Greencross Limited - Management Team

Simon Hickey - Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Simon Hickey has been appointed Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director of Greencross Limited (Greencross) effective 5 March 2018. Prior to Mr Hickey's appointment as CEO of Greencross, Mr Hickey was Group CEO and Managing Director of Campus Living Villages (CLV), the largest global provider of on-campus student accommodation with operations in Australia, New Zealand, the USA and the UK. Prior to joining CLV Mr Hickey was CEO of Qantas International & Freight, responsible for turning around the international business and restructuring the freight operations. Mr Hickey joined Qantas in September 2004 as Group General Manager Strategy and Fleet, and between 2007 and 2012 Mr Hickey was appointed CEO of Qantas Loyalty, responsible for growing the Qantas Frequent Flyer program into Australia's largest coalition program. Mr Hickey began his career with Arthur Andersen as a business consultant working in Sydney, Melbourne and London. Between 2001 and 2004, he was CFO for Bovis Lend Lease Americas. Prior to this, he held various roles with Lend lease including Bovis Lend Lease CFO Asia Pacific.

Tanya Houghton

Tanya Houghton - Chief Operating Officer

Tanya Houghton leads the Greencross Retail Team for Australia and New Zealand. Tanya has over 20 years of experience working in retail, including over 10 years with Greencross. Prior to her appointment as COO Retail, Tanya held a number of senior management positions in Greencross' retail business including COO New Zealand, National Operations Manager, National Marketing Manager and National Business Development Manager.

Lucas Barry

Lucas Barry - Chief Financial Officer

Lucas joined Greencross as Chief Financial Officer in June 2018. Lucas has 25 years of experience across several sectors internationally, including professional services, FMCG, financial services, infrastructure and aged care. Prior to joining Greencross, Lucas was Chief Financial Officer of Opal Aged Care, one of Australia's largest providers of residential aged care. Prior to this, Lucas was Group Financial Controller of Woolworths Group, Australia's largest retail business. From 2010 to 2014, Lucas was the Global Chief Financial Officer of LBC Tank Terminals headquartered in Europe and prior to 2010 he spent over seven years in various senior finance leadership roles at Challenger Limited.

Rachel Chay

Dr Rachel Chay – Chief Veterinary Officer

Rachel is Greencross' Chief Veterinary Officer and the chair of Greencross' Veterinary Advisory Board. Rachel is responsible for maintaining the highest standards of clinical care across our specialty, emergency and general practice network. Rachel has clinical leadership for our veterinarians and oversees the development and execution of clinical and professional training programs for our vet and nursing teams. Rachel is an experienced companion animal practitioner who has worked in both general and emergency and critical care practice for 15 years. Rachel has completed her membership exams in feline medicine and prior to joining Greencross worked as an accredited vet for AQIS.

Vincent Pollaers

Vincent Pollaers – Chief Human Resources Officer, General Counsel and Company Secretary

Vincent is responsible for Greencross' Human Resource, Learning and Development, and Legal Compliance functions. Vincent has over 20 years experience as a lawyer and strategy consultant. Prior to joining Greencross, he held roles as the General Counsel, Company Secretary and Strategy Executive for IBM Australia & New Zealand; Asia Pacific Managing Director for McKinney Rogers, a boutique strategy consultancy firm; corporate lawyer with Freshfields in London and Allens Arthur Robinson in Sydney; and management consultant with Pricewaterhouse Coopers in Hong Kong. Vincent is also a Director of The Petbarn Foundation.

Richard Bowker

Richard Bowker - Chief Merchant

Richard leads the Greencross Product and Merchandising Teams. Richard has over 23 years of experience working in retail including 14 years with Greencross. Prior to his appointment as Chief Merchant, in his role as GM Merchandise, Richard was instrumental in successfully expanding Greencross' product range (including private label), growing the capability of the product team and strengthening supplier relationships.

Tania Whyte

Tania Whyte - Chief Customer Officer

Tania Whyte leads Greencross’ Customer team with responsibility for loyalty and wellness programs, marketing and strategy. Tania has previously held ExCo level roles in service industry companies such as Linfox, Qantas Freight & Catering and Coateshire. Immediately prior to joining Greencross, Tania was running her own business providing strategic consulting to retail businesses.