Bernie Brookes


 Bernie Brookes

Bernie Brookes

Funtastic , Chairman

Bernie is the former CEO and MD of the Edcon Group in South Africa. 

Previously he was the CEO of Myer in Australia from 2006 to 2015 and prior to that has 25 years with the Woolworths Group in Australia. 

Bernie’s experience includes leading a multi-divisional organisation during significant periods of change and re-engineering. Having worked in three states of Australia  across all major divisions, he has an excellent grasp of a variety of areas of senior management. He has significant international experience working in India, China and now South Africa.

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 40 years of experience he brings substantial skills in managing change, organising people and leading teams with a passion for entrepreneurial-ship and empowerment

Bernie is currently Chairman of the CEO institute in Australia and chair of a number of Australian based companies. He was awarded an order of Australia for services to retail and the community

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