Godfreys Board of Directors

 

Brendan Fleiter

Non-Executive Chairman

Brendan Fleiter

Brendan Fleiter was appointed to the Godfreys Group Limited Board in November 2014 and became Chairman on 1 January 2018.

Brendan has over 25 years business experience, having held non-executive and executive directorships over the past 15 years on the boards of ASX listed companies, large private and unlisted public companies, large Government Business Enterprises and not-for-profit and philanthropic organisations in the fields of sport, public health and education.

Brendan was CEO of The Crazy John’s Group, a national retail and telecommunications company prior to its sale to Vodafone Australia in 2008. He was Deputy Chair of the Board of Australia Post from 2011 – 2017. Prior to his executive roles he practised as a commercial lawyer for 15 years.

He is currently Chairman of Kennards Hire Pty Ltd and Walnut Melbourne Pty Ltd and a Non-Executive Director of Interactive Pty Ltd, Volleyball Victoria and The Australian Food Allergy Foundation.

 

 

Sue Morphet

Non-Executive Director

Sue Morphet

Sue Morphet was appointed to the Godfreys Group Limited Board on 13 January 2015.

Sue has over 30 years of brand management and retail experience across Australia and New Zealand. She was previously CEO of Pacific Brands Limited from December 2007 to September 2012, having worked in that organisation for 12 years, most notably as group general manager of Bonds.

Sue is currently a non-executive Director of Asaleo Care Ltd, Fisher & Paykel Appliances Holdings Ltd and Noni B Group Ltd, Director of Chief Executive Women and Chairperson of National Tiles Pty Ltd. Previously, Sue was Chairman of Manufacturing Australia (2013-2015).

Sue Morphet is Chairperson of the Company’s Remuneration and Nomination Committee.

 

 

John Hardy

Executive Director

John Hardy

John Hardy was appointed to the Godfreys Group Limited Board on 24 March 2016.

John has over 50 years’ experience in the retail sector, having held senior roles at Barbeques Galore and Super Amart. He was most recently CEO of Fusion Retail Brands (formerly Colorado), which owns footwear brands diana ferrari, Mathers, Williams and Colorado.

John has also previously held senior management roles within the Company, bringing a working knowledge of the Godfreys business.

 

Jason Gowie

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director

Jason Gowie

Jason was appointed Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director on 4 December 2017.

Jason has over 25 years’ leadership experience across the financial services, retail and health sectors. He has considerable experience shaping customer focused businesses and leading cultural change.

Prior to joining Godfreys, Jason was Managing Director & CEO of My Home GP, Divisional General Manager - Sales and Service at Medibank and Managing Director Australia & New Zealand at Oticon Australia Pty Ltd. He has also held senior sales and marketing roles with Bupa Australia, GE Capital, RACV and the Bank of New Zealand.

Jason completed his MBA with Monash University’s Mt Eliza Business School in 2002.

 

 

Kathy Gramp

Non-Executive Director

Kathy Gramp

Kathy Gramp joined Godfreys as a non-executive director on 1 January 2018.

Kathy, a chartered accountant and Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand, has significant board experience across a range of sectors including media, health, property, technology, finance, tourism, government, education and primary industry. Kathy brings a blend of leadership, strategy, finance, risk, corporate governance and change management skills to the Godfreys Board.

She is currently a non-executive director with the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Codan Limited (CDA.AX), Bushfire & Natural Hazard Cooperative Research Centre, Royal Automobile Association SA and Silver Chain Group, and is a member of Council for Flinders University. Previously Kathy held senior executive roles at Austereo, including as Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary.

Kathy is Chairman of the Company’s Audit & Risk Management Committee.

 

 

Penny Burke

Non-Executive Director

Penny Burke

Penny Burke joined Godfreys as a non-executive director commencing on 1 January 2018.

Penny has a 30+ year executive career in strategy, brand and marketing and is an experienced non-executive director having held a variety of board positions over the past fifteen years.

She has been a board member of the Monash Institute of Reproduction and Development and Clemenger BBDO and is currently a non-executive director of Kennards Hire Pty Ltd, Hocking Stuart and Karrikins Group. In the past 13 years, Penny has built a highly successful brand, research and marketing consultancy, Essence Communications, which undertakes strategic research and provides communications advice. Prior to that, Penny spent 12 years at Clemenger BBDO as Strategy Planning Director, overseeing strategic developments for major communications projects.

Penny is Chairman of the Company’s Customer Committee.