Management Team

Kate Morris

Kate Morris

Executive Director

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Kate Morris

Kate Morris

Executive Director

Kate is a co-founder of Adore Beauty, and was a Director and joint CEO with James Height since the Company’s formation in 2000, until 2018 when she became an Executive Director.

Kate is the public face of Adore Beauty and has been jointly responsible for driving strategy and business growth. Kate is a two-time winner of the Telstra Business Women’s Awards (2010 and 2014), and the first woman to be awarded the Industry Recognition Award for e-commerce at the StarTrack ORIAs in 2017.

Kate holds a Bachelor of Business (Management) from Monash University.

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James Height

James Height

Executive Director

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James Height

James Height

Executive Director

James is a co-founder of Adore Beauty and was joint CEO since the Company’s inception until 2018, and then sole CEO between 2018 and August 2020.

James brings a deep understanding of the Company’s operational and marketing capabilities.

James has been jointly responsible for the Group’s strategy.

James holds a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws and a Master of Business Management from Monash University.

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Tennealle O'Shannessy

Tennealle O’Shannessy

Chief Executive Officer

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Tennealle O'Shannessy

Tennealle O’Shannessy

Chief Executive Officer

Tennealle joined as CEO of Adore Beauty in August 2020, where she is responsible for the management of the business and its strategic development.

Tennealle brings to Adore Beauty over 20 years of professional experience, including nine years with SEEK, a leader in online employment marketplaces where she most recently held the role of Managing Director – Americas. In this position Tennealle led the emerging Americas portfolio, working closely with locally based CEOs to drive strategy and the evolution of SEEK’s business model within each market.

Prior to this role Tennealle held a number of strategy focused positions at SEEK including the start-up and scale of Online Education Services, a public-private partnership between SEEK and Swinburne University which was awarded the 2015 BRW Fast 100 winner. She also held multiple non-executive director positions for SEEK-owned assets. Previously she was a consultant with global tier-one management consulting firm, A.T. Kearney focusing on strategic and operational CEO-agenda issues.

Tennealle is an Australian Institute of Company Directors graduate and holds a Master of Business Administration (Deans List Honours) from the Melbourne Business School as well as a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Business (Management) from Monash University.

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Stephanie Carroll

Stephanie Carroll

Chief Financial Officer

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Stephanie Carroll

Stephanie Carroll

Chief Financial Officer

Stephanie Carroll joined Adore Beauty in 2019 as Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for the finance, risk and compliance functions.

Stephanie has over 20 years’ experience in Finance with experience across a number of industries including fast moving consumer goods, retail banking and tertiary education. Prior to joining Adore Beauty, Stephanie was the Head of Finance at Coca-Cola Amatil (ASX: CCL).

Stephanie is a Certified Practicing Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) from the University of Sydney.

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Gareth Williams

Gareth Williams

Chief Technology Officer

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Gareth Williams

Gareth Williams

Chief Technology Officer

Gareth Williams has worked with Adore Beauty since 2015 and became the Chief Technology Officer in October 2017. Gareth led Adore Beauty’s transition to the HighJump warehouse management system and the headless commerce transformation. Gareth is currently leading Adore Beauty’s mobile application development.

Prior to joining Adore Beauty, Gareth held roles at Tangent Snowball Australia for over four years, acting as a main point of contact for key clients including Borders Australia (now Bookworld).

Gareth holds a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) from Keele University.

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Sarah Mullen

Sarah Mullen

Chief Operations Officer

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Sarah Mullen

Sarah Mullen

Chief Operations Officer

Sarah Mullen joined Adore Beauty in 2013 and became the Chief Operations Officer in June 2019. Sarah leads the brands merchandising, customer service, planning and warehouse departments of the business.

Prior to joining Adore Beauty, Sarah was in the Product Development team at Forever New Clothing, and held roles at the Just Group.

Sarah is currently a member of the Australia Post Customer Advisory Group.

Sarah holds a Bachelor of Business (Retail Management) from the University of Victoria.

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Dan Ferguson

Dan Ferguson

Chief Marketing Officer

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Dan Ferguson

Dan Ferguson

Chief Marketing Officer

Dan Ferguson joined Adore Beauty in 2018 as Chief Marketing Officer and doubled returning customer growth and revenue in his first 6 months. Responsible for company growth, brand and data, he’s led high and sustained rates of new customer acquisition through enhanced analytics and marketing initiatives including multiple new channels and the launch of Adore Beauty’s Beauty IQ Uncensored podcast which is ranked #1 in Beauty and Fashion on iTunes as at 26 August 2020.

Dan has over 20 years’ experience in e-commerce and digital marketing. Prior to joining Adore Beauty, Dan had extensive roles growing and leading e-commerce, multi-channel and online retail business in Australia for local & global brands including Vistaprint, Officeworks, Dell with consistent average 2.5x business or portfolio growth across his tenure in these roles.

Dan currently serves as Non-Executive Director for the energy start-up company, PowerClub and holds a Bachelor of Arts/Psychology (Honours) from the University of Sydney.

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Milly Gunn

Milly Gunn

Human Resources Manager

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Milly Gunn

Milly Gunn

Human Resources Manager

Milly Gunn joined Adore Beauty in 2018 as Human Resources Manager.

Prior to joining Adore Beauty, Milly has experience in roles at Koko Black Chocolate and Fonda Mexican.

Milly holds a Bachelor of Business (Human Resources Management) from Victoria University.

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