ABOUT US

Board of Directors

The Directors bring strong corporate governance credentials and on‑target industry experience to the Redbubble Board. The Board’s functional skills include corporate governance, technology, accounting, finance and marketing, combined with deep industry experience in online marketplaces, technology growth companies, retail and e‑commerce.

Mr Richard Cawsey

Non-executive Director and Chair of the Board
Member of the Audit and Risk Committee

Richard Cawsey has a 31-year track record of building high-performing organisations in Australia, Europe, North America and Asia. In addition to chairing Redbubble, he is the executive chair of Denali Venture Partners, a consultancy that works with fast growing companies to realise their potential and chairs two private companies.  Richard has held a number of board and senior executive roles for ASX listed companies including St. George Bank (then Australia’s 5th largest).  Prior to returning to Australia, Richard was a managing director with Morgan Stanley working senior roles in Europe, the US and Asia. Richard has a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) degree from Australian National University and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

 


Mr Barry Newstead

CEO and Managing Director

Barry Newstead was appointed CEO and Managing Director with effect from 1 August 2018. He joined Redbubble in 2013 and as Chief Operating Officer had executive responsibility for Redbubble’s growth and culture. Under his leadership, the technology, product, design, marketing, strategy, commercial and operations teams have been built to scale driving much of Redbubble’s growth and strengthening economics, while building platforms and team culture for the long term. Prior to joining Redbubble, Barry held internet focused executive roles at the Wikimedia Foundation (which runs Wikipedia) in San Francisco and at Australia Post. He spent 14 years as a strategy consultant with the Boston Consulting Group and the Bridgespan Group (an affiliate of Bain & Company). Barry has lived and worked in North America, Asia, Europe and Australia.  Barry earned his bachelor's degree from Ivey Business School, Canada, and a Master’s degree from Harvard University, USA. Barry is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is a board member of the Foundation for Young Australians.

 


Mr Martin Hosking

Non-executive Director

Martin Hosking is a co-founder of Redbubble.  He became the CEO and Managing Director in July 2010.  Martin resigned as CEO and Managing Director and became an Executive Director on 1 August 2018 (upon the appointment of Barry Newstead as CEO and Managing Director) and became a Non-executive Director on 1 October 2018.  Martin has spent over 20 years scaling Australian technology companies. Previously, Martin was the chair of Aconex, a SaaS provider to construction firms, and Southern Innovation, a digital pulse processing solution. He was instrumental in the development and subsequent listing on the NASDAQ of search company, LookSmart. Martin started his career as a diplomat with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade before joining McKinsey & Company, serving clients focusing on emerging technologies. Martin has a Bachelor of Arts (Hons – First class) degree from the University of Melbourne and an MBA (with distinction) from Melbourne Business School, where he has also lectured. Martin is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

 


Mr Greg Lockwood

Independent Non‑executive Director

Greg Lockwood was appointed as a Non‑executive Director with effect from June 2015. Greg is a partner of Piton Capital, which is a shareholder in Redbubble. In 1999, Greg founded UBS Capital’s early stage venture investing activities in Europe. Subsequently, he co‑founded Piton Capital, the London‑based venture capital fund specialising in marketplaces and business models with network effects. Prior to his venture capital activities, Greg worked in telecommunications corporate finance with UBS in London and Zurich and held operating roles in classified media publishing in Toronto. Greg has an Honours Business degree from the University of Western Ontario, and a Master’s degree in management from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

 


Mr Grant Murdoch

Independent Non‑executive Director
Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee
Member of the People and Nomination Committee

Grant Murdoch joined the Board as an independent Non-executive director and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee in January 2016. Grant has more than 38 years’ chartered accounting experience. From 2004 to 2011, Grant led the corporate finance team for Ernst & Young Queensland and was an audit and corporate finance partner with Deloitte from 1980 to 2000. Grant has extensive experience in providing advice in relation to mergers, acquisitions, takeovers, corporate restructures, share issues, pre‑acquisition pricing due diligence advice, expert reports for capital raisings and initial public offerings. Grant is currently a director and the chair of the audit committees for each of ALS limited (formerly Campbell Brothers), Lynas and OFX Limited (previously Ozforex Limited). He was previously a director and the chair of the audit committees for QIC from 2011 to 2017. He is a senator of the University of Queensland (as well as chair of the risk committee and a member of the finance committee), an adjunct professor at the University of Queensland Business School and a director of UQ Holdings Limited. Grant has a Master’s degree in Commerce (Honours) from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, is a graduate of the Kellogg Advanced Executive Program and the Advanced Leadership Program at Northwestern University. He is fellow of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand and of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is a member of the AICD State Council for Queensland for the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

 


Dr Hugh Williams

Independent Non‑executive Director

Hugh Williams joined the Board as an independent Non‑executive director in February 2017. From 2004 to 2017, Hugh held technical executive roles at Google, eBay, Microsoft, Pivotal, and Tinder. Prior to that, he spent over ten years at RMIT University, and prior to that five years running his own startup and consultancy in Melbourne. He is currently a Distinguished Fellow at the Melbourne Business School, an Adjunct Professor at RMIT University, and an advisor to Doordash and Photobox. He has published around 120 works, including over 25 issued US patents. He has a PhD in Computer Science from RMIT University. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company directors.

 


Ms Jennifer (Jenny) Macdonald

Independent Non‑executive Director
Member of the Audit and Risk Committee
Member of the People and Nomination Committee

Jenny Macdonald is a professional company director, currently serving on the board and audit committee of ASX-listed Australian Pharmaceuticals Ltd (ASX: API), the parent company of Priceline Pharmacy, Soul Pattinson Chemist and Pharmacist Advice, and serves as the Audit Chair for both Redflow Ltd (ASX:RFX) and Bapcor Ltd (ASX:BAP).   Jenny previously held Non-Executive Director roles at online services marketplace hipages Group, and non-profit organisation Fitted for Work.  She also has extensive experience working for ASX-listed and global companies at the CFO and general management level, including as CFO and interim CEO at Helloworld Limited, and CFO and General Manager International with REA Group.   Jenny holds a Masters of Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Swinburne University (Victoria), a Graduate Diploma from the Securities Institute of Australia and a Bachelor of Commerce from Deakin University (Victoria).  She is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants ANZ.

 


Ms Anne Ward

Independent Non‑executive Director
Chair of the People and Nomination Committee

Anne Ward is a professional company director with over 30 years extensive experience in business management, strategy, finance, risk and governance across a range of industries including banking, financial services, technology, healthcare, education, property and tourism.   Anne is independent Chairman of Colonial First State Investments Ltd, Chairman of Qantas Superannuation Ltd, a Director of ASX listed MYOB Group Ltd (ASX:MYO), and, until recently, Chairman of the Zoological Parks and Gardens Board in Victoria.  She is currently a member of the Council at RMIT University, a Director of the Foundation for Imaging Research, and a Governor of the Howard Florey Neuroscience Institutes.  Prior to becoming a professional director, Anne was a commercial lawyer for 28 years and was General Counsel for Australia at the National Australia Bank. She holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Melbourne, is admitted as a barrister and solicitor in the Supreme Court of Victoria and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.