Episode 5 - Lord Mayor Sally Capp

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Episode 5: Lord Mayor Sally Capp

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This week we take a slight change of pace from our previous podcast episodes where we’ve been speaking to retail business leaders. As the Lord Mayor of Melbourne, Sally Capp and her team play an important role in supporting business growth in the Melbourne CBD and helping retailers navigate the ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. 


Lord Mayor Sally Capp has had some interesting roles in the past, including Agent-General for Victoria in the UK, Europe and Israel. ‘What’s that job?’ you may ask... Sally explains during the interview.  


Paul and Sally Capp discuss:  

  • The big C word... COVID 

  • Finding a new rhythm for CBD working  

  • Creating a city of possibility  

  • Growing up in a family small business 

  • Jumping at new opportunities  

  • Shaping the future of communities and the economy 

  • Local government beyond roads, rates and rubbish  

  • Navigating the male-dominated corporate world  

  • The value of diversity, equality and inclusion  

  • Having a risk appetite  

  • With risk comes the best learning  


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The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) is Australia’s oldest, largest and most diverse retail body, representing a $360bn sector which employs one in ten Australians. Learn more: retail.org.au

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