Board of Directors

Richard Fisher Chairman of InvoCare

Mr Richard Fisher MEc LLB AM


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.

Martin Earp CEO of InvoCare

Mr Martin Earp MSc BSc (Hons) MBA

Chief Executive Officer
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.

Richard Davis Non-Executive Director of InvoCare

Mr Richard Davis 

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.

Gary Stead Non-Executive Director of InvoCare

Mr Gary Stead BCom LLB MBA 

Non-Executive Director

Mr Gary Stead 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.

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

Robyn Stubbs Non-Executive Director of InvoCare

Ms Robyn Stubbs

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 of 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.

Bart Vogel Non-Executive Director of InvoCare

Mr Bart Vogel BCom (Hons) FCA FAICD

Non-Executive Director

Mr Bart Vogel was appointed as an independent non-executive director of InvoCare Limited on 22 September 2017 with effect from 1 October 2017.

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.

Mr Vogel’s consulting and business experience, particularly in telecommunications and information technology sectors, will be of great assistance to the Board during the next phase of InvoCare’s growth and the implementation of the Protect and Grow Plan.

Bart Vogel Non-Executive Director of InvoCare

Mr Keith Skinner

Non-Executive Director

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.

Careers with InvoCare

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.