Our Directors

 

Michael Kay

Michael Kay joined the Specialty Fashion Group Board on 1 October 2018 as a non-executive director and Chairman-elect. Subject to his re-election as a director, Mr. Kay will become Chairman of the Company as the Company’s current Chairperson, Ms. Anne McDonald, is retiring as a non-executive director and Chairperson at the annual general meeting.

Mr. Kay is currently Chairman of Lovisa Holdings Limited (ASX:LOV) where he has led the Board during a period of substantial growth. He is also Chairman of IMG Bentham Limited (ASX:IMF) and ApplyDirect Limited (ASX:AD1) and a Non-Executive Director of Royal Automobile Club Insurance (WA). He was previously a non-executive director of Quintis Ltd.

A qualified lawyer, Mr. Kay brings a broad range of commercial experience to the Board. Mr. Kay was Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of McMillan Shakespeare Limited (ASX:MMS) for six years and previously held a number of senior executive roles at AAMI including Chief Executive Officer. He also spent 12 years in private legal practice specialising in commercial law during his executive career.

Anne McDonald

Anne McDonald B.Ec, FCA, GAICD  

Anne McDonald joined the Specialty Fashion Group Board in April 2007.

She is an independent non-executive director and Chairperson of the Board. Anne is also member of the Audit and Risk Committee and the Nomination and Remuneration Committee. An experienced non-executive director, Anne brings finance, accounting, risk management and governance skills. A Chartered Accountant by training, Anne was a partner with Ernst & Young for 15 years until 2005, working with large multinational and domestic companies. During that time she served as a member of the Board of Ernst & Young Australia for seven years.

Anne is a non-executive director of listed entity, Spark Infrastructure Group and its associated entity, Victoria Power Networks. She is also the chair of WaterNSW (from 1 March 2016). She was appointed as a non-executive director of Link Administration Holdings Ltd from 15 July 2016. Anne stepped down from the Board of The GPT Group on 4 May 2016 and Sydney Water Corporation on 24 March 2016. Anne also stepped down from the Board of Westpac's Life and General Insurance Businesses in May 2015.Anne has not held any other listed company directorships in the last three years.

Anne holds 15,000 ordinary shares in Specialty Fashion Group Limited.

Michael Hardwick

Michael HardwickB.Comm

Michael Hardwick joined the Specialty Fashion Group Board in May 2012. He is a non-independent, non-executive director. Michael is also a Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee and member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee. Michael currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer of the Cotton On Group.

Michael is a Chartered Accountant by training and has previously worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers in both Melbourne and New York in the transaction advisory practice. He also spent 10 years as a partner with the New York-based private equity firm Hudson Valley Capital Partners. Michael does not hold any other listed company directorships and has not held any other listed company directorships in the last three years.

He holds 220,000 ordinary shares in Specialty Fashion Group Limited.

Ashley Hardwick

Ashley Hardwick joined the Specialty Fashion Group Board in May 2012 as a non-independent, non-executive director. Ashley is a director and shareholder of the Cotton On Group and has over 20 years of retail experience. He also oversees the property function of the Cotton On Group.

Ashley does not hold any other listed company directorships and has not held any other listed company directorships in the last three years.

He holds 38,742,203 ordinary shares in Specialty Fashion Group Limited indirectly through NAAH Pty Ltd and NAAH Unit Trust.

Megan Quinn GAICD

Megan Quinn joined the Specialty Fashion Group Board in October 2012 as an independent non-executive director. Megan is also the Chair of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit and Risk Committee. Megan is currently on the Board and National Committee of UNICEF Australia and zipMoney Limited. She is also the Consultant Creative Director of Bank of Melbourne.

For the past 25 years, she has built a career specialising in retail (ranging from the value end to luxury), advertising, publishing and design for the fashion, jewellery, hotel, airline, service and finance industries. One of Megan's notable achievements was her being a co-founder of internationally acclaimed NET-A-PORTER in 1999. She consults and speaks internationally, and has held a variety of leadership and senior executive as well as non-executive board roles. Her secondment to London in 1988 with the Mojo advertising agency marked the beginning of 18 years of involvement with clients such as Dell, Qantas, the Australian Tourist Commission, Asprey, Garrard and Patek Philippe and leading retailers such as Harrods, The Arcadia Group and BHS. Megan has also held executive board roles with both Harrods and NET-A-PORTER.

Megan is a director of UNICEF Australia, a not-for-profit organisation, and a non-executive director of zipMoney Limited.

Megan stepped down from the Fitted For Work Board in February 2014, and is now an Ambassador for the organisation.

Megan has not held any other listed company directorships in the last 3 years.