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APAC Steering Committee

Adam Smith – Physical Security, Health, Safety & Environment Manager ANZ at Richemont

About Adam

More information on Adam to follow.

Alistair Bulmer – Manager of Loss Prevention & Safety AUS/NZL at EB Games Australia

About Alistair

Alistair commenced working for EB Games Australia (Gamestop Inc) just over 15 years ago and oversees the Loss Prevention, Inventory Control and Work Health & Safety portfolios across the 400+ stores in Austraia and New Zealand. Prior to that,  he spent another 12 years in retail, from sales floor to Compliance for a car audio and telecommunications retailer.

Outside of work, he has spent seven years as a volunteer firefighter with Qld Fire and Emergency Services – Rural Fire Service. He is an avid aircraft spotter and in October he is riding 500kms through the month to raise funds for the Children’s Medical Research Insitute to help beat kids cancer.

Jarrah Pietersen – Retail Operations, Audit, Loss Prevention at Security Wesfarmers Health

About Jarrah

Jarrah has been with Hanes Brands Australasia (formally Pacific Brands) for over 10 years with experience in loss prevention, retail operations and store audit to name a few.
Jarrah is responsible for advising retail compliance, continuous improvement of operational processes, monitoring fraud indicator reporting to reduce risk, security & theft prevention, managing the retail auditing program & ultimately improving governance throughout the Australasian retail network (500+ stores).

Prior to Hanes, Jarrah completed a Degree of Merchandising Marketing at RMIT, and spent 14 years gaining operational experience at a leading Australian Swimwear Manufacturer /Wholesaler.

Mo Nagi – Group Loss Prevention Manager at Chemist Warehouse

About Mo

Mo is currently the Group Loss Prevention Manager at Chemist Warehouse, with over 600 stores in both Australia, New Zealand, China & Ireland. He has over 20 years’ experience in the retail & security sector, with a focus on retail operations and loss prevention.

Currently Mo’s focus at Chemist Warehouse is elevating the traditional Loss Prevention function to develop with key business stakeholders.

Austin Craddock – Smarter Profit Manager, Fraud & Security at Coles

About Austin

With over 20 years’ service, Austin is an institution at Coles and seems to be known at every store in the country. The fact his phone never stops ringing with enquiries from across the business shows his standing as the LP subject matter expert he is. He is equally known and respected by police and other retailers across Australia and we have seen this first hand on numerous occasions.

Justin Stankevicius – Head of Loss Prevention at Jaycar Electronics Group (AU/NZ)

About Justin

Justin has over 20 years’ experience in loss prevention, asset protection, investigations and policing, across ANZ and USA. He currently leads Loss Prevention for Jaycar Electronics Group in Australia & New Zealand, implementing programs across retail, warehouse, distribution and ecommerce to lower shrink and provide a better customer experience. He previously held a management role within Profit Protection for Compass Group in Australia, Assets Protection for Target, in Michigan, USA, and combatted Organised Retail Crime for TJX Companies, across the Mid-West, USA. Prior to this, Justin worked in policing in the Royal Australian Air Force. Justin believes that successful loss prevention models in Australia, rely on forging genuine relationships across all functions and leveraging technology and data driven analytics. This includes enabling the business to adopt the mindset that loss prevention is part of everyone’s role – from customer-facing staff in stores to teams in warehouses, e-commerce and head office. Justin is an active member of the Returned & Services League and a lifelong supporter of the San Antonio Spurs.

Victoria Burge-Thomas – National Fraud & Security Manager
, Profit Protection, Target

About Victoria

Victoria has been a part of the industry for over 15 years and is currently the National Fraud & Security Manager for Target Australia. During her tenure with Target, Victoria has covered many areas including security (hardware and personnel), e-commerce fraud, risk mitigation, fraud analytics, risk reviews and threatening situations training including gaining anti-terrorism specialist certification.

Victoria has a passion for the Loss Prevention industry and her focus is to build knowledge and confidence in the risk environment as well as e-commerce fraud sphere.

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