Small Business Forum

For leaders of small businesses across Australia, the ARA’s Small Business Forum provides a platform for members to share information on common issues, as well as staying on top of vital industry updates and news.

This advisory committee is composed of CEOs, Managing Directors, and business owners of small and medium retail businesses – with an annual revenue of under $50m.


To support this unique retail landscape through facilitation of networking and the exchange of ideas between our Small and Medium Retail Members, as well as Industry experts.

Key Recent Focus Areas​

  • Leasing negotiations
  • Business improvement challenges
  • Workplace mental health
  • Employment relations updates

Participating Retailers

Roadhouse, Dollars & Sense, Jasper Coffee, By Charlotte, Henry Bucks, Zone Communications, Peter Jackson Australia, and many more.

Committee Leaders

Jane McNally
Executive Director,
by charlotte

Nathalie Rosette-Barber
Chief Operating Officer,
Australian Retailers Association

Alethea Eckersley
Director – Member Relations,
Australian Retailers Association