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Paul is the founder of the NORA Network, a peak retail body established around four years ago. Prior to that he was the co- founder of DealsDirect, a pioneer online retailer in Australia. Paul has had an entrepreneurial/retail related career spanning nearly four decades. He is a registered psychologist with a keen interest in organisational psychology. Outside of his NORA role, Paul holds a portfolio of advisory and investment roles, including in dynamic retail tech businesses like Afterpay.

NORA Network

Christine joined Australia Post as Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director in October 2017, after nearly 9 years as the Chief Executive Officer of Blackmores. Christine has more than 30 years of diverse international leadership experience in highly regulated industries, including healthcare, media, telecommunications and finance. She has more than 20 years of public board experience as either a non-executive director or CEO and has held senior management positions in Asia, the Americas and Australia.

CEO, Australia Post

James joined GRA in 2014 having previously been a senior partner with a Big 4 firm. His focus is on utilising his consulting and executive experience to assist clients to improve their strategic and operational performance. For the last 20 years, James has helped organisations in Asia and Australia deliver rapid and sustained performance improvement through the practical application of leading processes, systems and a high performance culture. James has worked with clients in the commercial and government sector and has a focus on engaging executives, agreeing a direction and driving transformation. 

GRA Partner

Dominique Lamb is the CEO of the National Retail Association and Director of NRA Legal, providing industrial relations and employment law advice to a range of small, medium and large businesses across a range of industries. As the CEO of the National Retail Association, Dominique plays an integral role by liaising and advocating on behalf of retailers at a Federal and State Government level on all areas of policy which affect retail businesses both large and small. 

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Anthony has over 20 years’ experience in investing, building companies, maintaining public company directorships and providing corporate advice across a variety of sectors with a special focus in financial services and technology. Prior to co-founding Afterpay, an Australian based technology driven payments company, Anthony was the Chief Investment Officer at Guinness Peat Group plc (GPG) and was responsible for maximising shareholder value in a large, diversified portfolio of mainly publicly listed companies in Australasia and the United Kingdom. 

Executive Chairman &
Co-Founder, Afterpay

Belinda currently leads Austrade’s work in cross-border eCommerce and is passionate about contributing private sector experience into government in particular, making a real difference to the quality and effectiveness of government services available for exporters. This is both through her own experience and bringing experienced trade professionals with corporate experience into Austrade's TradeStart network to deliver services to businesses that are practical, help them make informed business decisions and deliver real commercial outcomes.

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