Susan Forrester named new Chair at Jumbo Interactive

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Jumbo Interactive has announced that experienced Company Director Susan Forrester will join as a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Board of Directors effective immediately.

Ms Forrester’s appointment follows the resignation and retirement of long-standing chair David Barwick.

“I am pleased to welcome Susan as Non-executive Director and chair for Jumbo”, said Mr Mike Veverka, CEO and Founder of Jumbo Interactive. “Her experience and approach is exactly what Jumbo needs as we seek growth in Australia and overseas in the years ahead”, he said.

Ms Forrester said, “I am delighted to be joining Jumbo Interactive at a time when the business is performing strongly and focussed on growth opportunities both domestically and overseas.”

Ms Forrester has served as chair and non-executive director on multiple ASX-listed companies over the past 10 years, with broad experience in setting strategic direction as well as specific responsibility for corporate governance and compliance. With experience drawn from a career in corporate law across multiple industries, her strengths lie in strategy and governance within industries that are undergoing rapid change.

Ms Forrester was previously founding Chair of ASX-listed National Veterinary Care Ltd, where she oversaw a $250m trade sale to VetPartners in March 2020.

She is a qualified lawyer, has an EMBA from the Melbourne Business School, and is a Fellow and Councillor of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Ms Forrester is a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia for significant service to business through governance and strategic roles and as an advocate for women.