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Board of Directors

Set out below are details of the Directors of the Company

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Ian Robinson

Executive Chairman

47 years of service


Ian Robinson purchased the first Beacon Lighting store in 1975. Over the subsequent 46 years, his role has grown from store management, to CEO and in July 2013 to his current role as Executive Chairman. Ian remains actively involved in the operations of the Group. Ian is a Director of Lighting Council of Australia, Carbonetix Pty Ltd, Large Format Retailers Association and Large Format Property Group.

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Glen Robinson

Chief Executive Officer

27 years of service


Glen Robinson assumed his current role of Chief Executive Officer in July 2013 after joining the Group in 1994. Glen has a strong understanding of the business having started with the Group on the sales floor, progressing to trainee buyer, merchandising manager and then taking responsibility for Beacon Lighting’s product range from development to in-store presentation. Glen is a Director of Large Format Property Group. Glen holds a BBus (Management).

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(James) Eric Barr

Deputy Chairman, Non Executive, Director

7 years of service


Eric Barr is Deputy Chairman and Chairman of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee of the Group. Eric retired in 2000 as a Partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers after 20 years of service. Since then Eric has been a Director of public companies in the United States of America and Australia, including 10 years as lead director of Reading International Inc. Eric is a Non-Executive Director of Generation Life Limited (formerly known as Austock Group Limited) where he holds the positions of Chairman of the Audit Committee, Chairman of Risk Committee and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and is an independent Director of Large Format Property Group. Eric was previously a Non-Executive Director of the Sydney Stock Exchange Limited, holding the positions of Chairman of Directors and Chairman of the Audit Committee. Eric is a Chartered Accountant.

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Neil Osborne

Non-Executive, Director

7 year of service 


Neil Osborne is a Non-Executive Director and is also Chairman of the Group’s Audit Committee. Neil has over 35 years experience in the retail industry. Neil was formerly an Accenture Partner, leading large strategic projects in Australia and Asia. Neil also spent 18 years with Coles Myer Ltd in senior positions including finance (including CFO Myer), operations and strategic planning. Neil is a Non-Executive Director of Vita Group (ASX Listed) and Chairman of their Audit and Risk Committee. Neil is also Chairman of Australian United Retailers (trading as Foodworks) and an independent Director of Large Format Property Group. Neil holds a BComm, is a CPA and a FAICD.