Paul Bootes, Koorong CEO to retire

Paul Bootes, Koorong CEO to retire

Koorong has announced that long serving CEO Paul Bootes will retire in early July when his brother Rob Bootes will succeed him as CEO. Paul, a 40 year veteran of the Christian bookselling industry, has overseen the expansion of the original bookshop in his parents’ house in Sydney to the 15 store chain and online business that it is today. During his long career Paul’s vision for Christian retailing in Australia has provided the church with extensive resources for use in Christian ministry.

Paul says, “It’s been a wonderful privilege for me to lead such a great organisation as Koorong for so many years. I’ve enjoyed every minute of it and every day I still see that positive effect of what we do on people’s lives. I am delighted to be able to hand over to Rob who knows and understands the business as well as I do, I know he will do a great job, supported by an able and experienced team.”

Rob commented, “My thanks to Paul for his years of service to the Koorong mission and I trust his retirement will be filled with God’s richest blessings. I am very pleased to be given the opportunity to lead the Koorong operation and am humbled to be working with such a talented group of people. Despite the challenges presented by an ever-changing industry, the opportunities for the furtherance of the Gospel and the equipping of the Church remain as exciting and significant now as when Koorong began.”

Greg Clarke, CEO of Bible Society Australia, parent company of Koorong said, “We thank God for Paul’s commitment to providing Christian resources for Australians over a lifetime of energetic and faithful service. He has been the driving force behind the success of Koorong and will be sorely missed. We wish him all the best for the next phase of life and ministry. As part of the Bible Society group, we are excited to imagine the next stage of Koorong’s impact under Rob’s leadership.”

About Koorong

Koorong is a company that was founded over 40 years ago at the Bootes family residence in Sydney, Australia and since July 2015 has been a subsidiary of Bible Society Australia Limited. It has over 400 employees and operates online and in 15 stores across Australia.

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