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BOARD OF DIRECTORS


 
RICHARD FACIONI
Chairman (Non-Executive)

Joined the Board in November 2014.

Background: Richard is an experienced corporate finance and investment professional, with over 25 years’ experience in investment banking, mergers and acquisitions, corporate advice, restructurings and principal investment. Richard leads the private equity practice of Alceon Group and represents Alceon’s investment in Noni B. He also oversees and is a Director of Alceon’s other retail investments in EziBuy Limited, SurfStitch Pty Limited and Cheap as Chips Discount Stores Pty Ltd. Prior to Alceon, Richard was a Managing Director of Silverfern Group, a global private equity origination and co investment firm, where he co-led the group’s activities in Australasia. He previously spent 15 years with Macquarie Group where he held a number of roles including Head of Acquisition Finance and Head of Principal Transactions Group, and was a co-founder of Shearwater Capital Group, a private credit opportunities investment firm.

Qualifications: Bachelor of Engineering (Honours I) from the University of Sydney; Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania; Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors; Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA) Special responsibilities: Chair of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee and member of the Audit and Risk Committee 

SCOTT EVANS
Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director

Joined the Board in November 2014

Background: Scott has over 20 years’ experience in international retailing leading both private and public companies. Scott started in the United Kingdom with Marks & Spencer before transitioning to Managing Director of Greenwoods Menswear (150 store chain) where Scott orchestrated the sale of the business to Chinese brand Bosideng. Scott moved to Australia and joined Specialty Fashion Group leading both Millers (largest ladies specialty business in the country with a 400 store chain) and Crossroads (150 store chain). Scott then transitioned to the role of CEO at Bras N Things under the BBRC Group before taking on the opportunity at Noni B in November 2014.

Qualifications: Scott holds a BTEC National Diploma in Business and Finance

LUKA SOFTA
Chief Financial Officer, Company Secretary

Joined the Board in March 2015

Background: Luka has over 15 years’ experience as a Chief Financial Officer within the Asian, American and Australian markets. Luke has spent 18 years in the service industry and held a number of roles within the Millward Brown Group, including regional Chief Financial Officer for Africa Asia Pacific, before transitioning to Michael Page International as their Asia Pacific Chief Financial Officer. Luka then moved into the retail industry as the Chief Financial Officer at Bras N Things before taking on the opportunity at Noni B in March 2015.

Qualifications: Luka holds a Bachelor of Commerce and is a Fellow Certified Practising Accountant

Special responsibilities: Secretary to the Remuneration and Nomination Committee and Audit and Risk Committee

SUE MORPHET
Non-Executive Director

Joined the Board in February 2015

Background: Sue Morphet has over 30 years of brand management and retail experience across Australia and New Zealand. Sue is currently a Non-Executive Director of Asaleo Care Ltd (since 2014), President of Chief Executive Women and Chairperson of National Tiles Pty Ltd. Sue was previously CEO of Pacific Brands Limited (2007 – 2012) having worked in the organisation for 12 years, most notably as Group General Manager of Bonds. Other prior roles include Chairperson of Manufacturing Australia (2013 – 2015), Non-Executive Director at Fisher & Paykel Appliances Ltd (2014 – 2018) and Non-Executive Director of Godfreys Group Limited (2014 – 2018).

Qualifications: Sue holds a Bachelor of Science and Education, University of Melbourne; Scholar, Mt Eliza Business School

Special responsibilities: Member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee

DAVID WILSHIRE
Non-Executive Director

Joined the Board in November 2014

Background: David has over 15 years’ experience in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and principal investment. David is a member of Alceon’s corporate finance and private equity practice and represents Alceon’s investment in Noni B. He is also a Director of EziBuy Limited, SurfStitch Pty Limited and Cheap as Chips Discount Stores Pty Ltd. Prior to Alceon, David held roles within the corporate finance group of Babcock & Brown and the investment banking divisions of Goldman Sachs and Macquarie Group, where he helped numerous leading Australian and international companies across a broad range of industries with acquisitions, divestments and capital market transactions, as well as strategic advice.

Qualifications: David holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the Monash University

Special responsibilities: Member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee and Audit and Risk Committee

JACQUELINE FRANK
Non-Executive Director

Joined the Board in May 2019

Background: Jackie is one of Australia’s most successful and highly regarded media executives with over 30 years’ experience in publishing, management and marketing, brand innovation and retail consulting.

From 2014 to 2018, Jackie was General Manager of the health, fashion, beauty and lifestyle group at Pacific Magazines and successfully lead the brand’s multi-platform transformation, and new online-only brand launches.

In 2018, Jackie started her own company, Be Frank Group, helping brands engage with the female economy and to date has consulted to Hearst US, Bumble Australia, SEED Heritage, SCCI, Westfield, Ezibuy and McCann Agency Australia.

Special responsibilities: Member of the Remuneration Committee

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