Margaret Butler was born in Sydney in 1965. She spent her childhood playing various sports and working weekend jobs, and started selling products through her own small business while she was still at school.
Although the plan was to study business at university, Margaret did not complete her degree, choosing to involve herself in entrepreneurial courses instead. Originally working in the textile industry, she identified homewares as an emerging and high-growth market. In 1992 she started Anasazi Trading Pty Ltd in a friend’s garage.
From humble beginnings, Anasazi is now recognised worldwide as a quality brand house distributor and marketer of leading contemporary lifestyle brands, including products for kitchen, bathroom, storage, living and giftware.
Margaret’s commitment, and passion for innovative design and creativity, has built a business that thrives on pioneering categories and designs that invoke emotion and stability in any space. The business has grown with an annual compound growth rate of about 40 per cent. The turnover of retail sales is now in excess of $20 million with no signs of slowing down.
On top of running a successful business, Margaret is also mum to three-year-old son, Luca, and feels privileged to be able to combine parenting with running a company. She lives in Sydney’s Paddington and spends weekends in the country at a Kangaroo Valley property relaxing with her partner and son.