Mr Bart Vogel was appointed as an independent non-executive director of InvoCare Limited in September 2017 and Chairman with effect from 1 October 2018.
Mr Vogel’s career includes 20 years in management consultancy, including with Deloitte, A.T. Kearney and Bain & Company, and 13 years in senior executive positions in the telecommunications and information technology industries, including with Asurion Australia, Lucent Technologies and Spherion Limited.
He is a fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree and is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
He is a non-executive director of each of Salmat Limited, Infomedia Limited (Chairman) and Macquarie Telecom Group Limited.
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.
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 Singapore Casket Company (Private) Limited, the Company’s first international acquisition.
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.
Gary Stead was appointed a non-executive director of InvoCare Limited on 1 September 2014. Gary is currently Managing Director of HPS Investment Partners, 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.
Robyn Stubbs was appointed a non-executive director of InvoCare Limited on 1 January 2017. She has more than 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. Robyn is a non-executive director of the responsible entity for ASX listed Aventus Retail Property Fund and is a Board Member of Lifeline Northern Beaches Incorporated. Robyn holds a Bachelor of Business from the University of Technology Sydney, an MSc in coaching psychology from the University of Sydney and is a graduate of The Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Keith Skinner was appointed as an independent non-executive director of InvoCare Ltd on 1 September 2018.
Mr Skinner has a strong record in business management, restructuring, finance, accounting, risk and governance. He commenced his career as an auditor with Deloitte Australia in 1974, later moving to the firm’s Restructuring Services division, and was appointed a partner in 1986. He was a leading practitioner for company turnarounds for a decade, before becoming Chief Operating Officer of Deloitte Australia in 2001.
Since retirement in 2015, he has been a director of a number of public and private organisations (including Emeco Limited, North Sydney Local Health Board, Australian Digital and Health Agency and not for profit organisation Lysicrates Foundation) and has consulted to a number of organisations on strategy execution, restructuring and operational improvement. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New South Wales and is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Mr Skinner’s experience in leadership roles in professional services and his understanding of how service businesses generate value and the importance of setting the right culture for success will greatly benefit our business.
Ms Jackie McArthur was appointed as an independent non-executive director of InvoCare Limited with effect from 1 October 2018. Ms McArthur has more than 20 years’ experience at executive level roles in supply chain and logistics, as well as in operations, transport, emerging brand issues and crisis management, risk management, corporate social responsibility, compliance, governance and information technology. Most recently she was Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand, of Martin-Brower ANZ, the exclusive distributor to McDonald’s restaurants across Australia and New Zealand. Previously, for more than thirteen years, she held various senior executive positions with McDonalds, both in Australia and overseas, including Vice President of Supply Chain for Asia, Pacific, Middle East and Africa and, in McDonalds Australia, as Senior Vice President Chief Restaurant Support Officer and Vice President Supply Chain Director.
Ms McArthur was the 2016 Telstra NSW Business Woman of the Year and overall 2016 Telstra Business Women’s Awards - Corporate and Private National Winner. She has completed the INSEAD International Executive Program, has a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Sydney and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Ms McArthur is also a Non-Executive Director of ASX listed Blackmores Limited and Inghams Group Limited.
Ms Megan Quinn was appointed as an independent non-executive director of InvoCare Limited with effect from 1 October 2018. Ms Quinn has built a career over more than 25 years specialising in retail, advertising, publishing and design for the fashion, jewellery, hotel, airline, service and finance industries. She co-founded internationally acclaimed NET-A-PORTER in 1999 and has held a variety of leadership and senior executive roles. She has been recognised as a global game changer and one of Australia’s most powerful women in retail by Inside Retail and consults and speaks internationally, helping international companies become more innovative, customer-centric and relevant.
Ms Quinn is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She is currently a Non-Executive Director of ASX listed companies Reece Ltd and Specialty Fashion Group Limited and Non-Executive Director and National Committee Member of UNICEF Australia.
InvoCare’s people are professionals who are focused on the principle that the care we provide is a vocation, and that customer service lies at the heart of everything we do.