Geoff Earnshaw

After a ten year flying career in the Royal Air Force Geoff Earnshaw entered the retail industry initially in London and then spent five years in Nigeria (West Africa) where he became General Manager of Kingsway Stores (Lagos) at the time Africa’s largest retail facility.

In 1970 he came to South Africa and was MD of Afmark Distributors and a director of Metro Cash and Carry.

Head hunted by Anglo American he completed and launched Kenilworth Centre (Cape Town) and became a pioneer in the shopping centre industry at that time.

He was a co-founder and first MD of Retail International which developed many well-known shopping centres. During this period he founded, edited and owned “The Mall Magazine” and “The Retailer” and in addition wrote ‘Ringing up Retail Sales’.

Subsequently Geoff founded Earnshaw & Associates and was again a pioneer in another emerging industry, that of Interim MD where he became well-known for many major company turnarounds over a period of 35 years.

Today with unparalleled experience Geoff continues to provide Interim Managing Director/CEO services to companies both large and small of all types.

Geoff is an active 4×4 traveller, wildlife enthusiast, sea-going skipper, mountaineer, and a sought after writer in 4×4 travel publications, a passion he shares with his wife and business partner, Elise.