The Natbuild Board
John has over 20 years experience in the timber and hardware business.
He commenced his career at Bowens working as a yardman during his school holidays and, following some time at University, he has directly experienced life in nearly every part of the business. John also spent some time in the 1990â€™s working for several U.S. lumber companies.
In July 2005 he succeeded his father, Jack, as Bowensâ€™ fourth Managing Director in 115 years.
When not working, John enjoys spending time with his wife and their four sons, and, when allowed, he occasionally swings a golf club.
Dahlsens Building Centres
Geoff Dahlsen is the CEO at Dahlsens Building Centres, a fifth generation family business with stores throughout Victoria and Southern New South Wales. The Dahlsens Group also owns Cairns Hardware Company, Nortruss Builders Supplies in the Northern Territory and Western Australia and Midcoast Timber Centres in Sydney and the Central Coast.
Geoff is a qualified solicitor, holds an MBA and is also a Director of Plumbing Plus. He is based in Sydney.
With qualifications in law, accounting and governance, Martin enjoyed a successful management career that included CEO roles in media, publishing and insurance. He also chaired Coraggio - a group mentoring CEO's.
Martin was appointed independent Chairman of Natbuild in 2013.
His other governance roles include Chairman of GNS Ltd and Peak Care Equipment and a director of St Catherine's Aged Services.
Hardware & General Supplies Limited
After a successful career of 14 years in the Accounting Profession with Tier 1 and Tier 2 Chartered Accounting firms, Philip joined the family hardware business.
Philip has now served 30 years with the family business of Hardware & General Supplies Limited overseeing the operation expand into 6 locations across the Sydney metropolitan area.
Philip has an extensive background in the area of Buying Groups, being involved with Plumbing Plus Bathroom Kitchen and Laundry Pty Limited for over 25 years â€“ firstly as Treasurer and now sits on the National Purchasing Committee which he joined in 2003.
Philip has a Bachelor of Business from UTS and is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.
Outside of work commitments, Philip enjoys spending time with his wife, five children and young grandson.