charles griplas 100wCharles Griplas joined ConnectEast as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director in August 2014. Before his role at ConnectEast, Charles was 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.

peter holdawayPeter Holdaway was appointed Chief Financial Officer in August 2014. His appointment as CFO followed five successful years as Group Financial Controller for ConnectEast.

Prior to his time 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 between 2002 and 2008.

Tami HerbstTamira Herbst began at ConnectEast in 2015, following five years as General Counsel and Company Secretary at BrisConnections.

In her previous roles with Grand Hotel Group, Q Limited and Jumbuck Entertainment Limited, Tami provided legal advice on all aspects of the business, as well as fulfilling the company secretarial responsibilities including corporate governance, commercial and contract management, compliance systems and practices, and investor management.

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