Board of Directors

Tony Quick 2016

Tony Quick

Mr. Quick joined Quickstep following a highly successful career in the aerospace and defence industries. After graduating from Cambridge University, Mr. Quick spent most of his career in International Business Development, Program and Business Management. He joined an Aerospace composites business in 1988 and in 1993 he joined Westland Helicopters in England where he held senior international business development and program management roles. In October 2000 he left Westland to emigrate to Australia and, in 2001, set up GKN Aerospace Engineering Services Pty Ltd to service global demand for engineering services. The Company’s parent, GKN Aerospace, is one of the world’s largest independent first-tier suppliers to the global aviation industry providing integrated metal and composite assemblies for aerostructures and engine products. GKN Aerospace Engineering Services Pty Ltd provided design services to the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program for Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman and grew to employ more than 240 aerospace engineering staff in Australia. He was a Director and General Manager of that company until 2009. Mr. Quick was the Director of the Defence Industry Innovation Centre, Enterprise Connect from 2009 to 2011.


Mark Burgess - CEO Designate 2017 

Mark Burgess
CEO & Managing Director

Mark has over 20 years’ experience in the global aerospace and defence industry. His successful delivery of profitable growth and complex projects in advanced technology businesses has led to significant employer, customer and industry recognition. Mark has held leadership roles of increasing responsibility for British and American companies across Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia.

After a 16 year career in BAE Systems covering sales, contracts, project and general management Mark joined Honeywell in 2013 as Vice President Asia Pacific.  In this most recent role Mark had operational and P&L responsibility for Honeywell's defense, space and commercial helicopter business division in Asia.

Mark has extensive experience of governance and stakeholder management, working with public, private and not-for-profit sectors. He has managed several successful post acquisition integration projects and has held numerous board positions on subsidiaries and international joint ventures.

Mark holds a degree in Politics and Economics from the University of Hull and has completed several post graduate studies in business and operations management.


Bruce Griffiths 2016

Bruce Griffiths OAM
Non-Executive Director

Mr. Griffiths has had a successful and extensive career, spanning more than 40 years, in the manufacturing industry. He has held a number of senior Executive roles within the industry and has a long history in working with Government. Bruce was recently awarded the Order of Australia Medal for services to the automotive manufacturing industry and to the community. Previous appointments include: Rail Supplier Advocate from 2009 to 2014, Chairman - Futuris Automotive Group (2007-2012), Managing Director - Futuris Automotive Group (1992 -2007), Chairman - Air International Thermal Systems (2008-2011), Board Member - AutoCRC (Advanced Automotive Technology Ltd) (Inception -2012), Vice President of the Federation of Automotive Products Manufacturers (FAPM) (1990-2012). Member - Automotive Industry Innovation Council, Advisory Board Member - Enterprise Connect, Chairman - Sail Melbourne ISAF Sailing World Cup. Mr. Griffiths’ honors include: Order of Australia Medal - 2013, Centenary Medal for Services to the Development of the Auto Industry Policy, Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame for services to the Manufacturing Industry.



James Douglas 2016

Mr James Douglas
Non-Executive Director

Mr. Douglas is Chairman of Australian composite automotive wheels manufacturer Carbon Revolution and a founder of investment firm Newmarket Capital, a strategic investor in the carbon fibre manufacturing sector. James has over 20 years of global investment banking experience and has held former roles as Global Head of Consumer Products at Merrill Lynch, Head of Consumer Products – Americas at UBS and Head of Global Banking Australia & New Zealand at Citi. He holds a LLB and BSc from the University of Melbourne.





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Ms Leanne Heywood
Non-Executive Director

Leanne is an experienced ASX non-executive director, Audit and Risk committee and Nominations and Remuneration committee chair with broad general management experience gained through an international career in the mining, rural, government and not-for-profit sectors.

She has extensive international and domestic marketing experience and brings international customer relationship management, stakeholder management (including governments and investment partners) and team leadership experience in China, Japan, Mongolia, Singapore, South America, Europe and India.   Leanne is an experienced leader of transformational change having lead organizational restructuring, disposals and acquisitions, including integration. She has strong skills across Marketing, Business Analysis, Contracts, Procurement, Logistics, Accounting and Business Improvement along with an advanced ability to facilitate complex negotiations.  Having worked extensively in high-corruption jurisdictions such as Mongolia and China, Leanne has developed a strong risk and compliance focus.

She is a Non-Executive Director, Chair of the Audit Committee and member of the Nominations and Remuneration and Related Party committees for Orocobre, an ASX200 lithium Miner with operations in Argentina.  She is also a Director and Chair of the Nominations and Remuneration Committee for the Australian Meat Processor Corporation (AMPC) and a member of the New South Wales Council for Women’s Economic Opportunity.  

Jaime Pinto 2016

Mr Jaime Pinto
Company Secretary

Mr. Pinto is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years experience in both professional practice and commerce. He has held senior finance roles in organisations of varying size and complexity, including small private businesses, large national groups and ASX listed entities.

Mr. Pinto holds a Bachelor Degree in Commerce from the University of NSW, is a member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia, and an Associate Member of Governance Institute