Board of Directors

Tim Antonie

Non-executive chairman

Mr Antonie has more than 20 years’ experience in investment banking and formerly held positions of Managing Director from 2004 to 2008 and Senior Advisor in 2009 at UBS Investment Banking, with particular focus on large scale mergers and acquisitions and capital raisings in the Australian retail, consumer, media and entertainment sectors. Mr Antonie is currently a principal of Stratford Advisory Group. He holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from Monash University and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse.

Tim Baxter

Non-executive director

Mr Baxter is an accomplished senior executive, with over 35 years’ experience across the consumer electronics, appliances, retail, technology and telecom industries. He was previously Chief Executive Officer of Samsung Electronics North America, having been promoted to the role from Chief Operating Officer, America. Prior to this, he held several senior management positions across sales, marketing and strategy at Samsung, Sony Corporation and AT&T Inc. Mr Baxter serves as a non-executive director on a number of public and private company boards.

Jim Clayton

CEO and Managing Director

Mr Clayton was appointed Managing Director on 18 August 2021 and has been CEO since 1 July 2015. Mr Clayton has extensive international experience in consumer electronics, business transformation and strategy. He joined Breville from LG Electronics Inc., where he held a number of senior roles since 2009, including Executive Vice President, New Business Division for LG’s Home Entertainment Company. Prior to this, Mr Clayton worked for Symphony Technology Group, a Silicon Valley based private equity firm focused on midmarket enterprise software and technology enabled service companies, and McKinsey & Company in the US, Germany and Singapore.

Peter Cowan

Non-executive director

Mr Cowan has more than 30 years’ experience in leading and building globally respected organisations and brands in the FMCG sector. He served as both Chairman of the Board and CEO in key developing markets for Unilever and has held Managing Director roles at Lion Nathan and New Zealand Dairy Board (Fonterra). Mr Cowan also held Regional Vice President positions at Alberto Culver and Johnson & Johnson.

Sally Herman

Non-executive director

Ms Herman is an experienced non-executive director sitting on both public and private company boards in financial services, retailing, property and consumer goods. She had a long career in financial services in both Australia and the United States, including 16 years with the Westpac Group, running business units in most operating divisions of the Group. Ms Herman is based in Sydney and is actively involved in the community, with a particular interest in education, the arts and social justice. She is a member of Chief Executive Women.

Dean Howell

Non-executive director

Mr Howell has had an extensive career in accounting, spanning over 40 years, and accordingly has a wealth of commercial and advisory experience. He was the former senior partner of a Melbourne firm of chartered accountants and also served on that firm’s national and international boards.

Lawrence Myers

Deputy Chairperson
B.Acct, CA, CTA

Mr Myers has over 20 years’ experience as a practising Chartered Accountant. He is the Managing Director and founder of MBP Advisory Pty Limited, a high end Sydney firm of Chartered Accountants. Mr Myers sits on numerous private company and not-for-profit boards and acts as a trusted advisor and mentor on business and financial matters. He is a registered auditor and his specialist areas of practice include business and corporate advisory as well as mergers and acquisitions. Mr Myers is chairman of the audit and risk committee (A&RC) and is the company’s lead independent director.

Kate Wright

Non-executive director

Ms Wright has more than 30 years’ experience in the consumer industry across Australia, the South Pacific and the USA. Her career has spanned manufacturing operations, sales, marketing, human resources and general management within the consumer sector. Ms Wright has held the positions of Managing Director, Australia and South Pacific region at Philip Morris from 2001 to 2004 and Head of Korn Ferry Australia’s Consumer and Retail Practice from 2005 to 2016. Ms Wright holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of New South Wales. Ms Wright is chair of the people and performance committee (P&PC).