Profile of Executive Management

Roy Campbell MBA, DIP. BUS.MKTG

Chief Executive

Roy joined Smiths City in May 2015, bringing to the Group more than 30 years experience and expertise in change management within large, multi-site retail, wholesale and FMCG operations.

Having worked across markets in New Zealand, UK, Eastern Europe and the USA, Roy has an extensive history of achieving tangible financial and operational results through the successful restructuring of organisations. He provides clear strategic direction in the planning and delivering of effective implementation strategies, resulting in improved ROIs.

Scott Dawson Post Gradulate Diploma of Business Administration

General Manager Operations

Scott joined the Group in early 2019, following 19 years with Warehouse Group over two key roles. He began his career with Warehouse Stationery, where over 15 years he held a number of increasingly senior roles culminating in regional and  perational management, with overall responsibility for 14 stores and a workforce of 180.

Scott was then promoted to a role with The Warehouse where he had operations management responsibility for 13 stores across both brands. Scott has broad experience in the fast moving retail sector and is highly skilled in bringing strategy to life, influencing culture and performance and driving operational productivity improvements.

Peter Dickie MBA, B Com, B Arts

General Manager, Marketing

Pete joined Smiths City in January 2016.

He is a qualified, successful and highly regarded professional marketer with more than 20 years experience gained across a diverse range of industries, categories and brands. Prior to joining Smiths City he held senior marketing roles at Kathmandu, Pernod Ricard NZ and Cerebos Greggs.

Adam Doocey BSC (Mathematics, Computer Science)

Chief Information Officer

Adam joined Smiths City Group in June 2017. He is a senior IS leader with more than 20 years experience gained across New Zealand businesses and government departments.

Prior to joining Smiths City Group, he spent more than 10 years specialising in retail systems, during which time he led a variety of teams servicing several well-known New Zealand brands. Adam also spent several years leading software development teams in the logistics industry. Adam is highly skilled in leading teams through organisational change and delivering operational efficiency.

Michael Hindmarsh B Com

Chief Financial Officer

Michael joined the Group in April 2019. He has had an extensive career in retail having spent more than 15 years with the NZ retailer Hallenstein Glasson Holdings.

Michael has a strategic focus and excellent communication skills. He possesses strong management, financial accounting and business planning experience and has an excellent understanding of functional dependencies across a business. He thrives on coaching and mentoring people to help them achieve their goals. Michael is a member of the New Zealand Institute of
Chartered Accountants.

Tony Kingston

General Manager, Merchandise

Tony joined Smiths City in April 2018.

With more than 20 years experience in retail, Tony has held senior merchandise roles within iconic retailers such as The Warehouse Group, Farmers, Sleepyhead, Retravision and Dick Smith Electronics. Trained in motivational, collaborative and flexible leadership, Tony is passionate about making a difference for both customers and team members, with a proven track record of delivering results over and above expectations.

John Mander B Com, CA

General Manager Smiths City Finance

John joined the Group in June 2017 to lead Smiths City Finance, bringing more than 30 years experience in finance and accounting roles, specialising in financial services.

A chartered accountant and initially trained in a Big Four firm, John has performed finance roles as a senior executive in a listed company, followed by more than 15 years in consumer financial services, including leading the development of a successful consumer finance business as Chief Executive.

Dean Smith

General Manager, Logistics

Dean has worked with Smiths City Group for the past 21 years, with a retail career that spans almost three decades.

Over this time Dean has consistently developed and progressed within the logistics area toward his current senior leadership management position and responsibilities. He has a broad range of valuable experience, from his time in retail sales to store management roles within the apparel industry, to his career with logistics for the Group.

Valerie Wright BA Bus.Psych

Group Human Resources Manager

Valerie joined Smiths City in August 2015.

She is a senior professional HR practitioner with more than 20 years operational and strategic experience, gained across a broad range of industries including health and professional services. Valerie is highly skilled and experienced in corporate HR, organisational development and health and safety management and implementation.