Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Billabong names Dr Pollard as Director & Chairman of Board
Billabong names Dr Pollard as Director & Chairman of Board
09
Oct '12
Billabong International Limited (Billabong) announces the appointment of Dr Ian Pollard as a director and Chairman Elect of its Board. Dr Pollard will join the Board as Chairman Elect and interim Chair of the Audit Committee on Wednesday, 24 October 2012 following the company’s Annual General Meeting.

Dr Pollard is an actuary, Rhodes Scholar and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He has held a wide range of senior business roles including as Chairman of Just Group Limited and of Corporate Express Australia Limited and as a Director of OPSM Group Limited and DCA Group Limited, which he founded.

He is currently Chairman of RGA Reinsurance Company of Australia Limited, a director of Milton Corporation Limited and of SCA Property Group and an executive coach with Foresight’s Global Coaching.

With an extensive background in corporate finance, strategic investment and retail Dr Pollard has chaired several public company audit committees and was a member of the ASX Corporate Governance Implementation Review Group from 2003 to 2007.

Dr Pollard will chair the Audit Committee on an interim basis, following the retirement of board member Allan McDonald on Wednesday, 24 October 2012. “Ian will bring a strong mix of commercial and financial expertise to assist with the ongoing transformation of the Billabong business,” said Mr Kunkel.

“His understanding of the retail environment along with a strong focus on financial management and performance will serve the company and shareholder interests well.”

Current Chairman Ted Kunkel earlier this year announced his intention to retire from the Board after seven years in the role. However he will remain in his current role pending the outcome of the formal process to evaluate change of control proposals announced on Thursday, 6 September 2012 and, in the event Billabong continues as a publicly listed company, to ensure a smooth Board transition process.

While the search process to fill the role of chair of the Audit Committee on a permanent basis is well advanced an appointment is unlikely to be made until the outcome of the formal process is known.

Dr Pollard said he is looking forward to working with the Board and CEO Launa Inman as the company continues to roll out its Transformation Strategy announced to the market on Monday, 27 August 2012.

“While the global economic environment remains challenging the inherent recognition and strength of Billabong’s key brands positions the company well,” said Dr Pollard.

Billabong International Limited


Must ReadView All

Courtesy: BekaertDeslee

Textiles | On 23rd Oct 2017

BekaertDeslee to expand North American facility

BekaertDeslee, one of the largest manufacturer of mattress textiles...

Courtesy: A&E

Textiles | On 23rd Oct 2017

A&E unveils Magic using Repreve sewing thread

American & Efird (A&E), a leading developer of industrial and...

Courtesy: Messe Frankfurt

Textiles | On 23rd Oct 2017

Over 4,000 exhibitors attend Intertextile Shanghai 2017

Another successful Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics has wrapped...

Interviews View All

Evelyne Cholet
UCMTF

‘France had a reputation of being big in new ideas, but poor in marketing...

Dinaz Madhukar
DLF Emporio and DLF Promenade

‘Each event and promotion is planned out keeping in mind the business of...

Shiladitya K Joshi
Truetzschler India Private Limited

India ITME provides a platform to interact with our stakeholders

Harmeet Singh

New Delhi-based Jogindra Industries Private Limited provides an assortment ...

Nitesh Mittal

Kusumgar Corporates is a leading manufacturer of technical textiles and...

Rikesh Mistry

Jupiter Comtex Pvt Ltd, established in 1973, started its textile machinery ...

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen, Senior Scientist - Nonwoven and Technical Textiles of...

Johan Berlin
InvestKonsult Sweden AB

Investkonsult Sweden AB has been buying and selling second-hand textile...

Giorgio Mantovani
Corman S.p.A

Giorgio Mantovani, MD of Corman, with a presence in both Milano and New...

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Sidharth Sinha
Sidharth Sinha

<b>Sidharth Sinha</b> has contributed to the successful rebirth and...

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

October 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
76.1%
No
12.7%
Skip
11.3%

Total Votes: 71

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
62.0%
No
28.2%
Skip
9.9%

Total Votes: 71

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
85.9%
No
9.9%
Skip
4.2%

Total Votes: 71

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
76.1%
No
11.3%
Skip
12.7%

Total Votes: 71


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search