Independent Non-Executive Chairman
Simon Baker was appointed Chairman of the Mitula Group on its formation in March 2015. Prior to this, Simon was a paid member of the Mitula Classifieds S.L. advisory Board since late 2010.
Simon was former CEO and Managing Director of the REA Group (ASX:REA) from 2001 through 2008. During his tenure at the REA Group he increased revenue from $3.8m in FY 2001 to $155.6m in FY 2008, increased the EBITDA from a loss of $6.2m in FY 2001 to an EBITDA profit of $36.6m in FY 2008, and increased the share price from $0.08 to a high of $7.49.
Simon is an angel investor in several online classifieds and e-commerce companies including Vivareal (Brazil), Redbubble, ArtsHub, Real Estate Investar, LaEncontre (Peru), Property Portal Watch, ListGlobally (Switzerland) Transmit Data and CarAdvice.Simon was director and chairman of the iProperty Group Limited (ASX:IPP) from 2009 to 2012. During his tenure, he oversaw the growth of the business from a share price of $0.076 to a high of $1.32.
Simon holds a Bachelor of Science with a major in Computer Science from Monash University and a Masters of Business Administration from the Melbourne Business School.