- management team
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Chief Executive Officer
Ross has 20 years experience in retail with a range of companies, including: Little World Beverages, Anaconda Adventure Stores, Foodland Associated Limited, Coles and BP Australia. Ross was CEO of ASX-listed Little World Beverages where he delivered impressive growth in both revenue and earnings while building a solid leadership team, successfully introducing adjoining brands, and implementing new merchandising systems. As Joint Chief Executive Officer of Anaconda Adventure Stores (a subsidiary of Spotlight Retail Group), Ross led the Company’s rapid growth through a deep understanding of customer’s needs and the ability to develop products to meet them. Ross also held senior management roles at Foodland Associated Limited (now IGA Distribution), including General Manager Group Buying Marketing, and General Manager Franchising and Supply. Ross was appointed CEO of The Reject Shop in September 2014.
Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary
Darren spent over ten years working with Deloitte in Australia and United States. Darren then spent the next thirteen years working in senior finance roles at large corporations, most recently ten years at Skilled Group Limited. Darren joined The Reject Shop as Financial Controller/Company Secretary in May 2008 and was promoted to Chief Financial Officer/Company Secretary in October 2009.
General Manager – Supply Chain & Planning
Dani has more than 15 years experience in retail including over 8 years with Kmart. Since joining The Reject Shop in 2007, Dani has played key roles in the development of the Ipswich Distribution Centre and managing National Logistics operations. She has a Masters of Business in Supply Chain and Logistics Management and is a member of the Logistics Association of Australia. Dani was appointed General Manager of Distribution in January 2013 and later appointed to General Manager of Supply Chain Planning in June 2016.
General Manager – Property
Kelvin has over 20 years experience in the Australian and New Zealand property market having worked for companies such as Westpac Properties, Telecom New Zealand and Ernst & Young as well running a successful property consulting business prior to joining GPC Asia Pacific (Repco) in 2011 as their GM, Property. During Kelvin's tenure at GPC Asia Pacific he managed a national retail property portfolio that comprises of 380 plus stores and 9 Distribution Centres.
General Manager – Human Resources
Robert has significant experience in Human Resources across a number of industry sectors including Retail, Supply Chain and Financial Services. Holding senior HR roles with Coles, Linfox and the National Australia Bank, Robert’s background covers the full range of HR management disciplines as well as project and change management. Robert's experience includes working in major business turnarounds and change programs. Robert joined The Reject Shop in May 2015.
General Manager – Operations
Allan has 25 years experience in retail working with a range of companies, including Marks & Spencer, Primark and Target Australia. Allan's experience includes major turnarounds and change programs. He has also lead teams through rapid growth including entering new markets in Europe and US. Allan joined The Reject Shop in July 2016.
General Manager – Marketing
Allan has over 20 years retail marketing experience, having held senior marketing roles at Kmart, Target, Grey Advertising and George Patterson Y&R. Prior to joining The Reject Shop Allan spent 5 years at The Solomon Partnership where he developed a number of successful integrated brand campaigns for Coles Supermarkets. Allan joined The Reject Shop in August 2010.
Chief Information Officer
Ed has over 20 years international blue chip experience in conceiving, sourcing and implementing whole of business technology programs within large customer centric organisations, including periods with Hewlett Packard (UK, USA and Australia) and Coles Supermarkets.
General Manager - Buying
Craig has over 30 years experience in retail with a diverse commercial background working in South Africa, Asia, New Zealand and Australia. Starting from a solid base in stores, Craig moved in to the buying function and has been in various senior merchandise leadership roles. He has over 10 years experience at GM level which includes large retail turnarounds as well as business momentum changes. Craig joined The Reject Shop in May 2017.