Our Leadership

Board of Directors

Sally Pitkin Sally Pitkin
Independent Non-Executive Chair

Dr Sally Pitkin was appointed a Director of the Company on 1 July 2010 and Chair following the 2017 Annual General Meeting. Dr Pitkin is an ex-officio member of the Audit and Risk Committee, and the Human Resources and Remuneration Committee. Sally has more than 20 years’ experience as a Non-Executive Director in the listed, private, public and non-profit sectors, including experience in international markets, and over 14 years’ experience as a Non-Executive Director of ASX200 companies. She is a lawyer and former partner of a national law firm with banking law, corporate law and corporate governance expertise. Sally is a Non- Executive Director and Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is Chair of the Institute’s Corporate Governance Committee. Sally is presently a Director of ASX listed companies The Star Entertainment Group Limited and Link Administration Holdings Limited. Sally holds a Doctor of Philosophy (Governance), a Master of Laws and Bachelor of Laws.

Anthony Heraghty Anthony Heraghty
Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Anthony Heraghty was appointed a Director of the Company on 20 February 2019. Anthony has more than 20 years’ leadership experience across the retail, apparel, FMCG and marketing services industries. Prior to his appointment as Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Anthony was Managing Director – Outdoor Retailing (2015 – 2019) where he was responsible for the BCF, Rays and Macpac businesses. Anthony has served in a variety of senior roles including Group General Manager of Underwear for Pacific Brands Limited, where he led the overhaul of the Bonds business from a wholesale operation to an omni-retailer, Global Marketing Director for Foster’s Group Limited and Managing Director for George Patterson and McCann Erickson.

Reg Rowe Reg Rowe
Non-Executive Director

Reg Rowe was appointed a Director of the Company on 8 April 2004. Reg and Hazel Rowe founded an automotive accessories mail order business in 1972 which they ran from their Queensland home. In 1974 they commenced retail operations of the business which evolved into Supercheap Auto. Reg served as Managing Director until 1996 and then Chairman from 1996 to 2004. Prior to this, Reg had 13 years’ experience in various retail and merchandise roles at Myer department stores. Reg brings to the Board extensive retail industry and general management expertise and skills in retail and merchandise operations, property and strategy. Reg is a Director of a number of private family companies.

Diana Eilert
Independent Non-Executive Director

Diana Eilert was appointed a Director of the Company on 21 October 2015. Diana is an experienced non-executive director who brings three key skills to Super Retail Group: extensive operational experience as a Group Executive and CEO, Partner level skills in Strategy (with particular emphasis on technology customer experience and data), and, more recently, significant work in digital disruption and business models. Diana is also currently appointed to the boards of Domain, Elders and Navitas. With 25 years in executive roles, Diana was Group Executive with Suncorp and Citibank and also as a Partner with IBM, where she gained further technology experience. In her final executive role, Diana was Head of Strategy and Corporate Development for News Ltd, where her focus was on digital transformation and emerging business models.

Howard Mowlem Howard Mowlem
Independent Non-Executive Director

Howard Mowlem was appointed a Director of the Company on 13 June 2017, and is Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee. Howard is experienced in many segments of the Australian and international retail industry. From 2001 to 2010, he was Chief Financial Officer and a Board member of Dairy Farm International Holdings, a Hong Kong-based pan-Asian retailer operating over 5,000 stores predominantly in the Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) sector. Prior to that, he held a range of financial management positions with the Coles Myer Group, including as finance director for Coles Supermarkets, for over 12 years. Howard brings extensive experience in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, financial reporting, treasury, tax, audit and governance. He holds a Bachelor of Economics (Hons), Master of Business Administration and Securities Industry Diploma. He is a Fellow of CPA Australia. Howard was formerly a Non-Executive Director of Billabong International Ltd.

Peter Everingham
Independent Non-Executive Director

Peter Everingham was appointed a Director of the Company on 19 December 2017. He is an experienced executive with over 25 years' corporate experience, including 18 years in senior executive roles in the digital sector. He was formerly managing director of SEEK Limited's International Division, and served as a non-executive director of the education businesses, IDP Education, Online Education Services and THINK Education, as well as chairman of Seek’s China subsidiary, Zhaopin Limited. His previous executive roles include serving as Director of Strategy for Yahoo! in Australia and Southeast Asia. Peter is also currently appointed as a non-executive director of ME Bank, iCar Asia and WWF-Australia, Australia's largest conservation organisation. He holds a Masters of Business Administration from IESE and a Bachelor of Economics from The University of Sydney, and is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Annabelle Chaplain AM Annabelle Chaplain AM
Independent Non-Executive Director

Annabelle Chaplain was appointed as Non-Executive Director on 31 March 2020, bringing extensive experience in financial services and infrastructure services to Super Retail Group. Ms Chaplain is the Chairman of Canstar Pty Ltd, MFF Capital Investments Limited and a director of Seven Group Holdings Ltd. Previously, she was a director with Downer EDI Ltd, Credible Labs Inc and EFIC, Australia’s export credit agency. Ms Chaplain also serves as a member of the Australian Ballet board of directors. Ms Chaplain holds an MBA from the University of Melbourne, a BA from Griffith University, a diploma from the Securities Institute of Australia and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Gary Dunne Gary Dunne
Independent Non-Executive Director

Gary Dunne was appointed as Non-Executive Director on 31 March 2020. Gary has deep retail sector experience with extensive careers at Woolworths, Coles, and ALDI. He has executive experience with private equity, and, most recently, held the Chief Operations role at Sigma Healthcare. Gary was formerly Chair of NostraData (a market leading pharmacy data provider) and a former director of National Pharmaceutical Services Australia NPSA and Members Benefits Australia MBA. Mr Dunne holds a Graduate Certificate of Management from Adelaide University, Master of Enterprise from Melbourne University and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program from Harvard Business School in Boston. Mr Dunne is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and recipient of the Joe Berry Memorial Award.

Executive Leadership Team

Anthony Heraghty
Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Anthony Heraghty was appointed a Director of the Company on 20 February 2019. Anthony has more than 20 years' leadership experience across the retail, apparel, FMCG and marketing services industries. Prior to his appointment as Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Anthony Managing Director - Outdoor Retailing (2015 - 2019) where he was responsible for the BCF, Rays and Macpac businesses. Anthony has served in a variety of senior roles including Group General Manager of Underwear for Pacific Brands Limited, where he led the overhaul of Bonds business from a wholesale operation to an omni-retailer, Global Marketing Director for Foster's Group Limited and Managing Director for George Patterson and McCann Erickson.

Paul Bradshaw MD BCF Paul Bradshaw
Managing Director – BCF

Paul joined Super Retail Group in December 2019 as Managing Director for BCF and brings deep retail expertise from more than 30 years in executive and management leadership roles at successful retailers in both Australia and internationally. After working in various managerial roles at Safeway in the United Kingdom, Paul joined ASDA Stores, working in regional and headquarters planning and strategy positions. Paul worked for nearly a decade with the Coles Group, holding a number of leadership positions including Group General Manager, Store Development and Chief Store Operations Officer, where he was responsible for creating and driving the operations strategy.

Alex Brandon
Chief Executive Officer - Macpac

Alex was appointed as Macpac’s Chief Executive Officer in July 2012 and continues to serve in this role after Super Retail Group acquired the outdoor adventure specialist retailer in April 2018. Originally from England, Alex holds a Bachelor of Economics and Marketing degree from the London Guildhall University and is currently based in Christchurch, New Zealand. Alex has more than 20 years of retailing experience across the US, Australia and New Zealand with companies including Bath and Body Works, Express, Surf Dive N Ski, Rip Curl and Just Kids.

David Burns
Chief Financial Officer

David joined Super Retail Group in December 2012 in the role of Chief Financial Officer (CFO). David has overall responsibility for the finance, investor relations, and property and store improvement portfolios. David holds a degree in Economics from the University of Sydney, and is a FCPA. He has more than 25 years of finance experience in a number of industry sectors, and previously held senior management positions at Qantas, Spotless and Lend Lease.

Rebecca Farrell Rebecca Farrell
Group General Counsel and Company Secretary

Rebecca joined Super Retail Group in February 2020 as Chief Legal Officer and Company Secretary, and is responsible for leading our legal, risk, compliance and group secretariat functions. She has extensive executive experience in legal and corporate governance, gained through roles in top tier law firms and blue chip corporates throughout the US, Europe, Asia and Australia including IAG, Amcor and Westpac. Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Laws (first class honours) from Monash University and a Bachelor of Arts.

Paul Hayes
Chief Information Officer

Paul joined Super Retail Group in December 2015 as Chief Information Officer (CIO) from UK retailer, John Lewis, where he served for a number of years as Head of Information Systems Delivery. Paul was previously a senior IT consultant with IBM, leading multi-million dollar projects for premier retailers including Tesco, Argos and Woolworths, and prior to that held a variety of roles with British Home Stores.

Jane Kelly
Chief Human Resources Officer

Jane joined Super Retail Group in July 2016 as Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO), and is responsible for advancing Super Retail Group’s strong focus on team engagement, culture and capability development. Jane holds a Masters of Commerce and Employee Relations with Honours from the University of Melbourne, and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New South Wales. She was previously the Human Resources and Corporate Affairs Director at BT Financial Group, and also held senior roles as Head of Reward for St. George Bank and Head of HR Australian Financial Services at Westpac.

Katie McNamara
Chief Strategy and Customer Officer

Katie joined Super Retail Group in April 2019 as Chief Strategy and Customer Officer, where she has responsibility for corporate strategy integration and execution, analytics, marketing and customer strategy. Katie holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree, and a Master of Business Administration from Melbourne Business School and Cornell University. She has completed executive programs in Digital Marketing at INSEAD and both Digital Transformation and Marketing at Harvard Business School. Katie brings more than 20 years’ experience in top tier consulting, retail and FMCG businesses. She was previously Vice President Asia-Pacific for IBM, leading Digital Strategy and iX.

Benjamin Ward
Managing Director – Supercheap Auto

Benjamin joined Super Retail Group in July 2019 as Managing Director – Supercheap Auto. Benjamin holds a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) from the University of Newcastle, and is an experienced retail executive with almost 25 years in senior management roles across Australia, UK, US and Europe, including two decades with international supermarket giant ALDI. Previously, he was Managing Director, Global Business Coordination for ALDI Supermarkets based in Germany. Benjamin also held various senior leadership roles at ALDI in strategy development and organisation management.

Darren Wedding
Chief Supply Chain Officer

Darren joined Super Retail Group in January 2019 as Chief Supply Chain Officer. Darren has more than 30 years’ experience in supply chain and logistics having served in a broad array of industries including military, steel manufacturing, FMCG, retail and third party logistics, with nine of his past 10 years based in Asia. Darren holds a Bachelor of Business Degree, Graduate Diploma of Business and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Southern Queensland. Prior to joining Super Retail Group, Darren worked in a regional operations role for Zuellig Pharma serving their Asian based operations.

Gary Williams
Managing Director – Rebel

Gary joined Super Retail Group in April 2019 as Managing Director – Rebel. Previously Gary served as Chief Operating Officer for Alceon Retail Group and was a member of the executive committee for the EziBuy and SurfStitch businesses. His global experience includes roles in USA, UK, Asia Pacific and South Africa. Gary has held executive, board and senior retail leadership roles with brands including David Jones/Country Road Group, Myer, Puma, Topshop, Reebok, Coca-Cola and Westfield.