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Billabong Makes Global Supply Chain Appointments

Australian surf brand Billabong announced two key appointments to its global sourcing team Monday.

Randy Mikko Royce has been named vice president of global supply chain and will be responsible for leading the brand’s global sourcing, product development and R&D functions worldwide. Kitty Ho has become vice president of global sourcing for the Billabong Group of companies. Ho will oversee all aspects of Billabong’s global sourcing strategy. Both of these appointments took effect as of Sept. 1 and the new additions will be based in the company’s Hong Kong offices.

Most recently Royce was divisional vice president at Eddie Bauer Holdings Inc., where he developed and executed the brand’s global sourcing strategy across all product categories. He has over 20 years of experience in sourcing, product development and production at men’s and women’s global retail and brands spanning sportswear to luxury goods.

Ho has held senior leadership roles in global sourcing and product development at VF Asia, Guess Asia, Kellwood Company and Li & Fung, as well as merchandising roles with Tommy Hilfiger and Liz Claiborne.

Billabong COO Jeff Streader, said, “We are very excited to have Randy and Kitty join our leadership team. Their combined global experience in building best in class sourcing teams will drive Billabong’s global supply chain strategy.” He added, “Randy and Kitty will be a dynamic force in building our supply chain capabilities globally.”