Non executive director
Michael Kay, chairman
Michael Kay joined the City Chic Collective Limited Board on 1 October 2018 as an independent non-executive director and was subsequently appointed Chairman on 9 November 2018. Mr. Kay is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee and member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee.
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.
Mr. Kay is currently Chairman of IMF Bentham Limited (ASX:IMF) and a non-executive director of Royal Automobile Club Insurance (WA).
Mr. Kay was Chairman of Lovisa Holdings Limited (ASX:LOV) until his retirement on 30 October 2018, where he led the Board during a period of substantial growth. He was previously a non-executive director of Quintis Ltd (ASX:QIN) until 18 June 2018 and chairman and non-executive director of ApplyDirect Limited (ASX: AD1) until 19 March 2019.
Mr Kay holds a Bachelor of Laws degree (University of Sydney, Australia). He is a former member of the Commonwealth Consumer Affairs Advisory Council, the Administrative Law Committee of the Law Council of Australia, the Victorian Government Finance Industry Council and the Committee for Melbourne.
Mr. Kay has an interest in 509,914 ordinary shares in City Chic Collective.
non executive director
Michael Hardwick joined the City Chic Collective Limited Board in May 2012. He is an independent, non-executive director. Mr. Hardwick is also the Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee and member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee.
Mr. Hardwick is a director and the Chief Financial Officer of the Cotton On Group, and a director of the Cotton On Foundation.
Mr. Hardwick is also a non-executive director of the Grill’d Group of Companies which includes Australia’s largest privately-owned chain of Burger Restaurants and also Koko Black, a premium branded Australian chocolatier. Mr. Hardwick is also a member of the Finance and Risk Committee of the Geelong Football Club.
Mr. Hardwick 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.
Mr. Hardwick does not hold any other listed company directorships.
Mr. Hardwick has not held any other listed company directorships in the last three years.
Mr. Hardwick has an interest in 495,000 ordinary shares in City Chic Collective.
non executive director
Megan Quinn joined the City Chic Collective Limited Board in October 2012 as an independent non-executive director. She is the Chair of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit and Risk Committee.
She is a specialist consultant working across a broad range of industries including financial and professional services, healthcare, consumer and digital, and is an international speaker.
Ms. Quinn has more than 25 years’ experience working internationally with organisations including Harrods, Dell, Westpac and UNICEF. Her strong strategic, operational, supply chain and financial expertise is complemented by her capabilities around brand, marketing, innovation, transformation, digital, and customer service and experience across all channels. She is recognised as a global brand expert for her game-changing role as a co-founder of NET-A-PORTER. Known for her creative, energetic and disruptive thinking, Ms. Quinn has the unique ability to define gaps in the market and develop market-leading business strategies for commercial and creative outcomes.
Ms. Quinn is currently a non-executive director at Reece Limited (ASX:REH) and InvoCare Limited (ASX:IVC) (appointed 1 September 2018).
Ms. Quinn retired as non-executive director at zipMoney Limited (ASX:Z1P) on 1 November 2017 and was a former Board and National Committee member of UNICEF Australia.
Ms. Quinn is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Ms. Quinn does not hold any shares in City Chic Collective.
phil ryan, ceo
Phil Ryan is the original Brand Director of City Chic. In 2006 Mr. Ryan 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 Mr. Ryan's leadership City Chic has opened more than 100 stores in Australia and New Zealand. The digital footprint is now over 40% of the turnover globally and in the UK and Europe City Chic trades in a digital capacity. He has driven successful partnerships with Nordstrom, Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s in the USA; ASOS in the UK and Zalando in Germany.
Mr. Ryan is a global authority in the plus size consumer. He has over 25 years’ experience in senior and strategic retail apparel management. Mr. Ryan'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.
Mr. Ryan does not hold any other listed company directorships.
Mr. Ryan has not held any other listed company directorships in the last three years.
Mr. Ryan holds an M.B.A. from the Australian School of Management and an Undergraduate in Business from the University of Technology.
Mr. Ryan holds 124,000 ordinary shares and 2,640,740 performance rights over ordinary shares in City Chic Collective.