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Mr Jonathan Trollip BA(Hons) LLM FAICD
Chairman and Non-executive Director

Appointed as a Director of Spicers Limited on 6 September 2017, and Chairman effective from 7 September 2017.

Jonathan Trollip is an experienced Director with over 30 years of commercial, corporate, governance, legal and transaction expertise. Jonathan is currently non-executive chairman of ASX listed Antipodes Global Investment Company Limited, Future Generation Investment Company Limited, Global Value Fund and Plato Income Maximser Limited, and a non-executive director of ASX listed Kore Potash Limited. He holds commercial private company directorships with Meridian International Capital Limited ('Meridian'), Propel Funeral Partners Limited and BCAL Diagnostics Pty Ltd.

Jonathan is involved in the not for profit sector as chairman of Science for Wildlife Limited, and is a director of the Watarrka Foundation Limited and the University of Cape Town Australia Alumni Trust.

Jonathan worked as a principal of Meridian for 22 years, and prior to that was a Partner with law firm Herbert Smith Freehills. He holds postgraduate degrees in economics and law, was admitted as a qualified lawyer in England and Australia, and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

 

Mr Vlad Artamonov BSE MBA
Non-executive Director

Appointed as a Director of Spicers Limited on 6 September 2017.

Vlad Artamonov is a Managing Partner at Coastal Investment Management, L.P., an investment management firm. Vlad is also a Director of Coastal Capital International Ltd., which is a substantial shareholder of Spicers Limited.

Prior to founding Coastal, Vlad was an Analyst at Greenlight Capital in New York, a multi-billion dollar value-oriented investment firm. Previously, Vlad worked at Merrill Lynch, where he was an integral member of an investment banking team advising U.S. and international companies on acquisitions, divestitures, strategic minority investments, joint ventures, and leveraged buyouts.

Vlad graduated magna cum laude with a B.S.E. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and with an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School.

 

Mr Gabriel (Gaby) Berger BE MBA
Non-executive Director

Appointed as a Director of Spicers Limited on 6 September 2017.

Gaby has been a major PaperlinX SPS unitholder for many years. Gaby was an IT pioneer and formed a highly successful software company in 1973 which he ran for 30 years. He had a staff of 50 consultants with offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Berger Software specialised in developing and supporting software packages for wholesale distribution, sales and marketing, warehousing, logistics and relevant accounting applications. Businesses such as Spicers were typical users of his software and consultancy services - with other clients such as Telstra, government departments, TNT, etc. 

Gaby also has a strong understanding of the economics, market dynamics, capital allocation considerations and the underlying operations of these industries.

 

Mr Nigel Burgess MCom(UNSW) GAICD
Non-executive Director

Appointed as a Director of Spicers Limited on 6 September 2017.

Nigel is a director of Samuel Terry Asset Management, which manages the Samuel Terry Absolute Return Fund, a substantial shareholder in Spicers.

He has 30 years of commercial experience in funds management with Samuel Terry, Hunter Hall, GIO of Australia and Friends Provident in Australia, and a family office in Europe. He has experience in a variety of commercial transactions and corporate restructurings across a range of industries and jurisdictions.

Nigel holds a Masters Degree in Accounting (University of NSW) and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

 

Mr Andrew (Andy) Preece
Non-executive Director

Appointed as a Director of Spicers Limited on 6 September 2017.

Currently a partner and funder for a residential property development company, Director of a financial services provider of mortgages and commercial lending and also involved in business advisory, Andy has over a decade of proven performance developing sustainably profitable merchants in ANZA and managing extensive investment and divestment transactions globally.

Andy was appointed as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Spicers in 2015.  Previously Spicers Executive General Manager, Australia, New Zealand and Asia from July 2012.  Prior to that Group General Manager, Australia 2011 and General Manager, Spicers New Zealand 2007. Originally joining PaperlinX in 2001 as New Zealand Manager for Australian Paper, Andy has a manufacturing, merchanting and wholesaling career spanning some 25 years, originating in the UK packaging industry.

 

Mr Todd Plutsky BA JD MBA
Non-executive Director

Appointed as a Director of Spicers Limited on 6 September 2017.

Todd Plutsky is a Managing Partner at Coastal Investment Management, L.P., an investment management firm. Todd is also a Director of Coastal Capital International Ltd., which is a substantial shareholder of Spicers Limited.

Prior to founding Coastal, Todd was an Analyst at Ivory Capital in Los Angeles, a multi-billion dollar investment firm. Todd also previously worked in investment banking at J.P. Morgan in New York where he advised on the mergers and acquisitions and strategic transactions of several notable companies.

Todd graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. from Northwestern University in Economics and Political Science, with a Juris Doctor from the Harvard Law School, and with an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School.

Qualification Abbreviations:

BA (Hons)

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

LLM

Master of Laws

LLB

Bachelor of Laws

FAICD

Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors

GAICD

Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors

BSE

Bachelor of Science in Engineering

MBA

Master of Business Administration

BE

 Bachelor of Engineering

MCom

 Master of Commerce

BA

Bachelor of Arts

JD

 Doctor of Jurisprudence

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