Julie Mathers is the founder of Flora & Fauna, an online store specialising in vegan and eco-friendly products and 2018 Telstra New South Wales Small and Succeeding Business Award winner. With over 25 years’ experience in retail, Julie took her expertise and passion into her own business. … the result is Flora & Fauna.
Julie founded Flora & Fauna 5 years ago with a clear vision to be the most responsible retailer possible with the best customer service. Flora & Fauna was named Best Small Online Retailer at the 2018 ORIAs and won Telstra Small Business of the Year for NSW in 2018. Flora & Fauna is also a proud BCorp. Flora & Fauna is 100% carbon offset, has saved over 25 tonnes of plastic from hitting landfill by shipping orders plastic-free, offers a recycling scheme and supports charity partners such as Where Pigs Fly. Flora & Fauna was also a finalist in the 2020 National Retail Awards.
Julie has a strong personal desire to create change for the better and frequently mentors and speaks about responsible retailing and small business. Julie was named Number 1 in the 2019 “Top 50 People in Australian eCommerce” and Business Person of the Year this Year at the 2018 Gala Awards.
Prior to founding Flora & Fauna, Julie has worked in the UK, Europe, Asia and now Australia for the last ten years. She has worked in consulting, private equity and with many retailers, including senior leadership roles in Woolworths, Coles and APG & Co.Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/julie-mathers-92149b1/
Position: Board member