Ward, Gavin


    After a ten year career as GM with electronics company Akai, Gavin Ward moved to enter franchised buying groups supporting independent retailers as CEO, growing from electronics to a diverse range of 14 industries including music, books, video, computers, jewellery and more.

    In 2012, after 22 years, he left and joined Office Brands, supporting 170 franchised members across Australia with turnover of A$360 million. Office Brands operates under Office National, Office Products Depot, Office Power and O’Net. Stores vary in size and skill and the purpose is to support and grow profitable and sustainable independent members with the best technology and marketing solutions.