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Board Members

Noel Griffin


Noel has extensive experience in management, operation and ownership of transport and agricultural businesses. From 1982 to 1995, Noel was Managing Director of Refrigerated Roadways Pty Ltd, which at one stage was the largest refrigerated carrier in Australia. The business was sold to TNT in 1995. Noel was a major shareholder and Managing Director of Table Grape Growers Pty Ltd from 1997 to 2003 and has served as a Director on several unlisted and listed companies. Noel was also a director of Centrepoint Alliance Finance Ltd from 2005 to 2014. Noel is a shareholder in Village National.

Brett McDonald

Non Executive Director

Brett has over 30 years’ experience in executive management, governance, strategy, major projects, prefabrication and building construction in more than 24 countries, Brett is a seasoned professional within his field.  A leader in accommodation solutions and infrastructure projects in Australia, Indonesia, Canada, Malaysia, PNG, Dubai, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Singapore, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain and the UK.  

A specialist in prefabrication and modular construction, Brett has developed factories in several countries with a range of products that are simple but effective.  Examples include schools, churches, housing, units, switch rooms and E-rooms, commercial kitchens, hotels / resorts, hospitals and detention centres.

A Fellow of the Urban Development Institute of Australia and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Brett has been an advisor to many Governments on development associated legislation, development programs, building and training.  Brett has also held a number of board positions and has been a Director for several companies, in various countries, that specialise in housing, construction and development, research and medical devices.

Karl Trouchet

Non Executive Director

Karl was a director of Apollo Tourism and Leisure Ltd (ASX:ATL) from 1996 to 2023. He led ATL, a multinational RV rental company, through their listing process as CFO and successfully navigated the acquisition of six RV businesses across Australia, Europe and North America. He is currently a non-executive director of Camplify Holdings Limited, (ASX:CHL) which is a leading multinational peer-to-peer digital marketplace platform connecting RV Owner to Hirers.

Rick Nelson

Non Executive Director

Richard was a founder of Centrepoint Finance Group in 1982, which then grew to become one of Australia’s largest commercial finance brokers. In 2005 it merged with Alliance Finance to form the ASX listed Group Centrepoint Alliance. Richard served as Managing Director of this business until 2007 when he became the non-executive Deputy Chairman. In 2008, he assumed the role of non-executive Chairman until his retirement in 2015. Richard brings strong financial and business analysis skills to Village National. He is a director of a number of unlisted companies. Rick is a shareholder in Village National. 

Leadership Team

Chris West

Chief Executive Officer

Chris is a sales and commercial General Manager with over 20 years’ experience in driving organisational and functional change, Chris joined the team in 2020. Expert in creating multi-layered sales strategies to improve customer engagement, revenue targets and organisational efficiencies that work across divisions.

Ainslie Cunningham and Debra Anderson

Company Secretary

Ms. Ainslie Cunningham and Ms. Debra Anderson, Co-Founders and Directors of 3YS Owls are the Village National Holdings Limited joint Company Secretary.

Julian Roberts

General Manager: Operations

Julian is a multi-Site AM/FM and Hospitality Operations Specialist with over 30 years’ experience in remote resources, hospitality and retail specialising in project management. Julian has worked directly and indirectly with Tier 1 contractors across minerals, gas, construction in project delivery for greenfield sites and multi-faceted production operational assets.