Our People

Our People

We embrace diversity and inclusion. We hire based on capability and performance, fostering a work environment where everyone has the opportunity to shine. 

Meet Our People




General Manager of Product & Brand


Retail Area Manager - NSW


Retail Area Manager - Western Australia


Regional Manager - Canada


Junior Designers 

Our Executive Team

Get to know the leaders of Forever New; an insightful and passionate group who bring the business together.

Carolyn Mackenzie

Managing Director

With over 20 years’ experience, our Managing Director Carolyn Mackenzie has worked across the globe driving transformation and growth in the fashion retail space. An inspiring public speaker, Carolyn leads the business with grace and creativity.

Dipendra Goenka

Founder & CEO

The founder and CEO of Forever New remains just as enthusiastic and engaged with the brand as he was in 2006 at its inception. His hands-on, approachable demeanour and commitment to refined style are valued by his teams worldwide.

Diane Belan

Chief Marketing Officer

With international marketing and digital experience across a broad range of industries including luxury fashion, beauty and finance, Diane leads our global Marketing and Digital teams. She is passionate about the customer, driving innovation, and delivering results.

Naresh Teckchandani

General Manager – Technology

With two decades of experience with software engineering, architecture and tech design, Naresh drives innovation across the business, ensuring our systems and solutions deliver. Leading with honesty and integrity, he is a natural collaborator.

Idris Mustafovski

General Manager – People & Culture

With experience across HR, Training, and fostering positive workplace cultures, Idris is our charismatic P&C leader. Energetic and engaging, he is a master of motivating others to bring a sense of fun, purpose, and team alignment to everything they do.

Louise Pearson

General Manager – Retail Operations

A passionate and dedicated business leader, Louise spends time travelling between our stores and head office, fostering relationships with our retail teams. With a highly customer centric approach, she works to ensure the brand ‘makes it her moment’ no matter where our customer chooses to shop.

James Pavone

Chief Financial Officer

James, our Chief Financial Officer is the strategic mind behind our financial roadmap. With a knack for crafting growth-driven strategies and an eye for opportunity, he paves the way for Forever New's continued success.

Join Our Team

We are always on the lookout for new talent