ABOUT US

Brad Hopper

Brad Hopper
Managing Director

In the mid 1990’s after completing a Property Economics degree from The Queensland University of Technology, and having been immersed in private enterprise within the family business as a child, Brad embarked on his own retail business journey firstly with the establishment of a Subway Sandwiches & Salads business in Brisbane’s eastern suburbs.

 

Over the years that has included everything from Newsagencies & Bakeries, interests in advertising businesses to supermarkets and IT. Brad loves being ‘on the floor’ and providing and witnessing exceptional customer satisfaction. HGRetail is at the core of his business interests, whilst strategic property acquisition and the establishment of the POP Foundation and its charitable ventures and associations are his true passions. Time with his wife and 3 children is paramount and treasures keeping them as his priority.

 

These days Brad oversees the strategic direction of each of the business centres applying his passion, direction and vision for success with an unwavering commitment to quality and pride.

Sam Hopper

Sam Hopper

After moving from the UK to Australia in 1990, Sam established a career in property and Shopping Centre management and leasing that spanned 15 years. She was responsible for project leasing during redevelopment of a number of Queensland’s flag ship shopping centres including Logan Hyperdome, Westfield North Lakes, Westfield Carindale, Westfield Garden City and Westfield Chermside. 

 

With the expansion of the family business, Sam applied her experience in retail property to their private enterprise assisting Brad with asset acquisition, property advice and business development. She continues to support the company’s strategic direction in her role on the board of HGRetail and plays an active role as treasurer and board member of the POP Foundation. 

Raelene Hopper

Raelene Hopper
Managing Director HG Retail

With a family history in retail it was always going to be difficult for Raelene to break the mould and work in another industry. After finishing high school Raelene spent the best part of three years travelling the world from her base in Italy before eventually returning home in 2000 to work with her brother Brad in The Hopper Group. At that stage The Hopper Group consisted of the Stop and Shop at Kangaroo Point and the New Farm News on Brunswick St which Raelene ended up running with her partner Jon. Raelene has learnt the business from the bottom up and there isn’t a role in the company from front end through to MD that she has not filled or does not understand intimately. This experience, her work ethic, sense of humour and passion for the industry have contributed immensely to the growth and ongoing success of HG Retail.

Michael Beer

Michael Beer
CEO of ABCIS

Michael got his first start in the industry as a 12 year old boy packing shelves of an afternoon at the local corner store. After completing school, Michael worked at Qantas for close to 10 years before making his way back to the industry as a supplier of IT equipment with NCR. Michael moved to Queensland in 2001, and soon after took up the role as State Manager, subsequently promoted to General Manager, with Worldsmart Retail, getting a thorough grounding in the workings of Metcash, IGA, and independent retail as a whole. He joined HG Retail in 2014 in the newly created role of CEO which he held for just over two years before partnering with HG Retail in ABCis. Michael is a passionate advocate of the independent industry and a strong believer in innovation being the key to the future success of our industry. Michael has a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Technology in Sydney, is a keen Sharks fan and lives with his wife, three kids and rhodesian ridgeback in the western suburbs of Brisbane.