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Gillian Franklin is proud to have secured such a wealth of knowledge and experience for Heat’s board, chairman and investors.  With a blue chip line-up of highly regarded professionals, the board reflects significant diversity and capability.

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Gillian Franklin

Gillian Franklin

Gillian Franklin, Managing Director and founder of Heat, started the business in May 2000 and since then has grown the company from five employees to a robust, well-resourced company of over 140 employees, complete with its own warehouse and distribution facility. Heat is the exclusive Australian distributor for leading global brands essence and Warner Bros. Consumer Prodcuts. Heat also proudly owns cosmetic and personal care brands ulta3, MUD and Billie Goat as well as eyewear brands OZK.O, Boofhedz and Marine Optics. 

Hugh Morgan AC (Chairman)

Hugh Morgan

Leading Australian businessman Hugh Morgan is the former CEO of Western Mining Corporation and former President of the Business Council of Australia (2003-2005). The Howard Government appointed him to the Board of the Reserve Bank of Australia where he was the Director for 14 years. Currently he is the Principal of First Charnock, Chairman of the Order of Australia Association Foundation Limited, Trustee Emeritus of The Asia Society (New York), Patron of Creativity Australia, and Patron of The Song Room. Hugh is also currently Chairman of the JNF Environmental Scholarship Fund and President of the National Gallery of Victoria Foundation. Hugh is a past Executive Committee Member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and past Co-Chair of the Commonwealth Business Council. 

Graeme Howard

Graeme Howard

Graeme Howard is the ex Senior Vice President and Managing Director for Revlon Australia/Asia/Africa and Worldwide Duty Free and would be regarded as one of the most successful cosmetics leaders in the industry. Graeme retired from Revlon after more than 40 years of service having built Revlon to be the No. 1 brand, a position they still hold today. This is a formidable achievement to have the No. 1 brand for over 40 years and is testimony to Graeme’s leadership. Graeme has held Managing Director positions for Revlon in many countries including Australia, NZ, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, South Africa and Israel. Graeme also successfully built the Revlon business via distributor partners in China, India, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Sri Lanka and Pakistan. His expertise and contacts throughout the region are invaluable to heat and it was considered a major coup for the company to secure him as a shareholder.

Michael Story

Michael Story

Senior Vice President Operations Development of Ascent Pharmaceuticals, Michael Story is an expert in pharmacy with vast experience across brand development, market development and major pharmacy retail chains. Prior to Ascent Pharmaceuticals, Michael was General Manager for My Chemist/Chemist Warehouse taking the business from $120million to $900million. He was also imperative to the success of Sigma Pharmaceuticals over a 10 year period, increasing revenue and profit, and implementing the structural change from cooperative to ASX listed. Michael was responsible for the development of generic pharmaceutical business into new South East Asia markets, new products coming off patent and niche products with distribution opportunities. He also developed and managed strategic partnerships with Pfizer, Merck Sharp Dome, Glaxo and Lunbeck. 

Lyndsey Cattermole AM

Lyndsey Cattermole

At age 25, Lyndsey Cattermole founded Aspect Computing, the largest Australian Software and Services Company, going on to be a major force in Australian ICT with 1300 employees. She remained as the Managing Director from 1974 to 2003, before selling the business. Lyndsey has been at the forefront of the Australian IT Industry including the Australian Computer Society, the Prime Minister’s Science and Engineering Council, the Federal Government Electronic, Electrical and Information Industry Board, and the Multimedia Advisory Committee. She has also held many board and membership positions on a range of government, advisory, association and not for profit committees. In particular, Lyndsey formed the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, one of Australia’s largest biomedical research institutes. Lyndsey is currently a non-executive Director of Treasury Wine Estates, Tatts Group and PaperlinX Limited and also holds directorships with the Victorian Major Events Company, MPH Agriculture and Melbourne Rebels Rugby Union. With a Bachelor of Science from the University of Melbourne, Lyndsey is a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society. 

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