Dymocks announces new managing director

Retail consultant Mark Newman will take on the role of managing director for book retailer Dymocks’ retail and children’s charities arms, effective May 4. 

An executive with over 25 years experience in the retail industry globally, Newman worked with Hackett London and Richemont before taking the role of vice president of Ralph Lauren Australia and New Zealand in 2010. He was appointed CEO of Oroton Group in 2013, and oversaw the Oroton Brand, the launch of Brooks Brothers and the franchise of Gap. 

Newman also worked at Noni B Group as executive general manager of contemporary brands, before working as a consultant to the industry at Sincerely and Moseley & Co.

“It’s an honour to be given the opportunity to join this iconic Australian brand,” Newman said. 

“I am looking forward to working with the whole Dymocks team, franchise owners and suppliers on the next chapter in its history.”

Dymocks’ former MD Steve Cox departed in February to head up Destination NSW in February 2020.

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