Board of Directors

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.

 

Ms Anne Ward

  • Chair of the Board
  • Independent Non‑executive Director 
  • Ex officio member of the People and Nomination Committee and the Audit and Risk Committee
  • Member of the Disclosure Committee

Anne Ward is a highly experienced company director with extensive experience in business management, strategy, finance, risk and governance across a range of industries including financial services, technology, healthcare, government, education and tourism. In addition to chairing Redbubble, Anne is independent Chairman of MNF Group Ltd (ASX:MNF), a Council member at RMIT University, a Director of the Foundation for Imaging Research, and a Governor of the Howard Florey Neuroscience Institutes. Anne was formerly Chairman of Colonial First State Investments Ltd, Chairman of Qantas Superannuation Ltd, Chairman of Zoos Victoria and a director of MYOB Group Ltd, Flexigroup Ltd (ASX:HUM), the Transport Accident Commission, Epworth Hospital and the Brain Research Institute. 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 and a partner at Minter Ellison in Melbourne.  Anne holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Melbourne and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Life Member of ASFA.


Mr Martin Hosking

  • Non‑executive Director 
  • Member of the People and Nomination Committee
  • Member of the Disclosure Committee

Martin Hosking is a co-founder of Redbubble.  He first became the CEO and Managing Director in July 2010.  Martin resigned from executive duties and commenced as a Non-executive Director on 1 October 2018.  Martin was then re-appointed CEO and Managing Director on 18 February 2020, before resuming as a Non-executive Director upon Michael Ilczynski’s appointment as CEO on 27 January 2021.  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 
  • Member of the Audit and Risk Committee
  • Member of the Disclosure Committee

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.


Ms Jennifer (Jenny) Macdonald

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

Jenny Macdonald brings extensive expertise in corporate finance, accounting, and auditing, coupled with a strong focus on and understanding of market trends, customer and consumer behaviour. She has a proven track record in developing and implementing strategy with a focus on risk management, growth, and value creation.  Jenny spent her executive career in customer-facing organisations primarily in technology, retail, travel services and manufacturing, where she was responsible for strategic turnaround and digital transformation.  Her last executive role was CFO and interim CEO at Helloworld Limited, where she oversaw the merger with AOT Group to create the second-largest integrated travel distribution business in Australia and New Zealand. Prior to that, Jenny was the CFO and General Manager International of the REA Group, with responsibility for the financial growth strategy and execution for operations in South East Asia and parts of Europe, having delivered record revenue and net profit for the company.


Mr Ben Heap

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

Ben Heap is a Sydney-based non-executive director with a portfolio of public, private, government and non-for-profit roles. Ben is currently the independent chairman of CBA New Digital Businesses, a non-executive director of The Star Entertainment Group Limited (ASX:SGR) and of Colonial First State Investments Limited. He is also a founding partner and chairman of H2 Ventures, a venture capital investment firm, and a member of the Commonwealth Government’s Fintech Advisory Group. Ben was previously CEO of UBS Global Asset Management in Sydney and a managing director with UBS in New York. Ben has extensive experience in a range of sectors including asset management, digital & technology transformation, fintech & data science innovation and venture capital investment. He has a bachelor’s degrees in science (Mathematics) and Commerce (Finance) from the University of NSW and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).