Board of Directors

The Directors bring strong corporate governance credentials and on‑target industry experience to the Articore Board. The Board’s functional skills include corporate governance, technology, accounting, finance and marketing, combined with deep industry experience in online marketplaces, technology growth companies, retail and e‑commerce.

Ms Anne Ward

  • Chair of the Board
  • Independent Non‑executive Director
  • Member of the People and Nomination Committee and the Audit and Risk Committee
  • Chair of the Disclosure Committee

Anne Ward is a highly experienced company director with extensive experience in business management, strategy, finance, risk and governance across a range of industries including financial services, technology, healthcare, government, education and tourism.

In addition to chairing Articore, Anne is independent Chairman of Symbio Holdings Ltd (ASX:SYM), an independent director of The Star Entertainment Group Ltd (ASX:SGR), a Director of the Foundation for Imaging Research, and a Governor of the Howard Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health Institutes. Anne was formerly Chairman of Colonial First State Investments Ltd, Chairman of Qantas Superannuation Ltd, Chairman of Zoos Victoria and a director of MYOB Group Ltd, Flexigroup Ltd (ASX:HUM), the Transport Accident Commission, Epworth Hospital and the Brain Research Institute.

Prior to becoming a professional director, Anne was a commercial lawyer for 28 years and was General Counsel for Australia at the National Australia Bank and a partner at Minter Ellison in Melbourne. Anne holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Melbourne and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Life Member of ASFA.

Mr Martin Hosking

  • Group CEO and Managing Director
  • Member of the Disclosure Committee

Martin Hosking co-founded the creative marketplace, Redbubble, in 2006. It is now part of the Articore Group of which he is the Group CEO and Managing Director. He is on the board of the Melbourne Theatre Company and is involved with Melbourne and Monash Universities through his charitable organisation, Three Springs Foundation.

Martin has had a distinguished career in technology spanning three decades. He was the lead investor and Chair of Aconex, a SaaS provider to construction firms acquired by Oracle in 2019 after listing on the ASX. He was part of the founding team of NASDAQ-listed search company, LookSmart.

Martin started his career with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, where he served in Egypt and Syria, before joining McKinsey. He has a BA (Hons) from Melbourne University and an MBA from Melbourne Business School, where he has also lectured. He is a graduate of the AICD.

Mr Greg Lockwood

  • Independent Non‑executive Director 
  • Member of the Audit and Risk Committee
  • Member of the Disclosure Committee

Greg Lockwood was appointed as a Non-executive Director with effect from June 2015. Greg is a partner of Piton Capital, which is a shareholder in Articore. In 1999, Greg founded UBS Capital’s early stage venture investing activities in Europe. Subsequently, he co-founded Piton Capital, the London-based venture capital fund specialising in marketplaces and business models with network effects.

Prior to his venture capital activities, Greg worked in telecommunications corporate finance with UBS in London and Zurich and held operating roles in classified media publishing in Toronto. Greg has an Honours Business degree from the University of Western Ontario, and a Master’s degree in management from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

Mr Ben Heap

  • Independent Non‑executive Director
  • Chair of the People and Nomination Committee
  • Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee
  • Member of the Disclosure Committee

Ben Heap is a Sydney-based non-executive director. He has chaired a range of organisations and served as an advisor, particularly with respect to technology and innovation investment. He finished his full time executive career in 2013 as CEO of UBS Global Asset Management based in Sydney, Australia having previously served as a managing director and regional leader with UBS in New York.

Ben has wide-ranging experience in asset and capital management roles in the finance sector and in technology and digital businesses. He is also a founding partner of H2 Ventures, a privately held venture capital investment firm, and recognised for his extensive experience with entrepreneurial founders and high growth companies. He has a bachelor’s degrees in science (mathematics) and commerce (finance) from the University of NSW and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).

Mr Robert (Bob) Sherwin

  • Independent Non‑executive Director 

Bob Sherwin was appointed a Director in November 2022. Bob is a highly accomplished executive with significant experience in online marketing, ecommerce and scaling marketplace businesses. Most recently Bob was the Chief Marketing Officer of Wayfair and its full family of brands globally. Wayfair is one of the world’s largest destinations for home furnishings, housewares and home improvement goods. Bob spent over a decade at Wayfair building the full-funnel marketing capabilities, establishing Wayfair as a household name, and increasing sales more than 20 times during his tenure. Bob led global marketing strategy and execution, physical retail, sales, consumer financing, and home services, while also managing over USD1 billion in advertising spend.

Prior to joining Wayfair in 2013, Bob was a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Co. Bob received his MBA from Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management, his Masters in Engineering Management from the McCormick School of Engineering, and his Bachelor's degree in Finance and Economics from The College of William and Mary.