Meet the Board

David Spear

Independent Chairman

David Spear is an experienced Company Director and Governance Consultant. He is currently Chairman of Tyre Stewardship Australia, Chairman of Office Brands Australia, Non Executive Director of Unity Housing, Non-Executive Director of McLaren Vale Grape Wine Tourism Association and a Director of VUCA Pty Ltd. 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 Governance Program.

David Spear is the Chair of the Governance and Risk Committee as well as sitting on the Finance and Audit Committee and the Remuneration and Nomination Committee. He is also Chair of the Industry Consultative Group.

Peter Kreitals

Independent Non-Executive Director

Peter Kreitals holds a Bachelor of Economics from the ANU and has extensive experience in strategy and policy development for a vast range of industries over a career spanning four decades.

Peter was the inaugural Executive Director of the Australian Tyre Recyclers Association, from 2003 until December 2013. During this time, he was instrumental in helping with the development of the Tyre Product Stewardship Scheme now in place. In addition to being a Director with Tyre Stewardship Australia, he is also a member of various other Boards and Committees.

Peter Kreitals is the Chair of the Research and Advisory Committee as well as sitting on the Governance and Risk Committee.

Steve Clifford

Director

Steve worked for Yokohama Tyre Australia for 20 years, and as General Manager for the last 15 years of his tenure. Now retired, Steve continues to represent Yokohama as their nominee on the TSA Board. Past responsibility within Yokohama included the implementation and maintenance of the company’s governance and compliance across many aspects of the business. While wholesale sales were the focus, Steve’s role also included retail tyre store development. Steve has been involved at all levels within the tyre industry and he has held many positions during his 44 years in the industry.

Steve has also held past Board positions at the Sydney Heritage Fleet and Sydney Maritime Museum, both Not for Profit organisations.

Steve holds a Graduate Diploma in Management (Commerce) from the University of Wollongong.

Steven Clifford sits on the Remuneration and Nomination Committee.

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, David is a Non-Executive Director for Victoria and Tasmania, of Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.

David Wilson is the Chair of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee.

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 for Oceania as well as legal & risk management, corporate development and public affairs. During this time, he has overseen the evolution of the finance function and related domains to a more service focused division, as well as managing due diligence for acquisitions.

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

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

David Lane is the Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee.

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.

Douglas 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.

Douglas Barclay sits on the Governance and Risk Committee.

Allan Kerr

Non-Executive Director

Allan was Managing Director of Tyrecyle for 12 years, before his retirement in 2012. Whilst with Tyrecycle, he initiated and Chaired the Australian Tyre Recyclers Association (ATRA) and was heavily involved in all product stewardship discussions.

Prior to his appointment to the TSA Board in 2012 he was, and remains, a member of the Research Advisory Committee. Allan’s early career was in the textile industry (28 years) with his last 6 years as CEO of Bradmil Undare Group.

Allan Kerr sits on the Research and Advisory Committee.

Lou Mandanici

Director

Lou Mandanici joined Goodyear & Dunlop Tyres in 1987 and has over 33 years of experience in the tyre industry working across various functions of finance, sales, franchising, supply chain, product and marketing. Lou oversees the consumer product business unit and wholesale operations model, leading the multi-brand and product distribution strategies across Australia and New Zealand. The role covers a mix of company owned, franchised, licensed retail networks and trade partner channels to market.

Lou holds a Master of Business Administration from RMIT University.

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