MANAGEMENT TEAM

Andre Reich

Chief Executive Officer

Andre is recognised across the market as a high performing retail executive with extensive experience in low price general merchandise and apparel retail formats.

Andre’s retail experience commenced at Myer in the mid-1990s with time in a number of roles spanning business growth roles, concessions and buying. In 2007, Andre became the CEO of Review (an Australian womenswear retail brand) and he successfully transitioned that business to new ownership.

In 2009, Andre joined Wesfarmers and played a key role in Kmart Australia’s successful turnaround through his leadership of the merchandise and marketing functions. Andre was transferred to Target Australia as Chief Operating Officer in 2016 with responsibility for merchandise, sourcing, quality and marketing. Andre spent three years resetting the Target Australia business.

Andre commenced as Chief Executive Officer of The Reject Shop in January 2020.

Dani Aquilina

Chief Operating Officer

Dani has more than 20 years’ experience in retail, including 12 years with The Reject Shop and 8 years with Kmart Australia.

Since joining The Reject Shop in 2007, Dani has progressed through a variety of roles within the Company and has deep knowledge and hands on experience with most aspects of the Company. It was on this basis that Dani performed the role of acting Chief Executive Officer from May 2019 until the appointment of Andre Reich in January 2020.

Dani was appointed Chief Operating Officer of the Company in January 2020 with accountability for the operations function and process and performance improvement from the factory gate to the hands of our customers.

Clinton Cahn

Chief Financial Officer

Clinton was appointed Chief Financial Officer of The Reject Shop from 1 May 2020. Clinton joined the Company in March 2020 following roles at Crown Resorts, TPG Capital and UBS Investment Bank.

At Crown Resorts, Clinton had significant strategic and financial involvement in key projects and transactions both in Australia and overseas, including the $2.2 billion Crown Sydney Hotel Resort. Clinton was also heavily involved in Crown’s digital strategy and headed Crown’s investor relations.

Paul Calvert

General Manager, Operations

Paul has more than 25 years of retail experience in the United Kingdom and Australia. Paul started his retail journey as a team member with his local Asda store where he filled the shelves whilst studying before working his way through the ranks to become a store manager. Paul went on to hold a variety of leadership positions in Sainsburys in both their supermarket and convenience teams.

After moving to Australia in November 2015, Paul initially worked for Woolworths in Western Australia before moving to Coles where he held several roles both in operations and store support.

Paul joined The Reject Shop in May 2020.

Michael Freier

General Counsel & Company Secretary

Michael is an experienced legal practitioner with private practice (King & Wood Mallesons in Melbourne and McCullough Robertson in Brisbane) and in-house experience (Repco in Melbourne). In private practice, Michael worked on a wide range of property transactions around the country.

Since moving in-house, Michael has demonstrated experience managing property transactions, risk, corporate governance and product safety issues.

Michael has held the role of General Counsel of The Reject Shop since August 2016 and he was appointed Company Secretary on 1 September 2019.

Kate Lewis

General Manager, Human Resources

Kate has more than 25 years of experience working across large supermarket retailers where she has held both operational and human resource positions.

Kate has had extensive experience in driving and executing human resource strategy across these large complex businesses. Kate’s experience includes developing capability, sourcing great talent, transformation, fostering high performing teams, driving process and organisational improvement as well as achieving results in fast paced environments.

Kate joined The Reject Shop in February 2020.

Paul Rose

General Manager, Property

Paul is an experienced senior level professional with over 20 years’ experience in retail property, working with major retailers and major landlords throughout Australia.

Paul held senior roles for 10 years with leading ASX listed property trusts and commercial agencies in centre management, leasing and development. Paul then held senior property roles with Wesfarmers-owned Kmart Australia from 2009 and incorporated Target Australia from 2016. During this time, Paul was part of the property leadership team that delivered major store network growth to assist with re-positioning Kmart Australia.

Paul joined The Reject Shop in February 2020.

Carl Wilson

General Manager, Merchandise

Carl is a highly experienced retailer with extensive experience in the United Kingdom (Ted Baker and Debenhams) and Australia (Jeans West and Wesfarmers Group) working within Merchandise and Supply Chain.

For the past 13 years he has worked within the Wesfarmers Group where he contributed to the successful turnaround of Kmart Australia and the transformation of Target Australia, where he held the positions of General Manager of Planning and the General Manager of Transformation.

Carl joined The Reject Shop in February 2020.