Board of Directors - InvoCare

Mr Richard Fisher MEc LLB AM 

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Chairman

Richard Fisher is General Counsel to The University of Sydney and is an Adjunct Professor in its Faculty of Law. Richard is the immediate past Chairman of Partners at Blake Dawson (now Ashurst) and specialised in corporate law. He has been a director of InvoCare Limited since 24 October 2003.

He is also a director of Sydney Water. Richard is formerly a part-time Commissioner at the Australian Law Reform Commission, an International Consultant for the Asian Development Bank and a Member of the Library Council of NSW. Richard holds a Master of Economics from the University of New England and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sydney.


Mr Martin Earp MSc BSc (Hons) MBA

Martin Earp, InvoCare Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer
Age 48 years
Appointed May 2015

Martin Earp joined InvoCare on 30 March 2015, was appointed as a Director on 13 April 2015 and assumed the role of CEO and Managing Director on 1 May 2015.

Prior to joining InvoCare Martin was the CEO of Campus Living Villages and was responsible for the strategic direction and operational leadership of the company. He worked for Transfield Holdings for over twelve years in a number of operational roles including CEO of the Australian Biodiesel Group (ASX listed company), General Manager Airtrain (where he also served as a Director for eight years) and Business Development Manager for Airport Rail Link. Prior to this he worked for a London based transport consultancy advising on large infrastructure and investment deals.

Martin holds an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management, a Masters in Traffic Engineering and a degree in Transportation Management and Planning).


Dr Christine (Tina) Clifton MB BS (Hons) BHA 

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Non-Executive Director

Tina Clifton is a registered medical practitioner. Tina has been a director of InvoCare Limited since October 2003. She has also been a Director of various public and private companies over the last 15 years.

Prior to 2001, Tina held various positions in the public and private healthcare sectors including Chief Executive Officer of the Sisters of Charity Health Service in New South Wales and deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Northern Sydney Area Health Service. From 1980 to 1988 Tina was a general practitioner. Tina holds degrees in medicine and health administration and obtained a specialist qualification in medical administration.


Mr Richard Davis 

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Non-Executive Director

Richard Davis was appointed a non-executive director of InvoCare Ltd on 21 February 2012. Richard previously retired as InvoCare's Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director on 31 December 2008 after 20 years with InvoCare. For the majority of that time, he held the position of Chief Executive Officer and successfully initiated and managed the growth of the business through a number of ownership changes and over 20 acquisitions, including Singapore Casket Company (Private) Limited, the Company's first international acquisition.

Richard is currently serving as Chairman of Monash IVF Group Limited, Australian Vintage Limited and Singapore Casket Company (Private) Limited.

Prior to joining the funeral industry, Richard worked in venture capital and as an accounting partner of Bird Cameron. Richard holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney.


Ms Joycelyn Morton

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Non-Executive Director

Joycelyn Morton was appointed a director of InvoCare Limited on 19 August 2015. She has more than 36 years’ experience in finance and taxation having begun her career with Coopers & Lybrand (now PwC), followed by senior management roles with Woolworths Limited and global leadership roles in Australia and internationally within the Shell Group of companies. Joycelyn is also non-executive Chair of Thorn Group Limited (Director since 2011 and appointed Chair in 2014), non-executive director of Argo Investments Limited (since 2012), Argo Global Listed Infrastructure Limited (since 2015). Former non-executive director roles include Crane Group Limited, Count Financial Limited and Chair of Noni B Limited. 

She is a Fellow of CPA Australia (Life Member), Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, the Institute of Public Accountants, the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Governance Institute of Australia. Joycelyn holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney.


Mr Gary Stead BCom LLB MBA 

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Non-Executive Director

Mr Gary Stead is currently Managing Director of Highbridge Principal Strategies, LLC based in Sydney, Australia. Prior to his current role, Gary was the Managing Director and Co-Head of Olympus Capital Asia Credit and previously founder and Managing Director of Australia-focused structured credit fund, Shearwater Capital and Chief Executive of Fortress Investment Group Australia, where he established its Australian operations in 2004. Gary’s prior experience included 13 years at Merrill Lynch, where he held various leadership positions, including Co-Head of Investment Banking in Japan, Vice Chairman of Investment Banking in Australia, and Head of Mergers and Acquisitions in Australia, Asia-Pacific and Japan, following earlier roles at both Schroders in Australia and Salomon Brothers in New York.

After starting his working career as a solicitor with degrees in law and commerce from the University of New South Wales, he subsequently completed an MBA at Wharton Graduate School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania before commencing a 30 year investment banking career.

Gary’s extensive local and international experience will greatly assist the management of InvoCare’s future growth.


Ms Robyn Stubbs

Ms Robyn Stubbs joined the board of InvoCare 1 January 2017

Non-Executive Director

Ms Robyn Stubbs was appointed as an independent non-executive director of InvoCare Limited on 22 December 2016, with effect from 1 January 2017. Ms Stubbs has over 25 years' experience in senior marketing, sales, leasing and broader management roles with large and complex organisations including Stockland, Ten Network, Fairfax Media, Lend Lease and Unilever. She has a solid track record of generating profitable growth for established brands, as well as new business start-ups, and has developed and led large, diverse cross-functional teams and introduced innovative digital technologies.

With a Bachelor of Business from the University of Technology Sydney, including as a UTS Medal winner, Ms Stubbs has also completed a Master of Science in Coaching Psychology at the University of Sydney. She is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and provides premium coaching, facilitation and leadership development services through Executive Coaching International. She is a non-executive director of the responsible entity for ASX listed Aventus Retail Property Fund and is a Board Member or Lifeline Northern Beaches Incorporated and Harness Racing New South Wales.

Ms Stubbs brings significant marketing and property experience to the Board, particularly relevant in relation to InvoCare's substantial numbers of brands and properties, as well as its digital strategies.