Our Leaders

Tabcorp’s leadership team strongly supports the principles of good corporate governance and are committed to building on the Group’s strong reputation for integrity.

Our Board of Directors and Executive Leadership Team have a diverse range of expertise and leadership experience in the gambling industry, financial sector, and other highly regulated industries in Australia and overseas. 

Board of Directors

Paula Dwyer
Chairman and Non Executive Director from June 2011

Paula Dwyer is Chairman of Allianz Australia Limited and a Director of Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited and Lion Pty Ltd. She is also a Member of the Kirin Holdings International Advisory Board and a Member of the Takeovers Panel.

Ms Dwyer was formerly the Chairman of Healthscope Limited and a Director of Leighton Holdings Limited, Suncorp Group Limited and Foster’s Group Limited. She was formerly a member of the ASIC External Advisory Panel, the Victorian Casino and Gaming Authority and of the Victorian Gaming Commission.

Ms Dwyer held senior executive positions with Ord Minnett (now JP Morgan) and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Ms Dwyer is Chairman of the Tabcorp Nomination Committee and the Victorian Joint Venture Management Committee. She is also a member of the Tabcorp Audit Committee, Tabcorp Risk and Compliance Committee and Tabcorp People and Remuneration Committee.

Ms Dwyer holds a Bachelor of Commerce. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, Senior Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).

Prior to the demerger of the Group's former casinos business in June 2011, Ms Dwyer was a Non Executive Director from August 2005.

David Attenborough
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer from June 2011

David Attenborough joined Tabcorp in April 2010 as Managing Director - Wagering. He became Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer when Tabcorp’s demerger of its former casinos business was completed in June 2011. He was appointed as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer following the Tabcorp-Tatts combination. He is also a Director of the Australasian Gaming Council.

Mr Attenborough was previously the Chief Executive Officer (South Africa) of Phumelela Gaming and Leisure Limited, the leading wagering operator in South Africa. His previous experience also includes the development of casino, bookmaking and gaming opportunities for British bookmaking company Ladbrokes (formerly part of the Hilton Group Plc).

Mr Attenborough holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) and a Master of Business Administration, and is a Member of AICD.

Bruce Akhurst
Non Executive Director from July 2017
Bruce Akhurst is the Executive Chairman of Adstream Holdings Pty Ltd and is a Director of Vocus Group Limited and private investment company Paul Ramsay Holdings Pty Ltd.  He is also Chairman of the Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation and a Council Member of RMIT University.

Mr Akhurst was the Chief Executive Officer of Sensis Pty Ltd from 2005 to 2012 and a Director and Chairman of FOXTEL. Mr Akhurst also spent seven years as Group Managing Director and Group General Counsel at Telstra Corporation Limited, and prior to that he was a Partner at Mallesons Stephen Jaques.

Mr Akhurst is Chairman of the Tabcorp Risk and Compliance Committee and a member of the Tabcorp People and Remuneration Committee and Tabcorp Nomination Committee.

Mr Akhurst holds a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) and a Bachelor of Laws, and is a Fellow of AICD.
Harry Boon
Non Executive Director from December 2017

Harry Boon joined the Tabcorp Board in December 2017 following the implementation of the combination between Tabcorp and Tatts Group Limited (Tatts). He was previously the Chairman of Tatts, and served as a Non Executive Director of Tatts from May 2005.

Mr Boon is currently the Chairman of Asaleo Care Limited and is a former Director of Toll Holdings Limited.

Mr Boon was previously Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of ASX listed company Ansell Limited until he retired in 2004, a position which capped a career spanning some 28 years with the Ansell Group. Mr Boon has held senior positions in Australia, Europe, the US and Canada, and has broad-based experience in global marketing and sales, manufacturing, and product development.

Mr Boon is a member of the Tabcorp Audit Committee, Tabcorp Risk and Compliance Committee, Tabcorp People and Remuneration Committee and Tabcorp Nomination Committee.

Mr Boon holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of Commerce.

Anne Brennan
Non Executive Director from July 2020

Anne Brennan is a Non-Executive Director of Spark Infrastructure Group, Argo Investments Limited, Charter Hall Group and Nufarm Limited. She is also on the boards of NSW Treasury Corporation, Rabobank Australia Limited and Rabobank New Zealand Limited.

Ms Brennan previously served as a Non-Executive Director and Deputy Chair of Echo Entertainment Group Limited (now The Star Entertainment Group Limited), and as a Non-Executive Director of Metcash Limited and Myer Holdings Limited.

Ms Brennan was formerly the Executive Finance Director of Coates Group and Chief Financial Officer at CSR Limited. She was previously a partner at KPMG, then Arthur Andersen and Ernst & Young where she was a Senior Partner, Head of Transaction Services and served on the Australian Board.

Ms Brennan is a member of the Audit Committee, Risk and Compliance Committee and Nomination Committee.

Ms Brennan holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), and is a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and a Fellow of AICD.

David Gallop AM
Non Executive Director from July 2020

David Gallop AM was the Chief Executive Officer and General Secretary of Football Federation Australia from 2012 to 2019 and Chief Executive Officer of the National Rugby League from 2002 to 2012. He also held senior legal roles with the National Rugby League, News Corporation (Super League) and law firm Holman Webb.

Mr Gallop has served on numerous sports governing bodies including the Australian Sports Commission, Rugby League International Federation and the Asian Football Confederation’s 2015 AFC Asian Cup Local Organising Committee.

Mr Gallop is a member of the Audit Committee, Risk and Compliance Committee and Nomination Committee

Mr Gallop holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts, and is a Member of AICD.

Steven Gregg
Non Executive Director from July 2012

Steven Gregg is Chairman of Caltex Australia Limited and a Director of Challenger Limited and thoroughbred bloodstock company William Inglis & Son Limited. He is also a Trustee of the Australian Museum Trust and Chairman of Unisson Disability Limited.

He is the former Chairman of Goodman Fielder Limited and former Chairman of Austock Group Limited, and he was a Member of the Grant Samuel non-executive Advisory Board.

Mr Gregg had an executive career in investment banking and management consulting, including as Global Head of Investment Banking and CEO at ABN Amro Bank, and Partner and Senior Adviser to McKinsey & Company.

Mr Gregg is Chairman of the Tabcorp People and Remuneration Committee and a member of the Tabcorp Audit Committee and Tabcorp Nomination Committee.

Mr Gregg holds a Bachelor of Commerce.

Vickki McFadden
Non Executive Director from July 2017
Vickki McFadden is Chairman of GPT Group and a Director of Newcrest Mining Limited, Allianz Australia Ltd and Myer Family Investments Pty Ltd. She is also a Member of Chief Executive Women.

Ms McFadden was Chairman of Eftpos Payments Australia Limited and Skilled Group Limited, President of the Takeovers Panel, and was previously a Non Executive Director of Leighton Holdings Limited. Prior to this, she was Managing Director, Investment Banking at Merrill Lynch (Australia) Pty Ltd.

Ms McFadden is Chairman of the Tabcorp Audit Committee and a member of the Tabcorp Risk and Compliance Committee and Tabcorp Nomination Committee.

Ms McFadden holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws, and is a Member of AICD.
 
Justin Milne
Non Executive Director from August 2011

Mr Milne is a former Chairman of NetComm Wireless Limited, MYOB Group Limited, Australian Broadcasting Corporation and pieNETWORKS Limited, and was a Director of NBN Co Limited, SMS Management and Technology Limited, Members Equity Bank Limited and Basketball Australia Limited.

Mr Milne had an executive career in telecommunications, marketing and media. From 2002 to 2010 he was Group Managing Director of Telstra’s broadband and media businesses, and headed up Telstra’s BigPond New Media businesses in China. He was also the Chief Executive Officer of OzEmail and the Microsoft Network.

Mr Milne is a member of the Tabcorp Risk and Compliance Committee and Tabcorp Nomination Committee.

Mr Milne holds a Bachelor of Arts, and is a Fellow of AICD.

Senior Management

David Attenborough
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer from June 2011

David joined Tabcorp in April 2010 as Managing Director - Wagering. He became Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer when Tabcorp's demerger of its former casinos business was completed in June 2011. He was appointed as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer following the Tabcorp-Tatts combination.

He has an extensive background in totalisator and fixed odds betting, racing and broadcasting. He was previously the Chief Executive Officer (South Africa) of Phumelela Gaming and Leisure Limited, the leading wagering operator in South Africa. His previous experience also includes the development of casino, bookmaking and gaming opportunities for British bookmaking company Ladbrokes (formerly part of the Hilton Group Plc).

David is a Director of the Australasian Gaming Council.

David holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) and a Masters of Business Administration, and he is a Member of AICD.

Adam Newman
Chief Financial Officer
Adam joined Tabcorp in October 2019 as Chief Financial Officer.

He was previously the Chief Financial Officer of ASX-listed energy company AusNet Services Limited. He also held senior leadership roles at BlueScope Steel in Australia and the USA, and worked at BHP and in Coopers & Lybrand’s Perth and London Corporate Advisory groups.

Adam holds a Bachelor of Business, Post Graduate Diploma of Business, and Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance.  He has also attended the Advanced Management Program at INSEAD (France). Adam is a Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and FINSIA.
Paul Carew
Chief Operating Officer - Gaming Services

Paul commenced as Chief Operating Officer – Gaming Services in February 2020. Since joining Tabcorp in 2006, he has held various senior management positions across the Gaming, Retail Wagering and Keno businesses.

Prior to joining Tabcorp, Paul was Sales Manager at Fosters Group and was a licensed venue operator.

Paul holds a Bachelor of Commerce, Marketing and Management, and has attended the University of Nevada Executive Development Program in the USA.

Clinton Lollback
Chief Risk Officer

Clinton joined Tabcorp in January 2016 in this newly created role to lead Tabcorp's risk and compliance functions.

Prior to joining Tabcorp, he was the Head of Operational Risk at Macquarie Group, a role he established and led for 10 years.

Clinton has extensive risk management experience in the banking and finance industry, including roles with Westpac, JP Morgan, and Coopers & Lybrand.

Clinton holds a Bachelor of Business and is a Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Patrick McGlinchey
Group General Counsel

Patrick commenced with Tabcorp in March 2019 as Group General Counsel, leading Tabcorp’s Legal, Regulatory and Governance functions with functional responsibility for Company Secretariat.

Prior to joining Tabcorp, he was Regional General Counsel Asia Pacific at LafargeHolcim Group leading the legal, corporate governance and compliance teams across the region. Patrick also has experience in the gambling entertainment industry, having served previously as Chief Legal Officer and Company Secretary at Aristocrat Leisure Limited.

Patrick holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of Economics (Soc Sc). He has attended various executive development courses including the International Institute for Management Development in Switzerland and the Wharton School in the USA.

Fran&ccediloise Russo
Chief Information Officer

Françoise commenced as Tabcorp’s Chief Information Officer in May 2020.

Prior to joining Tabcorp, Françoise was Global Chief Information Officer at Toll Group, where she led a multi-year business transformation underpinned by a program of global technology modernisation. She has also worked overseas with organisations such as Procter & Gamble, Diageo and British American Tobacco, where she was the Regional Chief Information Officer for Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Françoise holds a Masters of Business Administration, a Masters in Information Systems and a Bachelor in Psychology. She has attended the University of Oxford’s Said Business School and Warwick Business School at the University of Warwick, UK.

Adam Rytenskild
Managing Director - Wagering and Media

Adam joined Tabcorp in 2000 and has been a member of Tabcorp’s Executive Leadership Team since 2010. During this time he has led Wagering’s Digital and Retail Operations, Gaming Services business, Keno business and has been Managing Director - Wagering and Media since the Tabcorp-Tatts combination in December 2017.

Adam has over 20 years’ experience in gambling entertainment and leading complex businesses that are highly regulated, have multiple stakeholders, are underpinned by a strong customer focus, and operate in highly competitive digital environments. His career also includes nine years with Mobil Oil prior to joining Tabcorp.

He is an Alternate Director of the Australasian Gaming Council.

He holds a Masters of Business Administration, has attended the Senior Executive Program at the London Business School and the Executive Breakthrough Program with Egon Zehnder. He is a Member of AICD.

Ben Simons
Chief Strategy Officer

Ben commenced with Tabcorp in July 2017 in the position of Chief Strategy Officer. He has oversight of corporate strategy and branding, business development, and the Office of the CEO, which includes corporate communications and government, investor and stakeholder relations.

He was previously with Telstra where he was most recently Director of Telstra Air, Australia's largest wifi hotspot network, and Director of Retail Product Strategy. Prior to Telstra, he was Principal of management consulting firm Bain and Company.

Ben holds a Masters in Business Administration, a Bachelor of Economics, a Bachelor of Laws, and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance from the Securities Institute of Australia.

Sue van der Merwe
Managing Director - Lotteries and Keno

Sue became Tabcorp’s Managing Director – Lotteries and Keno following the combination of Tabcorp and Tatts in December 2017. Previously she held the role of Chief Operating Officer – Lotteries at Tatts Group.

Sue has extensive experience in lotteries spanning 30 years. She has played a central role in the successful development of the Australian lottery industry, and was instrumental in the acquisition of multiple lottery licences and the successful integration of these businesses. Today she is responsible for one of the most complex multi-jurisdictional lottery businesses in the world.

She is Chairman of the Asia Pacific Lottery Association, sits on the World Lottery Association Executive Committee and was inducted into PGRI’s Lottery Industry Hall of Fame in 2016, recognising her contribution to world lottery excellence and integrity.

Sue holds a Bachelor of Social Science, Marketing and Economics.

Michelle Williams
Chief People Officer

Michelle commenced with Tabcorp in February 2020 as Chief People Officer.

Prior to joining Tabcorp, she was Group Director Human Resources at Fairfax Media Limited and was responsible for setting and implementing human resources strategy across Fairfax’s portfolio of newspapers, websites, radio stations, events and digital ventures in Australia and New Zealand. Prior to Fairfax, she held human resources roles with AXA and Colonial Limited.

Michelle holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Science and is a member of the Australian Human Resources Institute.