Tasmanian Advanced Manufacturer, PFG, has today announced the appointment of experienced company director, Tracy Matthews as Non-Executive Director to the Board.

The award-winning company, which is currently constructing vessels for Defence New Zealand and the Australian Maritime Safety Authority, is going through a sustained period of growth, leading the world in the application of High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) for defence vessels.

Chair of PFG, Christopher Oldfield, said the Board is delighted to welcome Tracy and looking forward to benefiting from her extensive experience.

“The PFG Board is committed to ensuring a strong membership and mix of skills, knowledge, experience and diversity,” Mr Oldfield said.

“Ms Matthews is a full-time director and governance professional, with more than 20 years’ experience as a non-executive director and more than 30 years’ experience as a chartered accountant.

“She has decades of experience from private, government and not-for-profit enterprises, and her broad experience will further strengthen the skills and expertise of our Board.”

Ms Matthews’ current and previous directorships and committee roles include Forico Pty Ltd, the Department of State Growth Audit and Risk Committee, the Public Trustee, Metro Tasmania, TasPlan Superannuation, Colony 47 Inc., Housing Connect and Van Diemen’s Band Inc. Public Fund.

“Tracy is a former Director of the Tasmanian Ports Corporation and Past Commodore of the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania which demonstrates her experience in, and knowledge of, the maritime sector,” Mr Oldfield said.

“Tracy is highly regarded in the industry and we are very pleased to welcome her to the PFG Board.”

Ms Matthews is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

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