Advisory panel

Official Event Advisory Panel

Quest Events would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank the official event advisory panel who contributed their valuable time and expertise to ensure the agenda for this event is timely and relevant for all stakeholders working in Australian retail sectors.

Ben Hare
Chief Operating Officer

As a co-owner and Director of Tinyme, Ben oversees the Finance, HR, Compliance & Risk, IT, Customer Service and Logistics functions of the business.

Since joining Tinyme in 2010, Ben has been instrumental in developing the company’s export strategy and building out the business platform to sustain rapid growth.

Growing rapidly in sales of personalised children’s products, Tinyme featured in the BRW Fast Starter List 2011 and has been a finalist in multiple categories of the Online Retail Industry Awards, featuring as a finalist in 5 consecutive years.
Prior to joining Tinyme, Ben spent over 10 years working for Goldman Sachs JBWere, most recently as Director – Infrastructure where he was responsible for co-managing $200 million of investments in Infrastructure securities. During his tenure at Goldman Sachs JBWere he held a variety of roles with experience in portfolio management, stock research, equities trading, quantitative analysis, sales and marketing, product management and operations.

Ben is also a Non-Executive Director of the National Online Retailers Association (NORA) and featured in Inside Retail’s Top 50 People in E-Commerce list for 2015.

In 2007, Ben was awarded the IFSA/Deloitte Future Leaders Award for the investment industry. Ben holds an MBA from the Melbourne Business School, Bachelor degrees in Commerce and Science from the University of Melbourne and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment.

Gaurav Patni
NORA Talent Network

Gaurav Patni is globally recognized as a Retail, Consumer Goods and Digital Innovation thought leader, speaker and author. He serves as an executive advisor, consultant and investor for several organizations, and works closely with industry associations and universities globally for support and advancement of the retail and consumer goods business ecosystem.

Jon-Paul Hilton
Supply Chain Informer

Jon-Paul started out his career as a supply chain practitioner with Exxon Mobil in logistics and replenishment planning before joining Honeywell in their Consumer Products Group as a Customer Supply Chain Manager. This unique insight into the profession allowed Jon-Paul to transition successfully into a career in executive supply chain recruitment.

With 7 years experience in Executive Supply Chain and Procurement recruitment, Jon-Paul is passionate about delivering positive talent acquisition outcomes across this industry vertical.

Online Retail Logistics 2016