• Graham Chipchase
    Chief Executive Officer

    Chairman of the Executive Leadership Team

    Joined Brambles at the beginning of January 2017 as Chief Executive Officer Designate and became Chief Executive Officer on 20 February 2017. Prior to Brambles, Graham was Chief Executive Officer of Rexam plc, one of the world’s largest consumer packaging companies, from 2010 to June 2016. Graham had first joined Rexam in 2003 as Group Finance Director before moving to Group Director of Plastic Packaging. He left Rexam in June 2016, after Rexam was successfully acquired by Ball Corporation. Graham was a Non-Executive Director of AstraZeneca plc from 2012 until 2021, including being Chair of its Remuneration Committee from 2015 to 2020 and Senior Independent Director from 2019 to 2021. He holds an MA (Hons) Chemistry from Oriel College, Oxford, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

  • Phillip Austin
    President, CHEP Asia-Pacific & CHEP India, Middle East, Türkiye and Africa

    Joined Brambles in 1989 and became President CHEP Asia-Pacific in October 2014 and from July 2021 he became President CHEP IMETA (India, Middle East, Türkiye and Africa). Phillip previously held the positions of President CHEP Australia and New Zealand, and President CHEP Australia. He has held a variety of senior roles across Brambles, including Chief Financial Officer of the Brambles Transport Group, Chief Financial Officer of CHEP Australia, Operations Manager for Wreckair Hire and executive roles in the CHEP Australia business responsible for sales, asset management and business development. Phillip is an Ambassador for the National Association for Women in Operations (NAWO). He holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Master of Logistics Management, both from the University of Sydney, and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

  • Patrick Bradley
    Chief People Officer

    Joined Brambles in 2018 as Group Senior Vice President, Human Resources. Before joining Brambles, Patrick was the Human Resources Director at BT Group, the UK’s largest fixed communications network, responsible globally for employee relations, reward, pensions, organisational design and efficiency. Prior to that, he was the Chief Human Resources Officer at EE, the UK mobile telecommunications operator, when it was acquired by BT. He has also held human resources leadership roles at Lloyds Banking Group and Atos Origin. He has led multiple workforce and human resources programmes to improve customer service capabilities, organisational culture and employee engagement. He holds a Bachelor of Law from the University of Leeds.

  • David Cuenca
    President, CHEP Europe

    Joined Brambles in 2000 and was appointed President, CHEP Europe in 2020. At Brambles, David has held several leadership roles, ranging from Country General Manager of CHEP in Central Europe', Vice President and Country General Manager in CHEP Spain and Portugal; Vice President of CHEP Southern Europe, President, CHEP Latin America. David holds a Business Studies degree from the University of Barcelona. He has also completed a General Management Programme at the IESE Business School.

  • Paola Floris
    President, CHEP Latin America

    Joined Brambles in 2001 and was appointed President, CHEP Latin America on 1 July 2020. During her time at Brambles, Paola has held several leadership roles, ranging from Customer Service Director, CHEP Italy and progressed to become Retail Director in 2009. Paola was appointed as Country General Manager, CHEP Italy in 2013 and was promoted to Vice President and Country General Manager, CHEP Pallets Canada in 2016. Paola has a degree in Economics from the Universita’ Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, and a Master of Business Administration from SDA Bocconi.

  • Enrique Montanes Garcia
    Chief Operations Officer

    Joined Brambles in 2003 and was appointed Chief Operations Officer for CHEP’s global operations on 1 October 2021. Enrique previously held the position of Senior Vice President CHEP Southern Europe (which includes Spain, Morocco, Italy, Portugal, Greece and France) from July 2018 and prior to that held a variety of senior roles across Brambles in planning, operations and transportation. Before joining Brambles, Enrique was a consultant with Accenture and held a number of manufacturing roles with Lucent Technologies. He holds a double Engineering degree from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and the École Centrale de Paris and an executive MBA from Instituto de Empresa of Madrid.

  • Robert Gerrard
    Chief Legal Officer & Company Secretary

    Joined Brambles in 2003 as Senior Counsel, Brambles Group. He was appointed Group Company Secretary in February 2008 and Group Vice President, Legal and Secretariat in February 2017. Prior to joining Brambles, Robert was General Counsel and Company Secretary of Roc Oil Company Limited; Group Legal Manager of Cairn Energy plc; General Counsel and Company Secretary of Command Petroleum Limited; and a solicitor and senior associate with Allen Allen & Hemsley. He holds a Master of Law from the University of Sydney, and a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Law from the University of New South Wales. He is a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales.

  • Craig Jones
    Chief Transformation Officer

    Joined Brambles in December 2017. He was appointed Chief Transformation Officer in July 2021 to deliver on our transformation opportunities – build a culture and the capability to support continuous business improvement. Craig previously held the positions of Vice President, EMEA Emerging Markets and President CHEP IMETA (India, Middle East, Türkiye and Africa). Before joining Brambles, Craig worked for Rexam plc, a UK-listed consumer packaging company. Craig led the Africa, Middle East & Asia region for Rexam and also spent time leading their Russian business. Craig joined Rexam in 2001 and held a number of senior finance roles across a variety of geographies. Craig holds a BA (Hons) Business Studies from Cardiff University and is a Fellow (FCMA) of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

  • Helen Lane
    Chief Digital Officer

    Joined Brambles in 2003. She was appointed Chief Data and Digital Officer on 1 July 2021. During her time at Brambles, Helen has held several leadership roles in business functions including Finance, Commercial, Logistics, Asset Productivity and Retail. Helen was appointed Vice President, CHEP Northern Europe in December 2016. Since 2019 she has led the digital transformation of Brambles to increase asset capabilities and drive value for our customers. Helen holds a BA (Hons) English and French from University of Leeds. She is also a graduate of the INSEAD Business School.

  • Laura Nador
    President, CHEP North America

    Joined Brambles in 2003. Laura became President, CHEP North America in January 2018, after holding a number of leadership positions within Brambles across multiple geographies. Laura was successively Director, Distributor Sales, CHEP Europe; Vice President, RPCs, Europe; Country General Manager, CHEP Spain and Portugal; and Vice President, Supply Chain, CHEP Latin America. In July 2016, she was appointed Senior Vice President of the CHEP USA Pooled Pallets business and then President, CHEP USA in March 2017, when she took on additional responsibilities for all pallets and containers businesses in the USA. CHEP Canada was added to her responsibilities in January 2018. Prior to Brambles, Laura worked for a number of years at the Fortune 500 logistics company, Ryder. Laura holds a Master of Engineering from the University of Buenos Aires and a Master of Business Administration from the London Business School.

  • Nessa O’Sullivan
    Chief Financial Officer

    Joined Brambles in October 2016 and was appointed to the role of Chief Financial Officer on 17 November 2016. She became an Executive Director of Brambles in April 2017. Prior to joining Brambles, Nessa worked for 10 years at Coca-Cola Amatil in a number of senior financial and operating roles, including Group Chief Financial Officer from 2010 to May 2015. She was also Group Chief Financial Officer for Operations and Chief Financial Officer for Australia and New Zealand. Nessa began her career working as an auditor at Price Waterhouse in Dublin, New York and Sydney. She spent two years at Tyco Grinnell Asia Pacific before joining PepsiCo/Yum! Restaurants in 1995. Over a 10-year period at Yum! Restaurants International, she held a number of senior finance, IT and strategy roles, including five years as Chief Financial Officer for the South Pacific Region. She is also a Non-Executive Director of Molson Coors Beverage Company. Nessa is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce from University College Dublin and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

  • Sarah Pellegrini
    Chief Communications Officer

    Joined Brambles in 2018 to lead Group-wide internal communications and was appointed to the Executive Leadership Team in 2019. Before joining Brambles, Sarah oversaw employee communications for Qantas’ global operations, and has held corporate communications roles in international businesses including Arrium and Foster’s Group in Australia and Rexam plc, SABMiller and BBC Worldwide in the UK. Sarah began her career as a journalist for News Limited after gaining a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) from RMIT University.

  • Harry Winstanley
    Chief Information Officer

    Joined Brambles in December 2022 as Chief Information Officer. Prior to Brambles, Harry led the Information Technology function for complex global organisations, including Chief Information Officer at Meggitt PLC, a leading international company specialising in high‑performance components and sub‑systems for the aerospace, defence, and energy markets; and Unipart Group, a multinational logistics, supply chain manufacturing and consultancy company. Before that, he held senior leadership positions for Volvo Construction Equipment in Information Technology, Process and Systems, Distribution Development and as Regional Chief Information Officer.

A portrait photograph of Brambles' Non-Executive Chairman, John Mullen

Board of Directors