Shop! ANZ elects new board of directors

Retail marketing industry association, Shop! ANZ, has inducted six new directors to its board of 10 following a member nomination process that allows the association’s members to choose their industry representatives.

Joining the Shop! ANZ board for a two-year term are:

  • Georgia Bruton, Managing Partner, Shopper, Wunderman Thompson
  • Natalie Mitchell, Insights Manager, Marketing and Innovation, Dulux
  • Mark Logan, Senior Manager, Instore Marketing, Woolworths
  • Nathan Tindall, Creative Director, Point Retail
  • Robin Appel, Partnership Director, D2C
  • Sandra Duarte, Managing Director, Centrum Printing.

Four members of the previous board were successful in their re-election, including: chair Ben Coady, General Manager, Bluestar Display; Martin Kennedy, Point of Purchase Manager, Nestle; Sally Tobin, Managing Director, XPO Brands.

Three office bearers have been selected by the new board to fill the positions of chair, vice chair and company secretary, with Sally Tobin continuing as Chairperson, Georgia Bruton to fill the Vice Chair position, taking over from Livia McRobert, and Martin Kennedy, as Company Secretary.

Shop! ANZ General Manager Carla Bridge thanked the outgoing directors and congratulated the new board, who will oversee the industry association through the next step of its development and evolution.

Retiring from the Shop! ANZ board in 2021 are Vaughan Kerr, 31st Second; Stuart Gittus, Active Display Group; Cecelia Ward, Coles, and Damian Nicholson.

Ms Bridge says “My huge thanks goes to our outgoing board members, who oversaw the business during one of the most challenging periods in Shop!’s 25-year history.

“Together, the board made crucial decisions on industry and association business and operations, leaving the Association in a robust position for the new guard of directors to step in.

“I look forward to working with our new Board of director to lead the retail and shopper marketing industry through the next two years to ensure that we continue to remain a relevant, indispensable sector of retail across Australia and New Zealand.”

Shop! Chairperson Sally Tobin says the outgoing board under the leadership of Carla Bridge has placed Shop! in a healthy position for the future.

“While we’ve achieved so much in the last two years, with the ongoing challenges presented in 2021 business and retail climate, there is plenty more to do, and as a board, I look forward to helping to steer the evolution of Shop! ANZ and Retail Marketing broadly,” Ms Tobin said.

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