Dr. Alan Bell - Chairman
Dr Alan Bell completed his degree in Veterinary Science in 1979 and after completing his initial appointments in mixed practice and large animal practice in rural New South Wales, Alan quickly moved into Equine practice – his true passion. Alan moved to Sydney to open his own practice in the highly competitive Sydney racing industry.
In 1986 at the age of 30, Alan purchased Parnell from the retiring owner Dr Richard Boon. Over the next 20 years Alan continued to work as an Equine Veterinarian as well as becoming a well-known horse breeder, racehorse owner and syndicator and ultimately a championship winning thoroughbred horse trainer in Sydney.
In 2005 Alan decided he wanted to grow Parnell to be a global player in the veterinary market and ultimately make Parnell an accredited FDA facility which became a reality in 2013. Alan is Chairman of the Board and continues to work closely with both the CEO and CFO.
Mr. Brad McCarthy – Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Parnell Manufacturing
Brad joined Parnell as CFO in January 2010, and in 2012 assumed the additional role of Chief Operating Officer of Parnell Manufacturing overseeing the successful FDA approval of Parnell’s new manufacturing facility.
Brad commenced his career as one of the first employees to join Volkswagen Group Australia in the finance team. Brad then moved to London and commenced a six year stint at SIRVA Inc., the largest removals and relocation organisation in the world. As VP of Forecasting Planning and Analysis; Europe, Brad was responsible for 13 European countries with a turnover of $US350m. In 2007, Brad led SIRVA’s divestment of its European operations, running multiple M&A transactions valued at over $US100m. Brad then became CFO of the SIRVA subsidiary Pickfords Removals and led the transition of the finance back-office from London to Kuala Lumpur.
Brad has an undergraduate degree in Science, majoring in Physiology and Pharmacology before completing degrees in Business Administration and Commerce as well as his CPA.
Mr. Tony G Hartnell AM - Independent Director
Tony joined Parnell as an Independent Director in January 2018 bringing impeccable credentials in business success, enterprise financing and good governance, and unique expertise in corporate law and regulation. Mr. Hartnell brings a wealth of knowledge and experience, having chaired five publicly listed companies including BT Global Asset Management Ltd, Television & Media Services Ltd and Chiquita Brands South Pacific Ltd. His distinguished career also includes his service as the Inaugural Chairman of the Australian Securities Commission and Chairman of the National Companies and Securities Commission.
Mr. Hartnell began his legal career in government, rising rapidly to Deputy Secretary, Department of Business and Consumer Affairs, and then moved to private practice as a corporate and commercial lawyer as a partner at Allen Allen & Hemsley and a partner and co-founder of Atanaskovic Hartnell. In that time Mr. Hartnell also served on numerous governmental advisory bodies in the fields of trade, telecommunications and corporate regulation.
Mr. Hartnell was awarded Member in the Order of Australia (AM), and subsequently the Centenary Medal, in recognition of his achievements in structuring and chairing the peak bodies for corporate regulation in Australia.
Mr. Hartnell holds a BEc, LLB (Hons) from ANU and LLM (Highest Hons) from George Washington University.