Retail Supply Chain

Drawn from Australia’s leading experts in retail supply chains, this committee provides critical insights to the ARA about supply chain issues, risks and opportunities for the Australian retail sector

This advisory committee draws on the expertise of Australia’s leaders in retail supply chain, providing rich insights to the ARA to inform its engagement with government and enabling members to connect and discuss strategies for managing significant disruption right along the supply chain.

This committee is open to heads of supply chain and equivalent representatives nominated by premium ARA members.


  • Provide expert insights to inform the ARA’s engagement with government and other sectors
  • Participate in peer-learning exchanges – sharing experiences, achievements and lessons with other committee members
  • Leverage the scale and experience of our largest members to uplift the whole sector

Key Recent Issues

  • Shipping delays and higher costs
  • Shortage of diesel additive AdBlue
  • Congestions in last-mile network
  • Labour shortages along the local supply chain
  • Impact of floods on local supply chain
  • Impact of Ukraine conflict on fuel prices

Participating Retailers

7-Eleven, Australia Post, Chemist Warehouse, Baby Bunting, Bunnings, Costco and many more.

Committee Leaders

Darren Wedding
Chief Supply Chain Officer,
Super Retail Group

Fleur Brown
Chief Industry Affairs Officer,
Australian Retailers Association

Jason Robertson
Director – Policy, Sustainability and Impact,
Australian Retailers Association