Richard Poulson - Chief Executive of Showroom X - "Taking Australian Fashion Brands Global"
OUR MELBOURNE FASHION FESTIVAL SPEAKER SERIES
Today is the fourth episode in a series of podcasts that showcase the thought leaders who will be joining me for our Fashion. Business. Mindset LIVE Industry Roundtable that we are hosting on the 12th of March as part of our participation in the Melbourne Fashion Festival Independent Program: Ideas 2021.
In today's episode Elizabeth speaks with Richard Poulson, the Chief Executive of Showroom-X.
With an unfailing drive and determination to turn big ideas into reality, Richard is a formidable entrepreneur with a flair for the creative.
Since co-founding Morrison, one of Australia's most successful women's boutique fashion brands in 2002, he has gone on to build many businesses across importing, sales, medical financial technology, retail, advertising, marketing and disruptive technologies. A fervent believer in intuition and the art of measured risk taking, Richard is unafraid to explore the unfamiliar and has resolutely pursued his own business concepts since the age of 17.
As his own boss with an eye on the bigger picture, Richard attributes his success to having the right people with the right expertise around him. Stemming from his high school days as a multi-winning rowing crew member, Richard is driven by a steadfast commitment to his team and certainty in the end goal. Recognising that Australian fashion designers are exceptionally skilled at using locally sourced materials such as wool and cotton to produce one of a kind quality garments, Richard knows Australia's melting pot of culture, lifestyle and fabrications translates well on a global stage.
With the rise in popularity of convenient online shopping, his latest venture Showroom-X is a polished e-commerce platform showcasing Australia's finest fashion brands to an international market.
Based in Perth Western Australia, the father of three lives by the mantra: If you can see it and believe it, you will achieve it. A long-time champion of Australian creatives, Richard is the current Chairman of the Fashion Council of Western Australia and was previously Chairman of Fremantle Chamber of Commerce and a Member of the Myer Innovation Board.
Other accolades include Ernst & Young - Young Entrepreneur of the Year, BRW 13th Fastest Growing Companies (under $100 million), WA Rising Star Award and the 40 Under 40 Award in 2008 and 2012.
You can find Richard at:
Instagram - showroom_x__ and richardpoulson
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