Greencross Limited - Management Team

Martin Nicholas

Martin Nicholas - Chief Executive Officer

Martin has 30 years of operational experience in finance, M&A, IT, supply chain, retail, professional services and FMCG sectors. Martin joined Greencross Limited as Chief Financial Officer and was subsequently appointed Chief Executive Officer in August 2015. He has lead the business through a period of sustained growth and built a foundation for future success. Prior to joining Greencross Limited, Martin spent two decades in the consumer goods industry with Unilever across the United Kingdom, China, Asia and Australia, with responsibility for finance, IT, supply chain, M&A, and retail pricing and promotional strategy development. Martin was also CFO of Study Group International, a private equity owned education business, and served as Group Finance Director for Rentokil Initial PLC, a multinational services business listed on the London Stock Exchange.

Tanya Houghton

Tanya Houghton - Chief Operating Officer, Retail

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.

Darren Maier

Darren Maier - Chief Operating Officer, Vet Services

Darren leads the Greencross Vet Services Team. Darren has over 17 years of leadership experience working in professional services, delivered across multisite businesses. Darren is responsible for managing Greencross' veterinary clinics and delivering excellence in clinical standards, client service and professional development.

Warwick Thresher

Warwick Thresher – Chief Financial Officer

Warwick was appointed Chief Financial Officer in January 2016. Warwick joined Greencross in 2014, and as General Manager, Finance has been responsible for financial planning and analysis across the Group. Before joining Greencross, Warwick was Group Financial Controller of Study Group International, a private equity owned education business and has previously held senior finance positions with InterContinental Hotels Group (a FTSE 100 company), MITIE Group (a FTSE 250 company) and GE Capital UK. Prior to this Warwick qualified as a chartered accountant in the UK with Arthur Andersen working across both assurance and corporate recovery.

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.

David Bissett

David Bissett – Chief Operating Officer, Supply Chain and Business Systems

David leads Greencross' business development function and is also responsible for e-commerce, supply chain and IT business systems. David has over 15 years experience working in retail and supply chain. Most recently, prior to joining Greencross, David was Head of Vendor Management at Coles, where he led a number of major supply chain and merchandise projects and operational teams. Prior to that, David worked as a supply chain consultant with PwC.

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.