Our Leaders

Tabcorp’s leadership team is committed to global growth and advancing the interests of the organisation and its stakeholders.

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 Healthscope 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.

Paula Dwyer is Chairman of Healthscope 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 a Director of Leighton Holdings Limited, Suncorp Group Limited, Foster’s Group Limited, David Jones Limited and Astro Japan Property Group Limited. She is a former member of the ASIC External Advisory Panel and the Victorian Casino and Gaming Authority and of the Victorian Gaming Commission (from 1993 – 1995).

Ms Dwyer had an executive career in finance holding senior positions in investment management, investment banking and chartered accounting with Ord Minnett (now JP Morgan) and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

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

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

Prior to demerger Ms Dwyer was a Non Executive Director from August 2005.

David Attenborough
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer from June 2011

David became Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer when Tabcorp’s demerger of its former casinos business was completed in June 2011. He is also a Director of the Australasian Gaming Council.

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 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 the 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 private investment company Paul Ramsay Holdings Pty Ltd.  
Bruce Akhurst is the Executive Chairman of Adstream Holdings Pty Ltd and is a Director of private investment company Paul Ramsay Holdings Pty Ltd.  He is also Chairman of the Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation, and a Director of the State Library of Victoria, 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 a member of the Tabcorp Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee and Tabcorp Nomination Committee.

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

Mr Boon joined the Tabcorp Board in December 2017 following the implementation of the combination between Tabcorp and Tatts Group Limited (Tatts).

Mr 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 from 2006 to 2015.

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, Risk and Compliance Committee, Tabcorp Remuneration Committee and Tabcorp Nomination Committee.

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

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.

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 Member of the Grant Samuel non-executive Advisory Board, Trustee of the Australian Museum Trust and a Director of The Lorna Hodgkinson Sunshine Home.

He is the former Chairman of Goodman Fielder Limited and former Chairman of Austock Group Limited. 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 a member of the Tabcorp Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee, Tabcorp Nomination Committee and Tabcorp Remuneration Committee.

Mr Gregg holds a Bachelor of Commerce.

Vickki McFadden
Non Executive Director from July 2017
Vickki McFadden is Chairman of Eftpos Payments Australia Limited, a Director of Newcrest Mining Limited and Myer Family Investments Pty Ltd, and President of the Takeovers Panel.
Vickki McFadden is Chairman of Eftpos Payments Australia Limited, a Director of Newcrest Mining Limited and Myer Family Investments Pty Ltd, and President of the Takeovers Panel. She is also a Member of Chief Executive Women and a Member of the Advisory Board and Executive Committee of the UNSW Business School.

Ms McFadden was Chairman of Skilled Group Limited prior to its acquisition by Programmed Maintenance Services Limited in 2015, 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, Risk and Compliance Committee and a member of the Tabcorp Nomination Committee.

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

Justin Milne is Chairman of MYOB Group Limited, Chairman of NetComm Wireless Limited and Chairman of Australian Broadcasting Corporation. He is also a Director of NBN Co Limited, Members Equity Bank Limited and SMS Management and Technology Limited. 

Justin Milne is Chairman of MYOB Group Limited, Chairman of NetComm Wireless Limited and Chairman of Australian Broadcasting Corporation. He is also a Director of NBN Co Limited, Members Equity Bank Limited and SMS Management and Technology Limited.

Mr Milne was formerly Chairman of pieNETWORKS Limited, a Director of Basketball Australia Limited and Chief Executive Officer of OzEmail and the Microsoft Network.

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.

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

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

Zygmunt Switkowski AO
Non Executive Director from June 2011

Zygmunt Switkowski is the Chairman of Suncorp Group Limited and Chairman of NBN Co Limited. He is also a Director of Healthscope Limited, and Chancellor of RMIT University. 

Zygmunt Switkowski is the Chairman of Suncorp Group Limited and Chairman of NBN Co Limited. He is also a Director of Healthscope Limited, and Chancellor of RMIT University.

Dr Switkowski is a former Director of Oil Search Limited, former Chairman of the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, and former Chairman of Opera Australia.

Dr Switkowski was the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Telstra Corporation Limited from 1999 to 2005, and is a former Chief Executive Officer of Optus Communications. 

Dr Switkowski is Chairman of the Tabcorp Remuneration Committee. He is also a member of the Tabcorp Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee and Tabcorp Nomination Committee.

Dr Switkowski holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours), and a PhD (Nuclear Physics). He is a Fellow of the AICD, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, and Australian Academy of Science.

Prior to demerger Dr Switkowski was a Non Executive Director from October 2006.

Elmer Funke Kupper
Non Executive Director from June 2012 (on leave of absence)

Prior to demerger Elmer Funke Kupper was Tabcorp's Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer from September 2007 to June 2011, and previously he was Tabcorp's Chief Executive Australian Business from February 2006.

Prior to demerger Elmer Funke Kupper was Tabcorp's Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer from September 2007 to June 2011, and previously he was Tabcorp's Chief Executive Australian Business from February 2006.

Mr Funke Kupper was Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of ASX Limited from October 2011 to March 2016. His career includes several senior executive positions with Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited, including Group Head of Risk Management, Group Managing Director Asia Pacific and Managing Director Personal Banking and Wealth Management. Previously he was a senior management consultant with McKinsey & Company and AT Kearney.

Mr Funke Kupper is a member of the Tabcorp Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee and Tabcorp Nomination Committee.

Mr Funke Kupper holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration, and is a Member of the AICD.

Senior Management

David Attenborough
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

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.

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 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 the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).

Merryl Dooley
Chief People Officer

Merryl commenced with Tabcorp in October 1990 and has held numerous positions across a range of discipline areas including human resources, training and development, communications and sales.

Merryl commenced with Tabcorp in October 1990 and has held numerous positions across a range of discipline areas including human resources, training and development, communications and sales.

She became Executive General Manager - Human Resources in June 2011 following the implementation of the Tabcorp demerger, and then Executive General Manager - People, Culture & Communications in March 2016, prior to becoming Chief People Officer in December 2017 following the Tabcorp-Tatts combination.

Merryl holds a Masters of Business Administration (Executive) and a Bachelor of Arts, and has attended the Senior Executive Program at the London Business School. She is a Member of AICD.

Sean Hughes
Group General Counsel

Sean joined Tabcorp in July 2017. As Group General Counsel he leads Tabcorp’s Legal and Regulatory function.

Sean joined Tabcorp in July 2017. As Group General Counsel he leads Tabcorp’s Legal and Regulatory function.

Prior to joining Tabcorp, he was Chief Risk and Legal Officer at UniSuper. He has also held executive leadership roles with the Financial Markets Authority in New Zealand (as Chief Executive Officer), Australian Securities and Investments Commission, National Australia Bank Limited and Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited.

Sean holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours), a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Law (First). He is a Graduate Member of AICD.

Damien Johnston
Chief Financial Officer
Damien joined Tabcorp in September 2003. He was Tabcorp's Deputy Chief Financial Officer, being responsible for Tabcorp's Corporate Finance function including Treasury and Investor Relations, and became Chief Financial Officer upon implementation of the Tabcorp demerger in June 2011.

Damien joined Tabcorp in September 2003. He was Tabcorp's Deputy Chief Financial Officer, being responsible for Tabcorp's Corporate Finance function including Treasury and Investor Relations, and became Chief Financial Officer upon implementation of the Tabcorp demerger in June 2011.

He previously had a 21 year career with BHP Billiton with key finance roles in both Australia and Asia. These included both operational finance and corporate roles.

Damien holds a Bachelor of Commerce and is a Member of CPA Australia.

Clinton Lollback
Chief Risk Officer

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

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 the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Frank Makryllos
Managing Director - Gaming Services

Frank was Chief Operating Officer – Gaming at Tatts Group from early 2013 until commencing with Tabcorp following the Tabcorp-Tatts combination in December 2017.

Frank was Chief Operating Officer – Gaming at Tatts Group from early 2013 until commencing with Tabcorp following the Tabcorp-Tatts combination in December 2017. Frank is responsible for leading Tabcorp’s Gaming Services business which includes the brands MAX, TGS and eBET.

Frank was previously Chief Executive Officer of Intralot Australia, and was the Chief Executive of Tatts Pokies.

Frank holds a Masters of Business Administration and has completed several courses through the Harvard and London Business Schools.

Fiona Mead
Group Company Secretary

Fiona was appointed to the Tabcorp Executive Leadership Team in July 2016, and was formally appointed to the role of Company Secretary in March 2017.

Fiona was appointed to the Tabcorp Executive Leadership Team in July 2016, and was formally appointed to the role of Company Secretary in March 2017.

Prior to joining Tabcorp, she was Company Secretary of Asciano Limited and previously Assistant Company Secretary of Telstra Corporation.

Fiona holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of Commerce. She is a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia and a member of their Legislative Review Committee, and a Graduate Member of AICD.

Fiona is also the Chairman of St Michael’s Grammar School.

Mandy Ross
Chief Information Officer

Mandy commenced with Tabcorp in December 2017 following the combination of Tabcorp and Tatts.

Mandy commenced with Tabcorp in December 2017 following the combination of Tabcorp and Tatts. At Tatts, she was Chief Information Officer from December 2014, and Head of Technology Transformation and Process Improvement from 2013.

Mandy was previously Chief Technology Officer of start-up Literary Planet and Chief Information Officer of online travel organisation the Wotif Group.

Mandy holds a Masters of Business Administration and Bachelor of Information Technology (Hons).

Sue van der Merwe
Managing Director - Lotteries and Keno

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

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

Sue has extensive experience in the lottery industry commencing her career in marketing lotto games in 1990 and progressing through various management roles at Tatts.

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

Adam Rytenskild
Managing Director - Wagering and Media

Adam joined Tabcorp in 2000 as State Manager - Retail Wagering for Victoria. 

Adam joined Tabcorp in 2000 as State Manager - Retail Wagering for Victoria. Since then he has held numerous senior management roles, including leading Tabcorp's Wagering Retail & Digital Distribution, establishing Tabcorp's high growth Gaming Services business, including the acquisition of Intecq and leading the turnaround of Tabcorp's Keno business.

In August 2017 he was appointed as Chief Operating Officer - Wagering and Media, and in December 2017 became Managing Director - Wagering and Media responsible for leading this business and the integration of Tatts' wagering business following the combination of Tabcorp and Tatts. 

He has extensive experience leading multi-channel businesses, including a nine year career with Mobil Oil prior to joining Tabcorp.

Adam holds a Masters of Business Administration and has attended the Senior Executive Program at London Business School. 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.

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.