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Board Profile

Non-Executive Director, Chairman

Tony was appointed Chairman of the company on 1 August 2006 having served as a non-executive director of the company for the previous five years. Tony worked in the banking and finance industry for over 30 years. His work has involved a number of overseas appointments. He has been the Managing Director of Challenge Bank Limited, the CEO of Hartleys Limited and the former Chairman of Alinta Limited. Currently Tony is the Chairman of Home Building Society Limited and a Non-Executive Director of AWB Limited. He is also involved in a number of business and community organisations including Chairman of St John of God Health Care Group, Deputy President of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and a Director of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA. He is a member of Rio-Tinto's WA Future Fund, the University of Western Australia's Senate, the WA State Council of the Institute of Company Directors, the Prime Minister's Community Business Partnership and is the Deputy Chair of the Australia Council's Major Performing Arts Board.


Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer

Jeff began his career as a marine engineer with BHP Transport. He went on to complete a degree in this field in 1993 and in 1994 graduated with a Master's in Engineering and Technology Management from the University of Queensland. During his 19 years with BHP, Jeff gained comprehensive project management experience and helped develop new business for BHP Transport in Australia and south-east Asia. He also managed a major initiative with BHP's steel division, reviewing its logistics arrangements and developing processes to improve services and reduce costs. In 1998, Jeff joined Riverside Marine in Queensland and helped expand its operations Australia-wide. This included forming a joint venture company with Wijsmuller International Towage BV, RiverWijs and negotiating with Woodside Petroleum to take over that company's harbour towage operation in Dampier, Western Australia. As Managing Director of Mermaid Marine, Jeff is responsible for the financial and operational performance of the Company.

Chief Executive Officer, Toll Global Resources

Mr David Jackson joined Toll in 1996 as General Manager of Toll SPD.

As part of the Toll SPD Long Distance Division, Mr Jackson was largely responsible for integrating the Brambles and TNT full load businesses. He held the position of General Manager for seven years

Mr Jackson was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Toll NZ in October 2003, following the takeover of New Zealand’s Tranz Rail business.

Over the following five years he led the Toll NZ business through a significant change process including delisting, before being sold back to the New Zealand Government in 2008.

In 2009 David was appointed to the role of Chief Executive of Toll Global Resources.

Prior to joining Toll he held a number of positions with K&S Freighters including State Manager and National Intermodal Manager.

Company Secretary, Toll Holdings Limited

Mr Bernard McInerney is Company Secretary for Toll Holdings Limited.

He joined Toll not long after the 1993 public float, in March 1994, as General Manager Finance and Company Secretary.

Since the, Mr McInerney has been a key member of the management team through Toll’s extraordinary acquisitive growth, including the acquisition of Patrick Corporation – which has been described as the “biggest and toughest hostile takeover in Australian history”.

Prior to joining Toll, Mr McInerney worked for five years in a Melbourne-based local transport and container group and prior to that, five years within the transport division of a major international transport group.

Mr McInerney’s interests include his family life, beach volleyball, jetskiing and travel.

Special Responsibilities

  • Member of Chartered Secretaries Australia
  • Member of CPA Australia
  • Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors


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