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Mighty Ape names new CEO as founder moves to new role


Online retailer Kogan has appointed Gracie MacKinlay as CEO of its New Zealand subsidiary Mighty Ape.

MacKinlay is currently the chief sales and marketing officer at Mighty Ape and will commence her new role on Monday (June 6).

“I have really enjoyed working with the Kogan team over the past year and a half, and look forward to further driving growth and cost synergies as well as value across the broader Kogan business,” she said.

Simon Barton, Mighty Ape’s founder, will move from CEO to CFO. He said MacKinlay has played a pivotal role in the executive team for more than a decade.

“Having founded Mighty Ape 14 years ago, I have seen the business grow into a leading New Zealand online retailer. I look forward to working with Gracie and the incredible team at both Kogan and Mighty Ape,” he added.

Kogan’s portfolio of retail businesses includes Kogan Marketplace, Kogan Retail, Kogan Internet, Kogan Travel, Kogan Insurance, Kogan Cars, Dick Smith, Matt Blatt and Mighty Ape.

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