TEC Chair: Chief Executive Program
My broad expertise spans across retail, operations and manufacturing, across prominent national businesses and brands over a 20 year period.
I joined Australian Kitchen Industries (Kitchen Connection) in 2001 as a State Sales Manager, and worked through the business to become CEO for the latter 4 years. My focus was primarily in the growth and development of the sales and distribution area of the business; however my areas of responsibility included operations, manufacturing, financial, exit strategies, business acquisition, expansion, and overall strategic development in line with the company’s plans and visions. I have had extensive experience with private equity owned businesses and management, as well as board directorship.
I spent a short time with Kleenmaid Appliances in 2000/01, holding a national commercial sales management role. This included significant input into the strategic conversion of company-owned stores to franchises, and integrating commercial and retail sales channels for better operations.
Prior to this, I was with Carpetcall for 7 years, operating in various state sales management roles. Following relocation to Perth, I was charged with developing the business, which lead to great success in establishing a footprint for the business to develop and prosper.
I’m also an accomplished General Auctioneer.
Over the years of successful upper management, I continued to study ‘world’s best practice’ business models on a national and international level, and am passionate about bringing these ideas to the businesses I have worked with. International supply and procurement strategies is an area I carry expertise in as it was a pivotal part of the development of the businesses, I was associated with.
More recently I’ve been involved in senior management consulting – senior executive coaching and development. Currently Chairman of two business advisory boards. These present roles are across a diverse range of industries including: Building and construction products, home improvement, retail, distribution and logistics, mining services, mining housing, human resource (recruitment and labour hire) and telecommunications.
- Leadership development
- Revenue growth and sales strategies
- Brand development and positioning
- Product sourcing: international sourcing and procurement
- Mergers, acquisitions and exit strategies
- Systems development and implementation