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Con Dekazos will be the new CEO of Forty Winks

Forty Winks will have their new CEO – Con Dekazos, from October 6 this year.

Current CEO James Hayward decided to step down after a successful 7-year stay with the Australian retailer.

Forty Winks

Forty Winks

So far Dekazos has more than twenty five years of experience in manufacturing, wholesale and retail. Most recently he was a general manager at the Danks business, Home Timber & Hardware Group. During his time there he witnessed the merge of the group with Woolworths as part of its accession into the home improvement market.

Excited Dekazos said: "I’m extremely pleased and fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Australia’s leading bedroom specialist, Forty Winks. I look forward to being part of a strong brand, solid business and more importantly assisting members and franchisees to grow their businesses and take the company forward."

Chairman of the board of directors, Mike Podolinsky, said "We are confident that we have welcomed a strong and strategic business leader who understands that the strength of any franchise group starts with ensuring the store owners are performing well.”

He added: “I’d like to acknowledge our outgoing CEO, James who has been instrumental in moving the brand forward, overseeing our continued growth and most recently playing a part in launching the brand’s brave re-positioning with the aim to change lives through a better night's sleep, a move that led to a significant lift in turnover and market

Forty Winks is celebrating its 30th birthday and it surely looks like exciting times are about to follow for them.