Board of Directors

(and Senior Management Team)

The Board comprises of four members, consisting of the Non-executive Chair, a Non-executive Deputy Chair, and two Non-executive Directors. The Directors of Bellamy’s bring to the Board a variety of skills and experience, including industry and business knowledge, financial management and corporate governance experience.

  • John Ho

    Non-executive Director and Chairman

    Mr Ho was appointed as a non-executive Director and Chairman of the Company in May 2017. Mr Ho is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of the Hong Kong based industrial investor Janchor Partners. Mr Ho also serves as Deputy Chairman of the Hong Kong Exchange Listing Committee, the regulatory body that provides independent oversight of the listing rules and companies in Hong Kong. Janchor Partners has a relevant interest of 7.01% of Bellamy’s.

  • John Murphy

    Independent Non-executive Director and Deputy Chairman

    John Murphy was appointed as a non-executive Director and Deputy Chairman of the Company in May 2017. John has over 35 years’ experience in in the beverage, food and packaging industry both within Australia and internationally. Mr Murphyhas held numerous senior leadership roles at large multinational companies, including the role of managing director of Coca-Cola Amatil Australia, Chief Executive Officer of Visy Packaging and Recycling for Australasia and managing director of Fosters Australia/Carlton & United Breweries. Mr Murphy also  previously served as Chairman of the Lantern Hotel Group.

    Mr Murphy currently sits on the advisory board of a number of private companies including PFD Food Services and BladnochDistillery, and also advises a range of companies internationally. 

  • Rodd Peters

    Independent Non-executive Director

    Rodd Peters was elected as Bellamy’s Chairman in February 2017. Rod has more than 30 years’ experience as a commercial and litigation lawyer. Mr Peters was a barrister for seven years practicing in commercial and equity matters. He then formed his own law firm in March 1993 in partnership, which traded until its merger with Kemp Strang in November 2016. He has a broad base of experience in commercial transactions and complex commercial litigation.

  • Wai-Chan Chan

    Independent Non-executive Director

    Wai-Chan was appointed as a Non-executive Director in February 2017.  He brings 25 years of consulting and operating experience in the consumer products and retailing sectors, with a focus on Asia, in particular China.  He advises clients in the grocery, health and beauty, apparel and food and beverages industries on issues related to strategy, operations, organisation, and digital.  He currently works for Oliver Wyman where he is a partner and the Global Leader of the Consumer Goods Practice.  He was also previously at the retailer, Dairy Farm where he was the Regional North Asia Director, responsible for some 2,500 stores across multiple formats.  He was also a partner at McKinsey & Company in Greater China.  Wai-Chan holds a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge, an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration, and a B.Sc. from Imperial College, London.

  • Andrew Cohen

    Chief Executive Officer

    Andrew was appointed as CEO in April 2017 having been appointed as acting CEO in January 2017 and had previously held the postion of Chief Operating Officer and Chief Strategy Officer from July 2016. Andrew brings extensive experience in grocery, retail and FMCG, including successful and extensive China go-to-market experience in vitamins, infant formula and dairy. Prior to joining Bellamy’s, Andrew worked as a Partner with Bain & Company where he held a leadership role in Consumer Products and Retail practice. With over 10 years’ retail and FMCG experience in management and consulting roles, Andrew has worked with multiple high profile companies to capitalise on the greatest opportunities in the sector and delivering strategies to accelerate growth across multiple platforms. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Arts, University of Melbourne, and completed an MBA, Cambridge University (Dux).

  • Melinda Harrison

    General Counsel and Company Secretary

    Melinda was appointed as General Counsel and Company Secretary in May 2017. Melinda has over 20 years’ experience in law, risk and governance in listed and privately held companies both in Australia and internationally. Most recently, Melinda was General Counsel at Carter Holt Harvey, Australia's largest wood manufacturing business where she lead the legal function in Australia as well as being chair of the risk committee. Prior to that Melinda held senior legal and governance roles  in a US listed group of companies based in Hong Kong, conducting significant work in China and throughout Asia. Melinda started her career in private practice in Corporate Advisory including at King Wood Mallesons. Melinda holds an M.B.A. (honours) from the University of Hull (U.K.), an L.L.B (honours) from Melbourne University, a B.A. (honours) from Melbourne University and recently graduated from the Australian Institute of Company Directors course with an order of merit. She has also completed a certificate of Governance Practice from the Governance Institute of Australia

  • Nigel Underwood

    Chief Financial Officer 

    Nigel was appointed as Chief Financial Officer in April 2017, having been appointed acting Chief Financial Officer of the Company in January 2017. Prior to joining Bellamy’s Nigel has experience in senior finance roles in a number leading companies and was most recently CFO of transport operator Keolis Downer. Nigel holds a Master of Business Administration, is a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

  • Katherine Henry

    Executive Director, People and Culture

    Katherine was appointed as Executive Director, People & Culture in May 2016. Katherine has extensive experience in large scale transformations, strategic change & human resource consulting (PWC Consulting) and Senior HR Executive experience underpinned by organisational psychology. Prior to joining Bellamy’s, Ms Henry was Group Director, People and Culture at UXC where she was responsible for the people strategy and lead the leadership development program during a phase of significant growth. Ms Henry has experience across a range of industries including Information Technology, Legal, Financial Services, Professional Services and FMCG with experience in several geographies including North America, Asia and the UK. Katherine holds a Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology), Monash University, and a Post Graduate in Psychology, Deakin University.

  • Rod Lyon

    General Manager, Operations

    Rod was appointed as Operations Manager of Bellamy’s in 2011 having previously been General Manager of Operations at Tamar Ridge Wines and Operations Manager at Reynolds Wines. Rod is responsible for new product development, production, logistics and compliance management. Rod has an Advanced Diploma in Farm Management and an Advanced Diploma in Horticulture.

  • Shona Ollington 

    Finance Director

    Shona was appointed as Finance Director in January 2017, and had previously held the postion of Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) from August 2014. Prior to joining Bellamy’s Shona enjoyed a 16 year career at KPMG (Director since 2011) specialising in business advisory, taxation, business restructuring and business valuation. Shona is also an advisor to the Board of the University of Tasmania Academy Gallery. Shona holds a Master of Applied Finance (Kaplan Professional), is a Fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia (TIA), has a Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning (Securities Institute of Australia), and is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA). Shona holds a Bachelor of Commerce with majors in Accounting & Human Resource Management.

  • Jiong Ou (Henry) Hong

    Country General Manager, China

    Henry commenced with Bellamy’s in Shanghai in October 2012 and has responsibility for commercial operations and sales of Bellamy’s product in China. Henry’s extensive experience in food sales and development has been gained through his previous roles as the National Sales Director, and National Sales Manager and Sales Manager Foods for Kerry Ingredient Food Trading Shanghai. Henry holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Engineering and Computer Systems.