About NORA Network

NORA IS AN INFLUENTIAL BUSINESS NETWORK PROVIDING A FRESH OUTLOOK AND A BALANCED, OPTIMISTIC VIEW OF RETAIL IN AUSTRALIA.

Our membership community is made up of all kinds of businesses – small to large pure-play and multichannel retailers, multi-nationals, as well as service and solution providers.

We help our members improve their business performance through the sharing of best practice and a range of unique, educational, and hands-on events. Our community is a great place for retailers to network with their peers and for solution providers to share thought leadership and support our dynamic ecosystem.

By listening to our members, we find out about the issues most affecting their business, helping us to design the topics of our webinars and events accordingly.

 


Meet the team

Paul Greenberg
FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Paul Greenberg is an entrepreneur, cheerleader of New Retail, and a top 50 online retail expert with over 35 years’ experience in retail, technology and entrepreneurship. He is also a registered psychologist with a keen interest in consumer psychology. Paul is highly regarded as the ‘pioneer of online retail in Australia’, having co-founded DealsDirect.com.au in 2004, which grew to become the single largest online retailer in Australia. After the business was sold to private equity, he went on to establish NORA, a leading not -for-profit retail association. As the founder and Executive Director of NORA, Paul is widely regarded as an industry expert known for his clarity of thought making him a much sought after speaker at industry events. He is passionate about uplifting the spirits of retailers nationwide and looks to provide a more holistic and optimistic approach to retail in Australia. Paul has had a successful and diverse career with a key focus on entrepreneurship and start-ups, mainly in retail and technology. His career includes directorships in commercial enterprises and charities, and investment in start-ups.


 

Brittany Frankland
MARKETING AND EVENTS  MANAGER

Brittany is NORA's Marketing and Events Manager, she is responsible for the execution and management of NORA's rate card events as well as all of NORA's Marketing activities. Having recently completed her Bachelor of Business majoring in marketing, Brittany has developed a strong interest for marketing. 



  

 


Katie Derrett
HEAD OF PRODUCTION

Katie  is NORA's Head of Production. She started her production journey at The Economist magazine in London, managing the development of an international series of C-Suite summits. This led to management of the events team at 'EMAP' for Retail Week magazine, and Drapers Bizarre. More recently Katie moved to Australia and led the production of The Retail Fulfilment Summit and Awards for Akolade, and has since joined NORA to continue to produce influential events for the industry.



 

 

Kamyl Thomas
SOCIAL MEDIA AND EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Kamyl is NORA's Social Media Manager and has been the Executive Assistant of Paul, she provides administrative support to the team. She brings with her a degree in Business Administration and 3 years of experience in the retail and real estate industry. She is passionate about delivering great results in whatever she does.



 

 

Gienelyn David
OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR AND EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Gienelyn is NORA's Office Admin and an Executive Assistant to Paula Guzmán. She has a degree holder in Business Administration with 4 years of administrative experience. She . She is dedicated and focused on her administrative tasks, and excels at prioritising, completing multiple tasks simultaneously, and following through to achieve project goals. She is also flexible and hardworking with a strong drive to succeed



 

 

Jessica Tayag
MARKETING AND EVENTS ASSISTANT

Jessica is NORA's Marketing and Events Assistant. She also helps in managing the database, EDMs, and graphic design support. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business and Accountancy. She brings over 3 years career in hospitality industry, 2 years of administrative experience with expertise in data management and 3 years customer service. 

 

 

 


Kristine Bansil
MEMBERSHIP MANAGER

Kristine is NORA's Membership Manager. She makes sure that all information brought in to the company are organised and correct. With 7 years of Customer Service Expertise and more than 3 years as an Administrative Supervisor in a Toll Collection Services company, she definitely is an asset to the company. She holds an Associate Degree in Computer System Design and Programming.

 

 

 

Archie Yaya
SEO SPECIALIST

Archie is NORA's SEO specialist. With 5 years of experience in Search Engine Optimisation. He makes sure that our website is properly optimised.  

 
 

 

 

 

 

Meet the advisory board

     
Angus McDonald
CEO,
BARBEQUES GALORE
  Rachel Kelly
RETAIL PARTNERSHIPS,
AFTERPAY TOUCH
  Paul Greenberg
FOUNDER,
NORA NETWORK
         
       
Dominique Lamb
CEO, NRA
  Brendan Sweeney
GROUP GM, ECOMMERCE,
COTTON ON GROUP
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Founding and past board members

PATRICK SCHMIDT, CEO, The Iconic
JOHN WINNING, CEO, Winning Group
JANE CAY, Founder, Birdsnest
CARL JACKSON, CEO, MySale Group
JAMES WEBBER, CEO, Bookworld Australia
JETHRO MARKS, Co-Founder & Co-CEO, The Nile
SALLY-ANNE NEWSON, Director of Customer Experience, Shop Direct
KEVIN MCAULAY, GM, Marketing & Communications, Super Retail Group
LISA POWELL, Head of Retail Practice, Amblique
MICHAEL FOX, CEO & Co-Founder, Shoes of Prey
STEVE TOTH, Head of Sales, Airtasker
MARK COULTER, CEO, Temple & Webster
ANDREW SMITH, Director, Customer Experience Strategy, Capability & Design, Telstra
MARCELLA LARSEN, Retail Industry Market Development Executive, Microsoft
NATHAN HUPPATZ, Co-Founder, costumes.com.au and readytoship.com.au
KATE MORRIS, Founder & CEO, Adore Beauty
CARLY CAZZOLLI, Country Manager, ASOS Australia & NZa
PETER MITCHLEY-HUGHES, General Manager, Omni-Channel Transformation, MYER

P: 1300 752 946
E: info@nora.org.au