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John Winning awarded CEO of the Year at CEO Magazine’s Executive of the Year Awards

By Winning Group Communications Team

17 November 2023

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The Winning Group is pleased to announce that CEO John Winning, has been awarded CEO of the Year at CEO Magazine’s Executive of the Year Awards. The CEO Magazine Executive of the Year Awards recognises inspirational leadership over the past year and John Winning was awarded CEO of the Year in the A$100m+ category.

John Winning founded Appliances Online in 2005 at just 21 years of age with a laptop, rented truck, and a 1300 number diverted to a mobile phone. Determined to shake up the market, John set out to offer Australians an efficient, streamlined and convenient online shopping experience.

Since taking over the reins as CEO of the Winning Group, John has transformed the business from a retailer to an experience company, including retail, logistics, hospitality, technology, science, education, media and extreme sports. Today, the Winning Group encompasses a range of businesses including Appliances Online, Winning Appliances, Andoo, Rogerseller, Spence & Lyda, Home Clearance, Winning Services, Heelix, and Ora restaurant and many more.

John Winning, CEO, Winning Group, said, "I'm incredibly grateful to CEO Magazine for this recognition as CEO of the Year. It's truly an honour to be acknowledged amongst such a remarkable assembly of Australian business leaders. But the heart of this achievement lies with our entire team at Winning Group - their relentless pursuit of excellence and commitment to our vision is the cornerstone of our success. Their work and dedication are the true architects of this accolade.

Leading the Winning Group, our family business with a legacy spanning over a century, is a privilege. It began in 1906 as a modest horse and saddlery enterprise and has now evolved into a catalyst for positive change. We're not just redefining retail globally; our ambition stretches across diverse sectors including logistics, technology, science, education, hospitality, media and extreme sports. Our identity transcends traditional retail - we're in the business of crafting extraordinary experiences. My role as CEO is not just about driving profit, but about making a significant, meaningful impact. We're committed to creating value that resonates not just with our customers, but with our team, communities, and the environment, all while ensuring our commercial viability”, said Mr Winning.

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