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May 4, 2016 10:06:55 AM

Harcourts announces the appointment of Adrian McFedries as Chief Strategy Officer

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Adrian-McFedries1-LR.jpgHarcourts International is pleased to announce the appointment of Adrian McFedries (above) to the position of Chief Strategy Officer.

Mr McFedries brings a wealth of high-level, customer-focused experience to the role, as well as specific Harcourts knowledge, having served as a member of the Harcourts International Board for the past seven years.

With a proven track record of leading rapid, profitable growth, and more often than not “changing the game” in industries, particularly for internationally distributed networks, Mr McFedries is a perfect fit for the role.

Managing Director of Harcourts International, Mike Green, said that as Harcourts continues to expand in both existing and new markets, the appointment of Mr McFedries will ensure current initiatives around the Harcourts brand, technology, operations and systems will continue to support the wider team around the globe.

“There is no doubt that Adrian has been an important and valued influence as a Board Member for Harcourts International for the last several years, and we as a leadership team are very excited to welcome Adrian into this pivotal leadership role,” Mr Green said.

“It’s not every day that you can appoint a key member to your leadership team who is already familiar with your values, systems and the ‘Harcourts way” of doing business, and we are excited about the future, and continuing to deliver exceptional customer service.”

Mr McFedries has been an active investor, board member or advisor to many of the region’s leading brands, including Flight Centre, Pandora Jewellery, Eagle Boys, Grill’d, OPSM, BUPA, ANZ, Telstra and Hoyts to name a few.

Most recently, Mr McFedries invested in, and worked, as Managing Director of Jetts Fitness and was instrumental in overseeing the transition of the company from fast-start Australian company to a successful international fitness chain operating in five countries and growing.

“My focus in this role with Harcourts International will be on our group strategy, its relevance to our clients, their changing behaviours and how our office owners, sales agents and teams and remain the market leaders for results and client connection,” Mr McFedries said.

“On the world stage, Harcourts is an exceptional business and is on the cusp of moving into its next stage of growth internationally as it reaches beyond 10 countries with a disciplined focus.

“The more I’m in business the more I realise it’s all about people, and after seven years on the Harcourts Board, I’m a big believer in all things Harcourts – its values, its culture and its way of doing business – and genuinely enjoy the people.

“I love franchising and the challenge of growth, even more so if the company was founded in my native New Zealand, so I look forward to working with the broader team in this new journey.”