Kathmandu Holdings Ltd today announced that David Kirk has been appointed Chairman of the company, after joining the Board as non‐executive director in November 2013. Mr Kirk replaced John Harvey, who had been Acting Chairman of Kathmandu since March 2013. Mr Kirk said he was delighted to take up the role as Kathmandu continues to grow its Australasian business and looks to build a global presence in the outdoor travel and adventure market.
“I have been impressed by the results achieved by the company since it listed in 2009, and in particular the significant progress it has made in growing its online sales through Kathmandu’s own platform and global marketplace websites. I look forward to contributing to the further development of Kathmandu’s growth strategy,” Mr Kirk said.
David Kirk holds a number of other directorships. He is Chairman of Trade Me Group Limited, a position he has held since October 2011 when Trade Me listed on the NZX and ASX. Since July 2009 he has been the Chairman of Hoyts Group Limited. Mr Kirk is also the co‐founder and Managing Partner of Bailador Investment Management, a Director of Bailador portfolio companies and a Director of Forsyth Barr Group Limited.
He is Chairman of Trustees of Sydney Grammar School, a Director of the Sydney Medical School Foundation and FoodShare.