The Kilmour Board is responsible for the management of an investment portfolio including its Colac and Camperdown properties, its principal investment in AKD and funds under management by Mutual Trust.
Andrew is Chair of Kilmour Investments, appointed 1 January 2018.
Andrew was originally appointed as Board Director in 2007, to replace Gwen Sumpton after 15 years tenure on the Board (1991).
Professionally, Andrew is a Founding Partner of Sheldon Harris - https://www.sheldon-harris.com. Sheldon Harris advises Boards, Chief Executives and Senior Executive teams in Australia and across the Asia Pacific region.
Prior to establishing Sheldon Harris, Andrew held senior business leadership roles with several leading international professional services firms, both locally and internationally, providing leadership, strategic and performance improvement advice to organisations, principally in the financial services and industrial sectors. He has experience working with startup, private and listed companies.
Andrew maintains a continuing interest in South East Asia, having lived in both Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur and developed a dangerous level of proficiency in Bahasa Indonesian!
He and his wife Jane have five children, Jamie, Tom, Katie, Jack and Meg and are soon to become grandparents.
Board Director, GAICD
Melinda is Deputy Chair of Kilmour Investments, appointed 1 January 2018.
Melinda was originally appointed as Board Director in 2015, to replace Marjorie Fawkes who retired in June 2015 after 54 years’ tenure on the Board (1961).
Professionally, Melinda is a Human Resource Management specialist advisor in executive remuneration, organisation and work design and executive assessment to company boards and senior leadership teams in Australia.
During her career Melinda has worked in remuneration management, project management and remuneration consulting roles across the Financial, Professional Services, Industrial and Education sectors, leading her own consulting business since 1999.
In 2021, Melinda graduated from the Australian Institute of Company Directors course. With a Bachelor of Arts degree from Swinburne University with majors in Japanese and Sociology, Melinda has lived in Japan, UK and New Zealand and has two children, Maya and Rafi.
Neal is Director of Kilmour Investments, appointed 1969.
Neal was appointed to the Board to supplement the existing founding Directors - Hector Harris, Stan Inglis, Frank Inglis, Ida Haldon and Edith Inglis. In 1997, Neal was appointed Deputy Chair and retired from this position at the end of 2017, after 20 years tenure.
Professionally, Neal worked as Sales Manager for Fibre Containers (1964 – 1984) and is retired from Visyboard where he worked as Victorian Marketing Manager (1984 – 1997) overseeing 60+ staff, managing sales teams, liaising with major accounts and managing the design and sample making department. Neal consulted to Visyboard from 1997 – 2007.
Neal grew up working in hardware, including for Spartan Paints, prior to his roles as sales manager, and brings to Kilmour practical knowledge of the hardware industry.
Neal and his wife Mae have one child, Soren and three grandchildren. Neal was Captain of the Torquay Surf Life Saving Club (1964 – 1967) where he is a Life Member and was the recipient of the John Wishart Memorial Medal (Lifesaver of the Year) in 1963.
Duncan is Director of Kilmour Investments, appointed 1991.
Professionally, Duncan Harris is Founder and Director of Arete Capital Partners (since 2014). Duncan was appointed Chairman of Multicom Resources Limited www.mcres.com.au in March 2018 a recently listed ASX [MCO] junior mining company developing two major vanadium deposits at Saint Elmo and Yapper in North Queensland.
Duncan was also Executive Chairman of an Alternate Finance company, Maecenas Capital until July 2018.
Duncan's primary focus has been the global Mining and Resources industry where he has provided strategy development, business transformation and implementation advice to various business units within tier-one companies along with a raft of mid market companies in both first world and emerging countries across Asia, Africa, Russia and the CIS.
Duncan is the President of the Australia Africa Chamber of Commerce as well as the Australian representative of Invest Africa. A former Special Advisor to the Commonwealth Business Council he is a founding member of the British Business Network Australia.
Duncan is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Duncan has three children, Lisa, Stuart and Miranda and four grandchildren and is married to Judy.
Soren is Director of Kilmour Investments, appointed 2007.
Soren was appointed as Board Director to replace Founding Director Edith Inglis who retired in 1991 after 36 years’ tenure on the Board (1955).
Professionally, Soren is Director of Urban Edge Landscape Architects, a landscape architecture practice specializing in design and project management of residential land subdivision projects, multi-unit developments, dual occupancy and private residential projects for a broad range of commercial clients including Lendlease, Stockland, Frasers Property, PEET and Newland.
Soren is also Director of Crafter & Mogford Golf Strategies which provides golf course design services to the golf industry, including master planning of integrated golf course and residential estates, new golf courses and the renovation and redesign of existing courses throughout Australia, with offices in Melbourne and Adelaide. Clients include The Metropolitan, Barwon Heads and Riversdale Golf Clubs.
Soren holds a Masters in Landscape Architecture from the University of Melbourne and is a registered Landscape Architect with AILA (Australian Institute of Landscape Architects).
Soren and his wife Katherine have three children, Frederick, Eliza and Isabelle.
Alastair Harris is Director of Kilmour Investments, appointed 16 September 2022.
Alastair was appointed to the Board to replace Graham Harris who retired in September 2022 after 49 years’ tenure on the board (1973), having been Chairman and Managing Director of Kilmour from 1979 to 2018.
Professionally, Alastair has extensive corporate knowledge in Banking Finance and Utilities having worked in senior management and/or executive roles for National Australia Bank, GE Finance and ANZ Bank and in Utilities for AGL.
Predominantly, Alastair has concentrated on risk, governance and compliance, project delivery, major remediation and product management, strategy, innovation and development.
Alastair and his wife Michelle have two children, Camille and Cameron.
Kelleigh is Company Secretary for Kilmour Investments, appointed 2010.
Kelleigh was appointed as Company Secretary to replace Don Abell after 19 years’ tenure.
Professionally, Kelleigh is a Joint Venture Accountant with Mitre 10 Australia, a role in which she prepares and assists Mitre 10 stores across Victoria and Tasmania with end of month reporting. She currently has thirteen Mitre 10 stores that she works with.
During her career Kelleigh worked as a Senior accountant in private practice for 15 years in Queensland, she then
commenced as the Finance Manager for Colac Mitre 10 then owned by Kilmour Investments Pty Ltd subsidiary company HL Stephens Pty Ltd. Upon the sale of the Mitre 10 store to Corporate Mitre 10 Kelleigh continued to work for Mitre 10 Australia in her current role.
Kelleigh and her husband Brett have two daughters Abagail and Charlotte.
Don is an Independent Consultant to the Kilmour Board, appointed 2010.
Professionally, Don has extensive experience in professional accounting over more than 30 years, including 25 years as a partner within the chartered accounting firm, KPMG. He has also served as a company director and board chairman for a number of companies.
Don is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the
University of Melbourne and a Diploma in Taxation Law from Monash University.
Chair, AKD Softwoods
Graham retired in September 2022 as Director of Kilmour after 49 years Board service. He continues as Chairman of Kilmour`s principal investment, AKD Softwoods and remains as an Alternate Director of Kilmour.
Graham was appointed Board Director from 1973 to 2022, initially replacing Founding Director Stan Inglis (who was also Managing Director from 1955 until his retirement in 1973). Graham was appointed Chairman and Managing Director of Kilmour from 1979 to 2017, succeeding his father, Hector Harris, who had been Founding Chairman since 1955 and, following Stan Inglis` retirement, Managing Director from 1973 to 1979.
Graham is a Barrister and practiced his profession for many years, retiring in 1994. He also has had a long involvement in politics, including a term as Member for Chisholm in the Australian House of Representatives.
Graham was a member of the Navy Reserve from 1965 to 1993, ultimately as Director Naval Intelligence (Reserves). Graham was National President, Navy League of Australia, from 1994 to 2018.
Graham and Sandra have three sons, Andrew, James and Alastair, twelve grandchildren and three step- grandchildren.