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Foundation Board Members

Ms Yasmin Broughton BComm, PG Dip Law, GAICD Foundation Board member since 2019

Yasmin joined the PLC Foundation Board in 2018; and is the Foundation’s incoming Chair. Yasmin is a Non-Executive Director and was appointed to the Board in 2018. Ms Broughton is a corporate lawyer with significant experience working in law firms and as a director and an executive in a diverse range of industries. Ms Broughton has over 16 years’ experience working with ASX-listed companies as an officer and has a deep understanding of corporate governance, including compliance and managing complex legal issues. Ms Broughton is also a non-executive director of Resolute Mining Limited, Synergy, the Insurance Commission of Western Australia, and Edge Employment Solutions Inc.

Mr Carlo Franchina BComm, CA, FTIA Treasurer Foundation Board (Foundation Board member since 2015)

Carlo joined the PLC Foundation Board as Treasurer in 2015.  Carlo is also a member of the PLC Finance and Audit Committee.  Carlo has worked with KPMG for 30 years and has extensive financial and taxation experience.  Carlo is currently KPMG’s National leader of the Corporate Tax Practice – responsible for 200 staff and a member of KPMG’s Deals Tax and Legal Executive.  Carlo works with organisations such as Rio Tinto, South 32, Shell and Inpex.

Carlo is a Chartered Tax Adviser, Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and NZ, and has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of WA (Finance and Economics).

In his spare time Carlo enjoys spending time with Gia (Year 7) and Valli (year 5).  He is an avid Liverpool Football Club supporter (having lived near Liverpool for 2 years) and is still celebrating their 2020 Premier League win!

Mr Tony Grist Foundation Board member since 2016

Tony joined the PLC Foundation Board of Directors in 2016. He has extensive experience in capital markets and has been involved in the management of publicly listed companies across a range of industries both in Australia and overseas. He was co-founder and subsequently Chairman of Amcom Telecom which subsequent to a merger became Vocus, an ASX 100 company. He was also a director and shareholder of iiNet until it’s subsequent acquisition by TPG.

Tony is lead independent director of the Minderoo Foundation, and a board member of the Fremantle Dockers. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from UWA, is an Associate of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia, and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. In his spare time Tony enjoys spending time with his family, surfing and playing guitar (badly).

Mr Mark Hector Foundation Board member since 2020

Mark is the Managing Director of QUBE Property Group Pty Ltd, a West Australian development company that operates a diverse development portfolio including residential land estates, apartments and commercial office buildings with his primary role being the Company’s strategic planning and capital funding.

Mark was formerly a Chartered Accountant and a board member and Chair of Lifeline WA from 2013 – 2017.

Mrs Kristin Kestel BEng(Hons) Foundation Board member since 2019

Over the past 30 years Kristin has been a committee member of various schools and community organisations. She is currently a partner in the Black Brewing Co, Margaret River. Kristin’s career has encompassed global contracts including Project Manager for telecommunications and infrastructure companies; subsea networks for Lucent Technologies, roll out of the optical fibre network for StarHub Singapore and the implementation of the Fort Bonifacio City water and sewage infrastructure in the Philippines. Kristin joined the Foundation Board in 2018 and has 3 daughters studying at PLC (one of which is spending this year at Timbertop in Victoria).

Ms Morgen Lewis Grad Dip Bus (Mkt), BA (Des), GAICD, AFAMI, CPM New Foundation Board Member - 2020

After a 25 year career in marketing roles working across Advertising, Strategic Communications, Stakeholder Management, Change Management and Business Strategy, Morgen was appointed Chief Executive Officer to Auspire – Australia day Council (WA) in 2015. Prior to Auspire, Morgen held Marketing Director roles in the retail, higher education and utility sectors, and most recently was a Partner and Group Business Director with multinational communications agency – The Brand Agency. Morgen has a Bachelor of Arts (design), a Post Graduate Diploma (Marketing), is a Fellow of the Australian Marketing Institute, Certified Practicing Marketer, and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Morgen has been a member of PLC Council since 2016 and joined the PLC Foundation in 2020.

Mr James Mactier BAgrEc, GradDipAppFin, GAICD Foundation Board member since 2015

James has extensive experience in the resources and finance industries. He is currently Non-Executive Chairman of Regis Resources, an ASX-listed gold producer and previously enjoyed a 24 year career with Macquarie Bank including 15 years as Co-Head of the Metals and Energy Capital Division and as a member of the Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities Group Management Committee. James is also a member of the Resource Capital Funds Management Managing Partner’s Advisory Board, the Australian Miners and Prospectors Hall of Fame Foundation and the UWA Business School Ambassadorial Council (WA Chapter). James holds a Bachelor of Agricultural Economics (Hons.) degree from the University of Sydney as well as a graduate diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from FINSIA and is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

James is Chair of the Foundation’s Investment Sub-Committee and a member of the PLC Council.

Ms Suzanne Pelczar Executive Officer, PLC Foundation