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Charles Davey Appointed CameraHouse General Manager

Charles Davey has been appointed the new general manager of Raleru Limited, the parent company of Camera House, following the departure of Paul Shearer in April this year.

Davey brings retail and wholesale operations experience in Australia and the UK to the role, having most recently held the position of head of category accessories, wearables and value add services at Optus.

Davey has also held roles with Big W, including merchandise manager (buying) – consumer electronics and entertainment, having also worked in England (his country of birth) with WH Smith, Dixons Store Group and Sainsbury’s.

“Charlie’s employment history, along with a demonstrated ability to create and inspire a shared vision through innovation, brings exciting new opportunities to Camera House members, Raleru and its affiliate and warehouse buying customers, which is exactly what we need for the coming years,” Lance Miller, Raleru chairman, stated of the appointment.

“Charlie has a very collaborative style of management and has strong stakeholder management skills gained through different retail structures, which has enabled him to negotiate and navigate complex trading terms, including consignment, direct import and traditional and back-to-back online arrangements, all of which are critical to Raleru’s future.

“Given the ever-changing retail and wholesale landscape in our industry, along with the challenges this will bring, Raleru is entering a stage where it needs strength and discipline in strategic planning and execution – Charlie has demonstrated abilities and a proven track record in this area and is eager to utilise these skills in our forward planning.”