Chairman , Premier Investments
Solomon Lew is the Chairman of Premier Investments Limited; Just Group Limited; and Executive Chairman of the Century Plaza Group of Companies.
Premier is a listed company on the Australian Securities Exchange and includes amongst its investments full ownership of Just Group, a specialty retailer with seven brands and over 1000 stores in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Singapore, Hong Kong (2016) and Malaysia (2016).
Mr Lew has over fifty years experience in the manufacture, wholesale and retailing of textiles, apparel and general merchandise and in property development. His success in the retail industry has been largely due to his ability to read fashion trends and interpret them for the Australasian market, in addition to his demonstrated ability in the timing of strategic investments.
Mr Lew is a former Chairman, Director and major shareholder of the Coles Myer Group which was then the largest retail conglomerate in Australia with over 160,000 employees and sales of AUD$45 billion.
He is also a former Board Member of the Reserve (Central) Bank of Australia and Member of the Prime Minister's Business Advisory Council.
Mr Lew was the inaugural Chairman of the Mount Scopus Foundation (1987 - 2013) which supports the Mount Scopus College, one of Australia's leading private colleges with 2000 students. He has also been the Chairman or a Director of a range of philanthropic organizations.