Iain was educated at Glenalmond College in Scotland and holds a Master of Arts from Oxford University. Iain is a Fellow of CPA Australia (FCPA).
Iain is member of the Company’s Audit & Risk and Nomination & Remuneration Committees.
Iain is an experienced corporate Chairman and has worked as a senior executive and Non-Executive Director across a range of industries, including auditing, resources, manufacturing and latterly healthcare in Australia, the USA and Britain.
Iain is Chairman of Bluechip Ltd, former chairman of Novita Healthcare Limited and has held Non-Executive Director roles with Medical Developments International Ltd and Vision Eye Institute Ltd.
Iain began his business career with Arthur Andersen & Co in London and went on to hold several senior financial and general management positions in Woodside Petroleum Ltd, Santos Ltd, Pilkington Plc, F.H Faulding & Co Ltd and Clinuvel Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Delphine Cassidy, Non-Executive Director
Delphine is an accountant with over 15 years’ experience specialising in financial, accounting and treasury roles.
Delphine chairs the Company’s Nomination & Remuneration Committee.
Delphine has become an investor relations expert, working as a senior executive in this field for a number of ASX 200 Companies.
Delphine has been a member of the Australasian Investor Relations Association (AIRA) Issues Committee and the ASX Issuer Services Working Group.
Delphine is currently the Vice President of Investor Relations at Orica.
Neil Kearney, Non-Executive Director
Neil holds a Bachelor of Economics from Monash University, has completed the Advanced Management Program at INSEAD and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Neil chairs the Company’s Audit & Risk Committee.
Neil has held senior executive roles in Australian and International companies, including Goodman Fielder Limited and National Foods Limited (including as Chief Financial Officer & Chief Strategy Officer).
Neil is currently Chairman of Huon Aquaculture Group Ltd, Chairman of Felton, Grimwade & Bosisto’s Pty Ltd and a Non-Executive Director of Brainwave Australia.
Neil’s previous directorships include Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Company Holdings Limited and National Foods Limited.
Scott Mahony, Non-Executive Director
Scott is a Chartered Accountant and has held Chief Financial Officer roles at two of Australia’s largest volume builders spanning more than 20 years.
Scott is a member of the Company’s Audit & Risk Committee.
Scott is well regarded for his strong financial knowledge, analytical skills and strategic thinking, as well as his ability to negotiate and deliver successful commercial outcomes in challenging business environments.
Scott joined Simonds Homes (then a private company) in 1999 and was Chief Financial Officer from 2008 to 2014.
Scott has been in various accounting roles with Telstra, P. Sartori & Co Chartered Accountants and Australian Unity before joining the volume housing industry.
Piers O’Brien, Non-Executive Director
Piers is a qualified lawyer with over 20 years’ professional experience.
Piers is a member of the Company’s Nomination & Remuneration Committee.
Piers has spent the last 12 years working in in-house legal roles as both General Manager Legal and General Counsel. During this time, he managed the legal function at ASX 200 company Skilled Group Limited for approximately 8 years and for the last 4 years has been the General Counsel of the Simonds Family Office.
Piers started his career in private practice with K&L Gates Lawyers (and its predecessor firms) where he spent 8 years specialising in mergers and acquisitions, corporate transactions and board advisory work.
Kelvin Ryan, CEO & Managing Director
Kelvin holds a Master of Technology Management Degree from Griffith University and Bachelor of Education from WACAE Nedlands.
Kelvin possesses extensive experience in the volume home building industry as CEO of BGC Residential from 2009 until 2017 and has a strong awareness of the issues facing the industry.
Kelvin has extensive experience in building industries.
Kelvin also has significant experience as a senior executive in mining and manufacturing industries both in Australia and Internationally.
Rhett Simonds, Non-Executive Director
Rhett holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Deakin University.
Rhett has been involved with the business since joining the Simonds Group of Companies in 2005. Rhett has a strong focus on the property and construction sector, where he sits on a number of private company boards and executive management teams.
In addition to his experience in the property and construction sector, Rhett is a director of and investor in a number of technology and finance related businesses.
Mark Simonds, Executive Director
Mark holds a registered builder’s licence in Victoria, NSW, Queensland and South Australia. Mark has spent over 40 years immersed in the volume home building industry.
Prior to 2014, when Simonds Group Limited was listed, Mark was fully engaged in the day-to-day executive management of Simonds Homes. From 1973 until the listing of Simonds Group Limited in 2014, Mark worked alongside his father Gary Simonds and understands what is required for a successful volume building business.
Mark is the Deputy Chairman of Simonds Consolidated, which is primarily focussed on venture capital and private equity building and construction, real estate and the vocational education sector.