Board of Directors
David has over 20 years’ experience as a director of both public and private companies and has spent more than 30 years working in corporate advisory roles to Australian and international organisations. He brings extensive knowledge of mergers and acquisitions, as well as capital raisings, IPOs and joint ventures. David also has a proven track record in guiding businesses to harness their digital asset capability to successfully explore and grow new markets. David has held a number of senior roles with Freehills (Partner) and boutique investment bank Wentworth Associates (acquired by Investec in 2001). In addition, he founded independent corporate advisory and investment firm, Lexicon Partners in 2001, where he still serves as Founding Principal.
David is a non-executive Director of nib Holdings Limited and its health fund subsidiary, nib Health Funds Limited. He is also the Chairman of Ordermentum Pty Ltd and General Homecare Holdings Pty Ltd and a Non-Executive Director of Genesis Capital Investment Management Pty Ltd, General Medical Holdings Pty Ltd, Stilmark Holdings Pty Ltd and international not-for-profit organisation, High Resolves Pty Ltd.
David has been a Non-Executive Director of Accent Group since October 2006 and was appointed Non-Executive Chairman in November 2017. He is also the Chairman of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee and a member of the Audit and Risk Committee.
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.
A founding director and shareholder of Accent Group, Michael has extensive knowledge of the processes required to effectively launch, source and manage global brands within the Australasian market. From Accent Group’s inception, Michael has been intimately involved in the development of all major strategic initiatives for the business initially from 1988 as marketing director before becoming CEO in 1998 until the sale to RCG Group in May 2015. Michael then became Accent Group’s Chairman until August 2016 when all ongoing executive roles were relinquished. He continues as a Non-Executive Director and shareholder of Accent Group.
Stephen is currently the Chairman of the Board and the Remuneration and Nomination Committee of JB Hi-Fi Limited and a non-executive Director and Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee of both GWA Group Limited and Nick Scali Limited. Stephen is a former Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee of both Pacific Brands Limited and Surfstitch Group Limited. He was also formerly the Finance Director and Operations Director for David Jones Limited and the founding Managing Director of Officeworks. Stephen is the Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee and a member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee and he has extensive retail, finance, and board experience. Stephen was appointed Non-Executive Director in November 2017.
Donna 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 and the Merchandise Director of Camilla Australia. Donna has a proven track record in developing and delivering retail strategy and business transformation. Donna was appointed Non-Executive Director in November 2017 and is a member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee.
Joshua Lowcock MAICD is the New York based Chief Digital Officer for Universal McCann, a global media and advertising agency. Joshua brings Accent Group proven retail expertise in the intersection of digital, data and privacy. His retail experience includes Woolworths (Australia), Walmart and CVS Health as well as companies such as P&G, Sony and Coca Cola. In his career, Joshua has lived and worked in Australia, China and the USA in senior roles and was named as one of the 50 most indispensable people in media in the US by AdWeek (2018). Joshua was appointed Non-Executive Director in November 2019 and is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee.