Kevin Rowland

General Manager Information Technology

EziBuy

Kevin started in retail when he was just 14, and kept working part-time in stores until he completed his degree, at which time he made the decision to stay within the industry at the sharp end. Over the next thirteen years he worked in multiple stores and roles, including store manager and area specialist, before joining Safeway Stores in 1998. Here he combined his extensive knowledge of retail with his understanding of computers (he actually started learning code back in 1976), firstly as MIS Manager within Supply Chain, and then Operations Manager within Retail. In 2006 he emigrated to NZ initially working in Warehouse Stationery as Systems Support & Development Manager before taking on the Business Information role for The Warehouse Group in 2011, where he was responsible for all BI and data for The Warehouse, Warehouse Stationery, Noel Leeming, Torpedo 7 etc. In 2015 he joined the largest eCommerce provider in Australasia, eStar, as Chief Operations Officer where he transformed the business from being run as an insular start-up to one working at enterprise level. In 2019 he joined EziBuy as General Manager IT, combining more than 40 years of retail experience with strong technical and IT skills.