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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.

Nigel Chadwick

Allan Winstanley

Chief Merchandise Officer

Allan was appointed Chief Merchandise Officer in July 2018, and in this role is accountable for Myer’s merchandise buying and planning teams. Allan is a lifelong merchant with a deep commitment to the customer, having led and worked in a wide variety of merchandise buying and planning roles.

Allan’s career spans a number of well-known department store retailers, starting with Marks & Spencer where he spent 21 years in various retail logistics and buying roles. Following this he moved to Next and then Moss Bros Group, before commencing with House of Fraser in 2005. He left House of Fraser in 2014 when he was appointed as Chief Merchandise Officer for the Selfridges-owned Dutch department store De Bijenkorf. In more recent times, Allan was President of Sears & Kmart Apparel in San Francisco.

Nigel Chadwick

Geoff Ikin

Chief Customer Officer

Geoff was appointed Chief Customer Officer in January 2019 and is responsible for the key customer facing functions of online, MYER one, marketing, advertising, public relations (PR), social media, corporate affairs and communications.

Geoff has led advertising, marketing and media functions at some of Australia’s most well-known and respected organisations, including at Tourism Australia, Westpac, David Jones, IMG/Rugby World Cup and Sydney Olympics.

In his most recent role at Tourism Australia, Geoff was responsible for leading their global communications approach with a key focus on developing media and social strategies, public relations, major events, broadcast, advocacy and talent initiatives. During his time with Tourism Australia, Geoff was responsible for major initiatives showcasing Australia in key global markets, including the recent Super Bowl Campaign and the World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards in Melbourne.

Throughout his career, Geoff has led innovative work through traditional and online channels, aimed at improving the customer experience, increasing engagement, advocacy and loyalty whilst, at the same time, driving strong and measurable commercial outcomes that improve shareholder value and financial performance.

Paul Goodall

Paul Goodall

Executive General Manager Store Design and Development

Paul was appointed Store Development Director in October 2018 and is responsible for store design, space planning, project management and visual merchandising.

Paul brings extensive global retail experience, having worked and led teams in the areas of store design, visual merchandising, space planning, strategy execution and project management.

Prior to joining Myer Paul was the Group Retail Director at Nordeon Group, a European based business that specialises in in-store design. In this role he was responsible for launching their retail platform into the United Kingdom, Middle East and North American regions. Before this, Paul was Director of Retail at Philips Lighting, where he led their transformation program which accelerated growth and margin, and changed the in store experience for customers by understanding the total brand equity of each retailer and subsequently creating theatre, both within the store and the exterior space. In addition to this, through new and existing partnerships, he delivered more than 2,000 new format stores for brands such as M&S, Selfridges, Ted Baker and Apple.

Tabitha Pearson

Tabitha Pearson

Executive General Manager People and Culture

Tabitha was appointed Human Resources Director in September 2018 and is responsible for all aspects of Myer's human resources including organisational development, sourcing and talent strategies, industrial relations, and risk and safety.

Tabitha is a highly experienced human resources executive, having spent more than 25 years’ leading large and diverse teams. She has implemented leading people and culture strategies that create an inclusive culture, that build capacity, talent and performance within organisations. Prior to joining Myer Tabitha was Executive General Manager, People & Culture at the Royal Automobile Club of Victoria (RACV) and before this, Chief Human Resources Officer at Super Retail Group.

Timothy Clark

Timothy Clark

Executive General Manager Property

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.

Tony Sutton

Tony Sutton

Executive General Manager Stores, Retail Operations

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.