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Retail Leaders’ Boardroom Lunch Series

Retail Directions is partnering with the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) to run a series of six executive boardroom lunches in 2019, in both Melbourne and Sydney. By invitation only, the events provide attendees with access to an impressive selection of guest speakers, as well as exclusive industry intelligence and insights.

Next event: Lunch with Assistant RBA Governor Michele Bullock

The discussion will be led by Michele Bullock, Assistant Governor (Financial System) at the Reserve Bank of Australia.

Michele is responsible for the Bank’s work on financial stability, including the production of the twice-yearly Financial Stability Review, as well as the Bank’s oversight of the payments system.

Michele is also a member of the Bank’s senior policy committees, Deputy Chair of the Payments System Board, member of Chief Executive Women (CEW) and executive sponsor of the Bank’s employee resource group for accessibility.

Topics covered will include and are not limited to:

Here’s some footage from the Sydney lunch

Dates and venues:

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Upcoming series dates and guest speakers

November in Sydney


Past series dates and guest speakers

Benchmarking performance for future growth leaders
Thursday, 30 May 2019 in Melbourne at Vue de monde

The forum was led by David White, National Retail Leader of Deloitte Australia who provided attendees with an exclusive preview of the trends and insights from Deloitte’s new Australian research powered by the Deloitte Retail Performance Index.

Cotton On’s Journey from Good to Great
Thursday, 18 July in Sydney at O Bar & Dining
Thursday, 1 August in Melbourne at Cecconi’s

The discussion was led by Cotton On Group Chief Financial Officer for the Group, Michael Hardwick, who plays an active role in steering business growth while helping shape the vision and strategy for the future. Michael shared insights into the company’s culture and entrepreneurial spirit and how technology has enabled the company’s growth.

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