Board of Directors
Mr Ron Finemore AO, Executive Chairman
For over 50 years, RFT's Executive Chairman, Ron Finemore AO, has brought unsurpassed passion and commitment to the transport and logistics industry.In recognition of his contribution to safety in the road transport”Officer of the Order of Australia” (AO) in 1999.
Ron is the current Chairman of the NSW Freight Advisory Council, which aims to identify and deliver freight solutions that will meet the needs of the NSW & Australian community and economy.
Additionally Ron is also the Heavy Vehicle Industry Representative for the NSW Road Safety Council.
Ron has actively led the Group from the initial purchase of Lewingtons Transport in 2004 and the 2005 acquisition of Smiths Transport Orange until today.His hands-on, down-to-earth approach is legendary among both his staff and industry colleagues, and he strives constantly to deliver improved safety, productivity and profitability.
Patriarch of the Finemore Family - 100% owners of Ron Finemore Transport.
Mr Mark Parry, Managing Director
Mark is a successful and experienced senior executive who has demonstrated significant management and leadership skills and capabilities across a broad range of industries. These include manufacturing, mining and mining services, contracting, transport and logistics and infrastructure projects.
Mark is a strong, credible and proven communicator including a number of roles that have required him to be the face of the business to State and Federal Government Ministers and officials, regulatory bodies and a diverse range of stakeholders. He has a passion for deep and effective engagement with all levels of an organisation from Board through to the shop floor.
With a strong value based approach to leadership, Mark measures success by safely delivering business outcomes through exceptional and reliable customer service. Not only during his tenure but, just as importantly, by embedding the leadership and business processes to maintain sustainable change after his departure
Mr Shane Finemore, Director
Currently based in London, Shane Finemore has extensive experience in the financial and investment banking sectors, both in Australia and on Wall Street.
He was formerly a Director of ASX Limited and Managing Director and Head of the US Fundamental Investment Group at UBS Investment Bank, a member of the UBS Investment Bank Board and the US Equities Operating Committee, and co-chair of the US Equities Trading Committee.
Shane is the CEO and founder of Manikay Partners, a global investment management firm based in New York with offices in London and Sydney.
Shane has been a shareholder in Ron Finemore Transport and director since the acquisition of Lewingtons Transport in 2004
Mr Ingilby Dickson, Director
Recognised as an industry leader and advisor with deep operational experience in delivering operational excellence including driving dramatic improvement in safety performance. CPA qualified, highly successful Senior Executive, in ASX 100 companies, with a unique mix of operational and strategic skills used to assist Boards, CEOs and Executive teams delivering outstanding results, gained both locally and internationally in a range of industries and iconic companies.
Mr Luke Vesey, Company Secretary
Luke’s career commenced in a Big 4 global accounting firm, located in both Melbourne and Perth, where he worked closely with some of the world’s largest mining and natural resource companies.
Having left the chartered accounting environment to hold Chief Financial Officer roles in a number of successful private businesses, Luke has worked in a wide variety of industries, from property development and construction through to forest products and more recently, transport and logistics.
Luke brings a wealth of experience in working with large private enterprises, partnering with executives, Boards, and shareholders alike, and enjoys being based in regional settings.
Luke holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting), Graduate Diploma (Project Management), is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accounts (CAANZ) and was appointed Chief Financial Officer for Ron Finemore Transport Pty Ltd in January 2017.