Chair – Patricia Reid

Patricia has over 30 years’ working experience, with international and local experience as a board member, committee member and CEO/CFO & adviser to boards. She is currently CEO and Managing Director at CF Asia Pacific, a rail transportation services company incorporating leasing and maintenance services, provided nationally to the rail & related freight industries.
Patricia’s prior experience has been with rapidly growing enterprises and multinational listed and private businesses, together with a local ASX listed company. She is currently a member of all Boards of the CF Asia Pacific Group and Non-Executive Director of an international art business. Patricia is a previous Board member of the British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, where she worked for 15 years reaching Tax Partner in EY & then became CFO of a Hong Kong based trading group, after spending 5 years in London commencing her career with EY.
With over 20 years senior leadership experience and 15 years’ executive leadership experience in Australia Patricia has held C Suite roles in mainly high-growth companies. She has been responsible for leading businesses through both growth phases and more challenging or uncertain economic cycles, driving strategy development and with significant experience raising debt and equity capital. In addition, as CEO Patricia has leadership responsibility across all operational & functional areas of the business in local & globally matrixed organisations.
Patricia was appointed to the Board of the Australian Kookaburra Kids Foundation Limited in May 2015 and has been Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee since 2015 and subsequently appointed as Chair of the Board in May 2019.