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JoAnne Stephenson

JoAnne Stephenson

Acting-Chair

  • 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 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.

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’ retailexperience in merchandising and management roles across a variety of retail sectors, including department stores, value retail and wholesale apparel. Most recently John led the successful turnaround of House of Fraser from 2006 to 2015. During his tenure he improved the product differentiation, decreased debt,improved EBITDA and repositioned the business as one of the leading premium department stores in the UK.

John also successfully led Matalan from 2003 - 2006, an appareland 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 is based 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 five years Dave has led Lexer, a global software company helping brands and retailers 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.

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 oneof 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, marketingand brand strategies of five of their key brands including JustJeans, 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 atPracticology, 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’sForum. Jacquie resides in Victoria.

Other current directorships
Jacquie is a Non-Executive Director of Cambridge Clothing Ltd and Michael Hill International Limited.