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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

William (Bill) Stevens

FCA, MAICD
Non-Executive Chairman

Bill is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia with an extensive career with KPMG (and Touche Ross) for 37 years. During his career with KPMG he was the client service partner for major clients including BHP Billiton, Santos, Pacific Dunlop/Ansell and Pacific Brands. More recently he was CEO of the Pacific Edge Group. He is also a director of International Healthcare Investments Ltd and a number of private company groups. Bill joined the Board in August 2008 and was appointed Chairman on 14 July 2010.

Kevin Elkington

LLB, B.Juris, FGIA
Non-Executive Director and Chair of Audit Committee

Kevin has had a 29 year career as a corporate lawyer and company secretary in some of Australia’s leading public companies including Coles Myer. Kevin currently provides legal services and corporate advice to several large commercial clients and is also a director of the Myer Stores Community Fund Ltd. He is also currently a member and regular lecturer with the Governance Institute of Australia in the area of corporate governance. Kevin joined the Board of The Reject Shop in February 2008.

Denis Westhorpe

Non-Executive Director

Denis has significant experience in senior executive retail roles including 14 years as an Executive Director of Target Australia Pty Ltd. During this time Denis occupied the roles of Store Operations Director, Buying Director and 2 years as Managing Director of Target Specialty Stores. Denis has previously been Chairman of Charles Parsons (Holdings) Pty Ltd where he was a Director for 8 years. Denis joined the Board of The Reject Shop Limited on 19 August 2010.

Melinda Conrad

MBA, FAICD
Non-Executive Director and Chair of Remuneration Committee

Melinda has significant experience in business strategy and marketing to consumer facing organisations in a range of sectors including retail, FMCG, healthcare and government. In her career she was founder and CEO of a retail store chain, Conrads Warehouse. Melinda’s professional qualifications include an MBA from the Harvard Business School. She is currently a Non- Executive Director of Oz Forex Group Limited, the Garvan Medical Research Institute Foundation and Australian Brandenburg Orchestra. Melinda was previously a Non-Executive Director of APN News and Media Limited and David Jones Limited. Melinda joined the Board of The Reject Shop Limited on 19 August 2011.

 

Ross Sudano

Chief Executive Officer

Ross has 20 years experience in retail with a range of companies, including: Little World Beverages, Anaconda Adventure Stores, Foodland Associated Limited, Coles and BP Australia. Ross was CEO of ASX-listed Little World Beverages where he delivered impressive growth in both revenue and earnings while building a solid leadership team, successfully introducing adjoining brands, and implementing new merchandising systems. As Joint Chief Executive Officer of Anaconda Adventure Stores (a subsidiary of Spotlight Retail Group), Ross led the Company’s rapid growth through a deep understanding of customer’s needs and the ability to develop products to meet them. Ross also held senior management roles at Foodland Associated Limited (now IGA Distribution), including General Manager Group Buying Marketing, and General Manager Franchising and Supply. Ross was appointed CEO of The Reject Shop in September 2014.