Investor and Media Centre

Menu

Executive Management Team

John King

John King

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director

John was appointed CEO & Managing Director in June 2018. In this role, John has overall accountability for Myer financial performance and strategy and will oversee the refocusing of the Myer business. 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.

Most recently John king led the successful turnaround of House of Fraser from 2006 - 2015, a retailer with 60 stores across the UK. During his tenure he improved the product differentiation, decreased debt, improved EBITDA and repositioned the business as the leading premium department store in the UK.

He has 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 & the USA.

Nigel Chadwick

Nigel Chadwick

Chief Financial Officer

Nigel was appointed CFO in January 2018. As the CFO, Nigel has responsibility for financial planning, accounting, treasury management, taxation, procurement, compliance, and internal audit. Nigel began his career with Price Waterhouse (PwC) in the United Kingdom before moving to Australia as an auditor. He gained experience working with clients across various industries. Nigel joined Telstra in 1994 in their Finance Team and worked across a number of functions including Corporate Accounting, Investor Relations and Group Treasury. In 2002, Nigel moved to BHP Billiton as Vice President Group Accounting and Controller and was then appointed Group Treasurer, reporting to the CFO. In January 2016, Nigel was appointed Chief Financial Officer for Spotless Group supporting the newly appointed Chief Executive Officer.

Mark Cripsey

Mark Cripsey

Chief Operating Officer

Mark Cripsey was appointed to the role of Chief Operating Officer in January 2018. In this newly created role, Mark is responsible for driving a single view of customer and trade across all channels, including the online environment, and MYER one, including Myer’s data analytics capability. Mark is also responsible for Supply Chain, Information Technology, Financial Services and Myer's Transformation Office to ensure an enterprise wide focus on execution is maintained.

Mark joined Myer in November 2015 in the role of Chief Digital and Data Officer and was responsible for all aspects of Myer's eCommerce, IT, supply chain and data analytics as well as the Myer omni-channel transformation. Mark is a career retailer and has significant experience in driving technology driven transformation in retail environments and has specialist expertise in omni-channel retailing. Prior to joining Myer, Mark held senior roles at Coles - including General Manager of Coles online. Mark has also held senior roles at Tesco in the USA, UK and India.

Richard Amos

Chief General Counsel and Company Secretary

Richard was appointed as Chief General Counsel and Company Secretary in July 2015 and manages the legal and company secretarial functions for the Myer Group.

In addition, Richard oversees internal and external communications at Myer, which includes Corporate Affairs, Public Relations and Social Media.

Before joining Myer, Richard worked with leading brewing and consumer dairy business, Lion, for 10 years in a range of executive roles including Corporate Development and Risk Director and General Counsel of Lion Beer, Spirits and Wine Australia and NZ. Richard also worked for international law firm Baker & McKenzie in Sydney, London, and Bangkok for 10 years.

Karen Brewster

Karen Brewster

Executive General Manager Merchandise Buying

Karen was appointed as Executive General Manager Merchandise Buying in July 2017. In this role she has responsibility for all merchandise categories including Mens and Womens Apparel, Beauty, Intimate Apparel, Childrenswear, Accessories, Footwear, Home and Entertainment. Prior to this appointment Karen was Group General Manager - Apparel.

Karen is a career retailer, having commenced with Myer in 1993, after completing a BA Commerce at Melbourne University. She has held a variety of senior roles across the business in buying, planning, analysis and business administration.

Timothy Clark

Timothy Clark

Executive General Manager Property, Store Development and Services

Tim was appointed as Group General Manager Property, Store Development and Services in January 2011 and is responsible for Myer's property network. This includes our store refurbishment program, in-store design developments, optimising the productivity returns of Company space, and the execution of all facilities management requirements.

Tim was then appointed as Executive General Manager with the additional responsibilities of the Company Project Management Office.

Tim has also held executive roles at Gazman Menswear and Crown Ltd.

Louise Pearson

Louise Pearson

Executive General Manager Marketing and Customer

Louise Pearson was appointed to the role of Executive General Manager Marketing and Customer in March 2018. In this role, Louise has accountability for all marketing, including Brand, Visual Merchandising, Events, Public Relations and Social Media. She also leads cross-company initiatives on making Myer a truly customer-centric organisation. In addition to this, Louise is also accountable for further developing Myer’s customer service strategy.

Prior to this, Louise was Group General Manager Retail Operations where she was responsible for leading and developing the operational efficiencies and strategies in stores to support the service strategy. Louise is a career retailer, spanning 25 years and working at Myer since 1996. Having worked predominantly in stores and operations, Louise's career has enjoyed great success working in many different states and across many roles and key projects.

Tony Sutton

Tony Sutton

Executive General Manager Stores and Experiences

Tony Sutton was appointed to the role of Executive General Manager Stores and Experiences in March 2018. In this role Tony oversees all of the operations of the store network. In addition to this he will develop new opportunities including the strengthening and development of our Melbourne and Sydney City flagship stores as industry benchmarks, the Myer Clearance format, and the program to enhance our Food and Services offering.

Tony is a career retailer, joining Myer in 1992, and has worked cross-functionally in a number of senior roles including store and regional management, merchandise, and marketing.

Louise Tebbutt

Louise Tebbutt

Executive General Manager Human Resources, Risk and Safety

Louise was appointed Executive General Manager Human Resources, Risk and Safety in August 2012 and is responsible for all aspects of Myer's human resources including organisational development, sourcing and talent strategies, industrial relations, and risk and safety.

Louise also oversees the Operating Model and Way of Working initiatives aligned to the new strategy. Louise has over 20 years of industry experience, and prior to joining Myer from the Coles Group in 2006, she held senior roles in a number of businesses including Coles Supermarkets and Target.

Louise is also a director of the Myer Stores Community Fund and Chair of the Myer Superannuation Policy Committee.