Our Leadership

Board of Directors

 

Sally Pitkin Sally Pitkin
Independent Non-Executive Chair

Appointed
Chair – 23 October 2017
Board – 1 July 2010

Committees
Chair of the Nomination Committee, Member (ex-officio) of the Human Resources and Remuneration Committee.

Experience
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 more than 15 years’ experience as a non-executive director of ASX200 companies. Sally served as an Independent Non-Executive Director for Super Retail Group (1 July 2010 – 23 Oct 2017) prior to her appointment as Chair and is an ex-officio member of the Human Resources and Remuneration Committee. She is a lawyer and former partner of a national law firm with banking law, corporate law and corporate governance expertise. Sally holds a Doctor of Philosophy (Governance), a Master of Laws and Bachelor of Laws.

Other Roles
Director of ASX listed companies The Star Entertainment Group Limited and Link Administration Holdings Limited, Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Chair of the Institute’s Corporate Governance Committee.


Anthony Heraghty Anthony Heraghty
Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Appointed
20 February 2019

Experience
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

Appointed
8 April 2004

Committees
Member of the Nomination Committee

Experience
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 that evolved into the thriving specialty retail business – 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.

Other Roles
Director of a number of private family companies.


Diana Eilert
Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed
21 October 2015

Committees
Member of the Human Resources and Remuneration Committee

Experience
Diana is an experienced Non-Executive Director with strong strategic and operational experience. As
a former Suncorp Group Executive and as a CEO, she has broad experience running large businesses.
Combined with her Strategy Partner and executive experience, Diana brings to the Board particular skills in strategy, with an emphasis on customer and data, technology, digital disruption and business models. Diana’s Non-Executive focus is mid-cap companies, with previous board roles including
realestate.com, Veda and Navitas. Diana holds a Bachelor of Science (Pure Mathematics) (University of Sydney) and a Master of Commerce (UNSW).

Other Roles
Independent Non-Executive Director of Domain Holdings Australia Limited and Elders Limited. Member (part-time) of the Australian Competition Tribunal and Member of the Advisory Group for AT Kearney.


Howard Mowlem Howard Mowlem
Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed
13 June 2017

Committees
Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee, Member of the Human Resources and Remuneration Committee.

Experience
Howard is experienced in many segments of the Australian and international retail industry and brings extensive experience in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, financial reporting, treasury, tax, audit and governance. From 2001 – 2010, he was Chief Financial Officer and board member of Dairy Farm International Holdings, a Hong Kong-based pan-Asian retailer. Prior to that, he held the position of Finance Director for Coles Supermarkets for 12 years. Howard was formerly a Non-Executive Director of Billabong International Ltd. He holds a Bachelor of Economics (Hons), a Master of Business Administration and Securities Industry Diploma, and is a Fellow of CPA Australia.


Peter Everingham
Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed
19 December 2017

Committees
Chair of the Human Resources and Remuneration Committee, Member of the Audit and Risk Committee.

Experience
Peter is an experienced executive with more than 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 Director of Strategy for Yahoo! in Australia and Southeast Asia. Peter holds a Master of Business Administration from IESE, a Bachelor of Economics from The University of Sydney, and is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Other Roles
Non-Executive Director of ME Bank, iCar Asia Limited and Member of the WWF-Australia, Australia’s largest conservation organisation.

 

Annabelle Chaplain AM Annabelle Chaplain AM
Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed
31 March 2020

Committees
Member of the Audit and Risk Committee

Experience
Annabelle brings broad-ranging experience in financial services, industrial and infrastructure services. Previously, Annabelle was a director of Downer EDI Ltd, Credible Labs Inc and EFIC (Australia’s export credit agency). Annabelle holds an MBA (University of Melbourne), a BA majoring in Economics and Mandarin (Griffith University), a diploma from the Securities Institute of Australia and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. In 2016, Griffith University conferred on her an honorary doctorate for her service to banking, finance and the community.

Other Roles
Chair of Canstar Pty Ltd and MFF Capital Investments Limited, Director of Seven Group Holdings Ltd and Member of the Australian Ballet board of directors.

 

Gary Dunne Gary Dunne
Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed
31 March 2020

Committees
Member of the Audit and Risk Committee

Experience
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 and Members Benefits Australia. He 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. Gary is a recipient of the Joe Berry Memorial Award.

Other Roles
Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Executive Leadership Team

Anthony Heraghty
Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

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.


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 ELT 2020 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. 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. He is based in Christchurch, New Zealand.

David Burns
Chief Financial Officer

David joined Super Retail Group in December 2012 in the role of Chief Financial Officer. 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 30 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

Since joining Super Retail Group in December 2015 as Chief Information Officer, Paul has focused on the digital transformation of the Group’s technology capability. He has implemented innovative and cost-effective technologies that drive real business value and support the Group’s continued growth to be a leading omni-retailer.  Paul has an extensive retailing background that include Head of Information Systems Delivery at UK retailer John Lewis,  IBM managing consultant positions leading projects for premier retailers including Tesco, Argos and Woolworths and a variety of other roles including Head of Merchandising at British Home Stores.

Jane Kelly
Chief Human Resources Officer

Jane joined Super Retail Group in July 2016 as Chief Human Resources Officer and is responsible for advancing Super Retail Group’s strong focus on team engagement, culture and capability development. Jane is also responsible for the Group’s corporate affairs function. She holds a Master of Commerce and Employee Relations with Honours from the University of Melbourne and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New South Wales. Jane 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 Human Resources - 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 Operations, Merchandising, Transformation and Change 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 eleven 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 operations.

Gary Williams
Managing Director – Rebel

Gary joined Super Retail Group in April 2019 as Managing Director – rebel. Gary has more than 30 years’ of global retail, brand and property experience, including senior executive roles in Australia - where he has served for the past 20 years – the US, UK, Asia Pacific and South Africa. Previously Gary was the Chief Operating Officer for the Alceon Retail Group and has also held executive, board and senior retail leadership roles with brands including David Jones/Country Road Group, Myer, OK Bazaars, Puma, Reebok, Coca-Cola, Westfield and Topshop.