Michael Schneider

Managing Director, The Bunnings Group

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

With a genuine care for, and commitment to our team, I’m very much a retailer at heart, having spent the vast majority of my career in this ever changing, dynamic industry.

 

After more than 10 years in the business I was appointed Managing Director, Bunnings Australia & New Zealand in March 2016 and have enjoyed the transition and challenge that it’s brought. Prior to this, I led the store operations teams across Bunnings Australia and New Zealand, after joining Bunnings in 2005.

 

Before joining Bunnings, I held a range of senior operational, commercial and human resource roles across regional and national markets, both in retail and financial services with The Warehouse Group and Westpac.

 

I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of NSW and I’ve completed the Advanced Management Program at INSEAD, and the Advanced Strategic Management Program at IMD which helps round out my intuitive sense for our customers and team, balanced with a strong commercial focus.

 

As we continue to live our value of innovation and continue to evolve our ever changing business I am excited by the opportunities technology and data create to build on a remarkable legacy, but also create opportunities for growth both for the business, the customers we serve and the teams we work with.


Always evolving… Markets, Offers and People

If anything is constant, it’s change.

The rapidly evolving home improvement and lifestyle market presents challenges and opportunities for businesses and for leaders. Businesses must embrace change and adapt to meet the changing needs of their customers, while leaders nurture an internal culture of innovation and disruption. The challenge is balancing this while keeping the fundamentals of what makes a business great.