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David Kirk | David Kirk


David is the Co-founder and Managing Partner of Bailador Investment Management and is Chairman of Bailador Technology Investments, Forsyth Barr Group, and the NZ Rugby Players Association. He sits on the Board of various Bailador portfolio companies and charitable organisations including KiwiHarvest and the Sydney Festival.
Mr Kirk’s Executive Management career included roles as the CEO of Fairfax Media and CEO and Managing Director PMP Limited. David was Chief Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister of New Zealand from 1992 to 1994 and was a management consultant with McKinsey & Company in London prior to that.

David is a Rhodes Scholar with degrees in Medicine from Otago University and Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University.

Xavier Simonet | Xavier Simonet

Group Chief Executive Officer

Joined Kathmandu in June 2015 with over 20 years international experience in building brands and developing successful retail businesses in fashion, apparel, accessories and related products.

Prior roles include CEO of Radley (London), VP & GM International of DB Apparel, 11 years with LVMH (primarily Asia-Pacific) and International Director of Seafolly.

John Harvey | John Harvey

Non-Executive Director

John is a professional Director with a background in accounting and professional services. He has over 35 years professional experience, including 23 years as a partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers where he also held a number of leadership and governance roles.

He retired from PwC in 2009. Mr Harvey has extensive experience in financial reporting, governance, information systems and processes, initial public offerings, business evaluation, acquisitions and mergers.

Mr Harvey is currently a non-Executive Director of Stride Property, Investore Property, Heartland Bank, Napier Port and Kathmandu Holdings. Former non-Executive director roles include APN News & Media, Port Otago, Ballance Agri-Nutrients and New Zealand Opera.

Andrea Martens | Andrea Martens

Non-Executive Director

Andrea has extensive executive leadership experience having spent over 20 years working with some of the world’s best known-brands and organisations.

She is currently the CEO of ADMA and has previously held roles as the Global Chief Marketing Officer for Jurlique International, and Managing Director and VP Marketing, Home and Personal Care for Unilever Australia and New Zealand.

Andrea is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and named as one of the top 50 CMOs in Australia by CMO Magazine.

Brent Scrimshaw | Brent Scrimshaw

Non-Executive Director

Brent has extensive experience leading and growing consumer brands around the world including an 18-year career with Nike Inc across Marketing, Commerce and General Management in 3 continents.
He led Brand marketing for Nike Pacific, was the Regional GM for Nike North America in New York, was also the Chief Marketing officer for Nike EMEA. Brent also served as Vice President and Chief Executive of Nike Western Europe leading Nike's European operations from Amsterdam. Brent subsequently founded Unscriptd, a sports technology and media business acquired in 2019 by a large USA media company. He was previously a director of Action sports Co Fox Head Inc in Irvine California.
Brent is currently the CEO of Enero Group (EGG) and is also a Non-Executive Director of ASX listed Rhinomed Limited (RNO) and Catapult International Limited (CAT).

Phillip Bowman | Phillip Bowman

Non-Executive Director

Philip has extensive experience in retail including fifteen years as a director of Burberry. Other roles include CFO of Bass, CEO of Bass Taverns, Executive Chairman of Liberty PLC, CEO of Allied Domecq, CEO of Scottish Power, CEO of Smiths Group and Chairman of Coral Eurobet and Miller Group.
He has also held office as an independent director of BSkyB, Scottish & Newcastle Group and Berry Bros. & Rudd.
He currently sits on the boards of Ferrovial SA, Better Capital PCC and is Chairman of Sky Network Television Ltd, and Majid al Futtaim Properties.