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Garry Hounsell

Garry Hounsell

Chairman

  • Independent Non-Executive Director
  • Member of the Board since 20 September 2017
  • Chairman from 24 November 2017 and from 4 June 2018
  • Executive Chairman from 14 February 2018 to 3 June 2018
  • Chairman – Nomination Committee
  • Member – Audit, Finance and Risk Committee

Garry has been Chairman of Spotless Holdings Limited, PanAust Limited and eMitch Limited and Deputy Chairman of Mitchell Communications Group Limited. He has also been a Director of Qantas Airways Limited, Orica Limited, Nufarm Limited, Integral Diagnostics Limited and Dulux Group Limited. Garry was also a Director of the Burnet Institute Limited and Methodist Ladies’ College Limited. He was an Advisory Board member of PanAust Limited and Rothschild Australia Limited.

Garry is a former Chief Executive Officer and Country Managing Partner of Arthur Andersen and a Senior Partner of Ernst & Young. He is a Fellow of Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. Garry resides in Victoria.

Other current directorships
Garry is the Chairman of Helloworld Travel Limited and a Director of Treasury Wine Estates Limited. He is also a Director of Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation Limited.

John King

John King

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director

  • Member of the Board since 4 June 2018

John was appointed CEO & Managing Director on 4 June 2018. In this role, John has overall accountability for Myer strategy and performance. John brings to the role more than 30 years’ retail experience in merchandising and management roles across a variety of retail sectors, including department stores, value retail and wholesale apparel.

John was appointed CEO & Managing Director on 4 June 2018. In this role, John has overall accountability for Myer strategy and performance. John brings to the role more than 30 years’ retail experience in merchandising and management roles across a variety of retail sectors, including department stores, value retail and wholesale apparel.

John also successfully led Matalan from 2003 - 2006, an apparel and housewares retailer based in the UK. In this role, John launched new brands, opened 20 new stores and successfully sold the company back to the founder. He started his career at Sainsbury’s and also worked for Marks & Spencer before taking senior roles in the manufacturing and wholesale sector in the UK and the USA. John resides in Victoria.

Dave Whittle

Dave Whittle

Independent Non-Executive Director

  • Member of the Board since 30 November 2015
  • Member – Audit, Finance and Risk Committee
  • Member – Nomination Committee

Dave has considerable brand, data, technology, omni-channel retail and digital transformation experience. Over the last four years Dave has led Lexer, a global data analytics company helping enterprise clients genuinely understand and engage their customers. Previously, Dave spent 10 years with global advertising group M&C Saatchi in a number of local and international leadership roles, culminating in three years as Managing Director in Australia. Prior to joining M&C Saatchi, Dave was the first employee of a marketing services group that built four digital service and software businesses. Dave has a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Commerce from Deakin University. Dave resides in New South Wales.

Other current directorships
Dave is a director of Lexer Pty Ltd.

JoAnne Stephenson

JoAnne Stephenson

Independent Non-Executive Director

  • Member of the Board since 28 November 2016
  • Chairman – Audit, Finance and Risk Committee
  • Member – Nomination Committee

JoAnne has extensive experience spanning over 25 years across a range of industries. JoAnne was previously a senior client partner in the Advisory division at KPMG and has key strengths in finance, accounting, risk management and governance. JoAnne holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from The University of Queensland. She is also a member of both the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand. JoAnne resides in Victoria.

Other current directorships
JoAnne is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of Challenger Limited, Asaleo Care Limited and Japara Healthcare Limited. She is also Chair of the Victorian Major Transport Infrastructure Board and the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra.

Julie Ann Morrison

Julie Ann Morrison

Independent Non-Executive Director

  • Member of the Board since 17 October 2017
  • Member – Human Resources and Remuneration Committee
  • Member – Nomination Committee

Julie Ann has over 30 years’ retail experience in brands, fashion and cosmetics from the sales floor through to buying, marketing, HR and as a managing director.

Julie Ann was Managing Director of Bulgari UK (2012 to 2014) concurrent with being Managing Director of Bulgari Australia (2007 to 2014), part of the LVMH Group. She was also the Managing Director of FJB Australia, the then largest luxury goods company in Australia, which had franchise rights for brands including Gucci, Guess, Moschino, Lanvin and Fendi in South East Asia and Australia. While at FJB, she established and headed up an international licensing business for local and US brands overseeing offices in Italy and New York with production in China. Julie Ann was a finalist in the BRW/Qantas Business Woman of the Year and went on to establish a management consulting business specialising in retail and brands. She holds a Master of Arts, Creative Media from RMIT University and a Diploma of Arts, RMIT University. She has been a member of the Institute of Directors (UK) and is currently a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

From February 2017 to June 2018, Julie Ann was Non-Executive Chair of Myer subsidiary boards overseeing the sass & bide, Marcs and David Lawrence brands where she set brand and business strategies. In June 2018 she handed responsibility for overseeing these brands to the incoming CEO, John King.

Julie Ann is an advisory board member and consultant to Carla Zampatti Pty Ltd. She also consults on projects specialising in fashion, retail, brands and the arts. Julie Ann resides in Victoria.

Lyndsey Cattermole AM

Lyndsey Cattermole AM

Independent Non-Executive Director

  • Member of the Board since 15 October 2018
  • Member – Nomination Committee
  • Member – Human Resources and Remuneration Committee

Lyndsey founded one of Australia’s largest and most successful IT businesses, Aspect Computing, which operated for almost thirty years before being sold to the ASX listed company KAZ Group. Aspect Computing specialised in IT consulting, program development and product development, including retail and training. Aspect Computing developed international award winning systems and created one of Australia’s biggest software product exports, LANSA. In 2002, Lyndsey became a Non-Executive Director of KAZ Group following its purchase of Aspect Computing.

She has significant board experience including at Foster’s Group Ltd, Treasury Wine Estates Ltd, Tatts Group Ltd and the Victorian Major Events Corporation. Lyndsey also has extensive experience on State and Federal Government committees and boards, including the Federal Government’s Electronic, Electrical and Information Industry Board and the Prime Minister’s Science and Engineering Council. In Victoria, she was a member of the Premier’s Business Round Table.

Lyndsey was a Director of the Heide Museum for Modern Art, the Melbourne Theatre Company and has spent over ten years involved with community health, including at the Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation and as Chairman for the Women’s and Children’s Health Care Network. She was instrumental in merging the Royal Children’s Hospital Research Institute and the Murdoch Research Institute to form the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute; which is now one of Australia’s largest biomedical research institutes.

For her significant community involvement Lyndsey has been awarded an Order of Australia (AM). She is also a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society recognising her distinguished contribution to the Australian IT industry. Lyndsey resides in Victoria.

Other current directorships
Lyndsey is currently a director of PACT Group Holdings Ltd, Florey Neurosciences, and the Melbourne Rebels.

Jacquie Naylor

Jacquie Naylor

Independent Non-Executive Director

  • Member of the Board since 27 May 2019
  • Member – Nomination Committee
  • Member – Human Resources and Remuneration Committee

Jacquie was appointed as a Non-Executive Director on 27 May 2019. Jacquie brings to the role a wealth of experience and knowledge of both women’s and men’s apparel, homewares and outdoor brands. She has been an owner, director and executive at some of the most iconic Australian retailers including as an Executive Director and Non-Executive Director at The PAS Group. In addition, Jacquie was a Non-Executive Director of one of the world’s most trusted outdoor brands, Macpac, which is sold in more than thirty countries.

At the Just Jeans Group, Jacquie was a Group Executive Director and responsible for driving the merchandise, marketing and brand strategies of five of their key brands including Just Jeans, Jay Jays, Portmans, Jacqui E and Dotti.

Jacquie brings to the Myer Board considerable eCommerce experience from her retail career and as a strategic adviser at Practicology, a digital marketing and eCommerce agency.

Jacquie was a Non-Executive Director of the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival for more than 12 years and remains committed to showcasing the fashion industry as well as new and emerging talent. Jacquie is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and of the International Women’s Forum. Jacquie resides in Victoria.

Other current directorships
Jacquie is currently a Non-Executive Director of Cambridge Clothing Ltd.