People: Vita Group Ltd (VTG.AX)

VTG.AX on Australia Stock Exchange

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2 Sep 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Richard Simpson

2008 Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Maxine Horne

2013 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Andrew Leyden

2011 Chief Financial Officer

Kendra Hammond

2011 Chief People Officer

Mark Anning

2009 Legal Counsel, Group Company Secretary

Peter Connors

2012 General Manager - Telecoms

Robyn Watts

2011 Non-Executive Director

Paul Wilson

2014 Non-Executive Director

Neil Osborne

56 2007 Independent Non-Executive Director

Biographies

Name Description

Richard Simpson

Mr. Richard (Dick) Anthony Simpson has been Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Vita Group Ltd since November 6, 2008. He has held roles as Chief Executive Officer in both the Telecommunications and Computing industries. He has also been Chairperson of CSL (Hong Kong’s biggest mobile carrier), Telstra Clear and REACH. He started his career in IT, spending 20 years with IBM and then Unisys, in Australia as well as the USA. He then joined Optus and subsequently Telstra, where he was Group Managing Director, Mobiles in Australia, before moving to head up Telstra’s international operations in Hong Kong. He became a Director of Vita Group in September 2005, and has served on as Chairman of Remuneration & Nomination Committee, and Member of the Audit, Compliance & Risk Committee. He is also a Director of Chevalier College in Bowral, New South Wales.

Maxine Horne

Ms. Maxine J. Horne serves as Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Vita Group Ltd since January 30, 2013. Since founding the company with one store in 1995, Maxine has guided the transformation of the Group into today’s multi-brand and multi-channel publicly listed company. She has set the strategic direction and driven the consistent execution of that strategy ensuring the Vita Group remains relevant in an ever evolving environment. Maxine’s leadership and relationship skills combined with her passion for the business are central to Vita’s positive culture. She has built relationships with Vita’s strategic partners, Telstra and Apple, ensuring the achievement of shared goals. At the heart of the success of Vita Group is Maxine’s unwavering focus and philosophy centred around the power of human capital - Vita’s employees and customers. The Group's focus on customer service training, staff incentives and career development has positioned Vita Group as one of Australia’s retailers and a progressive employer of choice. Prior to forming Vita Group, Maxine gained global telecommunications experience in sales, customer service, leadership and operations roles in the UK and Australia. On an individual level she has received the President’s Award at the NSW ARA Awards for Excellence and was named QBR Business Woman of the Year, Retail in 2006.

Andrew Leyden

Mr. Andrew J. Leyden has been Chief Financial Officer of Vita Group Ltd since May 9, 2011. He is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) and holds an honours degree in Accounting and Financial Management. He has held a number of senior executive roles in international consumer goods and retail companies, and has worked in a number of markets around the world. He spent nine years with the Foster’s Group, where he was Chief Information Officer and a member of the Group Executive. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business from University of Central Lancashire.

Kendra Hammond

Mark Anning

Mr. Mark E. H. Anning has been Legal Counsel and Group Company Secretary of Vita Group Ltd since November 10, 2009. He was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland, and High Court in 1993, and spent 16 years in private practice with national law firms including almost 10 years with Allens Arthur Robinson, specialising in corporate and commercial law, dispute resolution and commercial risk management. He holds Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Law (Hons) degrees from the University of Queensland and also holds a Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance. He is a member and Deputy Chairperson of the Queensland State Council of Chartered Secretaries Australia (the Australian member body of ICSA). His prior role was as Group Company Secretary of Queensland Gas Company Limited.

Peter Connors

Robyn Watts

Ms. Robyn Watts has been Non-Executive Director of Vita Group Ltd since November 15, 2011. For over 26 years, she has been CEO of various businesses in the global media sector, most recently as CEO of ABC Enterprises at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, where she was responsible for managing ABC’s Retail, Consumer Publishing and Content Sales and Resource Hire business units. She is a company director specialising in business strategy and marketing to customer and client facing organisations. Her executive and non-executive experience in private and publicly listed organisations spans a range of industries including media, retail, telecommunications, entertainment, education, film, television and design. She became a Director of Vita Group in November 2011 and is a member of the Audit, Compliance and Risk Committee and the Remuneration and Nomination Committee.

Paul Wilson

Mr. Paul Wilson has been Non-Executive Director at Vita Group Ltd since May 9, 2014. Paul Wilson is an experienced board director and private company investor, with particular expertise in the digital, media and information sectors. Paul’s business background includes 16 years principal investing experience, holding senior positions with leading private equity house, CHAMP, and the media focused investment house, Illyria. Paul is a co-founder of Bailador Investment Management, which focuses on minority investments in expansion capital opportunities in the information sector. This role provides Paul with exposure to the latest technologies and business models to take advantage of the rapidly changing communications and entertainment landscape. Paul’s current board positions include: Chairman of SiteMinder, a provider of cloud based solutions to the hotel industry, selling into over 100 countries; Director of Standard Media Index, a provider of high value media industry data; Director of Viocorp International, the Australian market leader in online video enablement; Director of directories business Yellow Pages New Zealand; and Director of the Rajasthan Royals Indian Premier League cricket franchise. Paul is a qualified chartered accountant, a fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Neil Osborne

Mr. Neil Anthony Osborne has been Independent Non-Executive Director of Vita Group Ltd since June 25, 2007. He was formerly a partner with Accenture. He has over 30 years experience in the retail industry and has held a variety of senior executive positions with Myer Grace Bros and Coles Myer Ltd in corporate and operating roles across finance, supply chain, strategic planning and merchandising, including the positions of Myer Chief Operating Executive (Chief Financial Officer and Supply Chain) and CML Group General Manager, Retail Services. he became a Director of Vita Group in June 2007, and is Chairman of the Audit, Compliance & Risk Committee, and a member of the Remuneration & Nomination Committee.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Richard Simpson

109,000

Maxine Horne

831,996

Andrew Leyden

558,000

Kendra Hammond

243,907

Mark Anning

--

Peter Connors

482,436

Robyn Watts

--

Paul Wilson

--

Neil Osborne

--
As Of 29 Jun 2013

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