Group Executives

  • Phil Taylor CA

     Phil Taylor CA
    Chief Executive Officer

    Phil joined Michael Hill International in 1987 as a Financial Accountant and then moved to Australia later that year as part of the start-up team in the role of Financial Controller before assuming the role of Chief Financial Officer of the Group in 2003. Phil oversees the financial accounting and management accounting functions as well as internal audit and risk management.

    Phil was appointed as CEO of the Michael Hill group on 6 March 2017.

    • Matt Keays

       Matt Keays
      Chief Information Officer
      Matt joined Michael Hill in June of 2015, bringing with him many years’ experience leading effective and results-driven IT teams. With a wealth of international IT experience in the retail space, he oversees all aspects of technology in the rapidly evolving Michael Hill business.
      • Galina Hirtzel(B Arts)

        Galina Hirtzel(B Arts)
        Group Merchandising and Manufacturing Executive
        Galina began her career with Michael Hill in 1991 working in Michael Hill Queen Street, Auckland. She progressed to the position of Store Manager before becoming Group Diamond Buyer responsible for purchasing over $100 million of diamonds annually. Galina is now responsible for all buying, merchandising and manufacturing activities across the Group.
        • Stewart Silk

          STEWART SILK
          Group Human Resources Executive
          Stewart joined the Michael Hill team in 2005 and is responsible for group people related strategy and support including Learning and Development, Workforce Planning, Payroll and Benefits, and Employee Relations. Stewart possesses over 17 years Retail Human Resources experience from working with major retail brands in Australia; in addition Stewart spent two years working with a major Recruitment Firm in London. Stewart holds a Bachelor in Organisational Communications along with a Graduate Diploma in Human Resources Management with a major in Industrial Relations.
          • Kevin Stock (B Arts)

            Kevin Stock (B Arts)
            Retail General Manager Australasia
            Kevin started with Michael Hill in 1995 as a store management trainee in the first Melbourne store-Eastland. After managing stores for 5 years, Kevin became a Regional Manager for 2 years in Victoria. He was appointed as Retail General Manager of Australia in 2002 and his current role in 2013. Kevin is responsible for the overall performance of the Australian retail division.
            • Brett Halliday

              Brett Halliday
              President, North America
              Brett joined Michael Hill in 1993 and managed a number of stores in Queensland, New South Wales and the ACT prior to being appointed as the Regional Manager of Western Australian in 2002. Brett relocated to Toronto in 2007 to continue and spearhead the Canadian expansion. Brett is responsible for the overall performance of the US and Canadian retail divisions.
              • Greg Nel

                Retail General Manager New Zealand

                Greg joined Michael Hill in November of 2000 as a manager in training in the Maroochydore store. Since then he has run 4 stores, two regions and now the country of New Zealand for going on 4 years. Greg is responsible for close to $120 million in turnover in the New Zealand business. Greg has worked for Michael Hill in both Australia and New Zealand.

                • Tishara Mina

                  General Manager Emma & Roe
                  Tishara joined the Michael Hill business in 2015 as a Regional Manager and quickly learned the business from the shop floor up. Tishara has over 20 years in retail and is a business leader with a strategic management focus. Tishara brings with her a sound understanding of operations and HR and is a strong communicator. These skills are used to deliver business strategy that is functional and relevant. Tishara’s experience in growing brands and store numbers coupled with her passion for retail will take Emma & Roe into the future.
                  • Mary-Anne Greaves (LL.M.,LL.B, FCIS, FGIA)

                    Company Secretary

                    Mary-Anne joined Michael Hill in July 2016 with over 15 years’ experience in Company Secretarial and Law. Mary-Anne has a strong interest in the area of corporate governance and is admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland, is a Chartered Secretary and a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia. Mary-Anne brings a wealth of experience from her previous roles as Company Secretary of a number of ASX and NSX listed entities. Mary-Anne is also a qualified real estate principal and has an additional 16 years’ experience in the finance and property industries.