ASX-listed authentication technology company Dotz (DTZ) has appointed well-known Australian executive Bernie Brookes as a Non-Executive Director and Chairman, commencing January 2020.
Mr Brookes replaces Interim Chairman Mr John Bullwinkel, who will remain a Non-Executive Director of Dotz.
Mr Brookes is an experienced Australian executive, CEO and Chairman with substantial expertise in retail, supply chain management, wholesale operations and IT systems.
He has more than four decades of business management experience, including nine years as CEO of Myer.
Mr Brookes is currently Chairman of ASX-listed Funtastic and the CEO Institute, and an Advisory Board member for SaaS company Rich Data Corporation.
Commenting on the appointment, Dotz CEO Uzi Breier said, “Bernie is an excellent candidate to lead Dotz through its next stage of revenue growth. He understands the customer mindset and has unparalleled experience in the dynamics of supply chain management to protect product quality across a diverse range of industries and international borders.
Bernie has firsthand experience of the importance of product authentication and the reputational impact of counterfeiting on well-known consumer brands. Anti-counterfeiting remains a significant market opportunity for our authentication technology, with manufacturers increasingly being targeted by sophisticated counterfeiters.
“Bernie’s appointment increases our Australian Board presence, further enhancing our relationship and engagement with the Australian investor community. Our two new Australian Directors – Bernie and Doron Eldar – will utilise their deep industry knowledge, expertise and relationships to assist the company on our path to profitability.”