John Hardy was appointed to the Godfreys Group Limited Board on 24 March 2016, and appointed Interim Managing Director on 6 July 2016.
John has over 50 years’ experience in the retail sector, having held senior roles at Barbeques Galore and Super Amart. He was most recently CEO of Fusion Retail Brands (formerly Colorado), which owns footwear brands diana ferrari, Mathers, Williams and Colorado. John has also previously held senior management roles within the Company, bringing a working knowledge of the Godfreys business.
Andrew Ford joined Godfreys in January 2017 after holding senior finance roles at ASX listed entities SKILLED Group Limited, Bluescope Steel Limited and Smorgon Steel Limited. Prior to that Andrew worked at Deloitte for over 10 years. Andrew is a Chartered Accountant (CA) with extensive experience in finance, operations, accounting, treasury, tax, risk management, investor relations, M&A transactions and strategy development.
David is Chief Operating Officer of the Godfreys Group. In this role David has overall responsibility for sales, marketing, product and property across the group. Since joining Godfreys in 1998 and prior to taking on his current role, David has grown a deep organisational knowledge, gained through senior roles in sales, product and operations across the group. He was most recently the GM of our Hoover Wholesale business. David has 30 years of sales and management experience including 2 years of international sales management based in North America.
Michael is General Manager, Retail for the Godfreys Group. In this role, he is responsible for the overall sales and training through retail stores in Australia and New Zealand. Michael is an experienced retailer with over 25 years of success in electrical retailing. Michael’s career has spanned multiple roles in retail, from front line Sales to Account Management and Area Management. After being promoted to State Manager, NSW, he grew the State through strong performances against all KPI’s. During his time at Godfreys, Michael has demonstrated an ability to develop strong management teams and has consistently delivered strong results. Michael was appointed General Manager - Retail in August 2016, bringing a strong retail selling focus to the team, and is key in driving an in-depth Training and Development culture.
David is General Manager, Marketing for the Godfreys Group. In this role, he is responsible for overall group marketing and advertising in Australia and New Zealand. Joining the Godfreys team on 4 July 2016, David brings almost 30 years’ experience and achievements in store operations, sales and marketing roles. Prior to joining Godfreys, David has worked with some of Australia’s best known retailers and wholesalers including Kmart, Lincraft, The Independent Liquor Group, Super Amart and most recently was the General Manager of Marketing for Barbeques Galore. He has held the senior marketing position in each of the companies he has been with for over 15 years and has detailed knowledge of both traditional and online marketing.
Stephen is General Manager, Merchandise for the Godfreys Group. In this role he is responsible for Merchandise, Buying and Inventory. Joining the Godfreys team on 15 of March 2016, Stephen brings over 30 years retail experience. Working with major retailers such as Target, Big W and Sanity Music in a variety of roles including Store Manager, Area Manager and Buyer. Prior to joining Godfreys, Stephen excelled in Senior Buying roles, most notably in the Toys & Leisure and Homewares divisions over some 8 years with Target Australia. Stephen brings a fresh and bright outlook to the business, along with a passion for the future direction of the vacuum market.
Des is General Manager, Franchise for the Godfreys Group. In this role he is responsible for the overall support, operations and performance of the Franchise Network throughout Australia and New Zealand. Joining the Godfreys team in June 2017, Des has an extensive career in retail and franchising. Prior to joining Godfreys, Des worked with major retailers such as Priceline and Spotlight in senior management roles, and most recently with Clark Rubber Franchising as General Manager Sales and Operations. Des is a results driven and customer focused business leader, with broad experience across all aspects of retail and franchise operations.