The Reject Store has tapped a former senior Bunnings and Officeworks govt as its new CEO.
Phil Bishop, who was most just lately director of goods & advertising at Bunnings, also served as COO at Officeworks. His retail vocation commenced 30 many years back as a folks greeter in a Goal store.
He will acquire around from Andre Reich who resigned suddenly in April, top to the interim appointment of CFO Clinton Cahn to the part.
The Reject Store chairman Steven Fisher explained Bishop as “an experienced retail leader with a demonstrated file of contributing to the progress and transformation of enterprises by way of clarity of system, innovation and cultural adjust, which has shipped value for shareholders”.
He joins the small business just after the implementation of the preliminary phases of a turnaround approach which Fisher times is now nicely-positioned with a reduced charge foundation, an experienced and gifted senior leadership workforce and a increasing nationwide keep community, all supported by a strong stability sheet.
“As the enterprise transitions into the ‘grow’ phase of the turnaround tactic, I am self-assured that Phil is the suitable particular person to lead the corporation,” he mentioned.
Bishop stated he noticed “a significant opportunity to grow The Reject Store as a result of much better comprehending its clients, continuing to evolve the merchandise presenting and continuing to expand the keep network. “I look forward to executing the turnaround approach and providing equivalent product sales development and developing worth for shareholders.”