Billabong has appointed Howard Mowlem to the board of director as non-executive director.

He brings extensive experience in corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions, financial reporting, treasury, tax, investor relations, audit and governance. As a result, he will also chair the audit committee following the retirement of Allan McDonald.

Billabong chairman Ted Kunkel said Mowlem brings experience negotiating and integrating retail acquisitions and joint ventures.

“Howard brings experience as a board member of both listed and unlisted companies, including chairmanship of a number of audit committees,” he said.