Richard Ansell

Director, Retail

Richard Ansell is responsible for leading Gordon Brothers retail advisory business in Australia and South East Asia, having had over 25 year’s experience as a senior executive retail leader building and repositioning retail brands and businesses.

He has served as General Manager and Commercial Director at Freedom, held various senior commercial and business expansion roles at IKEA, and immediately prior to joining Gordon Brothers Richard was General Manager at Radio Rentals driving performance improvement and leading a team of over 400.

Richard has experience across all the key areas of a national retail organisation and has worked with boards, shared services and senior management to successfully develop and implement strategy.

He has led Buying/Planning and Store Development functions, Marketing functions, and the development of Ecom, CRM and Social Media Channels.

Richard holds a degree in Business Studies from Huddersfield University, UK, and an MBA in Business Administration from the University of Stirling, UK.

He is based in Sydney.