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Non executive director
Michael Kay, chairman

Michael Kay joined the City Chic Collective Board on 1 October 2018 as a non-executive director and was subsequently appointed Chairman.

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 was Chairman of Lovisa Holdings Limited (ASX:LOV) until his retirement on 30 October 2018, where he has led the Board during a period of substantial growth. He is also Chairman of IMF Bentham Limited (ASX:IMF). He was Chairman of ApplyDirect Limited (ASX:AD1) until his retirement on 19 March 2019.  He was previously a non-executive director of Quintis Ltd until 18 June 2018. He is currently a Non-Executive Director of Royal Automobile Club Insurance (WA).

Mr Kay has an interest in 509,891 City Chic Collective Limited shares.


non executive director
Michael Hardwick

Michael Hardwick joined the City Chic Collective in May 2012. He is a non-independent, non-executive director. Michael is also the Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee and member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee.

Michael is a Director and the Chief Financial Officer of the Cotton On Group.

Michael 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. Michael is also a member of the Finance and Risk Committee of the Geelong Football Club.

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 495,000 ordinary shares in City Chic Collective.


non executive director
Megan Quinn

Megan Quinn joined the 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. Megan is currently a Non-Executive Director of Reece Limited (ASX:REH) and InvoCare Limited (ASX:IVC) and is a former Board and National Committee member of UNICEF Australia and Zip Co. 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.

Megan 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, Megan has the unique ability to define gaps in the market and develop market-leading business strategies for commercial and creative outcomes.

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


managing director
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 40% 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