Meet the Board

David Spear

Independent Chairman

David Spear is an experienced Company Director and Governance Consultant. He is currently a Director of VUCA Pty Ltd, Independent Chairman SMSF Remuneration and Nominations Committee, Non Executive Director of Gelganyum Ltd and Non Executive Director of Kilkayi Ltd, Independent Chairman Basketball Adelaide and Chairman of the Free Throw Foundation.

He spent 8 years as SA/NT State Director of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, learning and developing his unique skills to assist Boards and Company's in Corporate Governance and Board Performance Evaluation.

David has over 25 years’ experience in commercial business management, and brings tremendous expertise in corporate governance, ethics, strategy and decision making. In November 2013, David attended the Harvard Business School, in Boston Massachusetts, where he studied Board Governance.

David is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and an Alumni member of Harvard Business School.

Peter Kreitals

Independent Non-Executive Director

Peter was the Executive Director of the Australian Tyre Recyclers Association for more than 10 years, up until December 2013. During this time he was instrumental in helping with the development of the Tyre Product Stewardship Scheme that is now in place, always focussed on ensuring that it is credible, transparent and reflects the best interests of all key stakeholders without unduly favouring any one single interest.

Peter has an extensive history in developing and implementing highly strategic industry programs in his 35+ years’ career, initially with the Federal Government and over the last 25 years with a vast variety of industry sectors.  In addition, he has a proven expertise in helping a diverse range of small to medium sized businesses implementing strategic new growth strategies and has been responsible for initiating and facilitating a series of collaborative research projects between key supply chain partners and relevant research organisations.

Peter has a Bachelor of Economics from the ANU and in addition to being a Director with Tyre Stewardship Australia, he is also a member of various other Boards and Committees.

Alan Sutton

Director

Alan is the Customer Engineering Manager for Goodyear Dunlop Tyres Australia (GDTA) a position he has held for the last 15 years and is responsible for product performance / government compliance across all tyre categories except Earthmover and Aviation. As well as being a director of Tyre Stewardship Australia, he is the GDTA representative on the Australian Tyre Industry Council (ATIC) and trucking associations ATA ITC and ARTSA.

Alan has worked in the tyre industry for over 40 years, previously working for Pirelli (UK), General Tyre (Zambia) and Bridgestone (South Australia). He joined Goodyear in 1988 as an automotive engineer and has worked in a variety of tyre engineering roles in his time with the company and has been a regular visitor to the technical centres in Luxembourg, Akron and Hanou.

Steve Clifford

Director

Steve has worked for Yokohama Tyre Australia for 19 years, as General Manager for the last 14 years.

As part of this role is the responsibility for the company’s governance and compliance across many aspects of the business.

Steve has been involved at all levels of the tyre Industry and he has held many positions ranging from tyre fitting, retail store management, State management through to general management.

David Wilson

Director

David was appointed Chairman of the Tyrepower Group in November 2018, after serving as their Chief Executive Officer from 2010. After graduating with a Science degree in Applied Mathematics from Monash University, David has worked in many roles in retail over the last forty years in Australia and New Zealand. He has held senior roles in supermarkets, general merchandise, cosmetics and the tyre industry. David is also Managing Director of a lean manufacturing business supplying parts to leading OEM’s. In addition, he is a non-executive director for Victoria and Tasmania, of Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.

David Lane

Director

David is the Chief Financial Officer of Michelin Australia and has held that position since 2011.

His role encompasses the finance function of the organisation as well as the legal & risk management and corporate development domains.

David is an experienced senior finance professional with management and team leadership experience in five continents over 20+ years, He has held senior finance roles within the automotive component and defence industries in Australia and USA, as well as senior roles at PricewaterhouseCoopers in UK and Australia.

David is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Douglas Barclay

Director

 

Douglas is the General Affairs Manager at Bridgestone Australia Limited.

In his role he is responsible for environmental matters, continuous improvement, group procurement and Australian property. He is an engineering and management professional with 20+ years in senior roles with experience in working in the automotive components manufacturing industry.

He completed a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering along with a Masters of Business Administration at the University of South Australia. He has expertise in collaborating to set business strategy, drive operational and sales activities, establish best practice and initiate change and innovative business solutions.

Allan Kerr

Non-Executive Director

Following 40 years of senior managerial experience in the manufacturing sector, Allan retired in 2012.

He was Managing Director of Tyrecycle Pty Ltd from 2000 until 2012. In 2009, he became a part owner of the business, following its divestment from Sims Metals. During his leadership of Tyrecycle, the business was transformed into a major tyre recycling business, providing a national service to the Australian market. He oversaw a major upgrade and expansion of Tyrecycle’s recycling facilities in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and, Perth. International markets were also identified and established during this period. Allan initiated, and Chaired, ATRA as a voice for the tyre recycling industry, and was heavily involved in all product stewardship discussions during his 12 years at Tyrecycle.

Prior to joining Tyrecycle, Allan was involved in the textile industry. His 28 years in textiles gave him an extensive background in all aspects of management and governance. Allan was appointed CEO, Bradmill Undare Group , in 1993, a position he held until 1999. At this time, Bradmill was one of Australia’s largest vertically integrated textile businesses. Prior to becoming a TSA Director on 17 August 2018, Allan was a committee member of the TSA Research Advisory Committee.

Silvio de Denaro

Company Secretary

Silvio is a graduate of the University of Sussex (UK) with a thesis on Issues of Integration of the European Aerospace Industry.

He has held a number of senior management positions in Sales and Marketing especially in the Aviation and Automotive sectors and has been directly involved in tyres since 1983 as Australian CEO for a major manufacturer.

Silvio has been personally involved with Government and other major stakeholders contributing to the development of the Product Stewardship Scheme culminating with the related granting of ACCC authorisations in April 2013