Ian Robinson (Executive Chairman) and Glen Robinson (CEO) are also senior management of the Company. Since they are also Directors and described on the Board of Directors page, details about them are not repeated here. Other members of the senior management team are as follows:
Ian Bunnett is responsible for overseeing the successful operation of the Company's national retail network, with the assistance of five state sales managers. He is also responsible for the commercial and the web sales teams.
Previously Ian enjoyed an extensive retail career in the footwear industry in senior roles culminating in the position of General Manager of store operations at Payless Shoes. He joined Beacon Lighting to fill a new National Sales Manager role in 2004. In 2013 the importance of his position was recognised with his appointment to his current role.
David Speirs is responsible for the finance and accounting department, and also oversees the distribution and information technology functions. His responsibilities encompass the Company in Australia and internationally and include the development and implementation of business strategies.
David's previous experience includes 10 years within Coles Myer followed by consulting roles where he successfully managed major projects for local and international retailers through KPMG and Deloitte.
David holds a BBus (Accounting), MBus (Accounting), Post Grad Dip (Finance) and is a FCPA.
Barry Martens is responsible for all national and international corporate operations, property and franchising. He oversees the facilities maintenance division and has been instrumental in establishing Beacon Solar and oversees its operation. Barry is also responsible for mergers and acquisitions.
Barry was initially employed by the Company in the role of Marketing Manager, following a career handling retail advertising accounts with Clemenger Harvey and J. Walter Thompson and with Klein’s Jewellery heading its national marketing function.
Barry holds a Certificate in Business Studies (Advertising).
Elizabeth Mikkelsen is responsible for providing support to the business across the full range of human resources activities including payroll, safety and compliance, with a focus on developing a strong culture and maximising the performance of Team Members.
Elizabeth's previous human resources experience included an optical retailer in Denmark and the Commonwealth Bank. Australian retail has dominated her career, spending nearly 15 years with Myer in human resources, training and line management positions.
Elizabeth holds a BA(Psych (Hons)) and a Dip (Human Resources).
Prue Robinson is responsible for developing marketing and e-commerce strategies for the Company, working with the internal marketing and design team to maintain strategies to generate traffic to stores and/or the Company's website and to develop the Company’s market position and brand integrity.
Prior to joining the Company in 2004, Prue developed her marketing experience in a variety of roles including periods in Sydney and London before spending four years in marketing with Spotlight.
Prue holds a Bachelor of Business (Management & Marketing).
Mick Tan has responsibility for the strategic direction of the Company’s information technology support, infrastructure and development ensuring system operations are aligned to the Company's business strategies.
Mick has more than 30 years experience in information technology and its application in retail. He previously worked in various local companies specialising in retail point of sale systems and also managed the retail support department of Fujitsu Systems Business (Malaysia).
Mick holds a Dip (Management), an ICL Certificate (Systems Analysts & Design) and an ICL Certificate (Base Computer Concepts and Programming).
Rodney Brown has responsibility for the supply chain operations within Australia and overseas, including the operation of the Company's 10,000 square metre distribution centre and the management of third party logistics warehouses. His focus is on reducing costs and improving delivery performance whilst building sustainable supply chain solutions.
Rodney brings extensive supply chain experience to the business. His previous career included domestic and international logistics and the management of distribution centres for Cadbury Schweppes and Fosters Brewing.
Rodney holds a Certificate III (Purchasing), Certificate (Warehouse Management).
Tracey Hutchinson manages the finance and accounting function with responsibility for the integrity of financial systems and reporting.
Tracey's previous experience includes senior financial management roles with various Australian divisions of ASX and internationally listed manufacturers and a wholesale/retail company. Most recently she spent three years as chief financial officer and company secretary for Eyecare Partners which was formerly ASX listed.
Tracey holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting), a MBus (Administration) and is a CPA.
As at end July 2016