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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 FCA. Appointed December 1986. Mr Bell holds appointments on a number of boards of both public and private companies, and is a professional director.

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.

Former CEO, B Com FCA. Appointed March 1985.

Malcolm Ford

Non-executive Independent Director.

Appointed June 2010. Background includes 20 years with experience in direct sourcing particularly in Asia, Mr Ford also has experience in brand management across wholesale and retail markets.

Karen Bycroft

Non-executive Independent Director.

BSC, Postgrad Marketing. Appointed November 2014. Background includes 25 years in Retail in the UK and Australia with Marks and Spencer, Sears, Woolworths, Spotlight and Country Road. Experience in Strategy, Marketing, and Leadership. Also an Associate of Melbourne Business School and Executive Coach.

Mary Devine

Non-executive Independent Director.

Former Managing Director. ONZM, BCom, MBA, CFInstD. Appointed July 2018.Mary has extensive executive experience With specific expertise in strategy, transformation and multi-channel retailing. She has also had a distinguished governance career, with previous directorships on a number of significant New Zealand Companies.

Sandra Vincent

Non-executive Independent Director.

Appointed October 2020. Background includes 35 years of experience in the wholesale and retail fashion industry. Sandra is also the Owner and Managing Director of Hartleys which has 24 retail stores across New Zealand.

James Glasson

CEO – Glassons Australia.

Appointed April 2021. James joined Glassons Australia in 2013, after completing a Master of Arts; Fashion Retail at the London College of Fashion (University of Arts). Taking on various roles within the business over the last 8 years, including Brand Manager, General Manager, Acting National Retail Manager, James was appointed to CEO of Glassons Australia in October 2017.