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Garry James, Bunnings

Garry James, LFRA Alternate Director and Acting General Manager, Property

I am a motivated and authentic leader with significant experience with major Australian and overseas companies in the retail, property and finance industries, with a real focus on generating long term value and sustainable success.

I was recently appointed Acting General Manager Property at Bunnings with responsibility for the property team across Australia and New Zealand and have enjoyed the additional layer this role has provided. Prior to this, I have held a number of senior positions across the Bunnings Property team over a 15 year period and have gained tremendous satisfaction in playing a lead role in shaping the Bunnings store network. In that time, I have been directly involved in the sale or development of over $5bn of property assets.

I am passionate about innovating to build the best store network, driving different outcomes in capital markets as well as the challenge of the digital age. Living our core values of respect and integrity, I believe generating long term trusting relationships is the key to the success of a team and a company as a whole.

Previous to joining Bunnings, I held positions at both Lend Lease and the Bank of Scotland. I hold a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney and have held CPA qualifications.

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