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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 Chair of Just Group Limited and as a Director of OPSM Group Limited and DCA Group Limited, which he founded.

He is currently Chair 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.

Mr Pollard was appointed as Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Company on 24 October 2012.

MCNEIL SEYMOUR  FISKE JR
Executive Director
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. Mr Fiske received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.A. in Political Economy from Williams College.

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. Mr Merchant was appointed as director of Plantic Technologies Limited on 31 March 2005 and resigned on 2 April 2015. 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 and 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. Mr Mowlem holds a Bachelor of Economics (Hons), M.B.A., and Securities Industry Diploma. He is a Fellow of CPA Australia.

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.

Mr Mozingo was appointed as Non-Executive Director of the Company on 4 November 2013.

SALLY PITKIN
Non-Executive Director
Experience and expertise

Dr Sally Pitkin has nineteen years' experience as a non-executive director in the listed, private, public and non-profit sectors. She has eleven years' experience as a non-executive director of ASX200 companies, including experience in international markets. Industry sectors in which she has experience as a non-executive director include retail, finance and insurance, technology commercialisation, gaming, energy and transport. She is a lawyer and former partner of Clayton Utz with banking law, corporate law and corporate governance expertise. Dr Pitkin is a non-executive director and Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is President of the Queensland Division. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy (Governance), awarded in 2012, a Master of Laws and Bachelor of Laws.

Dr Pitkin was appointed as Non-Executive Director of the Company on 28 February 2012.

Company Secretary

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

Below is a summary of our committee structure and membership information.
Chairperson Chairperson Committee Member Member
 Nominations CommitteeAudit and Risk CommitteeHuman Resource and Remuneration Committee
MCNEIL SEYMOUR  FISKE JR
MCNEIL SEYMOUR  FISKE JR
Executive Director


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 out... 
   
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 medica... 
   
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 Group. <... 
Committee Member Chairperson 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 ... 
Committee Member Committee Member Committee Member
SALLY PITKIN
SALLY PITKIN
Non-Executive Director


Experience and expertise

Dr Sally Pitkin has nineteen years' experience as a non-executive director in the listed, private, public and non-profit sectors. She has eleven years' experience as a non-executive director of ASX200 companies, including experience in international markets. Industry sectors in which she has experience as a non-executive director include retail, finance and insurance, technology commercialisation, gaming, energy and transport. She... 
Committee Member Committee Member Chairperson
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 Chair of Just Group Limited and as a Director of OPSM Group Limited and DCA Group Limited, which he founded.

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