Discuss about the Chief Executive and Chief Financial Officer.
As per the annual reports of the corporation David Jones, the chief executive officer of the organization is John Dixon (2016 - ). John Dixon assumed the position of the chief executive officer after the completion of the term of the preceding chief executive officer Paul Zahra. However, Brad Soller acted as the chief financial officer of David Jones as per the annual report of the year 2012. The annual report mentions the executive committee that the chief financial officer of the company is Ashley Gardner.
Figure 1: Donna Player and David Jones CEO John Dixon
John Dixon is the chief executive officer of David Jones Limited of the parent entity Woolworths Holdings Limited during the period 2016 (David Jones 2016). The chief executive officer worked as the Executive Director of general merchandise at the Marks & Spencer Group Plc during the period October 2012 to July 2015 (David Jones 2016). He also served as the Member of Management Board of the Marks & Spencer. In addition to this, John Dixon also previously also served as the Executive Director of Food of Marks & Spencer Group Plc since the year 2009 and as the chief of Retail since the year 2012 (David Jones 2016). Furthermore, the analysis of the background of the present CEO of David Jones, Mr. Dixon reveals the fact that he also served as the Director of M&S Direct at Marks & Spencer Group plc. He too served as the Director of Food division of the company during the period July 2008 and again as Director of e-Commerce. The background of Mr. Dixon discloses the fact that he also served as the Executive Assistant to the CEO of Stuart Rose during the period 2004. The study of the background of Mr. Dixon reveals the fact that he started his career in Marks and Spencer in UK in the department of store management prior to switching to Paris for approximately three years where John Dixon held a range of commercial managing roles in different European stores and in the Paris Head Office. Thereafter, John Dixon also attended the head office of the located in UK during the year 1992 in the position of a Food buyer in Prepared Foods (Bloomberg.com 2016).
The annual report mentions that the chief financial officer of the company David Jones is Mr. Ashley John Gardner . The study of the background of the company reveals the fact that John Dixon served as the Chief Financial Officer of Just Group Limited during the period 2007 to 2016 (Bloomberg.com 2016). Again, Mr. Gardner also worked as Company Secretary of the company Country Road Ltd. for the duration 2002 to 2006. In addition to this, Mr. Ashley John Gardner also served as General Manager of Finance as well as Chief Financial Officer of the company Country Road Ltd. during the period 2003 to 2006. Furthermore, the detailed study of the background of the corporate discloses that he also served as Chief Financial Officer of the company Premier Investments Limited. Thereafter, Mr. Ashley John Gardner also worked with Country Road Ltd. during the year 2000 (Bloomberg.com 2016). Mr. Ashley John Gardner too worked as the Executive Director of the corporation Just Group Ltd. during the period 2011 to 2016. Subsequently, he served as Executive Director of the company Country Road Ltd. for the duration January 31, 2006 to December 31, 2006. The report also reveals the fact the educational qualification of Mr. Ashley John Gardner. He holds a B.Com (Hons) degree from University of Melbourne and he is a practised Chartered Accountant (Bloomberg.com 2016).
David Jones. 2016. Executive Committee. [online] Available at: https://www.davidjones.com.au/About-David-Jones/Executive-Management [Accessed 7 Sep. 2016].
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