Board of Directors

  • David Kirk

    Chairman
    David Kirk

    Mr Kirk is the Chairman of Trade Me Group Ltd, NZ Rugby Players Association, and Foodshare, the co‐founder and Managing Partner of Bailador Investment Management, and sits on the Board of Bailador portfolio companies. He is also a Director of Forsyth Barr Group Ltd, Sydney Medical School Foundation and Chairman of Trustees of Sydney Grammar School.
    Mr Kirk’s Executive Management career has seen him as the Chief Executive Officer of Fairfax Media, as well as the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director PMP Limited, the Regional President (Australasia) for Norske Skog, and he has also worked for Fletcher Challenge Paper and Fletcher Challenge Energy in Senior Executive roles in New Zealand and Australia. He 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.

  • Xavier Simonet

    Chief Executive Officer
    Xavier Simonet

    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

    Non-Executive Director
    John Harvey

    Mr Harvey is a professional Director with a background in accounting and professional services. Mr Harvey 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 to pursue a career as a professional Director.
    Mr Harvey has extensive experience in financial reporting, governance, information systems and processes, initial public offerings, business evaluation, acquisition and merger and takeover reviews. Mr Harvey is currently a non-Executive Director of Stride Property, Investore Property and Heartland Bank and is Chair of New Zealand Opera. Former non-Executive director roles include APN News & Media, Port Otago and Ballance Agri-Nutrients.

  • Sandra McPhee

    Non-Executive Director
    Sandra McPhee

    Ms McPhee is a professional Director with an executive career background in sales and marketing including 10 years with Qantas Airways. Ms McPhee also served as Chief Executive Officer of the Ansett/Traveland group which comprised a network of 250 retail travel and franchise stores.
    Ms McPhee is currently a non-executive Director of AGL Energy, Deputy Chairman of St Vincent’s and Mater Health. She is also a member of the Advisory Council of JP Morgan.
    Previous non-Executive roles include Coles Group, Australia Post, Perpetual, Primelife, Tourism Australia and South Australia Water.

  • Philip Bowman

    Non-Executive Director
    Philip Bowman

    Mr Bowman has extensive experience in retail including
    roles as CFO of Bass, CEO of Bass Taverns, Executive
    Chairman of Liberty PLC, CEO of Allied Domecq, Chairman
    of Coral Eurobet, CEO of Scottish Power and CEO of Smiths Group. He has held office as an independent director of BSkyB, Scottish & Newcastle and Berry Bros. & Rudd. He currently sits on the boards of Ferrovial SA, and is Chairman of Majid al Futtaim Properties.

  • Brent Scrimshaw

    Non-Executive Director
    Brent Scrimshaw

    Mr Scrimshaw has had an 18-year career with Nike Inc
    across Marketing, Commerce and General Management.
    He led marketing across Nike Pacific, was the Regional GM
    for Nike North America, was the Chief Marketing officer
    for Nike EMEA, and also served as Vice President and Chief Executive of Nike Western Europe. He is currently the CEO
    and Co-Founder of Unscriptd.com and is a Non-Executive Director of ASX listed Rhinomed (RNO) and Catapult International Limited (CAT).

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