By Chris Nicholls

MELBOURNE: An investigation by has found new Retravision Southern chief executive officer, Tim Cockayne, currently in Kuala Lumpur for the group’s annual conference, was previously jewellery retailer Goldmark’s managing director.

While Cockayne’s background was not announced at the time of his appointment, has found prior to managing the jewellry chain, part of the Angus & Coote group, Cockayne worked in a variety of retail roles, in a retail career spanning 19 years. He began in merchandising and marketing before working in "various" general management roles.

While Cockayne said he could not give further comment until after the conference, he said he was “excited to be part of the Retravision Group and looking forward to the challenges that lay ahead for the business.”