GetSwift Limited (ASX:GSW) (“GetSwift” or “the Company”) today announced the appointment of Belinda Gibson to the GetSwift Board of Directors. Ms. Gibson brings over 30 years of governance, directorship, and corporate advisory experience to GetSwift. Ms. Gibson has extensive securities markets experience including a former role as Deputy Chairman of the Australian Securities & Investments Commission (“ASIC”) responsible for capital markets and listed company oversight.
GetSwift Chairman Michael Fricklas said, “Today’s announcement demonstrates GetSwift’s ongoing commitment to a strong and independent Board of Directors. Adding Belinda confirms our commitment to best-in-class governance practices with a majority of independent directors. She has an outstanding reputation that is well-earned and I have enjoyed getting to know Belinda over the past few months. We will be a stronger board by adding her wisdom, experience, talent and spirit.”
Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director Bane Hunter said, “Belinda has an exemplary track record as a director, legal advisor, and leading figure on corporate governance. Her extensive experience working with public companies will provide tremendous value to the Company and its shareholders.”
Ms. Gibson said, “I am delighted to join GetSwift’s Board during such an exciting period of growth for the Company. I have spent considerable time meeting with the Company’s directors, management and employees and examining diligence materials. I am very comfortable with the Company’s strong commercial and financial position. After reviewing the position over the last couple of months I have a high degree of confidence in Bane, Joel, and the rest of the GetSwift management team, as well as Chairman Michael Fricklas and fellow director David Ryan. I believe the Company has excellent potential for long-term shareholder value creation.”
Ms. Gibson’s distinguished career spans private and public service. She is a company director and corporate adviser with extensive experience of the securities and financial markets and particularly regulatory strategy, corporate transactions and governance arrangements. She was a corporate law partner at the leading Australian law firm Mallesons Stephen Jaques for 20 years before becoming a Commissioner and then Deputy Chair of ASIC from 2007 to 2013. She is presently a director of Brisbane Airport Corporation, Ausgrid, Citigroup Pty Ltd (Citi’s Australian retail bank arm) and Thorn Group.
In the past she has served as a director of Airservices Australia and The Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Foundation. She is presently a Trustee of The Australian Museum and the Lizard Island Reef Research Foundation. She is a Member of the Chief Executive Women and chaired the CEW Scholarship Committee. She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia. Ms. Gibson has a Bachelor of Economics and Laws from The University of Sydney and a Master of Laws from The University of Cambridge.