Non executive director
Michael Kay, chairman
Michael Kay joined the City Chic Collective 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.
non executive director
Michael Hardwick joined the City Chic Collective 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 City Chic Collective.
non executive director
Megan Quinn joined the 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 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.
phil ryan, ceo
Phil Ryan is the original Brand Director of City Chic. In 2006 Phil led a team of six people that created the brand. He is responsible for the strategic direction and operational leadership that has seen City Chic take a market leading position in the global plus size industry.
Under Phil’s leadership City Chic has opened more than 100 stores in Australia and New Zealand. The digital footprint is now over 35% of the turnover globally for CC and in the UK and Europe City Chic trades in a digital capacity. He has driven successful partnerships with Nordstroms, Macys and Bloomingdales in the USA; Asos and Evans in the UK and Zalando in Germany.
Phil is a global authority in the plus size consumer. He has over 25 years’ experience in senior and strategic retail apparel management. Phil’s family had a fashion manufacturing, wholesale and retail business called Ambition in the 1980’s and 1990’s and from this he knows all areas of a ragtrade business; from the cutting table to the retail shop floor.
Phil holds an M.B.A. from the Australian School of Management and an Undergraduate in Business from the University of Technology