Julie Mathers is leaving Flora & Fauna. The digital leader, who founded the eco-friendly platform in 2014, has resigned from her role as CEO for a 'variety of reasons'.
In an interview with Inside Retail, Mathers explained that now is the right time for her to move on and begin a new journey. “I’ve decided to leave for a variety of reasons and have always found there’s no one reason but many. What I can say is that it’s not because I don’t love [Flora & Fauna],” she said.
“[Flora & Fauna] is a great business and platform for purpose, and I am so proud of what we and the team have created. Now is the right time for me to go do something different and keep driving change.”
Mathers reportedly filed her letter of resignation in November 2021 along with her husband and COO, Tom Abraham. She will continue her role until the end of February, followed by a month off before announcing her next move in April.
Mathers founded Flora & Fauna in 2014, championing eco-friendly products via its e-commerce platform and Sydney store. The business is B Corp certified, and currently holds the highest score in Australia (91). Flora and her team have worked to launch several initiatives to help drive positive change, such as Green Friday, a Surprisingly Better Christmas and the Take It Back initiative.
Flora & Fauna was wholly acquired by BWX in May 2021, which also owns eco-friendly retailer, Nourished Life. The entire 47-person team was merged with the Group as part of the acquisition.
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