Chair – Patricia Reid

Patricia is an accomplished senior executive with over 35 years’ international and local experience, with the last 20 years 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 leasing and maintenance business, providing services nationally to the rail & related freight industries.

Patricia’s prior commercial experience has been with rapidly growing enterprises and multinational listed and private businesses. Patricia worked in Hong Kong for 15 years culminating as Tax Partner in EY & then CFO of a Hong Kong based international trading group, after 5 years in London with EY.

With well over 20 years senior leadership experience, and over the last 15 years of which have been based in Australia, Patricia has held C Suite roles as CFO and CEO in mainly high-growth companies. She has been responsible for leading businesses through both growth phases and more challenging economic cycles, driving strategy development with leadership responsibility across all operational & functional areas in local & globally matrixed organisations.

Patricia has also held board roles in the businesses employed by, in addition to prior Non-Executive Director roles. She is currently also a board member of the Australian Kookaburra Kids Foundation Ltd where she chaired the Audit & Risk Committee from 2015 until appointed Board Chair in May 2019.