Top company chairman Paul Rayner to speak on business challenges
Managing performance, people and product can have a major effect on future business sustainability and board members have a vital role to play in steering these challenging areas.
That’s the opinion of respected business leader Paul Rayner FAICD, Chairman, Treasury Wine Estates and board member of Boral, Qantas and Murdoch Children’s Research Institute.
At a lunch in March in Tasmania, to be hosted by the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), Mr Rayner will draw on his directorship journey as he shares insights on current issues facing businesses today and answers questions.
Hobart-born Mr Rayner has been a member of the Treasury Wine Estates Ltd Board since it was floated in May 2011 and Chairman of the Board and the Nominations Committee since September 2012.
Currently, Mr Rayner also sits on the boards of Boral Limited (where he is Chairman of the Audit Committee), Qantas Airways (where he is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee) and the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. He was previously a Director of Centrica Plc, a UK listed company.
He has had extensive international experience in various markets including Europe, North America, Asia, as well as Australia. Mr Rayner has worked in the fields of finance, corporate transactions and general management in the consumer goods, manufacturing and resource industries. His last role as an executive was as Finance Director of British American Tobacco plc, based in London, from January 2002 to 2008.
When growing up in Tasmania, Mr Rayner attended The Friends School and the University of Tasmania, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Economics degree in 1975. He moved to Melbourne at the end of 1975 and completed a Master’s Degree in Administration at Monash University in 1982. He has since lived in Sydney and London and currently resides in Melbourne.
Sustainability leads growth at Treasury Wine Estates
With more than 3,400 employees, Treasury Wine Estates (ASX:TWE) is one of the world’s largest companies, listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. With more than 9,000 planted hectares of vineyards in Australia and New Zealand, and more than 4,000 in the US, major brands include Penfolds and Lindeman’s wines.
The success of TWE is underpinned by sustainability, which is driven by the company’s Corporate Responsibility Program and the four key pillars – Performance, Planet, People and Produce. The firm’s environmental impact is sustainable and reducing over time through effective management of energy, water, climate change and waste and packaging.
Join Mr Rayner at the Leader’s Lunch
The AICD Leaders’ Edge Lunch events offer a forum for members of the business community to discuss the trends and issues impacting the success of their organisation now and into the future.
Join Mr Rayner as he takes the stage for a conversation and a question-answer session.
The event will take place at Hobart’s Wrest Point on March 10 from 12.30pm to 2pm. Don’t miss the AICD’s first lunch for 2020, which is a fascinating and unique opportunity to hear directly from the Chairman of Treasury Wine Estates.
You can register via https://aicd.companydirectors.com.au/events/events-calendar/tas/ev146577-lunch
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