Mark Stone AM runs a business advisory company, and is a Non-Executive Director/Chairman. Mark was Chief Executive of the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for over eight years, the peak body for business in Victoria. During this time, Mark developed a reputation as a leader in the Australian business community and was regularly consulted for business-related advice and commentary.
Previously, Mark was Chief Executive of Parks Victoria for 12 years. Mark lead and developed Parks Victoria from a State-based and State-focused entity to one with national and international stature. The complexity and diversity of this organisation required strong leadership and management of multi-disciplinary staff, including 800 professional bush firefighters. Parks Victoria has over 1000 staff and manages nearly 20% of land in Victoria.
Mark was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2016 for “significant service to commerce and industry through leadership roles, to the environment and tourism sectors, and to the community.”
His other roles included Member of the Premier’s Jobs and Investment Panel, Co-Chair of the Victorian Aboriginal Economic Board, Board Member of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, CEO of Tourism Victoria and Board Member of Tourism Australia.
Mark is currently the Chairman of Goulburn Valley Water, a member of the Premier’s Special Advisory Council for Bushfire Recovery Victoria and is an Advisory Board Member of Delaware North (Australia).
Peter Smith began his long association with the transport industry by purchasing his first truck, a Bedford tray, in the early 1960s. Peter’s love of the industry led him to form Cubico, which was later sold to Mayne Nickless.
Specialized Container Transport was established in 1974, using National Rail rolling stock. Given an ultimatum by that organisation on changes to freight facilities, in 1995, Home – Continental Forwarders Logistics (CFL) became the first private rail operator in Australia on the main interstate corridor between Melbourne and Perth.
This event altered the landscape of the Australian rail industry and turned Continental Forwarders Logistics (CFL) into a world class business.
Geoff joined the Adelaide branch of Continental Forwarders Logistics (CFL) when he was just 19 years old.
Gathering experience in other industry sectors, Geoff returned to the company to head up Continental Forwarders Logistics (CFL)’s property development arm. He also oversaw the development of our rail terminals in Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth, as well as the distribution centers for our major clients.
Since Geoff’s previous appointment of CEO in June 2003, Continental Forwarders Logistics (CFL) has experienced exceptional growth, designed and developed new age rolling stock, commenced options in the Goulburn Valley, acquired a new locomotive fleet, and continued to expand its rail operations and corridors.
Charles joined Continental Forwarders Logistics (CFL) in June 1989 and is responsible for the financial management and reporting of the organization.
During Charles’ employment at SCT he has held various senior management accounting roles including Financial Controller and General Manager Administration.
He has 30 years experience in the logistics industry in numerous accounting roles in multi national companies and has been a CPA member for 30 plus years
Don joined Continental Forwarders Logistics (CFL) in 2005 as General Counsel.
Prior to 2005 Don spent over thirty years as a partner in a large Melbourne law firm practicing primarily in commercial and property law.
Michael Fiteni joined Continental Forwarders Logistics (CFL) Logistics in 2007 as the National Financial Controller. At that time he worked very closely with the CFO on finance strategic projects and was responsible for the reporting for the organization.
Michael’s current position is that of Chief Financial Officer, which he commenced when Charles Mobrici moved into his current role of Commercial Director.
Prior to joining Continental Forwarders Logistics (CFL) Michael worked in public practice for 8 years at Pitcher Partners. Michael was a Business Advisory Manager and managed a range of middle market business clients. In his role at Pitcher Partners Michael assisted clients with management accounting, corporate advisory, taxation and audit services.
Michael is a qualified Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Business Mastering in Accountancy.