Board of Directors
David was a former Mergers and Acquisitions partner at Freehills and corporate advisory firm Wentworth Associates. He is also the founder of Lexicon Partners, an independent advisory and investment firm. He has over 30 years’ experience advising companies, funds and high net worth individuals on complex corporate transactions. David is also Chairman and Director of a number of private companies. He has been a Non-Executive Director since October 2006 and was appointed Non-Executive Chairman in November 2017.
Chief Executive Officer
Daniel oversees the day to day operations of Accent Group. He has over 30 years of retail experience and was formerly the CEO of Sanity Music and part owner of the Ghetto Shoes sneaker business. Daniel has been with Accent Group since 2006 and CEO of Accent Group since March 2015.
Brett is one of Australia’s best known and most successful retailers and entrepreneurs. He is the Chairman and Founder of BB Retail Capital (“BBRC”), a private investment group with diverse global interests across retail, retail property, and cattle farming. BBRC Retail’s presence extends to 12 countries with over 600 stores across multiple brands, including Bras N Things, and Lovisa. BBRC is also an active investor and operator in retail properties, through its major shareholding in the Aventus Property Group which owns 22 centres nationally with a gross lettable area of 546,000m2. Brett was appointed Non-Executive Director in December 2017.
A founding director and shareholder of Accent, Michael is highly experienced and has extensive knowledge of working with global brands. Michael was appointed CEO of Accent in 1998 and has been intimately involved in the development of all major strategic initiatives of the business since its inception. Effective 2 August 2016, Michael relinquished all executive roles and continues as Non-Executive Director of Accent Group.
Steve is the former CEO of IdeaWorks and is currently the CEO of Retail Oasis, a retail marketing consultancy business. Steve has over 40 years’ experience in advertising and has extensive experience in retail strategy, brand strategy, channel to market strategy, business re-engineering and new retail business development. Steve sits on a number of boards as a Non-Executive Director, including Thorn Group Limited. He has been a director since August 2007.
Stephen Goddard is currently a non-executive director of both JB Hi-Fi Limited and GWA Group Limited and is a former non-executive director and ARC Chair of both Pacific Brands and Surfstitch Group Limited. He was also formerly the Finance Director and Operations Director for David Jones and the Managing Director of Officeworks. In addition to joining the board, Stephen will take the role of Chairman of the ARC. His extensive retail, finance, and board experience make Stephen the ideal appointee to fill this role. Stephen was appointed Non-Executive Director in November 2017.
Donna Player has over 35 years’ experience in retail including senior executive positions in merchandising, planning and marketing with Big W and David Jones. Donna is currently a non- executive director of Baby Bunting Group Limited, a member of The Iconic advisory board, and Merchandise Director of Camilla, Australia. Donna’s proven track record in developing and delivering retail strategy and business transformation will make her an invaluable member of the board. Donna was appointed Non-Executive Director in November 2017.