ConnectEast - Senior Management

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Managing Director – Charles Griplas

Charles Griplas joined ConnectEast as the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director in August 2014.

Prior to joining ConnectEast, Charles was the Chief Executive Officer of TT-Line Company Pty Ltd, the company that operates the Spirit of Tasmania vessels between mainland Australia and Tasmania. He was appointed as CEO of TT-Line in 2008, joining the company from Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics Oceania.

Charles has a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) from the University of NSW and an Executive MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management. 

Chief Financial Officer – Peter Holdaway

Peter Holdaway was appointed Chief Financial Officer in August 2014.

Before his appointment as CFO, Peter was the Group Financial Controller for ConnectEast for five years.

Prior to working at ConnectEast, Peter held a number of senior roles at SKYCITY Entertainment Group in Auckland including General Manager Group Accounting, Manager Investor Relations and Deputy Company Secretary from 2002 to 2008.  

General Counsel & Company Secretary – Tamira Herbst

Tamira Herbst joined ConnectEast in 2015.

Prior to this, she was Company Secretary and General Counsel of BrisConnections (2007-2012) and previously for Grand Hotel Group, Q Limited and Jumbuck Entertainment Limited as well as private and public companies and joint ventures. In her roles, Tami has been responsible for the provision of legal advice on all aspects of the entity’s business to management and Board, as well as company secretarial matters including corporate governance, commercial and contract management, compliance systems and practices, and investor management.