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Board of Directors

CGL is proud to be a 100% Australian-owned and run company. Our senior leadership team is responsible for the day-to-day running of the company, whilst our Board:

  • Is established to govern: the Board addresses the “ends” and delegates the “means” to achieve those ends to the management group;
  • Looks to the future: the Board devotes the majority of its time to considering the future and providing strategic leadership;
  • Is ultimately responsible to shareholders for the management and performance of CGL; and,
  • Supports and maintains a culture of good governance, performance, accountability and communication within CGL.
Director & Position Experience

Mr H Kevin McCann Am Faicd

Kevin is a Chairman with extensive experience in corporate governance and financing. He is Chairman of Telix Pharmaceuticals Limited and the Menzies Research Centre. He is a Presiding Pro Chancellor of the University of Sydney, Co-Vice Chair of the New Colombo Plan Reference Group, as well as a member of the Male Champions of Change. He is a director of the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney and a Governor of Queenwood School in Sydney. Kevin has held the role of Chairman and Director of ASX listed companies including Macquarie Group Limited and Macquarie Bank Limited, Origin Energy Limited, and is a former Chairman of ING Management Limited, Healthscope Limited and the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust, an Australian Government agency.

Kevin practised as a commercial lawyer as a partner of Allens Arthur Robinson from 1970 to 2004 and was Chairman of Partners from 1995 to 2004. Kevin has a Bachelor of Arts and Law (Honours) from Sydney University and a Master of Law from Harvard University. Kevin is also a Life Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

He was made a Member of the Order of Australia for services to the Law, Business and the Community in 2005.

Professor Peter Leahy, AC
Independent non-executive Director

Peter brings to the board deep knowledge of defence strategy and requirements having had oversight of significant budgets and personnel. He retired from the Army in July 2008 after a 37 year career as a soldier. He concluded his career in the Army with the rank of Lieutenant General after a six year appointment as the Chief of Army. In this appointment he was directly responsible for Army’s $6bn annual budget. His responsibilities included the detailed management of personnel, operating and capital cost centres and the direct responsibility to raise, train and sustain the Army. He was the principle adviser to the Chief of the Defence Force on strategic matters related to the deployment of the Army on global combat operations.

Since leaving the Army, Peter has joined the University of Canberra as a Professor and Foundation Director of the National Security Institute where he teaches, writes and commentates on defence and security matters. He is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has been appointed to the Boards of Codan Limited and Electro Optic Systems Holdings Limited. He is the Chief Defence Advisor to the Queensland Government and a Technical advisor to WarpForge Limited. He is also involved in charities as the Chairman of Soldier On, the Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal Committee for the Australian Capital Territory and is Chairman of the Australian International Military Games (Invictus). He is also a Trustee of the Prince’s Charities Australia. In 2014 he was appointed by the Minister for Defence as a member of the First Principles Review of the Department of Defence.

Peter was awarded the Companion of the Order of Australia in 2007 for eminent service to the Australian Defence Force in command of the Australian Army and strategic staff appointments.

Ms Anne Templeman-Jones
Independent non-executive Director

Anne has over 25 years’ experience in institutional and commercial banking, wealth management and insurance, having previously held a number of senior executive roles within Westpac Banking Corporation and ANZ Banking Group. Anne also has significant experience as a Chair and non-executive director of listed and unlisted entities. She has a strong audit background and is currently a director of GUD Holdings Limited, WorleyParsons Limited and the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. In addition, Anne is a member of the Cyber Security Research Institute.

Anne is a Chartered Accountant with a BComm (UWA), Executive MBA (AGSM), and a Post Graduate Masters in Risk Management (UNSW).

Mr Mark McConnell
Non-Executive Director

Mark is a successful business developer whose skills cover the areas of business strategy, investor relations, capital raising and innovation. After serving as an officer in the Royal Australian Air Force for 8 years, Mark moved into the corporate world and has spent the last 21 years in a range of executive roles in the fields of aviation, technology and investment finance. He has been a director of Citadel since its formation in 2007.

Mark has founded several private companies and has been recognised with a number of entrepreneurial awards. In 2007, he founded and ran New Territories Investments, a private equity fund that has assisted the growth strategies of multiple technology businesses in Australia, including Citadel.

Mark has a Bachelor of Science, a Graduate Diploma of Employment Relations, a Graduate Diploma of Logistics Management, and a Masters of Business Administration. He is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD). Mark was awarded the ACT Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2003 and 2006.

Mark serves as a Director on the boards of several private companies in addition to charities and sporting organisations.