David McNeill: Chairman of the Board
David McNeil is the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Tyree Group. He is a qualified engineer and industrialist who has had a long association with the Tyree Group spanning over 25 years. In addition to his involvement with Tyree, David is also Chairman of transformer machinery manufacturer AEM Cores and Tekelek Australia. David has extensive manufacturing and electricity distribution network experience having previously been the Chairman of Electronet – South Australia, Chairman of SAGE Group Holdings Limited and having worked with a number of global manufacturers including ABB. David has been a member of Australian Industry Group for over 25 years and is current a member of their National Executive. In addition David remains closely involved with the Industry Leaders Fund of South Australia a charitable foundation focused on developing future industry leaders.
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 within the Tyree Group of Companies and as Chair of the Sir William Tyree Foundation co-ordinates the ongoing philanthropic works of the Foundation whose major donor is the Tyree Group of Companies. Robyn has been involved with the Tyree businesses in various roles for over 30 years and has a passion for the continuation of the Tyree name in Australian manufacturing with continued investment in engineering training.
Keian Barnard: Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer
Keian joined Tyree Industries as Managing Director & 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 Office & 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 focused 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.