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Board of Directors

Spotless Group Board of Directors

Garry-Hounsell-Spotless-ChairmanGarry Hounsell
Chairman, Independent Non-Executive Director


Garry was appointed as Chairman of Spotless in February 2017. He has served as a Spotless board member since his appointment as an Independent Non-Executive Director in March 2014. He is Chairman of the Audit, Business Risk and Compliance Committee.

Garry is a Director of DuluxGroup Limited (since 2010), Treasury Wine Estates Limited (since 2012), Ingeus Limited, and Integral Diagnostics Limited (since 2015).

Garry has also served as a Director of Qantas Airways Limited (2005 to 2015), Chairman of Investec, Chairman of Global Aircraft Fund and Chairman of PanAust Limited (2008 to 2015), and is a Director of Orica Limited and Nufarm Limited, Deputy Chairman of Mitchell Communication Group Limited and Chairman of eMitch Limited. Garry was also a former Senior Partner of Ernst & Young, Chief Executive Officer and Country Managing Partner of Arthur Andersen and a board member of law firm Freehills (now Herbert Smith Freehills).

Mr Hounsell is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand.


Martin Sheppard
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director

BA (Econ)

Martin Sheppard was appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director in November 2015.

Martin has served as a Senior Partner at KPMG, from 2013 to 2015, during which time he was on the firm’s executive committee, acted as National Managing Partner – Brand and Innovation and led three ASX 100’s client accounts. He has advised on prominent capital market transactions in Australia, USA and the UK and worked across most industry segments. Martin has also served as Lead Partner, taking care of past clients including BHP Billiton, Qantas, Woolworths, P&O, Jetset Travel and Patrick Ports. After starting his career working solely with banking and finance clients, Martin has broadened his industry focus to include industrial markets and consumer markets, and in recent years, focused predominantly on the transportation and mining sectors.

Diane-Grady-AM-Spotless-DirectorDiane Grady AM
Independent Non-Executive Director

MBA (Harvard), MA, BA(Hons), FAICD

Diane is Chairman of the Remuneration and People Committee.

Diane is also a director of Macquarie Bank and Tennis Australia, a senior adviser to McKinsey & Company, Chair of Ascham School, and Chair of The Hunger Project Australia. She is also on the Advisory Board of the Centre for Ethical Leadership (Ormond College), and the NSW Innovation and Productivity Council. Diane has 20 years’ experience on major public company and not-for-profit boards.

Diane has also served as a Director of Woolworths, Lend Lease, Goodman Group, BlueScope Steel, a trustee of the Sydney Opera House and President of Chief Executive Women. Before beginning her career as a full-time company director, Diane was a partner of McKinsey & Company where she was a leader of the firm’s global Organisation and Change Management group and headed the Consumer Goods, Retailing and Marketing Practice in Australia.



The Hon. Nick Sherry
Independent Non-Executive Director

BA (Tas)

Nick is Chairman of FNZ APAC and also advises in a range of countries on all aspects of the reform of Pension Systems including working with the OECD and World Economic Forum. He is a member of the UNSW Risk - Actuarial Studies Advisory Board and the Business Advisory Panel of Insurance Ireland’s Public Policy Council and is chairman  of the Board of Governance of Youth, Family and Community Connections.

Nick also served as a Senator for Tasmania from 1990 to 2012. He served as Minister for Superannuation and Corporate Law from 2007 to 2009, Assistant Treasurer in 2009 and 2010 and Small Business Minister in 2010 and 2011. He is a member of the Audit, Business Risk and Compliance Committee and the Remuneration and People Committee.


Julie CoatesJulie Coates
Non-Executive Director

BA DipEd (Melb)

Julie was appointed a Non-Executive Director effective 1 January 2016.

Ms Coates is currently the Managing Director of Goodman Fielder Australia. Julie has also held a number of senior roles at Woolworths from 2002-2014, including Managing Director of Big W, Chief Logistics Officer and Human Resources Director. Previously she held executive roles at David Jones and Coles Myer. Over the past 25 years she has led large scale workforces and complex logistics operations across multiple sites.


Simon McKeonSimon McKeon AO
Non-Executive Director

Simon McKeon is currently Chancellor of Monash University and was Australian of the Year in 2011 and was made an Officer of the Australia in 2012 for distinguished service to business, commerce and the community. 

He has extensive experience in senior leadership and Board roles across a broad range of industries and sectors, this includes having served as Executive Chairman of Macquarie Group Melbourne as well as Chairman of AMP, CSIRO and MYOB and the Founding President of the Australian Takeovers Panel. 

During his over 30 years at Macquarie Group, Mr McKeon specialised in corporate mergers and acquisitions, fund raising and strategic advice. He continues to be retained as a consultant by Macquarie Group. Prior to joining Macquarie Group, he practiced as a lawyer with Blake Dawson Waldron in Sydney. 

He is presently Chairman of the Group of Eight’s Industry and Innovation Board, Summer Housing and President of the Review Panel of the Banking and Finance Oath. He is an Australia Day Ambassador for the Victorian Government and serves on its Science, Medical Research and Technology Panel. He is also on the Advisory Boards of The Big Issue as well as Blackmagic Design. 

Simon is an active philanthropist and has been a significant contributor over many years to charitable, educational, public health and other community based organisations and causes.