GLOBAL RETAIL ADVISOR
Paul Zahra is a board and company advisor and one of Australia’s most influential diversity advocates. A leading force in the Australian Retail Industry for over 30 years, Paul’s corporate roles have included CEO and Managing Director of Australia’s premium department store, David Jones Limited as well as senior leadership roles at Target Australia and Officeworks Superstores. A powerful champion for diversity and inclusion in the workplace, Paul has led numerous high profile LGBTI campaigns and initiatives. In February 2016, he was appointed Chair of The Pinnacle Foundation, a not for profit which provides scholarships and mentoring to disadvantaged LGBTI youth in Australia.
DR SANDY CASPI SABLE
CEO, SATELLITE CONSULTING
Sandy is the founder and CEO of Satellite Consulting Services, a boutique consultancy specialising in Diversity and Inclusion. Sandy has deep expertise in helping organisations understand their diversity and inclusion challenges and opportunities, with particular expertise in uncovering and mitigating hidden biases in behaviours, systems, processes and policies. Sandy was previously on the leadership team in Deloitte’s Diversity and Inclusion consulting practice and has worked with organisations such as the AFL, Allianz, BHP Billiton, Carsales, KPMG, Marsh, Mercedes Benz and MYOB.
CEO, TEMPLE & WEBSTER
Mark is CEO and Co-founder of Temple & Webster, a listed entity and Australia's largest online retailer of furniture and homewares. Mark is also a co-founder of ParcelPoint, Australia's largest pick up / drop off parcel network for online retailers; and a co-founder of Fluent Commerce, a leading enterprise software company helping offline retailers use their stores to compete online. Previously Mark worked at News Limited where he was Director of Strategy for the Digital Media properties, and managed a portfolio of businesses including Moshtix, the digital ticketing company. He was also a solicitor at Gilbert + Tobin and management consultant at McKinsey & Company. Mark holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Science (Biochemistry) from the University of Sydney and is a founding board member of NORA.
GLOBAL HEAD OF ECOMMERCE, SMIGGLE
Nicola is a senior digital marketer and strategist with over 16 years’ experience across international markets within the travel, retail, and services industries. A true multi-channel player, she has had P&L responsibility and ownership of eCommerce, digital marketing, social, mobile and customer service channels for a number of brands including Forever New, Kathmandu and Quiksilver. Nicola has global business experience and her roles have required that she works across businesses in totality to align the business units in the digital and omni-channel space to achieve the profitable strategic objectives.
FOUNDER & CEO, JAMES&CO AUSTRALIA
Anne is a recognised leader with more than 20 years’ experience in the telecommunications/IT sector and 15 years as a lawyer, prominent advocate for harnessing the opportunities of the digital era and implementing those opportunities in digital retail, supporter of organisations working for improved mental health outcomes for young people, and mentor and adviser for start-ups and Board Director.
CEO, NATIONAL RETAIL ASSOCIATION
Dominique is the CEO of the National Retail Association and Director of NRA Legal, providing industrial relations and employment law advice to a range of small, medium and large businesses across a range of industries. As the CEO of the NRA, Dominique plays an integral role by liaising and advocating on behalf of retailers at a Federal and State Government level on all areas of policy which affect retail businesses both large and small. Dominique is a strong advocate for victims of domestic violence and has volunteered with the Women’s Legal Service Queensland for over six years.
VICE PRESIDENT, APAC SOLUTIONS ENGINEERING, SALESFORCE
Di brings more than 17 years of technology sales, CRM domain expertise, business consulting and management experience to her role at salesforce. She is a recognised thought leader and is also a spokesperson for Gender diversity. Di can speak to successfully managing global ‘Presales’ teams, experience with one of the best and unique cultures in the industry and has expertise in engaging CXOs around digital and cultural transformation along with change management. Previously she was leading a large industry verticalised team of solution engineers in Europe based out of the London office for three years. For the two years prior to that she grew and led an excelling team of solution engineers covering the Australia & New Zealand territory.
REBECCA (BEC) SCOTT
CO-FOUNDER & CEO, STREAT
Bec is the Co-founder and CEO of STREAT, a Melbourne-based social enterprise that works with marginalised young people aged 16-24 years and provides them with a healthy self, job and home. STREAT runs a portfolio of seven food service businesses, including cafes, an artisan bakery, a catering and functions company, and a coffee roastery. To date STREAT has worked with over 1100 young people who have helped serve over 2 million customers, whilst gaining over 65,000 hours of support and training. Prior to starting STREAT Bec spent a decade at the CSIRO working in science communication.