board of directors

170 years in business

Chair of the Board, Member of the TCCI Board Finance, Governance and Audit Committee.

BBus, MBA, FAICD

Paul joined Bank of Us as Chief Executive Officer in 2005. Prior to that Paul had 25 years' experience in local government including 18 years' combined experience as a General Manager at the Meander Valley and West Tamar Councils. Paul is a past President of the Launceston Chamber of Commerce and Local Government Managers Australia (Tasmania Division). He is a life member of Local Government Managers Australia.

TCCI Deputy Chair. Chair of the TCCI Board Finance, Governance and Audit Committee.

MBA (Melb), B.Com/LL.B, Dip FP and Cert Acc

Wayne commenced his career as a Barrister and Solicitor working both in Tasmania and London.  He also worked for an employer association and was responsible for advice on legislation and industrial relations. Wayne has now had over 25 years experience as a senior executive in financial services industry.  Wayne was the Chief Executive Officer of Quadrant Superannuation from 1997 until 2015 and then Tasplan Super from 2015 to 2021 responsible for the overall operation and management of a superannuation fund and financial advice business. 

His expertise includes the creation of value in a highly regulated industry through driving a high performance culture that delivers continuous improvement and transformational change to ensure ongoing success in a rapid changing business environment.  Wayne is currently a consultant in the financial services industry providing advice on strategic and operational matters.

GAICD, Trade qualification: Diesel Fitter

John worked full time in De Bruyn's Transport, a privately owned family business for the past 40 years and the last 25 years as the General Manager and owner. He has Mechanical qualifications (diesel fitter) and has experience in every part of the business operation. Since taking over the business it has grown from 40 staff, 20 trucks and one transport terminal in 1995 to 300 staff, 140 trucks, four transport terminals in Tasmania and one in Melbourne plus a 30,000 pallet cold storage complex. In addition to this, the business also provides marine logistics for the aquaculture industry and operates a fleet of three vessels to deliver fish food and harvest fish.

Group Executive, Governance and Corporate Affairs, TasPorts Corporation.

Member of the TCCI Board Policy Committee.

B.Arts(Hons), PhD

Daniel is the Executive General Manager – Corporate and Regulatory Affairs at Federal Group, a position he has held since 2011. Federal Group employs nearly 2,000 people in Tasmania and has operated in the state for over six decades in the hospitality, tourism, retail, gaming, technology and sensitive freight. Prior to this Daniel was Chief Executive Officer at Tourism Industry Council Tasmania and General Manager at the Tasmanian Hospitality Association; and has held numerous senior roles within the Australian Government in Canberra – including in the Department of Finance and the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations. Daniel is a director of Football Tasmania and held the position of Senior Vice President on the Tasmanian Division Council of Property Council of Australia from 2011 to 2019. Daniel holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honours from the Australian National University and a PhD in politics and public policy from the University of Tasmania.

Chair of the TCCI Board Policy Committee.

B.Arts(Hons), PhD

Daniel is the Executive General Manager – Corporate and Regulatory Affairs at Federal Group, a position he has held since 2011. Federal Group employs nearly 2,000 people in Tasmania and has operated in the state for over six decades in the hospitality, tourism, retail, gaming, technology and sensitive freight. Prior to this Daniel was Chief Executive Officer at Tourism Industry Council Tasmania and General Manager at the Tasmanian Hospitality Association; and has held numerous senior roles within the Australian Government in Canberra – including in the Department of Finance and the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations. Daniel is a director of Football Tasmania and held the position of Senior Vice President on the Tasmanian Division Council of Property Council of Australia from 2011 to 2019. Daniel holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honours from the Australian National University and a PhD in politics and public policy from the University of Tasmania.

Member of the TCCI Board Policy Committee.

ADipHrm, ADipBusMan,DipBus(Mar), DipFlmn, DipOhs, DipBus(HR), CERTTae, DipNatRes(AG), CERTPerlnjMan, GradCertCompMan, CERTQualityAuditing

Jay is currently the Human Resources and Systems Manager at Mader International Pty Ltd. Jay has worked in many management roles including iconic Tasmanian businesses (Mader International, Nichols Poultry, The House Anvers, Banjos, JBS), community organisations and all tiers of government. Jay is a straightforward, approachable and versatile manager that takes on and completes complex contracts; invigorating and refocusing both management and workforce to accept change that comes with the implementation of systems associated with multi-million-dollar contracts. He has also been instrumental in developing effective human resources, work, health and safety and quality systems. Jay has been noted as a highly effective conflict resolution specialist, dealing with many industrial relations issues including complicated injury management cases. Jay has been the chairman of the Independent Living Centre Tasmania and also as a director of Primary Employers Tasmania.

PhD; MBA; FAIM

Dr Tommy Wong is an international business advisor, an educator, an experienced small business owner-operator and ex-senior executive of two of Australia’s largest retail organisations. For more than 20 years, as a business executive and advisor, he has worked with high power CEOs, international entrepreneurs and multi-national organisations across the Asia Pacific region. He was awarded the senior executive retailer of the year by one of Australia’s largest retail organisations in recognition for his contributions to the industry. Tommy works closely in partnership with businesses across the various sectors and industries by providing coaching and mentoring support and advisory services. His services are highly regarded by leaders seeking to achieve excellence in their business performance.

As an educator, Tommy was the MBA Director and a recipient of the Commendations for Excellence in Teaching and Research from a leading university in Australia where over 10 thousand university students enjoyed the practical insights and transformational vision of his intellectual workshops and courses.

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