The 2018 AAFCANS Board. From left to right Ms Jane Onley (Company Secretary) BRIG Cameron Purdy,
Stewart McGrow (Managing Director), Ms Leonie Taylor (Chair), AIRCDRE Ian Pearson and far right Mr Glenn Kirk.


The AAFCANS Board is committed to best practice standards of corporate governance, which underpin how AAFCANS conducts its business.

Corporate Governance Statement
The overriding objective of the directors is to increase stakeholder value within an appropriate framework, protect the rights and interests of stakeholders while ensuring that the Army and Air Force Canteen Service is properly managed.

Meet the Board of Directors

The directors are committed to the principles underpinning better practice in corporate governance, applied in a manner that is best suited to the business and to best address the director's accountability to stakeholders. This is supported by an organisation-wide commitment to high standards of legislative compliance, and financial and ethical behaviour.

Ms Leonie Taylor FCA FAICD - Chair
Non Executive Director

Ministerial Appointment, 1st October 2015

Other Appointments
Partner, Bentleys Chartered Accountants
Director, Tennis Queensland
Independent member audit committee, BUSS(Q)
Independent member audit committee, Club Super
Independent member audit committee, Gardior Pty Ltd

Special Duties (AAFCANS)
Chairman of the Audit & Risk Management Committee
Member of the Corporate Governance Committee
Member of the Human Resources & Remuneration Committee

Air Commodore Ian Pearson MAICD - Non Executive Director
Chief of Air Force Appointment, 1st July 2010

Other Appointments
President, RAAF Staff College Association
Director, John XXIII College, ANU

Special Duties (AAFCANS)
Member of the Audit & Risk Management Committee



BRIG Cameron Purdey, CSC MAICD - Non Executive Director 
Chief of Army Appointment, 28 October 2015.

Mr Glenn Kirk - Non Executive Director
Ministerial Appointment, 2018

Other Appointments

Special Duties (AAFCANS)
Chairman of the People & Culture Committe

Mr Stewart McGrow GAICD - Managing Director
Board Appointed 1st July 2011

Stewart joined AAFCANS with a wealth of experience, and a comprehensive background in the management of retail stores, quick service restaurants, bars, restaurants and leisure clubs in both Australia and the UK. Within Australia, Stewart has been involved with organisations such as Compass Group, through which he managed Eurest's involvement in the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. During his time with Sedexo Stewart also managed the Sydney Opera House business.

Stewart brings with him a working knowledge of the nature of the Defence and our organisation, During his time with Compass Group, Stewart was responsible for the introduction of branded retail and leisure concepts into Defence Establishments in the UK, as part of the PAYD (Pay as you dine) concept.

Special Duties (AAFCANS)
Member of the Corporate Governance Committee


Ms Jane Onley CA AGIA - Company Secretary

Jane was appointed the Company Secretary/Commercial Manager on a part time basis in March 2006.  With the appointment of a full time Commercial Manager in August 2013, her role has evolved to mainly cover the governance aspects of AAFCANS.

As a Chartered Accountant from a ‘Big 4’ audit background and a member of the Governance Institute of Australia, Jane spent the previous 20+ years working in the commercial sector gaining extensive experience in running businesses across numerous industries. Jane’s principle areas of expertise are financial management, budgeting and forecasting, management and financial reporting, corporate governance and policies, and company secretarial administration. 


Jane’s main focus at AAFCANS is to ensure proper governance in accordance with the latest legislation as well as the timely presentation of financial and operational reports for the board of management and key stakeholders. She is ably assisted in this endeavour by a very professional team within AAFCANS' Support Office. 


Mr Peter Fairlie GAICD  - Non Executive Director

Ministerial Appointment, 1st October 2014

Special Duties (AAFCANS)
Chair of the Human Resources & Remuneration Committee
Member of the Corporate Governance Committee
Member of the Audit & Risk Management Committee