Head of Operational Risk
Cotton On Group
Andrew is proud to be part of the Cotton On Group currently in his 15th year with the group. Prior to Cotton On Andrew gained experience (over many years!) working within the Loss Prevention, Security and Investigation remits for some of Australia leading retailers in the big box, food, fuel, and Liquor areas.
Andrew is the Head of Operational Risk brining his strong focus on leadership and development to the team. As part of the Groups Risk and Sustainability Leadership team and leading the Country Operational Risk Teams based around the globe we focus on mitigating risk exposure whilst ensuring nimble, fit for purpose solutions that are aligned to our values and continue to drive our economic engine.
The Cotton On Group has over 18,000 people, 8 brand across 22 countries including 1,500 stores and counting. We have grown to become Australia’s largest value fashion groups. The Group’s philanthropic arm, the Cotton On Foundation, is proud to have contributed over $120M AUD since 2007, to positively impact communities around the globe.
Loss Prevention & Process Improvement Manager
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.
Loss Prevention Manager
Paul has over 20+ years of Loss Prevention, Operations Management, Audit and Health and Safety experience. Currently responsible for Loss Prevention and EH+S for Nike Pacific whilst also covering in the SEA&I region. Prior to Nike Paul held LP and Risk leadership positions within the Fashion and Jewellery industries and also in Shopping Centre Operations Management.
National Investigations Manager
For more than 15 years involved in asset protection and safety management roles at state and national levels. Worked across supermarkets, discount department stores, liquor and fuel. Previous career highlights include service as a senior police investigator, army officer and manager in the maritime security industry. A demonstrated passion for incident management, resilience, all forms of investigations and reducing workplace violence.
Group Loss Prevention Manager
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.
National Stores Loss Prevention Manager
Kerryn Russell has 30 years of Retail Leadership experience across both big box and national chain retailers in Australia.
In her later years Loss Prevention has become her area of focus, currently leading an experienced team of Loss Prevention experts in one of Australia’s largest retailers.
Whilst the shrinkage challenge is a great one, some tremendous results are being achieved. Kerryn’s mantra has always been about building a cohesive team with common goals.
Loss Prevention Manager Vic & SA
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Senior Global Head of Risk
Michael Chambers is the Senior Global Head of Risk, H&S and Insurance for Retail Store, Concessions, Wholesale, Warehousing and Distribution (W&D) at Allsaints & John Varvatos, covering 27 countries and regions including the UK, France, Ireland, USA, Mexico, Canada, Japan, South Korea and China
Prior to Matalan, Michael held other Head of Risk roles for US & European based retailers in the High St, non-food and financial services.
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