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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors establishes the Company’s objectives, determines the strategies for achieving those objectives, and monitors management performance.

Warren James Bell

Chairman of Directors. Non-executive Director

M Com CA. Appointed December 1986. Mr Bell is a director of a number of New Zealand based private companies.

Michael John Donovan

Independent Director. Non-executive Director

ANZIM. Appointed May 1990. Founder and Director of Wild Pair, and Lippy retail stores.

Timothy Charles Glasson

Non-executive Director

Founder of Glassons womenswear retail chain. Appointed November 1985 on merger with Hallenstein Brothers.

Graeme James Popplewell

Non-executive Director

B Com CA. Graeme was a senior executive with the Company from 1971 to 2017.

Malcolm James Ford

Independent Director. Non-executive Director

Appointed June 2010. Melbourne based independent director. Mr Ford has previous experience at general manager and director level with Pacific Brands in Australia.

Karen Bycroft

Independent Director. Non-executive Director

BSC, Postgrad Marketing

Appointed November 2014. Melbourne based independent director, Ms Bycroft is a retail consultant and executive coach who brings a deep and practical understanding of retailing with 20 years of corporate experience gained within a number of organisations in the UK and Australia.

Mary Devine

Independent Director. Non-executive Director


Background includes experience in corporate strategy, brand marketing and multi-channel retailing. Also a 20 year career in Managing Director and executive roles in private New Zealand companies. A former Chief Executive of EziBuy and women’s clothing retailer Max