015–17), Rothschild Australia Limited (2012–17), and Investec Global Aircraft Fund (2007–19). He was a director at Orica Limited (2004–13), Nufarm Limited (2004–12), Qantas Airways Limited (2005–15), Mitchell Communication Group Limited (2008–10), Integral Diagnostics Limited (2015–17), Dulux Group Limited (2010–17) and Investec Aircraft Syndicate Limited (2012–18).

Mr Hounsell was a Senior Partner at Ernst & Young (2002–04), CEO and Managing Partner of Arthur Andersen (2001–02) and a Partner at Arthur Andersen (1989–02).

Mr Hounsell has a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) from the Swinburne Institute of Technology (1975) and is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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