Our Directors

The Pental Limited Board

Peter Robinson B. Eco (Mon)


Our Chairman, Peter Robinson, has a wealth of experience in the manufacturing sector within Australia and internationally.

Peter was the Chief Executive of ACI Packaging Group and Vice President of Owens-Illinois, Inc - the parent company of ACI Packaging Group.

Previous roles include senior executive positions with BTR Nylex Limited and its parent company BTR Plc, and General Manager of Bowater Scott.

Appointed Director on 29 November 2002.

Appointed Chairman on 5 March 2009

Mel Sutton

Non-Executive Vice-Chairman

Mel Sutton has extensive experience and a diverse background across a number of key sectors, including food- production, wholesale and retail; facility services; apparel and footwear - wholesale and retail; consumer goods - beverage; and Sporting goods - wholesale and retail.

Mel was CEO and Managing Director of Nike Pacific, Globe International, Colorado Group and  Divisional Chief Executive of George Weston Foods Limited, Group General Manager -  Laundry’s, The Spotless Group, and more recently  as Director of Strategy and Transformation at Lion - Dairy & Drinks. Previous roles also include senior executive positions with Lion Nathan and Fosters.

Mel, as a Director of ZABS Advisory & Consulting Pty Ltd, based in Melbourne, currently  provides  advisory and consulting services across a wide range of disciplines to clients, who operate in and across diverse sectors.

Appointed Director 3 October 2013.

John Rishworth

Non-Executive Director

John Rishworth has worked in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) sector for the last thirty years.

John held significant senior positions within Woolworths before founding his own successful retail brokerage business in 1987.

Since selling that business he has taken on a number of consultancy assignments within the retail sector.

Appointed Director 8 September 2004.

John Etherington

John Etherington  B.Ec, FCA, FAICD

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

Kimberlee Wells

Independent Director

Kimberlee has spent her career building the brands of large blue-chip organisations including ANZ, NAB, Medibank, Qantas and Myer. She has written countless digital transition strategies for her clients and works in almost daily partnership with the digital pioneers of our time including Google and Facebook.

When time permits, Kimberlee also lectures with RMIT University, the Australian Direct Marketing Institute and other industry bodies. 

Kimberlee is currently the CEO of Whybin\TBWA Group Melbourne - a tier one global advertising and digital agency. Previous roles included senior management positions with BBDO, Wunderman and M&C Saatchi.

Appointed Director 19 November 2015