Our People

Board of Directors

Murray Boyte

Independent, Non Executive Chairman

Murray has over 35 years in merchant banking and finance, undertaking company reconstructions, mergers and acquisitions in Australia, NZ, North America and Hong Kong. He has held executive positions and directorships in the transport, horticultural, financial services, investment, property industries and health service. Murray was appointed as Director and Chairman on 24 October 2017, is a member of NTAW’s Audit & Risk Management Committee and Remuneration & Nominations Committee.

Peter Ludemann

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

Peter has degrees in Law and Commerce (Marketing) from UNSW. He has worked as a commercial lawyer and been director in a number of private companies. He joined the Group as a Director on 5 October 2012 and became the full-time CEO of NTAW in July 2013. He has been the driving force behind the evolution of NTAW from a closely held family trust carrying on a niche 4WD tyre wholesale business to a more widely held entity operating in the car, SUV and 4WD tyre segments.

Terence (Terry) Smith

Executive Director

Terry has over 40 years of experience in tyre importing, wholesaling and retailing. Terry delivers on a career of successful entrepreneurship, as Terry and his wife Susanne were responsible for taking ETD from a start-up business to one of the largest independent national tyre wholesalers in Australia. Terry has been a Director since 8 February 2001 and is a member of NTAW's Remuneration & Nominations Committee.

Robert Kent

Independent, Non-Executive Director

Robert is an experienced marketing executive who has managed many campaigns involving sales, promotion and brand building. He holds a Bachelor of Business degree (Marketing) from the Queensland University of Technology and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Rob was appointed a Director on 27 September 2017, and is Chairman of NTAW's Remuneration & Nominations Committee and is a member of the Audit & Risk Management Committee.

William (Bill) Cook

Independent, Non-Executive Director

William (Bill) Cook commenced his career at Ford Motor Company in finance. He worked for Consolidated Press Holdings, as Head of M&A and worldwide reporting. He undertook Private Equity investment consulting roles and subsequently joined AMP Capital. Bill was appointed as Director on 13 June 2013, is Chairman of NTAW's Audit & Risk Management Committee and is a member of the Remuneration & Nominations Committee. He is an Independent Non-Executive Director of NTAW.