Boris joined SILK in 2015 as a director and chairman. Following a 15-year career with a global logistics organisation, Boris jointly established Challenge Recruitment in 2001. It became one of Australia’s largest privately held recruitment companies and Boris sold his interest in the business in 2008 as part of an initial public offering and listing on ASX. Boris is also chairman of Orthopaedics SA and Kid Sense Child Development. Boris holds various directorships and provides advisory services to a number of growth orientated small and medium enterprises and start-up companies in the United States and Australia and is currently managing a range of venture development projects and capital raisings to accelerate growth strategy execution. These businesses span a diverse range of industries such as enviro-tech, manufacturing, retail and the health and wellbeing sector. Boris is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and an Adjunct Industry Fellow at the University of South Australia.
Jacinta has over 20 years’ experience in the retail industry and has worked with some of Australia’s leading brands. She developed the franchise strategy and recruitment methodology for Boost Juice and Salsas at Retail Zoo, appointing over 160 franchisees within the domestic network over a 5-year period. Later, as CEO International and Board Member, she expanded the Boost business globally with the appointment of 18 Master Franchisees across 36 countries on 5 continents.
Jacinta’s achievements have been recognised independently with several awards – including AFR Boss Young Executive of the Year and Telstra Young Businesswoman of the Year. She is an experienced Non-Executive Director having served on the board of Ventura Bus Lines since 2016 and is currently on the Advisory Board of Schnitz and Empty Esky.
Andrew joined SILK in 2015 as a director. Andrew is the Principal and CEO of Kilara Capital, an investment and funds management business focused on delivering impact investment opportunities within the food and agriculture sector in Australia and New Zealand. He is also Co-principal of ‘Clearwater’, a private family office operated with his wife Claire. From 2010 to 2017, Andrew was Managing Director of Colindale Group. Prior to his current investment and asset management activities, Andrew held senior executive roles at Ernst & Young, Minter Ellison and international agribusiness trading group, Michell Australia. Andrew is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. In addition, he currently serves as a director on two private company boards in Australia and is also a director of Heart Foundation SA.
Sinead joined SILK in 2020 as a director. Sinead has over 25 years’ experience with roles including company director and CEO. Sinead has held several strategic executive roles leading and driving sustainable business growth and has in-depth experience in the childcare, retail and energy sectors. Sinead has extensive experience in leading large transformational programs, specialising in M&A from due diligence through to integration. Sinead previously led large global transformation programs with EY and Deloitte.
Martin has been a director of SILK since 2009. Martin is a co-founder and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SILK. Having worked in various national sales roles in the retail industry, Martin has acquired the relevant skills required to successfully lead a growing business, including sound financial management, brand development, innovative sales and marketing strategies and team leadership. Martin is passionate about identifying new growth opportunities for the business, while protecting and maintaining brand credibility.
Richard Willson is an experienced, Non-Executive Director, Company Secretary and CFO with more than 20 years’ experience predominantly within the mining, technology and agricultural sectors for both publicly listed and private companies.
Richard has a Bachelor of Accounting from the University of South Australia, is a Fellow of CPA Australia, and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
He is a Non-Executive Director of Titomic Limited (ASX:TTT), AusTin Mining Limited (ASX:ANW), Thomson Resources Limited (ASX:TMZ), PNX Metals Limited (ASX:PNX), MedTEC Holdings Ltd, Unity Housing Company Ltd and Company Secretary of a number of ASX Listed Companies.
Richard is the Chairman of the Audit Committee of Titomic Limited, AusTin Mining Limited, and Unity Housing Company, and is the Chairman of the Remuneration & Nomination Committee of Titomic Limited.