Chief executive, Village Roadshow Entertainment Group. Melbourne lawyer turned film producer whose laid- back optimism has played well in Hollywood. Has a BA (actuarial studies) from Macquarie University (1979) and law degree from Monash (1981). Media and entertainment lawyer at law firm Herbert Geer 1986-93, rising to managing partner. Worked on local listing of VREG’s major shareholder, entertainment company Village Roadshow Ltd in 1988. Senior executive with VRL 1999-2006, including commercial and legal director and group executive in charge of production. Became head of Village Roadshow Pictures in 2008, after its merger with Concord Music Group to form the LA- based Village Roadshow Entertainment Group. Leading VREG’s push into China. Married to Kiera, with two daughters.