Andrea Scown is the CEO of Mitre 10, a home improvement co-operative in New Zealand. She was appointed in March 2021 after holding various senior roles in the company.
Andrea has extensive retail experience in both Australia and New Zealand, working for brands such as Speciality Fashion Group, EziBuy and Bendon, leading many successful initiatives in a competitive industry and marketplace.
Andrea is a Chartered Director of the Institute of Directors New Zealand and an Associated Chartered Accountant of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. Andrea is the Co-operatives first internal appointment made to the CEO role and the first woman Chief Executive, both of which represent a milestone in the proud history of Mitre 10’s ongoing transformation of New Zealand’s home improvement industry.
Andrea is a mother of seven and lives in Parnell, Auckland. She is passionate about the co-operative model, NZ owned and operated businesses, and has developed excellent relationships with the members and their teams.