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How Solomon Lew landed JB Hi-Fi’s Richard Murray to lead Premier Investments – The Australian Financial Review

When Mark McInnes announced his departure from Premier Investments, there was only one person Solomon Lew wanted for the job: JB Hi-Fi’s Richard Murray.



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But when McInnes said in January he would step down after spending a decade in the role and helping turn Premier into one of Australias most profitable retailers, Lew quickly tapped Murray on the shoulder to test the waters.
Those close to the process say Murray was immediately intrigued. After 18 years at JB Hi-Fi which included helping the group through its IPO, joining the board in 2014, becoming CEO in July 2014, leading the flagship acquisition of The Good Guys in 2016 and delivering exceptional…

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