Shop! ANZ announces new board members

Centrum Group CEO Sandra Duarte has been named as one of six new members inducted to the Shop! ANZ board of directors as the retail and shopper marketing industry association moves into its next phase of development and evolution.

Stuart Gittus of Active Display Group has been a long-serving member of the Shop! ANZ board but has now retired from the board along with Vaughan Kerr of 31st Second; Cecilia Ward of Coles and Damian Nicholson.

New entrants include Duarte, along with Georgia Bruton, managing director, Shopper; Wunderman Thompson; Natalie Mitchell, Insights Manager, Marketing and Innovation, Dulux; Mark Logan, Senior Manager, Instore Marketing, Woolworths; Nathan Tindall, Creative Director, Point Retail and Robin Appel, Partnership Director, D2C.

Four members of the previous board were successful in their re-election, including chair Ben Coady, General Manager, IVE Group; Martin Kennedy, Point of Purchase Manager, Nestle; Livia McRobert, National Marketing Manager, SMEG, and Sally Tobin, Managing Director, XPO Brands.

Carla Bridge, General Manager of Shop! ANZ, congratulated the new board, who will oversee the industry association through the next step of its development and evolution, and thanked the outgoing directors.

“My huge thanks goes to our outgoing board members, who oversaw the business during one of the most challenging periods in Shop!’s 25 year history. Together, the board made crucial decisions on industry and association business and operations, leaving the Association in a robust position for the new guard of directors to step in,” Bridge said.

“I look forward to working with our new Board of Directors to lead the retail and shopper marketing industry through the next two years to ensure that we continue to remain a relevant, indispensable sector of retail across Australia and New Zealand.”

Shop! Chairperson, Sally Tobin, said the outgoing board under the leadership of Carla Bridge has placed Shop! in a healthy position for the future.

“While we’ve achieved so much in the last two years, with the ongoing challenges presented in 2021 business and retail climate, there is plenty more to do, and as a board, I look forward to helping to steer the evolution of Shop! ANZ and Retail Marketing broadly,” Tobin said.

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