Chief Executive Officer
Phil is an experienced retailer with 30 years of experience.
Phil’s retail journey started (as a teenager) when he joined his local Target (Australia) store as a people greeter. Since that time, Phil has had opportunities to grow and develop through collaboration, creativity and innovation to make a real difference to customers in a variety of market segments.
Most recently, Phil has held senior roles at Bunnings, including the role of Director Merchandise & Marketing, and prior to that in various senior roles at Officeworks, including the role of Chief Operating Officer. In these various roles, Phil has helped to deliver sustained growth through successfully developing strategies that allow alignment and purpose for the team to support and believe in.
Phil joined The Reject Shop in July 2022.
Chief Financial Officer
Clinton was appointed Chief Financial Officer of The Reject Shop from 1 May 2020. Clinton joined the Company in March 2020 following roles at Crown Resorts, TPG Capital and UBS Investment Bank.
At Crown Resorts, Clinton had significant strategic and financial involvement in key projects and transactions both in Australia and overseas, including the $2.2 billion Crown Sydney Hotel Resort. Clinton was also heavily involved in Crown’s digital strategy and headed Crown’s investor relations.
Chief Operating Officer
Amy is an experienced retail professional, with extensive international merchandise experience and deep knowledge of discount variety retail, having worked in both Australia and the United States.
Prior to joining The Reject Shop, Amy held the combined role of Vice President and General Merchandise Manager for Buying, Merchandising & Sourcing at CTS (formerly known as Christmas Tree Shops) based in New Jersey. CTS is a specialty retailer with 80 stores that combines low price every day and seasonal merchandise. In her time with CTS, Amy was responsible for developing and executing a compelling merchandise offer to meet the needs and wants of customers in a very competitive and challenging marketplace.
Amy was appointed Chief Operating Officer of The Reject Shop from 28 April 2022.
Chief Customer Officer
Andrew has more than 25 years of experience in discount variety retail in the United States, New Zealand and Australia.
In the US, Andrew was Chief Marketing Officer at Kmart where he led the brand repositioning, the development of the loyalty program and creating Cannes Lion award winning advertising. At Big Lots, Andrew was the Chief Customer Officer and led the brand reinvention, the launch and building of e-commerce, the redevelopment of the loyalty program and several years of comparable store sales growth.
Andrew then moved to the Warehouse Group in New Zealand to lead Customer Strategy and Demand Generation in the new agile structure for The Warehouse, Warehouse Stationery and Noel Leeming brands.
Andrew joined the Reject Shop in March 2022.
General Manager, Supply Chain
Sherif has more than 25 years of experience working across several countries and companies in the retail and consumer products space.
Sherif has had extensive experience in executing supply chain strategies and leading supply chain transformations, which has delivered improved operating costs and improved operational outcomes.
Most recently, Sherif has successfully implemented supply chain change management projects that have improved the customer experience for several prominent Australian retailers, including Adore Beauty, Adairs, kikki.K and Harris Scarfe.
Sherif joined The Reject Shop in July 2022.
General Manager, Operations
Paul has more than 25 years of retail experience in the United Kingdom and Australia. Paul started his retail journey as a team member with his local Asda store where he filled the shelves whilst studying before working his way through the ranks to become a store manager. Paul went on to hold a variety of leadership positions in Sainsburys in both their supermarket and convenience teams.
After moving to Australia in November 2015, Paul initially worked for Woolworths in Western Australia before moving to Coles where he held several roles both in operations and store support.
Paul joined The Reject Shop in May 2020.
General Counsel & Company Secretary
Michael is an experienced legal practitioner with private practice (King & Wood Mallesons in Melbourne and McCullough Robertson in Brisbane) and in-house experience (Repco in Melbourne). In private practice, Michael worked on a wide range of property transactions around the country.
Since moving in-house, Michael has demonstrated experience managing property transactions, risk, corporate governance and product safety issues.
Michael has held the role of General Counsel of The Reject Shop since August 2016 and he was appointed Company Secretary on 1 September 2019.
General Manager, Human Resources
Kate has more than 25 years of experience working across large supermarket retailers where she has held both operational and human resource positions.
Kate has had extensive experience in driving and executing human resource strategy across these large complex businesses. Kate’s experience includes developing capability, sourcing great talent, transformation, fostering high performing teams, driving process and organisational improvement as well as achieving results in fast paced environments.
Kate joined The Reject Shop in February 2020.
General Manager, Technology
Martha is a technology executive with a diverse range of experience across several sectors, including telecommunications, marketing,
utilities, insurance and retail. Martha’s retail technology experience involved over seven years at Target Australia.
During her career, Martha has had experience in executing technology strategies and leading technology transformations across infrastructure, software and services functions.
Martha actively uses her experience and background to mentor and encourage others with a view to improving diversity and participation.
Martha joined The Reject Shop in June 2020 and she was promoted to General Manager, Technology in July 2022.
General Manager, Property
Paul is an experienced senior level professional with over 20 years’ experience in retail property, working with major retailers and major landlords throughout Australia.
Paul held senior roles for 10 years with leading ASX listed property trusts and commercial agencies in centre management, leasing and development. Paul then held senior property roles with Wesfarmers-owned Kmart Australia from 2009 and incorporated Target Australia from 2016. During this time, Paul was part of the property leadership team that delivered major store network growth to assist with re-positioning Kmart Australia.
Paul joined The Reject Shop in February 2020.