Founder and Co-CEO, MECCA Brands
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 Australia
Jo Horgan has completely redefined the Australian beauty landscape, championing retail innovation and delivering the ultimate beauty experience to her customers. The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 Australia Award winner founded Melbourne-based Mecca Brands in 1997 with the first Mecca Cosmetica store.
Today, the Mecca Brands footprint encompasses more than 98 stores throughout Australia and New Zealand in the form of four unique retail destinations: Mecca Cosmetica, Mecca Maxima, MECCA and mecca.com.au. The privately owned and operated Australian company has ranked in the BRW Best Places To Work Top 5 for the past four years.
Jo is on the board of the National Gallery of Victoria Foundation and the Edward Wilson Trust. She is a member of Chief Executive Women; a governor of the St. George Foundation, which donates to charities that support women and children; and a proud supporter of The Hunger Project, a nonprofit devoted to empowering women and children to end poverty.