Jyotirmoyee Bhattacharjya
Learning & Teaching Innovations Coordinator
Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies

Jyoti is the Learning and Teaching Innovations Coordinator at the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies. She is coordinates and teaches two core units in the Master of Logistics and Supply Chain Management program: Contemporary Procurement (ITLS6003), and, Warehouse and Inventory Management (ITLS6004). Jyoti received the Curtin Business School and WestInfo Services Award for the best postgraduate dissertation (2007) for her master’s research project and The Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies Prize for Research Excellence in Transport or Logistics (2011) for her doctoral research. She serves on the editorial review boards of the International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management (IJPDLM) and Production and Operations Management (POM).

Travis Brooks-Garrett
Freight & Trade Alliance

Travis joined Freight & Trade Alliance (FTA) as a Partner in 2015 with responsibility for the overall growth of the organisation as well as supporting the membership in critical advocacy matters.

FTA is Australia’s leading representative body for border-related trade issues, representing a cross-section of 217 international freight logistics and import/export trade entities that are responsible for approximately 70% of inbound containerised trade into Australia. Whilst the bulk of the membership are freight forwarders / customs brokers, FTA is increasing its reach to major importers and members include Woolworths, Myer, Target, Pacific Brands, Super Retail Group, Toshiba, Origin, Pfizer, Novartis, Boehringer Ingleheim, ThyssenKrupp and the like.

Travis has also started writing for industry newspaper Lloyds List with an opinion column focusing on logistics, automation and intermodal issues

From an advocacy standpoint FTA is currently represented on peak committees including the National Committee for Trade Facilitation (NCTF), the Australian Trusted Trader (ATT) IAG and Department of Agriculture Cargo Consultative Committee. FTA is also an accredited customs broker CPD and Continued Biosecurity Competency (CBC) training provider.

FTA works actively with other associations and provides a secretariat / support role to the Australian Interantional Movers Association and consultancy services on border compliance requirements associated with landside logistics operations.

Before joining FTA, Travis Brooks-Garrett has held Senior Management Roles in Training Organisations including as a General Manager of Real Institute, the Victorian Manager for Navitas Workforce Solutions and the National Sales & Marketing Manager for Futurum Australia

Travis has received honours for work in this area including the African Achievement Award by the Hon. Kate Lundy, Minister for Multicultural Affairs, for helping African Australian connect with education and employment opportunities

In this capacity Travis also worked extensively with the Freight & Logistics sector designing training solutions for organisations including North Queensland Stevedoring Solutions (NSS), BCR Freight and Qantas Freight. Travis was also involved in helping Indigenous Australians find employment in the logistics sector and for this work Real Institute was awarded the Keith Campbell Leadership in Logistics Mentoring Award by the Logistics Association of Australia (LAA) for designing and implementing a Certificate III in Warehousing & Distribution for 88 Indigenous employees.

Apurva Chiranewala
Head of Shipping Strategy ANZ

Apurva has over 10 years experience in heading key strategic functions for some of the largest and fastest growing businesses from around the world including - Snapdeal.com, Catch Group,Tesco, Corporate Executive Board to name a few.

In his current role as head of shipping strategy at eBay ANZ, he partners with S.E Asia’s leading shipping and logistic companies to address some of the biggest buyer and seller pain points about online shopping.
Apurva also enjoys solving real world problems and is an advisor and angel investor in technology start-ups in APAC.

Anshul Dayal

Ingilby Dickson 
Australian Logistics Council Port of Melbourne

Recognised by industry associations as a champion of best practice and work place safety. Chaired the Australian Logistics Council Code of Practices and safety initiatives for 10 years until earlier this year.

Extensive Supply Chain experience, supported by strong Business expertise, gained both locally and internationally in a range of industries and iconic companies including Bluescope Steel, Goodman Fielder, Toll and Hutchinson Telecom. Recognised as a key industry Supply Chain leader in Australasia with final role leading the Supply Chain in Manufacturing and Processing divisions of BlueScope in 2015.

A current Non-Executive Director of the Port of Melbourne and the Australian Logistics Council together with Directorships at Finemores Transport and DGL and not-for-profit Boards.

Ingilby is CPA qualified and member of The Institute of Directors.

Enjoys all activities in water including Surf Life Saving, Water Polo and Ocean Swimming

Michael Donath
Multichannel Manager

Michael Donath leads IKEA’s multichannel transformation in Australia. Looking after expansion planning, new store formats, eCommerce, Web & Digital as well as Multichannel initiatives, Michael’s role will transform IKEA into a retailer that supports customers across all channels and provides a great shopping experience wherever and whenever a customer engages with IKEA. Michael has had broad experience in IKEA covering Logistics, Store Operations and Projects as well as a background in Manufacturing and Wholesale.

Peter Fouskarinis
GM Supply Chain
Country Road Group

Peter Fouskarinis has over 20 years of experience in retail and FMCG, and presently serves as the General Manager Supply Chain for the Country Road Group.

Having commenced with Country Road in 2001, as a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) working in the Finance Department, Peter has worked in a number of different areas within the organisation, including Business Solutions. A strong interest in the commercial operations, lead him to the role of Head of Supply Chain where he has served since 2008.  During this period, Country Road has grown considerably, and the group now encompasses brands which include Witchery, Mimco, and Trenery, all with strong presence in the Australasian and South African market.  The most recent professional achievement includes the establishment of ‘CRG Logistics - Omni Fulfilment Centre’ which is a company owned fulfilment centre providing distribution, online fulfilment, and value added services, and in addition provides logistics services to the David Jones private label brands.

Jay Goodey
Once it

Jay was just 22 when he quit his job as a television editor in 2010 to launch Onceit, an online store where retailers can sell their outlet stock and consumers can get up to 80% off designer brands. Onceit has had half a decade of intense growth and featured in Deloitte Fast 50 NZ for several years. Now with over  330,000+ members in New Zealand Onceit has recently launched services in Australia.

With the next goal set at increasing membership by 150,000 subscribers over the next year, Jay’s resilience, hard work and drive is a force to be reckoned with.

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.

Angus Harris
Co-Chief Executive Officer 
Harris Farm

Angus is responsible for the Financial Management, Information Technology, and Head Office support for the Harris Farm Group of Companies. The group comprises 26 fresh food retail outlets, 2 butcheries, and a Wholesale Fruit and Vegetable business in NSW. Angus has filled his current role since 2003. Prior to that Angus spent 5 years in the Banking and Finance industry both in Australia and abroad as a quantitative equities analyst.

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (U.Syd) and a Master of Applied Finance (Macq.U) and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Phillip Haddad
Chief Operating Officer

Nathan Huppatz
readytoship.com.au and costumes.com.au

Nathan is passionate about the online logistics and retail space. His eCommerce experience started back in 1999, but most recently has co-founded and grown the award winning online costume retail business www.costumes.com.au and readytoship.com.au, a leading cloud based shipping integration product.

ReadyToShip integrates web stores and eBay accounts to carriers like eParcel, Fastway, Toll and more and today boasts a growing customer base responsible for a parcel delivery every 4 seconds in business hours within Australia. Nathan has experience in all aspects of starting, growing and running eCommerce businesses of different models, from importing and exporting through to online marketing with AdWords, comparison shopping, SEO and multichannel platforms like eBay.

He is author of the Australian version of 'Making Money on eBay for Dummies', a regular speaker at online retail conferences and seminars, voted in the Inside Retail Top 50 People in eCommerce in 2015 and 2016, and recent winner of the RetailGlobal Internet Conference individual "Excellence Award" for 2016."

Elham Jalilzadeh
Head of Supply Chain

Elham Jalilzadeh is a transformational leader with a career spanning several geographies in a range of industries, including Dell Corporation, BOC Gases, BAX Global, and Microsoft Corporation.  Over the years, she has managed a variety of regional and global service providers delivering manufacturing, fulfilment, distribution, and logistics services for her stakeholders.  She attributes her success to a deep held believe in collaboration and partnership with vendors and service providers that are integral to delivering for customers.  

Gareth Jude
Lecturer Retail Logistics
University of Sydney

Gareth has spent most of his career in retail including 2 years as CEO of a an Australian sporting goods retailer and 7 years in the DSE division of Woolworth’s responsible for group wide merchandise management, marketing and store planning.

In addition Gareth has consulted to retailers and taught retail logistics at ITLS, Macquarie and Shanghai Jiao Tong Universities. He was appointed Retail Industry Executive in Telstra’s Global Industries team in 2011.

Gareth’s research interest is how technology is changing the way value is created in the retail supply chain.

Michael Kilgariff
Managing Director
Australian Logistics Council

Michael Kilgariff holds a degree in Economics from the Australian National University. He is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses.

Michael has a diverse background and leadership experience in industry, industry associations and government, at the national and state/territory level. He also has experience in dealing with public policy issues across a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders.
This background has given Michael a highly developed understanding of how industry and government interact and how key public policy issues can be successfully developed and progressed.

Kate Langford
General Manager Ecommerce

Jethro Marks
Chief Executive Officer
The Nile

Jethro is the co-founder of The Nile, a pioneer Australian founded, increasingly global, online retailer. He is also the CEO of Mercury Retail, an Australian and New Zealand focused full service provider of managed eCommerce services. He is a regular speaker at Retail and eCommerce Events, and has a passion for technology led entrepreneurship.

Andrew McDonald
Distribution Director
EB Games

Distribution & Refurbishment Director, EB Games Australia & New Zealand.

I have built my career at EB Games, beginning work here in 1997, continuing today. EB Games is Australia’s leading specialist retailer who first entered the Australian market in 1997.
EB specializes in a wide range of new and used computer games and related accessories. We currently have over 450 stores across ANZ, operate multiple ecommerce web sites and employ over 4, 000 staff. 
40 of our stores are under a relatively new and rapidly growing brand, Zing Pop Culture. Zing specializes in collectibles, board games, apparel, gadgets and replicas from popular movies, TV shows and computer games.

I have been a company director since 2006, then aged 26. I consider myself to be an open minded, friendly & resourceful leader with a sound and optimistic outlook on life.
I am responsible for the international and domestic logistics operations as well as our refurbishment operation. I lead a team of senior managers improving operations, upskilling people and fulfilling business demand.
In a fast paced, retail driven environment, I put a lot of focus into future planning, ROI analysis and major infrastructure procurement.

Angus McDonald
Trade and Digital Manager
Super Retail Group

Angus leads the strategy to develop the trade and digital channels at Supercheap Auto, a national retailer of parts, accessories, tools and equipment with over 300 stores across Australia and New Zealand. Angus is responsible for Supercheap Auto’s online stores in Australia, New Zealand, on eBay and TradeMe, and the integration of these digital channels with the physical store network, along with Supercheap Auto’s business to business offering through the trade channel.

Prior to his current role, Angus has held a number of positions across operations, merchandise and multi-channel functions spanning over 15 years, and also holds a Master of Business Administration.

Amy McWaters
Chief Operating Officer
The SOL Group

Amy joined The SOL Group in September 2014 after spending 8 years abroad working in luxury hotels, including Burj Al Arab Dubai, The Savoy London, Fairmont Peace Hotel Shanghai, and Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah. She brought training, leadership and customer service experience to what was originally a consultancy role, and quickly became COO and took over the operations of the business. The last two years have seen her contribute to an overhaul of the complete user experience for three existing websites, and design from scratch of two brand new websites.

The SOL Group has a portfolio of four gift websites, with a fifth to be launched early next year. Flagship website The Hamper Emporium is the Australian leader in hampers and corporate gifting, with the other websites - Gifts Australia, Everything But Flowers, Men's Gift Store - offering a large range of gifts to suit all recipients and occasions. The team has grown from 4 to 16 in under 2 years with further significant growth forecast.

Jordan Muir
Co-Founder & Chief Innovation Officer
Aussie Farmers Direct

Peter Ratcliffe
Head Of Digital
Retail Apparel Group

An accomplished IT & Digital senior executive with over 30 years experience across a variety of industry sectors. I have spent the last 3 years in a pivotal role in heading up the Digital area for The Retail Apparel Group, home to the well known menswear brands – Tarocash, yd, Johnny Bigg and Connor & women’s active wear brand - Rockwear. Leading a team of dedicated professionals we successfully launched the menswear sites for the brands, all of which are achieving results beyond expectations. We are now in the process of re-platforming all sites to allow for much better functionality and user experience. During this time I also drove the Database Acquisition,  CRM and Omni Channel strategy across all brands.

Recently voted as one of Internet Retailing’s - Top 50 People in Ecommerce in Australia 2016

Derek Sheen
Founder & CEO
Yellow Octopus

Derek’s background is in civil engineering, but his love for unique and quirky gifts and gadgets has led him to start YellowOctopus.com.au three years ago and the company has grown rapidly since then. The company now stocks over 3,000 different products with eight full-time team members. Derek is currently undertaking his Master in Business Administration at the University of Melbourne.

Mark Skipper
Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia

Mark Skipper has been involved in the Supply Chain Industry for over 38 years in Australia, Asia and the Sub Continent. Most recently, he was President & Managing Director Asia Pacific JDA Software (RedPrairie.) a company that specialises in providing Supply Chain software and services. He has been a Company Director since 1978 including a BRW Top 150 Australian private company.

He is currently advising Boards on continuous controls detecting breakdowns in controls, missed revenue opportunities and fraud.  Mark is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and sits on the Boards of a number of Companies and Charities including The Primary Club a Registered Charity that supports handicapped Australian adults and children with sporting and recreational facilities & equipment . He has a Bachelors Degree in Business Management / Marketing and his CPL qualifications in Australia and Asia Pacific through the Asia Pacific Logistics Federation.

Amrik Sohal
Director of the Australian Supply Chain Management Research Unit
Monash University

Dr Amrik Sohal is a Professor in the Department of Management, Faculty of Business and Economics at Monash University. He is also the Director of the Australian Supply Chain Management Research Unit. He has received research grants from the State and Federal Governments, the Australian Research Council and Monash University. In 2001, Professor Sohal received the Vice-Chancellor's Award for Postgraduate Supervision and in 2004 he received an award for research excellence from the International Association for Management of Technology.

Richard Whetton
Operations Manager

I studied BioChemicla Engineering at the University College of Swansea, graduating in 1993. I went to work at Dairy Crest (food manufacturing) in the UK where I worked for four years leaving there in the role of shift manager. I moved into the manufacturing side of the Home Entertainment industry starting as Video Production manager at Rank Video Services which became Deluxe Media Services, their major clients were Fox, Universal, Paramount, Disney and Eidos. After  a hurried Y2K driven SAP implementation I moved over to the newly started distribution side of the business at the end of 2000, I worked in a variety of roles across Europe staring up many DC operations and troubleshooting sites that had problems. This period included two more SAP implementations and a major upgrade across several European sites. I left Europe in 2004 and joined Harper Collins book publishers ANZ, who as well as operating a 4PL service for the book industry also distributed Fox in Australia. I opened a new DC in Sydney to facilitate the growing DVD distribution business and MGM was added into the mix in 2006.

In 2010 Harper Sold the DVD facility to a company called Regency Media and I concentrated on the book DC in Moss Vale, modernising it’s operation, replacing the paper picking used with “Pick to Voice’ and ‘Pick to Light’. In 2011 I moved to the Just Group where as well as overseeing the amalgamation of the Australian DC’s into a single facility and launching the supply chain for the Smiggle brand outside of ANZ I also oversaw the fulfilment capability for the online business which grew at a tremendous pace between 2011 and 2015.

In the last three weeks I have started at Catch of the Day in the role of 'Operations Consultant’ a leadership position mainly based at both the DC and Head office.

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