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Ross Sudano

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.

Darren Briggs

Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary

Darren spent over 10 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.

Peter Barry

General Manager  Buying

Peter has extensive executive retail experience across the full range of merchandising activity having previously held senior buying and planning roles with Kmart and Big W. Peter also held the role of CEO for Webster Holdings whose brands included Jigsaw, MARCS and David Lawrence. Peter has also consulted with the Spotlight Retail Group assisting with their overseas sourcing strategies.

Dani Aquilina

General Manager – Supply Chain, Strategy & Innovation

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.

Robert d'Andrea

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.

Brendon Short

General Manager – Operations

Brendon has 27 years of experience working across big box retail and specialty stores in South Africa and Australia. He has worked with  Woolworths South Africa,  Country Road Group and most recently  David Jones As Retail General Manager for their South West Region. Brendon’s experience includes commercial, sales and operational roles leading large teams.

Allan Penrose

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.