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Corporate Overview Board of Directors

Board of Directors
Ian Pollard
Non-Executive Chairman
Experience and expertise

Dr Ian Pollard is an actuary, Rhodes Scholar and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He has held a
wide range of senior business roles including as Chairman of Just Group Limited and as a Director of OPSM Group Limited
and DCA Group Limited, which he founded.

He is currently Chairman of RGA Reinsurance Company of Australia Limited and an executive coach with Foresight’s Global Coaching.

With an extensive background in corporate finance, strategic investment and retail, Dr Pollard has chaired several public
company audit committees and was a member of the ASX Corporate Governance Implementation Review Group from 2003 to 2007.

Neil  Fiske
Chief Executive Officer
Experience and expertise

Neil Fiske was appointed as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of the Company on 21 September 2013. He has 25 years of experience in the consumer and retail industry as an operator, consultant and investor. Prior to joining the Company he was an Industry Partner to Canadian private equity firm Onex, where he acted as a senior advisor focused on
retail.

From 2007 to 2012 Mr Fiske was CEO of Eddie Bauer an outdoor lifestyle store chain based in the USA. From 2003 to 2007 Mr Fiske was the CEO of Bath and Body Works, a division of NYSE listed Limited Brands. From 1989 to 2003 he was in the Consumer and Retail Practice of the Boston Consulting Group.

Gordon  Merchant AM
Non-Executive Director
Experience and expertise

Gordon Merchant founded Billabong’s business in 1973 and has been a major stakeholder in the business since its inception. Mr Merchant has extensive experience in promotion, advertising, sponsorship and design within the surfwear apparel industry. Mr Merchant was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia in the 2010 Australia Day Honours List for service to business, particularly the manufacturing sector, as a supporter of medical, youth and marine conservation organisations, and to surf lifesaving. He has been a director of Plantic Technologies Limited since 31 March 2005. Mr Merchant was appointed as Non-Executive Director of the Company on 4 July 2000.

Howard Mowlem
Non-Executive Director
Experience and expertise

Howard Mowlem is experienced in many segments of the international retail industry and specifically in Asia. From 2001 to 2010 he was Chief Financial Officer of Dairy Farm International Holdings Limited, a Hong Kong based retail company operating over 5,000 stores across Asia with turnover in excess of US$10 billion. Prior to this Mr Mowlem held various senior financial positions over a 12 year period with the Coles Myer Group. He brings extensive experience in corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions, financial reporting, treasury, tax, investor relations, audit and governance. Mr Mowlem was appointed as Non-Executive Director of the Company on 24 October 2012.

Sally Pitkin
Non-Executive Director
Experience and expertise

Dr Sally Pitkin is a former corporate partner of a leading Australian law firm, and has extensive experience as a nonexecutive director in listed companies, private entities, and public sector and non-profit organisations. She is the Deputy President of the Queensland Division of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Jason Mozingo
Non-Executive Director
Experience and expertise

Jason Mozingo is a Senior Managing Director at Centerbridge Partners, L.P. Mr Mozingo leads the firm’s retail and consumer investment efforts. Prior to joining Centerbridge, he was a Principal with Avista Capital Partners (spun-out of DLJ Merchant Banking in 2005) and DLJ Merchant Banking Partners, a leverage buyout group managing in excess of $9 billion. He joined DLJ in 1998. Mr Mozingo graduated from UCLA Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude with a degree in economics and received an M.B.A. with high distinction from Harvard Business School in 1998, where he was a Baker Scholar. He is a CFA charter holder and a member of the CFA Institute and currently serves as a Director of P.F. Chang’s, CraftWorks Restaurants & Breweries and GT Holdings, LLC.

Matthew  Wilson
Non-Executive Director
Experience and expertise

Matthew Wilson is a Managing Director at Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. and is based in Los Angeles. He leads Oaktree’s retail and consumer investing efforts, including investments in the apparel, retail, consumer products, food, beverage, and restaurants sectors. Prior to Oaktree, Mr Wilson was with H.I.G. Capital, LLC, a leading middle market private equity firm managing over $13 billion of capital. Prior thereto, he worked in the middle market buyout group at J.H. Whitney & Co. and the investment banking division at Merrill Lynch & Co. in New York.

Mr Wilson graduated with a B.A. degree with Distinction in Economics and History from the University of Virginia and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School. He currently serves on the Boards of Directors of AdvancePierre Foods, AgroMerchants Group, Diamond Foods (Nasdaq: DMND), and The Bridge Direct HK and is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Children’s Bureau of Los Angeles.

Company Secretaries

Tracey Wood, L.LB, BA (Psych), L.LM.
Company Secretary

Joanna Brand, B.A., J.D., M.B.A (Executive), GAICD
Company Secretary
Below is a summary of our committee structure and membership information.
Chairperson Chairperson Committee Member Member
 Audit CommitteeHuman Resource and Remuneration CommitteeNominations Committee
Joanna  Brand
Joanna  Brand
Company Secretary
   
Neil  Fiske
Neil  Fiske
Chief Executive Officer


Experience and expertise

Neil Fiske was appointed as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of the Company on 21 September 2013. He has 25 years of experience in the consumer and retail industry as an operator, consultant and investor. Prior to joining the Company he was an Industry Partner to Canadian private equity firm Onex, where he acted as a senior advisor focused on
retail.

From 2007 to 2012 Mr Fiske was CEO of Eddie Ba... 
   
Gordon  Merchant AM
Gordon  Merchant AM
Non-Executive Director


Experience and expertise

Gordon Merchant founded Billabong’s business in 1973 and has been a major stakeholder in the business since its inception. Mr Merchant has extensive experience in promotion, advertising, sponsorship and design within the surfwear apparel industry. Mr Merchant was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia in the 2010 Australia Day Honours List for service to business, particularly the manufacturing sector, as a supporter of... 
   
Howard Mowlem
Howard Mowlem
Non-Executive Director


Experience and expertise

Howard Mowlem is experienced in many segments of the international retail industry and specifically in Asia. From 2001 to 2010 he was Chief Financial Officer of Dairy Farm International Holdings Limited, a Hong Kong based retail company operating over 5,000 stores across Asia with turnover in excess of US$10 billion. Prior to this Mr Mowlem held various senior financial positions over a 12 year period with the Coles Myer Gr... 
Chairperson Committee Member Committee Member
Jason Mozingo
Jason Mozingo
Non-Executive Director


Experience and expertise

Jason Mozingo is a Senior Managing Director at Centerbridge Partners, L.P. Mr Mozingo leads the firm’s retail and consumer investment efforts. Prior to joining Centerbridge, he was a Principal with Avista Capital Partners (spun-out of DLJ Merchant Banking in 2005) and DLJ Merchant Banking Partners, a leverage buyout group managing in excess of $9 billion. He joined DLJ in 1998. Mr Mozingo graduated from UCLA Phi Beta Kapp... 
Committee Member Committee Member Committee Member
Sally Pitkin
Sally Pitkin
Non-Executive Director


Experience and expertise

Dr Sally Pitkin is a former corporate partner of a leading Australian law firm, and has extensive experience as a nonexecutive director in listed companies, private entities, and public sector and non-profit organisations. She is the Deputy President of the Queensland Division of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. ... 
Committee Member Chairperson Committee Member
Ian Pollard
Ian Pollard
Non-Executive Chairman


Experience and expertise

Dr Ian Pollard is an actuary, Rhodes Scholar and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He has held a
wide range of senior business roles including as Chairman of Just Group Limited and as a Director of OPSM Group Limited
and DCA Group Limited, which he founded.

He is currently Chairman of RGA Reinsurance Company of Australia Limited and an executive coach with Foresight’s Global ... 
Committee Member Committee Member Chairperson
Matthew  Wilson
Matthew  Wilson
Non-Executive Director


Experience and expertise

Matthew Wilson is a Managing Director at Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. and is based in Los Angeles. He leads Oaktree’s retail and consumer investing efforts, including investments in the apparel, retail, consumer products, food, beverage, and restaurants sectors. Prior to Oaktree, Mr Wilson was with H.I.G. Capital, LLC, a leading middle market private equity firm managing over $13 billion of capital. Prior thereto, he wo... 
Committee Member Committee Member Committee Member
Tracey  Wood
Tracey  Wood
Company Secretary