Doug Downer

I have held senior management positions within Retail, Hospitality and the Professional Services sectors. Starting my management career with McDonald’s and developing proficiencies in corporate and franchise operations before moving into a national training role.
In 1997 I moved into an Australian Franchised business As Director of Operations and Marketing , and oversaw growth of the network from 90 stores to over 300 across multiple markets during an eight year period, before accepting a role as Chief Executive Officer for another Retail business that experienced significant new store growth during his tenure.
I established a consultancy business and through this entity, operated my own very successful retail business for three years whilst consulting to a number of other businesses including the establishment, growth and management of a national accounting practice and some short term project roles with other retail businesses focussed on brand development, Operational improvements and supply chain projects. One of these projects resulted in me accepting a full time General Manager’s role for a national retail business before I entered the recruitment industry.
Over a period of five years, I have been the General Manager at the two largest specialist recruitment agencies in Australasia before joining Equilibrium as a partner and Chief Executive Officer.