Brendan Boyd Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Brendan is a highly regarded industry leader and has held roles with many of the industry’s largest companies. Prior to his role as Managing Director, Brendan served as the Group’s General Manager of Warehousing. Brendan’s experience also includes roles at Australia Post as General Manager (Distribution Courier and Logistics Services); at Toll Group as General Manager (Toll Fast); at AUSDOC/DX Express as Chief Executive Officer of DX Express; and at Mayne Nickless as Chief Operating Officer of Mayne Nickless Express.
John Sood Executive Director and Chief Customer Officer John is a highly regarded and respected leader in Australia’s supply chain management industry. John has developed long standing relationships with Australia’s retailers, manufacturers and wholesale distributors. Prior to his role as Chief Customer Officer, John served as General Manager of Business Development. John’s experience also includes roles at Linfox as General Manager (Portside United) and General Manager (Marketing and Business Development); and at Westgate Logistics as General Manager (Development).
James Nicholias Chief Financial Officer James joined the Group in January 2024 as a growth focused and commercial CFO, with over 20 years of financial experience across multiple industries including logistics and supply chain, recycling, banking and infrastructure. Prior to joining Silk, James held senior roles at organisations including Bingo Industries Limited, JP Morgan, Macquarie Group and Deloitte. James leads the Group’s finance function and has responsibility for finance, commercial, corporate planning, business analysis, taxation and reporting. James holds a Master of Applied Finance from Macquarie University and is a member of Chartered Accountants ANZ.
Dani Aquilina Chief Operating Officer Dani has over 10 years’ of relevant senior executive experience, most recently serving as Chief Operating Officer (‘COO’) at The Reject Shop (ASX:TRS). Dani was appointed to the role of COO of Silk in April 2022. Dani holds a Master of Business (Logistics Management) from RMIT University and has a strong background in relevant strategy, supply chain and distribution leadership roles.
Matthew Hannah Chief Information Officer Matthew joined the Group in November 2015 as Chief Information Officer (CIO). Matthew leads the group’s IT function and has responsibility for all IT solutions, services, security, optimisation and development. Matthew is an experienced CIO with over 20 years’ experience in the logistics and supply chain industry. He is skilled in IT Transformation, IT Strategy, Supply Chain Optimisation, ITIL, Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).
Nicole Sullivan Chief People Officer Nicole joined the Group in September 2019 as a HR Manager, was seconded into the role of Chief People Officer (CPO) for 12 months and has now been appointed to the CPO role. Nicole leads the Group’s People & Culture function and has responsibility for safety, quality, payroll and HR. Nicole has over 25 years of HR experience across a variety of industries, with over 10 years HR leadership experience and over 10 years’ experience in the logistics and supply chain industry. She is skilled in leading multi-disciplined teams across business partnering, employee relations, industrial relations, organisational development, talent management, training & development, culture and engagement and workplace safety.
Melanie Leydin Company Secretary Melanie joined the Group in May 2020 and was appointed as Company Secretary. Melanie has over 25 years’ experience in the accounting profession and over 15 years’ experience holding board positions including company secretary of ASX listed entities. She has extensive experience in relation to public company responsibilities, including ASX and ASIC compliance, control and implementation of corporate governance, statutory financial reporting, reorganisation of companies and shareholder relations.