Director Profiles

John M Schaffer
BCom (Hons) FCPA FAICD

Chairman & Managing Director
Appointed 06/09/1972

John Schaffer joined the company in 1972, was appointed operations manager in 1974, Managing Director in 1987 and has held the position of Chairman and Managing Director since 1988.
Mr Schaffer has had extensive experience in managing both private and publicly listed companies with operations spanning the globe in industries ranging from manufacturing and equity investment to property and development.
Danielle E Blain
BA

Non-Executive Director
Appointed 05/06/1987

 

Danielle Blain joined the company in 1987. Mrs Blain served as a director of Howe Automotive Limited from 1993 to 2005 and as a Managing Director of Gosh Leather Pty Ltd (the furniture division) from 1993 to 2001. Mrs Blain is a member of the Audit Committee and the Remuneration and Nominations Committee.
Anton K Mayer

Executive Director
Appointed 21/11/2001

 

 Anton Mayer is Executive Chairman of Howe Automotive Limited, and held the position of Howe Automotive Limited Managing Director from 1989 to 2006. Mr Mayer has many years of international leather experience, broad business skills and a global business perspective.
Michael D Perrott AM
B.Com

Independent Director
Appointed 23/02/2005

 

Michael Perrott AM has been involved in industries associated with construction, contracting, mining and land development since 1969. He is currently Chairman of GME Resources Limited. Mr Perrott AM is also a member of the Board of Notre Dame University and SANE Australia. Mr Perrott is a member of the Audit Committee and the Remuneration and Nominations Committee.
David J Schwartz

Independent Director
Appointed 29/06/1999

 

David Schwartz has extensive experience in manufacturing, distribution businesses and property developments. Mr Schwartz is Chairman of the Audit Committee and the Remuneration and Nominations Committee.