BSc (Hons), MSC, MBA (Distinction), B App. Theol, MA (Hons)
After an initial management experience in underground coal mining, Mr. Powell has over 25 years’ executive experience in retail, logistics and wholesale distribution in the UK, Spain, North America, Australia and New Zealand. This includes being UK Logistics Operations Director for Tesco Plc, running Wal-Mart Canada’s logistics operations, CEO of Warehouse Stationery in NZ and five years as Group CEO for The Warehouse Group, New Zealand’s largest listed retail group. This group includes Noel Leeming, NZ’s largest technology and appliances retailer. Most recently he was an advisor to the board of The Good Guys for 18 months prior to their acquisition by JB Hi-Fi. He is also currently ‘CEO-in-residence’ at Massey Business School and involved on a voluntary basis with several not-for-profit organisations.