From the ARchives… Harvey Norman welcomes a new executive director

From the pages of Appliance Retailer…

February 2006

Former Harvey Norman franchisee and general manager David Ackery was appointed an executive director of the publicly listed franchisor — here is how we covered this appointment at the time:

Harvey Norman has appointed its current general manager – electrical, David Ackery, as an executive director of the company. Ackery joined the Sydney office of Harvey Norman on 1 March 2005 after holding the role of general manager – electrical in New Zealand for two years. Ackery has owned Harvey Norman franchises in Queensland and Western Australia.

“David’s wealth of experience gained both as a franchisee and in his position as general manager – electrical will be of long-term benefit to the group,” said fellow Harvey Norman director, John Skippen.

“The directors congratulate David on his appointment and look forward to a long and successful association.”

Flash forward…

David Ackery remains a senior executive at Harvey Norman. John Skippen left Harvey Norman shortly after this announcement and has since served as a non-executive director of the Flexi Group and the Super Retail Group. He is currently the chairman of Slater & Gordon.

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