NORA IS PLEASED TO HOST HER EXCELLENCY HIGH COMMISSIONER MS. BERYL SISULU AND A SMALL GROUP OF BUSINESS LEADERS FROM THE RETAIL SECTOR, OVER A CONVERSATIONAL LUNCH AT ERNST & YOUNG IN SYDNEY.
The retail environments in South Africa and Australia share similar opportunities as well as challenges. A number of Australian retailers have a strong presence in South Africa and, reciprocally, South African retailers are investing strongly in the Australian retail sector. These bilateral opportunities make for interesting conversations and dialogue. Our guests will represent participants from both Australian and South African leadership.
Please join us for a delicious lunch and a drop of Australia’s and South Africa’s fine wines. We respectfully suggest rugby union is not to be on the conversation agenda!
H.E. MS BERYL ROSE SISULU
Her Excellency Ms Beryl Rose Sisulu assumed the post of High Commissioner of the Republic of South Africa to Australia on 1 March 2017. She has previously served as Ambassador to Norway, Iceland and Japan. Ms Sisulu was born in Soweto, Johannesburg. She matriculated at St. Michael’s School Swaziland and later attended the University of Natal where she attained a Law Degree. After spending time with human rights activities, Ms Sisulu worked for NGOs; set up a Women’s organisation; worked with the Black Sash as the Regional Director for Kwa-Zulu Natal, and worked at the Legal Resources Centre, a public interest law firm, where she also completed her Articles as a candidate Attorney. She later joined the Department of Justice as the Regional Head (Chief Director), and was responsible for all the courts in the Gauteng Province. In 2000 Ms Sisulu was nominated by the then Minister of Justice to attend a Senior Executive Programme at Harvard University, Boston. High Commissioner Sisulu is fluent in several of the languages spoken in South Africa.
Founder & Executive Director, NORA
Paul is an entrepreneur, cheerleader of New Retail, and a top 50 online retail expert with over 35 years’ experience in retail, technology and entrepreneurship. As the founder and Executive Director of NORA, Paul is passionate about uplifting the spirits of retailers nationwide and looks to provide a more holistic and optimistic approach to retail in Australia. Paul’s career has focused on entrepreneurship and start-ups, mainly in retail and technology, as well as directorships in commercial enterprises and charities, and investment in start-ups.
Please send your EOI to Brittany at NORA.
The NORA Leader Lunch Series is aimed at retail leadership in Australia, engaging with the sector’s foremost thought leaders over lunch. The event is invitation only with a select group of attendees, ensuring optimum engagement and discussion. Kindly observe our Chatham House rules