Richard Ansell Joins Gordon Brothers as Senior Director, Retail

Richard Ansell has joined Gordon Brothers, the global advisory and investment firm, as Senior Director, Retail.

Based in Sydney, Ansell will lead the firm’s retail advisory business, build upon the strength of its global retail business and leading retail market position, and drive retail projects in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia.

Ansell has over 25 years of experience building and repositioning global retail brands and businesses, including buying and planning, store development and operations, marketing and customer relationship management, e-commerce, food and beverage, and customer service. He is globally recognised for his skill set and understanding of large-scale and multi-site commercial operations.

Ansell joins Gordon Brothers from IKEA where he was most recently a country commercial manager. He previously held senior roles at Radio Rentals and Freedom Furniture.

“We are delighted to welcome Richard to Gordon Brothers,” said Tim Stewart, Head of Asia Pacific at Gordon Brothers. “His impressive track record, coupled with his experience in driving retail success, will be instrumental in our efforts to strengthen our retail advisory business in this region.”

“I look forward to partnering with the team in Asia Pacific to drive the firm’s growth in the region and help retailers navigate the evolving market and achieve their growth objectives,” said Ansell.

About Gordon Brothers

Since 1903, Gordon Brothers ( has helped lenders, management teams, advisors and investors move forward through change. The firm brings a powerful combination of expertise and capital to clients, developing customized solutions on an integrated or standalone basis across four services areas: valuations, dispositions, financing and investment. Whether to fuel growth or facilitate strategic consolidation, Gordon Brothers partners with companies in the retail, commercial and industrial sectors to provide maximum liquidity, put assets to their highest and best use and mitigate liabilities. The firm conducts more than $100 billion worth of dispositions and appraisals annually and provides both short- and long-term capital to clients undergoing transformation. Gordon Brothers lends against and invests in brands, real estate, inventory, receivables, machinery, equipment and other assets, both together and individually, to provide clients liquidity solutions beyond its market-leading disposition and appraisal services. The firm is headquartered in Boston, with over 30 offices across five continents.