About Us

Ikon Collectables (ABN: 25 108 071 692) have been operating for over 25 years now, having commenced business in 1993 in Geelong, Australia and is now the largest and most diverse supplier of Action Figures, Collectables and Trading Cards in Australia.

Ikon Collectables distribute for some of the largest Action Figure and Trading Card manufacturers in the world and we are continually expanding and extending our distributorships worldwide.

At Ikon Collectables, we pride ourselves on having the most diverse customer base of any Australian distributor in our industry including a large number of Hobby and Specialty, Mass Retail, Clothing, Music, Book and Department stores. Our ability to cross-sell merchandise into “non-traditional” collectable retailers has been a driving force behind our growth. Today we have around 3,000 active client accounts located throughout all States and Territories in Australia and New Zealand.

The company has experienced exponential growth over the last few years, which has seen it relocate to a new warehousing facility and expand its workforce significantly. We now employ around 120 people with very diverse backgrounds and skill sets.

 

Ikon Collectables Pty Ltd
49-59 Seabeach Parade
NORTH SHORE VIC 3214
 

Phone: +61 3 5240 7900
Fax:     +61 3 5240 7950
Email:   info@ikoncollectables.com.au

 

OUR STAFF

John Howard
Managing Director
BComm, CPA, Registered Tax Agent

John has a wealth of experience in the Trading Card and Collectables industry having been the Managing Director of Ikon Collectables and associated entities since 1993.
Prior to this, John held various Senior Management positions with Target Australia Pty Ltd (Target), a leading Australian retailer. During his 17 years with Target, John was responsible for Budgets & Financial Planning, Strategic Planning, Buying Administration and Financial Accounting. John was also a member of the Senior Marketing Committee, responsible for approval of all corporate advertising and promotional activities. In his spare time, John likes to work!

 

Glenn Howard
Director

Glenn too has a wealth of experience in the Trading Card and Collectables industry having been a Director of Ikon Collectables and associated entities since 1993.
Prior to this, Glenn was a Buyer for Target Australia Pty Ltd (Target), a leading Australian retailer. During his 10 years with Target, Glenn held buying positions in Confectionary, Furniture, Stationary/Books, before becoming Senior Buyer for Toys. During this time Glenn honed his skills in product sourcing and development, financial control and marketing. In his spare time, Glenn too likes to work!

 

Judith Howard
Manager
DipEd

Judy has been managing our Retail store, Card Mania since 1993, whilst also assisting in the administration and day-to-day running of Ikon Collectables.
Judy has a background in Primary Teaching. In her spare time, Judy likes to go shopping.

 

Ash Howard
Legal Counsel
BComm, LLB

Ash commenced with the business in 2007 after having worked in the Legal Industry in London and Melbourne and also as a Chartered Accountant for 5 years. Ash has worked in the disciplines of Tax Law, Corporate Law and Finance and Tax Accounting with Clifford Chance LLP, Pitcher Partners and Gadens Lawyers.
Ash's role in the business is predominantly to carry out the legal, accounting and finance functions. He has coordinated various projects since commencement including recent IT/Web upgrades, product development and marketing. In his spare time, Ash likes to go to music gigs and travel.

 

Michael Inturrisi
Business Development Manager

Michael has been with the business since 2002 and is now the national sales manager with a portfolio of clients including EB Games, Big W, Kmart, Target, Myer, Toys ‘R’ Us and more. Prior to this position, Michael was a personal finance officer with GE Capital Finance & Insurance.

 

Jenny Plowman
Logistics Manager

Jenny joined Sports Cards Australia in 2006 having been the planning manager for Dorcy Irwin for 8 years. During her time at Dorcy Irwin, Jenny developed a great working knowledge of the toy industry and built strong working relationships. Jenny currently manages the logistics of getting our products into our warehouse from overseas manufacturers in a most efficient manner.

 

Chris Herni
Sales Operations Manager
Bachelors of Computer science and Engineering

Chris has been with Ikon Collectables since 2003. Chris has historically been in Sales and Warehousing within the Company but has also been instrumental in building software specifically tailored to one of our business units. Recently Chris has moved into the Role of Warehouse Manager, and is whipping the boys in the warehouse into shape metaphorically and literally.
Prior to this position Chris worked as a Computer Programmer in R&D for the communications division of Agilent Technologies, the global leader for design and manufacture of testing and measurement tools. In his spare time, Chris likes to sit in his backyard and ponder the growth of his vegetable garden.

 

Adam Henderson
Product Development
BComm

Adam has been with Sports Cards Australia since 2003. Historically, Adam carried out the warehousing and then web master functions for the business, though has taken up the role of graphic designer and product design lead. Responsible for setting up the first iteration of the Ikon Collectables website, Adam also designs our regular magazine format product catalogues. With the expansion into developing our own products, Adam has taken the role of product designer and developer, working with international factories to get licenced products to market.

 

Greg Brastrup
Content Manager / Systems Administrator

Initially working in the warehouse dispatch, Greg’s potential was quickly realised and he was scooped up into the role of web master and content manager. Starting with the business in 2009, Greg’s duties have expanded into marketing products via regular website and email campaigns as well as administrating the various IT systems and networks within the business.

 

Rosanne Bourke
Accounts

 

Brad Martin
Sales Account Manager

Brad joined the Ikon family in 2008 with background in hospitality management. Brad’s role in the sales team involves looking after a diverse range of hobby stores with major key accounts including the Leading Edge Group, Civic Video and Dymocks book stores.

 

Rudy Holzfeind
Sales Account Manager

 

Kristian Cefai
Sales Account Manager

 

Kelley Brennan
Sales Account Manager

 

Steph Nash
Sales Admin Assistant

 

Jo White
Sales Admin Assistant

 

Ben Hughes
Content Support

 

Keren Zorn
Sales Admin Assistant

 

Craig Finlay
Warehouse Manager

 

Geoff Vale
Warehouse Team Leader

 

Ash Laidlaw
Warehouse Supervisor

 

Justin Hanan
Warehouse Supervisor

 

Caroline Robbins
Warehouse Supervisor

 

 

WAREHOUSE STAFF
With the support of senior warehouse staff, Chris Frequin, James Rankine, Grant Tompkins and Billy DiDomenico the dedicated team in the warehouse bring a large variety of skill sets from varied backgrounds.
Growing in numbers by the day, the warehouse team work in a manner to get all orders out the door in a most expeditious manner.