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Directors

The Coventry Group Board of Directors has a wealth of knowledge and experience.
Neil Cathie
Independent Non-Executive Chairman
  • 27 year career at Australia’s largest and most successful plumbing and bathroom distributor, Reece Ltd.
  • 7 years with a chartered accountancy firm early in his career as well as other CFO roles.
  • Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and director of and advisor to a number of private companies.
Andrew Nisbet 
Independent Non-Executive Director
  • Appointed in September 2017.
  • Extensive career in senior management roles at Reece Ltd.
  • Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and advisor to a number of private companies.
James Todd 
Independent Non-Executive Director
  • Appointed in September 2018.
  • Former Managing Director of Wolseley Private Equity, an independent private equity firm which he co-founded in 1999.  Non-executive director of ASX listed companies IVE Group Ltd and HRL Holdings Ltd.
  • Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Robert Bulluss 
CEO and MD
  • Appointed CEO in May 2017 after holding the role of CFO and company secretary since October 2016.
  • 15 years within the Australian division of Bunzl plc.
  • Experience across Finance, Strategy, Human Resources, Health, Safety and Environment, ICT and Technology, Operations, Project Management and all aspects of acquisitions.
Tony Howarth
Non-Executive Director
  • Appointed May 2020.
  • Strong background in the banking and finance industry having held executive positions in government, regional and major banks as well as building societies and stockbroking companies.
  • Former President of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Australian International Chamber of Commerce, as well as Chair of Catholic Health Australia.

Coventry Leadership Team

Highly credentialed Coventry Leadership Team with a proven track record in B2B trade distribution.
Robert Bulluss
CEO & MD
  • Appointed CEO in May 2017 after holding the role of CFO and company secretary since October 2016.
  • 15 years within the Australian division of Bunzl plc.
  • Experience across Finance, Strategy, Human Resources, Health, Safety and Environment, ICT and Technology, Operations, Project Management and all aspects of acquisitions.
Rod Jackson 
Chief Financial Officer
  • Rod was appointed Chief Financial Officer in September 2017. He is an ACA qualified and experienced finance professional and prior to joining Coventry Group, spent four years as Finance Director at Bunzl Outsourcing Services Limited.
  • For six years prior to that he was Chief Financial Officer and Group Financial Controller at Linfox.
  • Rod has also held senior finance roles with Remote Vision Solutions and Jetset Travel following 17 years with Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu.
Bruce Carter 
General Manager
Cooper Fluid Systems
  • Bruce has over 35 years experience with the Group in a number of different roles.
  • He is currently General Manager of our profitable and growing Cooper Fluid Systems business. Prior to this he ran the Queensland region of Coventry Fasteners during a period of profitable sales growth.
  • Bruce has broad general management experience and has provided extensive guidance and assistance with the Australian turnaround.  He also has extensive experience acquiring and integrating businesses.
Ken Lam 
Chief Information Officer
  • Ken joined the business in August 2018.
  • He has extensive IT and Project Management experience, most recently with SWC Management, Amplifon and Amcor.
  • Ken will ensure the business has the ability to operate successfully in the digital world.
Peter Shaw 
General Manager
Trade Distribution Australia
  • Peter joined the business in 2018 as Northern Regional Manager in the Trade Distribution Australia business. Previously Peter held general management roles in industrial supply businesses including Worksense Workwear and Safety, Wesfarmers Industrial and Safety, Total Fasteners, Packaging House and Protector Safety.
  • Peter's experience and qualifications make him the ideal person to lead TDA through the next stage of its recovery to sustainable profitable growth.
Mike Wansink 
General Manager
Trade Distribution New Zealand
  • Mike is an experienced General Manager with over ten years experience managing Trade Distribution New Zealand.
  • Previously he held General Manager roles with the Extra Mile Company and Rexel Electrical Supplies and Marketing and national sales roles with Steel and Tube.
  • His experience has been invaluable in developing strategies for the turnaround of the Australian business.
Nick Daw 
General Manager
Nubco
  • Appointed to the General Manager of Nubco in February 2020, Nick joined Coventry Group in March 2019 with the acquisition of Nubco.
  • Formerly the Sales and Marketing Manager at Nubco, Nick has been with the business for 16 years working in customer, purchasing and operational roles.