We’re excited to deliver Episode 8 of our Retail Therapy podcast – a retail rich conversation with Rowan Hodge, CEO of Andersens, a well known floor covering business founded in the 1950s.
Growing up in a country town in Queensland, with two degrees under his belt in accounting and law, his retail career has taken him around the world and back again. From senior leadership roles in Battery World, Westfield and Domino’s to name a few, his wealth of experience shines through in this episode.
Rowan’s commitment to developing and evolving his retail approach is impressive. He’s an advocate for franchising and gets the complexities, challenges and rewards better than most. A humble leader and self-confessed lover of routine, Rowan’s also a DIY renovator and would you believe, published crime fiction author. If he could, he’d tell his younger self that time is scarce and not to waste one of the 10,080 minutes in each week. His inspiring words resonate whether you’re just starting in retail or you’ve been running the show for decades.
Take some time out and tune into the conversation between Paul Zahra and Rowan as they discuss:
- Leadership and the commitment to learning
- The many challenges and wins of a career in retail
- Why franchising is a winning formula
- The all important role culture plays
- Customer pathways to purchase all SMBs should know
- How digital transformation is impacting retail
- Demand for sustainably sourced products
- International innovations
- The invaluable influence of mentors