ABOUT

CEO

Forum

  • The ARA’s CEO Forum provides the retail industry with a platform of thought leadership on macro trends and issues affecting the sector.
     

  • The Forum consists of CEOs and nominated executives from across Australia’s largest retailers.

 

  • Participating members act in an advisory capacity to facilitate a united, integrated approach to issues in a dynamic retail environment.

Achievements

The Forum was formed amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and facilitated the development of a unified retail industry voice to: 

  • Ensure an integrated approach to government in a dynamic crisis environment. 

  • Advise on and maximise the effectiveness of communications with ARA members and stakeholders.

  • Proactively inform the agenda of the ARA in lobbying of state and federal governments

  • Strengthen the corporate social responsibility of retail members, and of the wider industry, at a time of crisis. 

COMMITTEE CHAIR

Richard Murray 

CEO, JB Hi-Fi 

Key Recent Issues

  • COVID-19 Crisis Response & Recovery 

  • Input to economic support packages and programs 

  • Wages policy 

  • Corporate social responsibility 

  • Macro trends and changes in retail