Ann was appointed as Chair and Non-Executive Director on 1 January 2020.
Ann is a recognised business leader in Australia who is currently a Director of ASX-listed National Australia Bank, Chair of its Customer Committee and a member of its Remuneration Committee. Ann is also a Director of ASX-listed Sydney Airport, Chair of its Remuneration and Nomination Committee, as well as a member of its Safety, Security and Sustainability Committee.
Ann is Chair of UNICEF Australia and also a Director of Infrastructure Victoria, Cape York Partnerships, Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG), The Climate Ready Initiative and the Museum of Contemporary Art. Ann is the former Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Carnival Australia and continues as an adviser to Carnival. She was previously at Westpac for twelve years and was the CEO of Bank of Melbourne and the CEO of Westpac New Zealand and Pacific Banking.
In 2015, Ann was named the overall winner of the AFR 100 Women of Influence for her corporate leadership and achievements in promoting diversity and female representation across a variety of sectors during her thirty year career.
Ann is a member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee.
Brent was appointed Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the Company on 1 July 2020.
Brent is a creative and brand led business leader with specific expertise in global consumer brands, media and publishing, technology, retail and sports. Brent built his career at Nike Inc. including his most recent roles as Vice President / Chief Executive Western Europe, Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer EMEA based in Amsterdam and GM Regional USA based in New York city. He has also held other senior leadership roles in Europe, the USA and Australasia in General Management and Marketing. Brent was also part of Nike’s global commercial operations leadership team contributing to the development of the Nike Inc. brand and commercial strategy in Europe, the USA, China and Japan. Brent was also the founder and CEO of Unscriptd, a technology led sports media company, which was acquired by Google Ventures backed publisher - The Players Tribune in New York in 2018.
Brent is a Director of the Melbourne International Arts Festival - Rising, a Non-Executive Director of ASX-Listed Kathmandu Holdings Limited and was previously a Non-Executive Director of Catapult Group International Limited, Rhinomed Limited and Fox Head Inc in California, USA.
Anouk was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of the Company on 6 February 2017.
Anouk has over 20 years’ experience in marketing and brand strategy. Anouk is a Director of Macquarie Telecom Limited (ASX MAQ) as well as a member of its Audit and Risk Committee, and Chair of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee. Anouk is also a Board member of Discovery Holiday Parks and is Chair of its People and Remuneration Committee.
Anouk is currently the Chief Executive Officer for the Scape Group. Previously Anouk held an Executive role as Chair of Moon Communications Group, a business which she worked in for 12 years, where she firstly held the role of Strategy Director and then served as Chief Executive Officer.
Anouk is Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee and a member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee.
Susan was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of the Company on 2 June 2000.
Susan has more than 35 years’ business experience in media (international television production and distribution and radio) and asset management, and is the Managing Director of RG Capital Holdings (Australia) Pty Ltd. Prior to joining RG Capital, Susan was Chief Financial Officer of Grundy Worldwide Ltd and played an integral role in the establishment of its international television operations and in the eventual sale of the company in 1995.
Susan was previously a Director of RG Capital Radio Ltd and E*TRADE Aust Ltd. Susan is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Susan is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee.
Ian was appointed as a Non-Executive Director on 21 November 2018.
Ian is a recognised global business leader whose career has spanned marketing, operational and commercial leadership roles across four continents with some of the worlds most admired brands and in the world’s most diverse marketplaces.
Ian began his career with The Coca-Cola Company in Sydney, Australia in 1980 and for over 20 years held numerous senior executive roles with the company worldwide. These included Region President for the China Division, based in Hong Kong and Global Head of Consumer Communications, based in Atlanta, Georgia. From 2000 to 2004 he served as Chief Marketing Officer for The Callaway Golf Company.
In 2004 he joined Wendy’s International as Chief Marketing Officer, a position he held until 2007 when he was appointed Chairman and CEO, Asia Pacific for Saatchi & Saatchi. From 2011 to 2015 he served as Partner at The Virgin Group and concurrently as a Board Member of Virgin Galactic and Virgin Produced.
Ian is a Non Executive Director of Reliance World Corporation (ASX : RWC), a member of the Investment Advisory Board of Innovate Partners LLC - a Los Angeles area based venture capital firm, and Chair of BrightGuard LLC.
Ian is the Chair of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee.
David was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of the Company on 10 May 2018.
David has over 25 years’ experience in public relations and integrated communications. David’s most recent Executive role was a Director of the Group supervisory board of Edelman, the world’s largest Public Relations firm, and a member of its global management board. During thirteen years at Edelman, he was CEO of the Europe Middle East & Africa (EMEA) region and latterly, CEO of Asia Pacific Middle East & Africa (APACMEA).
Prior to Edelman, David was Co-CEO of Weber-Shandwick UK and Managing Director at Burson-Marsteller UK. He has also worked in Corporate Affairs at Visa International and as a planner in advertising.
David is currently Chair of parking technology company Parkable; Chair of child poverty charity Share My Super; Advisory Board member of The Spinoff, New Zealand’s most successful on-line news magazine and Co-Founder of research start-up Stickybeak.
David is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee.
Louise was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of the Company on 10 September 2021.
Louise Higgins joined ANZ in January 2020 as the Chief Financial Officer Technology and Enablement and in May 2021 was appointed CFO for Australia – covering Retail, Commercial and Digital Transformation. She has a diverse set of skills having worked across multiple industries during her 20-year career.
Louise began her Executive career in London with law firm Freshfields Brushaus Deringer before working for seven years at the BBC. In 2007 Louise joined Australia’s Macquarie Bank as an Associate Director. She became COO for Nova Entertainment in 2010 with responsibility for performance of the Nova and Smooth radio networks. In 2017 she was appointed Chief Financial and Strategy Officer for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) to oversee significant technology transformation. Her diverse non-executive career includes service with Commercial Radio Australia, Visit Victoria, Qudos Bank and Canteen Australia.
Louise holds a Bachelor of Business from UTS. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants UK and the AICD. In 2016 she completed the Advanced Management Program with the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, Chicago USA.
Louise will be the Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee from 1 December 2021.