Our Directors

The Pental Limited Board

Mark Hardgrave


Mark has over 35 years’ experience having held previous positions in corporate finance, funds management and various C-suite roles. He is currently a non-Executive Director of ASX listed companies Traffic Technologies Limited and Wingara AG Limited.

Mark has held portions in funds management, equity capital markets and mergers & acquisitions in various roles at firms such as M&A Partners, Bennelong Group, Thorney Investment Group, Merrill Lynch and Taverners Group.

Appointed Director 1 May 2019

Appointed Chairman 31 December 2019

Member of Audit Committee and Member of Remuneration Committee

John Etherington

Non-Executive Director

John is currently a partner at the business advisory partner firm Non Executive Management. He is a former senior partner of Deloitte, where he held both senior leadership positions and provided audit and advisory services to of public, private and not for profit organisations, with a particular specialisation on rapidly growing Australian listed entities.

He is also currently a non executive director on a range of public and private organisations.

Appointed Director 2 April 2013

Jeff Miciulis

Non-Executive Director

Jeff brings 35 years’ experience in Sales, Marketing, Country Leadership, and Regional Leadership at Energizer in both Household Batteries, and Personal Care Shaving Products.

Jeff commenced his career as a Sales Trainee with Eveready Australia and rose to become National Sales Manager before taking his career overseas for the next 20 years. During that time, he held numerous leadership roles of increasing responsibility across multiple international markets.

Overseas roles included International Marketing, General Manager South Africa, Managing Director Malaysia, Regional Vice President Middle East, and Africa, and Regional Vice President South Asia, and China.

Appointed Director 5 March 2019


Fred Harrison

Non-Executive Director

Fred is the CEO of Ritchies Stores Pty Ltd.  He began his career as a casual with Ritchies in 1975, whilst still at Frankston High School, and worked his way up to management before being appointed as General Manager in 1987 and then as Chief Executive Officer in 1994.

Ritchies operates 78 supermarkets and liquor stores making Ritchies the largest Independent in Australia, with annual sales greater than $1.15 billion.

Appointed Director 28 August 2019


Charlie McLeish

Managing Director

Before his appointment at Pental, Charlie McLeish spent over 30 years in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) industry including 20 years managing major bakeries within Bunge Australia (Goodman Fielder) focusing on Business Turnaround.

After Goodman Fielder, Charlie spent 15 years at George Weston Foods in the position of General Manager of Tip Top Bakeries Victoria where he implemented the business turnaround from negative EBIT of $6M to positive EBIT of $12M within an eight year period.

Charlie then transitioned to National Sales Director of Don Smallgoods.

Charlie McLeish has vast sales, marketing, manufacturing and logistics experience with proven turnaround capabilities.

Appointed CEO 1 January 2014

Appointed Managing Director 6 April 2020