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Testimonials for Bernie Brookes
One of the most knowledgeable CEOs we have had. A terrific role model and great speaker. He was modest enough to let us brief him and listened.
LimeBridge (Australia) Pty Ltd
Fee Range: POA
Bernie Brookes's Biography
His strengths include expertise in business management displaying energetic and self-confidence with the ability to find solutions to complex situations through analytical, conceptual and entrepreneurial skills. Ultimately he is motivated by results. With 36 years of experience he brings substantial skills in managing change, organising people and leading teams with a passion for entrepreneurial-ship and empowerment.
Bernie’s passion for retail has seen him endeavour to improve the industry with involvement in a variety of young executive mentoring, corporate charitable involvement and recognition of Australian retailing excellence on the international stage.
He was CEO of Myer Limited from June 2006 to March 2015, and managed the carving out of Myer from Coles Group and the rebuilding of the Myer business under new owners. Before that he was a chief engineer of Woolworth's Project Refresh, reducing costs by more than $5 billion over five years, and became Director of Marketing for the Group amongst other roles he held there.
Bernie’s commitment to retail in Australia has been recognised with awards including the Sir Charles McGrath award for marketing excellence and his induction into the Australian Retailers Association Hall of Fame in 2013.
Bernie has also been the recipient of the William Booth Medal by The Salvation Army and the Paul Harris Fellow for Service to the Community for the Rotary Club, SydneyBernie’s strengths include expertise in business management and the ability to find solutions to complex situations through analytical, conceptual and entrepreneurial skills, all undertaken with energy and self-confidence.
Ultimately motivated by results, Bernie brings over 36 years of experience and substantial skill in transformational leadership, managing change, organizing people and leading teams with a passion for entrepreneurship and empowerment. When he speaks, he draws on a rich tapestry of stories and successes from some of Australia’s significant retail giants.
Speaking Topics Include
Entrepreneurship and Empowerment
Retail - Future trends and the effect of technology
Multi divisional businesses