Ian Bailey

Managing Director, Kmart Group


Ian was appointed Managing Director, Kmart in February 2016 and assumed the responsibility for leading the Kmart Group division (formerly the Department Stores division) from 1 November 2018. Prior to February 2016, Ian was Kmart’s Chief Operating Officer where he was instrumental in Kmart’s turnaround in important areas such as establishing an ethical international sourcing model, the repositioning of Kmart in the eyes of its customers through marketing and customer engagement, and working closely with Kmart’s merchandise team.

Ian’s experience, both national and international, covers a number of industries including retail, professional services, consulting, technology and healthcare in positions that include general management, sales, business development and project management. Ian holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and has completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.