Paul McKenzie BSc(Agric), BCom, FAICD, AIAST
Non-Executive Chair

Board member since April 2005, appointed Chair July 2009. Paul is the Managing Partner of Agrarian Management Consultants to Agriculture, a leading Western Australian agriculture consultancy with offices in Geraldton, Perth and Katanning.  Paul has 20 years’ experience in agribusiness, management, finance and primary production.  He is a past President of the Australian Association of Agricultural Consultants (WA) Inc and a Ministerial Appointee to various agribusiness review and advisory panels.  Paul was the founding Chairman of Gage Roads Brewing Co from concept to private company to ASX listing in December 2006, and resigned in May 2008.  In June 2008, Paul was appointed director of Rural Financial Counselling Service (WA) (“RFCS”).  RFCS administrates a federal government funded program in WA under the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.

Paul is Ferrier Hodgson’s WA Agribusiness Specialist for advisory, reconstruction and recovery appointments.


John Sergeant BSc, BA(Hons I), FAMSRS, GAICD
Managing Director

Board member since March 2013, Managing Director since January 2015. Mr Sergeant holds a BSc in Biological Sciences and a BA in Psychology from the University of Sydney, where he was, for a number of years, a lecturer in the Business School, teaching at the postgraduate level.

Sydney-based, Mr Sergeant nevertheless spends a substantial amount of his time in South Australia and is familiar with all of the Company’s land and timber assets. He is committed to working with the community and other stakeholders and with local and state government to help deliver a deep water export facility on Kangaroo Island, fairly priced and accessible to all, and to establish plantation timber as a significant employer and source of economic activity.

Prior to joining the Company, he has managed a number of successful consultancy businesses, served on the boards of Australian and multinational professional services firms and, for four years, was the President of the Australian Market and Social Research Society, of which he is a fellow. From 2003 to 2014, Mr Sergeant was the Vice Principal of St Andrew’s College, within the University of Sydney.

He is currently a member of the boards of  a number of private companies and a non-executive director of one other public company: Asset Resolution Ltd.


Greg Boulton AM, BA(Accounting), FCA, FCPA, FAICD
Independent Non-Executive Director

Greg is a leading Adelaide Company Director with 25 years’ experience in both public and private companies. He is the Chair of Southern Gold Ltd (ASX:SAU) and Chair of SA Pine Pty Ltd. He is also a Director of Statewide Superannuation Fund and the Cancer Council of South Australia.

His experience relevant to KIPT’s operations includes Governance, Logistics, Timber, Resources and Finance.

Greg was awarded an AM – Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia – for his services to AFL Football administration, to the Community of South Australia and to Business.


Shauna Black
Executive Director

Ms Black has been a well-known and respected resident of Kangaroo Island for 10 years and has a 30-year career in media.  For almost eight years, she was the Managing Editor of the Island’s newspaper, The Islander, having moved from Adelaide after a 15-year stint at The Advertiser, including as its first personal finance editor and superannuation writer.

Ms Black has been a member of the board of Media Super and is active in a number of local associations. She is the proprietor of Black Stump Media, a Kangaroo Island business specializing in media and project management services. In this capacity, she is the Honorary Secretary of Business KI, which is the equivalent of the Island’s chamber of commerce.

Ms Black is the Interim Manager of the Kangaroo Island Industry and Brand Alliance. Recently, Ms Black acted as Flood Recovery Co-ordinator for Kangaroo Island Council, following the severe flood damage sustained in June 2013 in the MacGillivray/Haines area of KI.

From May 2017, Ms Black has worked in an executive capacity, as the Director of Community Engagement for KIPT.


Mr Graham Holdaway BCA, Dip Accy, ACA, MAICD
Executive Director

Mr Holdaway is an experienced non-executive director, having served on boards of natural resources companies with operations in Australia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and the United Kingdom. He is Chartered Accountant and a former partner of KPMG, with a particular interest in the development of resources-related infrastructure.

Graham is from a farming background and is a tree-grower in his own right, with eucalypt and radiata pine plantations in Victoria and on Kangaroo Island, South Australia. Graham is based in regional Victoria.

He is currently a non-executive director of one other public company: Asset Resolution Ltd.

From May 2017, Mr Holdaway has worked in an executive capacity, as the Director of Operations for KIPT.

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