Board of Directors
Chairman and Executive Director
Mr. Harvey is one of Australia’s best-known entrepreneurs – having achieved success as a retailer not once but twice. He and business partner Ian Norman started out in 1961 to establish the Norman Ross® brand which, by 1982, totalled 42 throughout New South Wales and Queensland. In 1982, they sold Norman Ross® before starting Harvey Norman® with one location in Auburn, Sydney. During the next five years, Mr. Harvey expanded the business to total 13 locations across New South Wales before a public float in 1987. The entity can attribute its outstanding performance to the successful integration of retail, franchise, property and digital systems, with the Harvey Norman® brand being transformed from a traditional bricks-and-mortar retailer to a truly omni-channel service offering.
Kay Lesley Page
Executive Director and CEO
Ms. Page joined Harvey Norman in 1983 and was appointed a director of Harvey Norman Holdings Limited in 1987.
Ms. Page became the Chief Executive Officer of the Company in February 1999 and has overall executive responsibility for the consolidated entity.
Ms. Page was an independent member of the Place Management NSW Board, and resigned as a member on 21 February 2020.
Ms. Page was a Director of the Trustee of the Sydney Cricket and Sports Ground Trust, and resigned her directorship on 6 March 2020.
On 28 October 2020, Ms Page was appointed to the Board of Tourism Australia.
Executive Director, CFO & Company Secretary
B.Bus., FCA, FGIA, Grad Dip App Fin
Mr. Mentis was appointed a director of Harvey Norman Holdings Limited on 30 August 2007. Mr. Mentis joined Harvey Norman as Financial Controller on 15 December 1997. On 20 April 2006, he became Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary.
Mr. Mentis is a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand (CA ANZ) and a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia, with extensive experience in financial accounting. Mr. Mentis has overall executive responsibilityfor the accounting and financial matters of theconsolidated entity.
John Evyn Slack-Smith
Executive Director and COO
Mr. Slack-Smith was a Harvey Norman® computer franchisee between 1993 and 1999. Mr. Slack-Smith became a director of the Company on 5 February 2001. Mr. Slack-Smith has overall executive responsibility for the operations of the consolidated entity.
Mr. Slack-Smith is the Chair of the Barker College Foundation Limited and a Member of Council at Barker College.
David Matthew Ackery
Mr. Ackery was appointed a director of Harvey Norman Holdings Limited on 20 December 2005. Mr. Ackery has overall executive responsibility for the relationship between the consolidated entity and Harvey Norman® home appliances, home entertainment and technologyfranchisees and strategic partners.
Mr. Ackery finished his tenure as the Chairman of the public company, St. Joseph’s College Foundation Limited, on 30 June 2019.