Haydon Myers has been promoted to an Australian-specific role following the resignation of David Ackery.

Myers, who is currently a franchisee at the Harvey Norman flagship store in Auburn, and was most recently a franchisee at the Caringbah store in Sydney’s South, will take the new role in February next year.

“Haydon will do a fabulous job as he knows the company backwards and inside out,” Ackery told Appliance Retailer.

“Haydon has had great experience in the Flemington office as well as great experience on the franchise side and currently runs the Flagship store and will continue to do so until he takes on the new role.

“I am supremely confident it will be a seamless transition due to his ability. His reputation – working with both suppliers and franchisees mean Haydon is a logical choice.”

Myers said he was very proud to take on the new role.

“I am absolutely honoured and delighted to have the opportunity to become Executive General Manager – Electrical for the Australian market,” he told Appliance Retailer in South Australia today.

“I will remain at the Flagship store until the end of January and I have planned a month for the handover in February.” 

Appliance Retailer understands that unlike Ackery, Haydon Myers will not be on the board of directors of Harvey Norman with executive responsibility across the entire business. In his role of Executive General Manager – Electrical for the Australian market – his job will purely represent the Australian arm of the business and specifically the relationships with proprietors and suppliers in Australia. 

Ackery has confirmed that although he will remain as a director until the end of April, the handover will take place in the month of February and will represent the conclusion of his day-to-day activities with the business.