Today, Shark Shield has announced the appointment of Independent Chairman Alan Broome, Independent Director James Wakim and Advisory Board member Jane McKellar to the board.
Shark Shield remains the world’s only independently tested and proven shark deterrent technology and is the result of over 20 years of research by some of the world’s leading shark experts.
Lindsay Lyon, Shark Shield Managing Director says, “We are thrilled to have such a high calibre of new Director’s with the skills to take our growth to the next level. With our new surfing product currently under development, each of our new members will play an integral part in the successful launch later this year, and our ongoing expansion into the USA of the current product range”.
In the current financial year Shark Shield has experienced revenue growth of 60% year to date, and their recent expansion into the USA has also proven to be a success, with revenue growth of 300% year to date, and an increase in retailers from seven to fifty stores.
About our new team:
Alan Broome. AM – Independent Chairman
Alan Broome is a professional Chairman, Director and Business Advisor with over 40 year’s experience in building both small and large enterprises, primarily technology and mining related. In 2000 Alan was awarded the Order of Australia (AM) for services to mining.
Alan was a long standing Chairman of Ocean & Earth, one of the world’s largest surf hardware companies, and as such brings a wealth of knowledge to Shark Shield in developing and launching its new surfboard shark deterrent innovation.
James Wakim – Independent Director
James Wakim is a professional and successful CEO and Director with over 15 years board level experience across the banking, health, medical research, ethnic affairs and private family manufacturing sectors.
As both a NED and MD/CEO, he has developed excellent skills in building sustainable corporations with robust and effective risk management policies and practices, and associated governance frameworks. His extensive banking experience delivers Shark Shield a new level of financing knowledge, to support the company’s high growth projections.
Jane McKellar – Advisory Board Member
Jane is an experienced Non-Executive Director in both public and private companies in Australia and the USA. Her key contributions are in customer and consumer-focused business transformation, harnessing digital, technology, brand and marketing, to enhance business performance.
Jane’s executive experience spans the consumer-focused FMCG, Luxury, Retail and Digital / E-commerce industries as a CEO and CMO, with senior roles in Unilever, Microsoft, Ninemsn, Elizabeth Arden and Stila Corp. Her marketing expertise will assist Shark Shield’s global brand presence, along with the knowledge that Jane and her family (as surfers, ocean swimmers, World Championship Triathletes and Dive Master scuba divers) have been proud owners of Shark Shields devices for almost 10 years