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Mighty Ape appoints Gracie MacKinlay as Chief Gorilla

By Zach Thompson
Fri, 10th Jun 2022

Gracie MacKinlay has been appointed as Chief Gorilla.

"It's such a privilege to be given the opportunity to lead this iconic NZ brand," MacKinlay wrote in a LinkedIn post.

"Simon and Vicki Barton, the amazing creators of Mighty Ape, have invested their heart and soul into building this business over the last 20 years.

"Starting from three cupboards of games in a garage to our 10,000sqm distribution centre today serving millions of customers.

"I was lucky to be part of the exciting journey for the last decade and look forward to continuing their legacy in our future chapters – eCommerce is only just getting started!"

Additionally, Simon Barton will move into the role of Chief Financial Gorilla/chief financial officer while mentoring MacKinlay.

"We have an incredible team at Mighty Ape, some of the smartest and most passionate people I've ever met," MacKinlay adds.

"Thank you, Mighty Apers, for your hard and smart work that made us who we are today.

"Thanks to the Kogan team. During the last year and a half, we have worked on several projects and achieved outstanding results with our group synergy. I'm very excited about the possibilities going forward: 1+1=3!

"And of course, I'd like to thank all our customers and business partners who believed in us and supported us over the years. We will strive for continued improvements to build great services for many years to come.

"Onwards - upwards for the future of Mighty Ape!"

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