Reginald Rowe and Hazel Rowe founded an automotive accessories mail order business in 1972 which they ran from their Queensland home. In 1974, they commenced retail operations of the business which then became Supercheap Auto. Mr Rowe served as managing director until 1996, and chair from 1996 to 2004.
Prior to that, Mr Rowe had 13 years of experience in retail and merchandise roles at Myer department stores.
He is also a director of several private family companies.