In Episode 105 of the No Limitations podcast “Leadership Is a Contact Sport”, Blenheim Partners’ Gregory Robinson speaks to Michael Schneider, Managing Director of Bunnings Group Ltd, the leading retailer of home improvement and lifestyle products in Australia and New Zealand as well as a major supplier to project builders, commercial tradespeople and the housing industry.

In this episode, Michael underscores the heart and soul of a business – the magic of the team. Leading over 53,000 team members with a network of over 500 locations, Michael shares with us how he continues to preserve and enhance the unique Bunnings culture, which not only plays such a vital role in the organisation’s success but also in supporting the communities in which it operates. He also shares with us what’s in store for retail as we witness the continued evolution of the industry as well as the next normal for Australia’s workforce.

Prior to joining Bunnings in 2005, Michael had a diverse career across retail and financial services, holding senior roles in operations, human resources and strategy at organisations such as The Warehouse Group, Westpac Banking Corporation and Target. Michael is also Chair of independent motor neurone disease foundation FightMND and not-for-profit organisation Love Me Love You. He also serves on the Boards of Melbourne United Basketball Club, the Corporate Mental Health Alliance of Australia and the Global Home Improvement Network.

Please note: this episode was recorded on 12 October 2022.

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