Episode 8: Richard Murray

Jumping at opportunities

Joining us for some Retail Therapy this week in the Amex Lounge is Richard Murray, the chief executive of JB Hi-Fi – one of the biggest retail businesses in Australia – and one that has done incredibly well throughout the pandemic as people stocked up on products for their homes – new TVs, entertainment systems and the like. 

Richard has been the CEO of JB Hi-Fi since 2014 and in April this year it was announced that he would be leaving to join Premier Investments – which includes the brands of Just Jeans, Portmans and Peter Alexander. 

 In this episode of Retail Therapy, Paul and Richard discuss: 

  • Richard’s move to Premier Investments from JB Hi-Fi 

  • His love and passion for retail  

  • Diversity and representation  

  • How small business is the engine room of the economy  

  • What you learn from your first job in retail  

  • A day in the life of Richard Murray  

  • Jumping at opportunities  

  • Being proud to be a retailer  

  • Designing digital retail spaces  

Season 1: Trailer

Welcome to Retail Therapy – a podcast proudly brought to you by American Express. Each episode we’ll be chatting to a leader in Australia’s retail industry, including the CEOs of some of Australia’s biggest retailers. We’ll be finding out what makes them tick… What defines their leadership style… And how they got to the top of their game.

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Episode 1: Nicole Sheffield

What do canoes, boxes of wine and air-fryers all have in common? They are just some of the items Australia Post delivered, or sold, to Australians during lockdown. This first episode of Retail Therapy features a fantastic conversation with Nicole Sheffield, Executive General Manager, Community and Consumer at Australia Post.

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Episode 2: Sarah Hunter

In this episode of Retail Therapy, we speak with Sarah Hunter, the Managing Director of Officeworks – the go-to retailer for so many of us when it comes to office supplies, tech equipment and for families when it’s time for back to school.

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