Winning Group Appoints Chief Technology Officer

17 January, 2013 Winning Group

Media Release


17th January: Winning Group, Australian retail pioneers including Winning Appliances, Appliances Online, Big Brown Box and Winning Services, has appointed business and technology leader, Simon Smith, as its Chief Technology Officer.

Mr Smith has over 20 years experience in the IT industry as Chief Information Officer, Head of Technology, and Chief Technology Officer for companies including vividwireless, Sydney Airport Corporation, News Digital Media, AAPT, Omnilab Media Group, The Boston Consulting Group and Commsec to name a few. Mr Smith was most recently Director of Pantha Corporation, a digital transformation and Agile IT consulting company.


John Winning, CEO of Winning Group said Simon Smith’s appointment is a great asset for the Group,which is experiencing strong growth nationally.


“As we operate in a highly competitive industry, our point of difference is customer service and end-to-end control from order to logistics and delivery. Technology is at the core of our business and Simon’s knowledge and experience will prove vital in ensuring that the Winning Group continues to grow and respond to increased demand”, said Mr Winning.


Simon Smith, Chief Technology Officer of Winning Group, said he is pleased to be joining a successful and fast growing family-owned business.


“The Winning family has cultivated an enviable reputation over a 100 year history – the Winning Group is an industry leader.  I am looking forward to contributing to the Group’s continued success”, he said.


 About the Winning Group 

Established in 1906, the Winning Group is a proudly family-owned, Australian company driven by a single-minded focus on the satisfaction of its clients and customers. It was established in 1906 and now incorporates five distinct business entities including traditional bricks-and-mortar retailer Winning Appliances, online businesses Appliances Online and Big Brown Box, national installation company Winning Services, and online food community Best Home Chef.



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