Donald McGurk

HNC (Mech Eng), MBA, FAICD, Harvard AMP
Managing Director and CEO

Donald is a motivator of people with extensive knowledge and experience in the areas of change management and strategy formulation.

He joined Codan in December 2000, and had executive responsibility for group-wide manufacturing until his transition into the role of CEO. From 2005 to 2007, he also held executive responsibility for sales of the company’s communications products and from 2007 to 2010, executive responsibility for the business performance of HF radio products.

Donald was appointed to the board as Director in May 2010, and became Managing Director in November 2010.

He holds a Masters of Business Administration from Adelaide University and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University in 2010. He is also a board member of Bedford Phoenix Incorporated.

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Peter Charlesworth

BEEEng (Hons), MBA, GAICD, Harvard AMP
Executive GM, Minelab & Codan Defence

Peter brings extensive knowledge and experience to Codan from more than 30 years in the electronics industry, including 15 years at Codan and formerly in management and technical roles at Tenix Defence and Vision Systems.

Peter joined Codan in 2003 as General Manager of Engineering and subsequently held various roles including New Business Manager and HF Radio Business Development Manager. He was appointed Executive General Manager of Minelab in 2008, following its acquisition by Codan in that same year. In addition to Minelab, Peter is Executive General Manager of Codan Defence Electronics.

He holds a degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering with First Class Honours, and a Masters of Business Administration, both from Adelaide University. He is also a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University in 2014. He was Chairman of the Technology Industry Association from 2006 to 2011 and was on the Adelaide University ARI Advisory Board from 2009 to 2015. He is presently on the Board of the charity United Way SA and is a member of the SA Government, Department of State Development grant review committee.

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Michael Barton

BA (Acc), CA
CFO and Company Secretary

Michael joined Codan in May 2004 as Group Finance Manager and was appointed Company Secretary in May 2008.  In September 2009, Michael was promoted to the position of Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary and is responsible for financial control and reporting across the Codan group.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accountancy from the University of South Australia, and is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

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Dr. Rory Linehan

BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD
Executive GM, Minetec & Codan

Rory brings a unique mix of technical knowledge, diverse commercial skills and broad experience to Codan; delivering insightful leadership across the business.

He joined Codan in 2014, working across the Group to leverage technology and innovation in developing strategies for growth. In addition to this Group role, Rory is Executive General Manager of Minetec.

Rory holds degrees in Physics and Engineering and a PhD in Mathematics from Coventry University (UK).  He has skills in strategy, marketing, business development, systems engineering and programme management gained across a wide range of projects, including development of the Boeing 787 primary flight control system.

Prior to Codan, Rory held a number of senior positions with blue-chip firms in the UK including McLaren, Cobham and Goodrich.

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Charlie Stuff

MBA, BSc
Executive GM, Radio Communications

Charlie brings unique knowledge to Codan through his background as a US Army Officer with extensive senior management experience at Rockwell Collins and Cobham PLC.

Charlie was appointed to the role of Executive General Manager, Radio Communications, in 2015. Based in Victoria, British Columbia, he has been integral in the success of Codan’s Land Mobile Radio business since the acquisition of Daniels Electronics in 2012.

Charlie holds a Masters of Business Administration from Central Michigan University, and a Bachelor of Science in Business from Auburn University.

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Donald McGurk

HNC (Mech Eng), MBA, FAICD, Harvard AMP
Managing Director and CEO

Donald is a motivator of people with extensive knowledge and experience in the areas of change management and strategy formulation.

He joined Codan in December 2000, and had executive responsibility for group-wide manufacturing until his transition into the role of CEO. From 2005 to 2007, he also held executive responsibility for sales of the company’s communications products and from 2007 to 2010, executive responsibility for the business performance of HF radio products.

Donald was appointed to the board as Director in May 2010, and became Managing Director in November 2010.

He holds a Masters of Business Administration from Adelaide University and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University in 2010. He is also a board member of Bedford Phoenix Incorporated.

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Peter Charlesworth

BEEEng (Hons), MBA, GAICD, Harvard AMP
Executive GM, Minelab & Codan Defence

Peter brings extensive knowledge and experience to Codan from more than 30 years in the electronics industry, including 15 years at Codan and formerly in management and technical roles at Tenix Defence and Vision Systems.

Peter joined Codan in 2003 as General Manager of Engineering and subsequently held various roles including New Business Manager and HF Radio Business Development Manager. He was appointed Executive General Manager of Minelab in 2008, following its acquisition by Codan in that same year. In addition to Minelab, Peter is Executive General Manager of Codan Defence Electronics.

He holds a degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering with First Class Honours, and a Masters of Business Administration, both from Adelaide University. He is also a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University in 2014. He was Chairman of the Technology Industry Association from 2006 to 2011 and was on the Adelaide University ARI Advisory Board from 2009 to 2015. He is presently on the Board of the charity United Way SA and is a member of the SA Government, Department of State Development grant review committee.

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Michael Barton

BA (Acc), CA
CFO and Company Secretary

Michael joined Codan in May 2004 as Group Finance Manager and was appointed Company Secretary in May 2008.  In September 2009, Michael was promoted to the position of Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary and is responsible for financial control and reporting across the Codan group.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accountancy from the University of South Australia, and is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

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Dr. Rory Linehan

BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD
Executive GM, Minetec & Codan

Rory brings a unique mix of technical knowledge, diverse commercial skills and broad experience to Codan; delivering insightful leadership across the business.

He joined Codan in 2014, working across the Group to leverage technology and innovation in developing strategies for growth. In addition to this Group role, Rory is Executive General Manager of Minetec.

Rory holds degrees in Physics and Engineering and a PhD in Mathematics from Coventry University (UK).  He has skills in strategy, marketing, business development, systems engineering and programme management gained across a wide range of projects, including development of the Boeing 787 primary flight control system.

Prior to Codan, Rory held a number of senior positions with blue-chip firms in the UK including McLaren, Cobham and Goodrich.

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Charlie Stuff

MBA, BSc
Executive GM, Radio Communications

Charlie brings unique knowledge to Codan through his background as a US Army Officer with extensive senior management experience at Rockwell Collins and Cobham PLC.

Charlie was appointed to the role of Executive General Manager, Radio Communications, in 2015. Based in Victoria, British Columbia, he has been integral in the success of Codan’s Land Mobile Radio business since the acquisition of Daniels Electronics in 2012.

Charlie holds a Masters of Business Administration from Central Michigan University, and a Bachelor of Science in Business from Auburn University.

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