Tyree Board

Ralph Waters: Chairman of the Board

Ralph Waters is one of Australia and New Zealand’s leading industrialists. An engineer by training Ralph is a Chartered Professional Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia and has a Master of Business from Curtin University of Technology. Outside of his involvement with Tyree Ralph currently holds roles as Chairman of Woolworths and the 2015 Cricket World Cup. Ralph is also a Director of Asciano.

Robyn Fennell (nee Tyree): Non-Executive Director

Robyn Fennell is Sir William Tyree’s daughter and her membership of the board continues the representation of the Tyree family with Tyree Industries and various philanthropic activities. Robbie has been involved with the Tyree businesses in various roles and has a passion for the continuation of the Tyree name in Australian manufacturing and continued investment in engineering training.

David McNeill: Non-Executive Director

David McNeil is a qualified engineer and has had a long association with the Tyree Group for over 20 years. David is currently the senior executive of the Tyree Cable businesses located in Melbourne and Auckland. In addition to his Tyree involvement, David is the current chairman of Sage Group Holdings Limited and a non executive director of transformer machinery manufacturer AEM Cores Pty Ltd. David has extensive manufacturing and electrical distribution network having previously been the Chairman of Electranet - South Australia and worked with global manufacturers including ABB. He has been a member of Australian Industry Group for over 20 years and is current a member of their National Executive.

Keian Barnard: Chief Executive Officer

Keian joined Tyree Industries as Chief executive in September 2013 and has over 25 years senior executive experience in manufacturing and service businesses with operations in Australia and other countries including China, South Africa and the UK. He was previously the chief executive of O’Donnell Griffin, General Manager at Ampcontrol and prior to this held various management roles with Metal Manufactures. He holds a Masters Degree in Accounting, a Diploma of Electrical Engineering and a Masters of Business. Keian is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers Australia and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

David Ward: Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary

David joined Tyree in 2005 and has over thirty years’ experience in senior accounting and company secretarial roles. Due to a passion for manufacturing, David’s career has been focussed on this sector with roles in businesses as large as British Aerospace as well as smaller private businesses or subsidiaries of listed groups in both Australia and the UK. Based in Mittagong, David is a Fellow of both the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and Chartered Secretaries Australia and has also undertaken extensive training in the methodology of world class manufacturing as encompassed in the Toyota Production System.