Board of Directors

 

Robert D. Millner

Chairman

FAICD

Mr R. Millner is the non-executive Chairman of the Board. He first joined the Board in 1997 and was appointed Chairman in 1999. Mr Millner has extensive corporate and investment experience. He is a member of the Nomination Committee and the Remuneration Committee.

 

Michael J. Millner

Deputy Chairman

MAICD

Mr M. Millner is a non-executive Director who was appointed to the Board in 1998. He is Vice President of the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW, Chairman of the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) Foundation, and has extensive experience in the investment industry. Mr Millner is the deputy chairman of the Board, and a member of the Nomination Committee and the Remuneration Committee.

 

Lindsay R. Partridge AM

Managing Director

BSc. Hons. Ceramic Eng; FAICD; Dip CD

Mr Partridge graduated as a ceramic engineer from the University of New South Wales, and worked extensively in all facets of the clay products industry in Australia and the United States before joining the Austral Brick Company in 1985. In 2008, Mr Partridge completed the Stanford University Executive Development Program. He held various senior management positions at Austral before being appointed Managing Director of Brickworks in 2000. Since then, Brickworks has grown significantly in terms of size and profitability as its operations have become Australia-wide, with its product range extending beyond bricks to tiles, pavers and masonry and activities expanding into property development.
 
Mr Partridge has also had extensive industry involvement, and is currently a director of various industry bodies, including the Australian Brick and Blocklaying Training Foundation, and the Clay Brick and Paver Institute.
 
In 2012 he was awarded the Member of the Order of Australia for services to the Building and Construction Industry, particularly in the areas of industry training and career development, and to the community. He is a director of Children’s Cancer Institute Australia.
 
In 2018 the Housing Industry Association awarded Mr Partridge the “Sir Philip Lynch Award”, their highest award. The award was in recognition of a lifetime contribution to the Housing Industry.
 

Brendan P. Crotty

Independent Non-Executive Director

LS, DQIT, Dip.Bus Admin, MAPI, FAICD, FRICS

Mr Crotty was appointed to the Board in June 2008 and is a non-executive Director. He brings extensive property industry expertise to the Board, including 17 years as Managing Director of Australand until his retirement in 2007. He is a director of a number of other entities that are involved in the property sector, as well as being appointed by on the Federal Government to be Chairman of the National Housing Finanance and Investment Corporation in June 2018. He is the Chair of the Remuneration Committee, and a Member of the Audit and Risk Committee and the Nomination Committee.

 

Deborah R. Page AM

Independent Non-Executive Director

B.Ec; FCA; FAICD

Mrs Page was appointed to the Board in July 2014 and is a non-executive Director. Mrs Page has extensive financial expertise, arising initially from her time at Touche Ross/KPMG Peat Marwick including as a partner, and subsequently from senior executive roles with the Lend Lease Group, Allen Allen and Hemsley and the Commonwealth Bank. She also has experience as a Director in a number of sectors, including Property, Energy & Renewables, Insurance, Funds Management, and Public Sector bodies. Mrs Page is the Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee, and a member of the Nomination Committee and the Remuneration Committee.
 
 

The Hon. Robert J. Webster

Lead Independent Director

MAICD

Mr Webster was appointed to the Board in 2001 and is a non-executive Director.  He is Senior Client Partner in Korn Ferry’s Sydney office.  He is the Lead Independent Director, Chair of the Nomination Committee, a member of the Audit and Risk Committee and the Remuneration Committee.