Quickflix CEO To Take A Pay Cut, More Staff Lay-Offs
Quickflix will reduce its staff by an additional 15 per cent, along with shutting down its Sydney CBD and Auckland offices, while CEO and chairman Stephen Langsford has taken a pay cut.
Quickflix has announced the measures today, which are part of a number of initiatives which it states amount to savings of over $1 million per annum.
Quickflix will consolidate its Sydney operations at its distribution centre in western Sydney, stating that it has also identified areas for savings in the reduction in the net cost of its Perth office, insourcing of customer care and support, and the reduction in delivery network charges.
Langsford’s base salary of $280,000 per annum inclusive of superannuation will be reduced to $200,000 per annum, commencing April 1.
The base salary of Simon Hodge, Quickflix CFO and executive director, will also be reduced, with Hodge’s salary of $250,000 per annum inclusive of superannuation to be reduced to $170,000 per annum, commencing April 1.
Both Langsford and Hodge have agreed that payment of the portion of their respective salaries in excess of $150,000 per annum will be deferred to preserve cash for Quickflix, until such time that it has completed a capital raising of a minimum of $2 million.
Quickflix has stated that the measures “are not expected to have a significant impact on core day-to-day service levels”.