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Elana Rubin Formally Appointed As Independent Chair Of The Afterpay Board

Elana Rubin Formally Appointed As Independent Chair Of The Afterpay Board

Elana Rubin will transition from Interim Chair to Chair of the Afterpay Board effective immediately.

Elana has advised of her intention to retire from the ME Bank Board following its June 2020 Board meeting and will remain as a Non-Executive Director on the Boards of ASX listed companies, Telstra and Slater and Gordon.

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Anthony Eisen, CEO and Managing Director of Afterpay commented on behalf of the Board:

“Following an extensive global search by Spencer Stuart, a premier executive search and international leadership advisory firm, the Board deemed that Elana was best placed to lead the Board of Afterpay.  Her significant contribution as a Director since March 2017, backed by her outstanding performance in her capacity as Interim Chair, made Elana the most compelling choice.  Her ongoing stewardship and focus on good corporate governance will continue to deliver value to shareholders. We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Elana and thank her for her decision to formally accept the role of Chair.”


Sharon Rothstein has been appointed as an independent Non-Executive Director of Afterpay and will formally join the Board on 1 June 2020.

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Sharon is based in the US and presently sits on the Board of Yelp Inc, a New York Stock Exchange listed company that provides a one-stop local platform for consumers to discover, connect, and transact with local businesses of all sizes. Sharon is to be appointed as an independent Non-Executive Director of InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), with effect from 1 June 2020. IHG is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is one of the world’s leading hotel companies, with approximately 5,900 hotels in more than 100 countries.

Sharon also serves as an Operating Partner at growth equity firm, Stripes Group. Prior to that she was the Executive Vice President, Global Chief Marketing Officer of Starbucks Corporation for five years, following her position as Senior Vice President of Marketing at Sephora, a specialty beauty retailer.

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