Godfreys Management Team


Jason Gowie

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director

Jason Gowie

Jason was appointed Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director on 4 December 2017.

Jason has over 25 years’ leadership experience across the financial services, retail and health sectors. He has considerable experience shaping customer focused businesses and leading cultural change.

Prior to joining Godfreys, Jason was Managing Director & CEO of My Home GP, Divisional General Manager - Sales and Service at Medibank and Managing Director Australia & New Zealand at Oticon Australia Pty Ltd. He has also held senior sales and marketing roles with Bupa Australia, GE Capital, RACV and the Bank of New Zealand.

Jason completed his MBA with Monash University’s Mt Eliza Business School in 2002.



Andrew Ford

Chief Financial Officer

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.



Michael Owen

General Manager Retail

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.



Stephen Bennetts

Chief Product Officer

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 Carroll

General Manager Franchise

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.