Episode 4: Karen Bozic

Diamonds are made under pressure

We’re excited to share episode 4 of the ARA Retail Therapy podcast, proudly brought to you by American Express. Join Paul Zahra in the AMEX Lounge to chat with Karen Bozic, the Group CEO of craveable brands. – which is made up of Red Rooster, Oporto and Chicken Treat.  

Karen joined craveable brands. in December 2019 as Group CEO. As a highly experienced executive and Board member, Karen was able to lead and positively drive outcomes across ASX listed corporations and private companies having done so in some of Australia’s most iconic retail brands including Caltex, Woolworths and Rebel Sport. 

In complex and transformational environments, Karen has a track record in developing and executing strategy, building and transforming businesses and developing, engaging and sustaining high performance teams.  

In this episode, Paul and Karen discuss:  

  • Smash repairers and chicken shops  

  • Morning routines in a leadership role  

  • Changing habits during lockdown  

  • Enjoying responsibility and loving a challenge  

  • Ongoing labour and location challenges  

  • Learnings from the first 12 months as a CEO 

  • Workplace productivity   

  • Lessons from different disciplines

Season 1: Trailer

Welcome to Retail Therapy – a podcast proudly brought to you by American Express. Each episode we’ll be chatting to a leader in Australia’s retail industry, including the CEOs of some of Australia’s biggest retailers. We’ll be finding out what makes them tick… What defines their leadership style… And how they got to the top of their game.

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Episode 1: Nicole Sheffield

What do canoes, boxes of wine and air-fryers all have in common? They are just some of the items Australia Post delivered, or sold, to Australians during lockdown. This first episode of Retail Therapy features a fantastic conversation with Nicole Sheffield, Executive General Manager, Community and Consumer at Australia Post.

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Episode 2: Sarah Hunter

In this episode of Retail Therapy, we speak with Sarah Hunter, the Managing Director of Officeworks – the go-to retailer for so many of us when it comes to office supplies, tech equipment and for families when it’s time for back to school.

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